Father Quinel tells Asta's Son that his real name is Crispin. Now that he knows he has a name, this news changes him. He feels like a somebody instead of a nobody when he didn't have a name.
Crispin Makes A Deal With John Aycliffe At Lord Furnival's Palace
It's a deal
Bear changes Crispin by teaching him skills like playing the recorder, juggling, and fighting with a dagger. These skills make him feel more confident and better about himself because the only skill he had as a peasant was working in the fields.
Bear And Crispin Escape Great Wexly
Widow Daventry tells Crispin what was written on his cross: "Crispin- son of Furnival." He knows his father is Lord Furnival. This changes Crispin's social class from a peasant to a noble. He now feels important rather than a "nothing" when he was a peasant.
Crispin Puts The Cross Of Lead On John Aycliffe's Chest
Crispin tells John Aycliffe that if he lets Bear and him go free, he will give Aycliffe his cross and not tell anyone that he is Lord Furnival's son. This shows that Crispin has changed because he has the courage to stand up against Aycliffe instead of running away.
John Aycliffe dies when Bear throws him onto his soldiers' daggers. This changes Crispin from being a wolf's head to being free. He no longer has to worry about getting captured and killed. He now has the freedom to live his life the way he wants.
Crispin keeps his promise to give Aycliffe his cross. This shows he has changed. Being Lord Furnival's son is not important to him. Starting his new life with Bear is the only thing that matters to him. He now understands Bear's words: "The only cross you need is the one in your heart."