Doctor De Soto Character Analysis

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People learn little from success, but much from failure. In a story by William Steig a little mouse named Doctor De Soto shows the meaning of success and hard work. Doctor De Soto and his wife dodge a not so sly fox. Doctor De Soto and his wife plan ahead to trick a not so sly fox as they knew that the fox would back stab them and try to eat them as a delicious snack , but as the fox thinks he's about to have a delicious snack Doctor De Soto and his wife had a surprise for the fox, they glue the sly ungrateful fox's mouth shut. In this story you would look though and find many Habits of Mind traits, they're 16 different traits in the Habits of Mind including Striving for Accuracy, Thinking Flexibly, and Thinking Interdependently which will be used and explained in the next few paragraphs. The traits chosen above show how Doctor De Soto and his wife are examples of how the Habits of Mind help individuals solve problems.

Doctor De Soto and his wife are shown to be a really successful wife and husband because they use the Habit of Minds of Striving for Accuracy. In this part in the book Doctor De Soto is shown in a patient's mouth which is a cow, Doctor De Soto
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Mrs. De Soto says “...But we must do something to protect ourselves… they talked and talked until they formed a plan”(Steig,19). Now in this part of the story Doctor De Soto and his wife are lying bed discussing about the fox that they were doing work on. They talked and talked until they formed a plan about what to do to prevent the fox from eating them. This proves that Doctor De Soto and his wife know what they are going up against and are planning ahead of time incase of anything else happening. They are another example of teamwork because that work together to plan a solution for the situation they're in. They are able to work in and learn from other reciprocal/corresponding
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