Analysis Of Sounder By William Armstrong

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A Change of Heart “ ‘Poor creature. Poor creature,’ said the mother and turned away to get him some food,” divulges a change in her demeanor toward their newly returned coon dog, in Sounder by William H. Armstrong. Her wave of revision transpires in the form of sympathy, guilt, and responsibility. An apparent example of sympathy is the mother’s act of finally feeding him herself. Before Sounder’s return to the cabin, the mother would let either the father or the boy take care of the dog because her priorities were for her children first. Consequently, the mother expresses feelings of guilt, among others, for the coon dog because she is overall a very compassionate mother originally. Additionally, Sounder’s lack of a leg and an eye only annexes

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