Shiloh Character Analysis

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Have you ever thought how important is to never give up? The author Phyllis Naylor thought by his novel teach people to never give up on what you want, no matter how hard it may seem. Marty, who is the main character in this novel, did this by continuously working to get Shiloh. It is not easy to separate right from wrong and sometime you can do is try to save the one you love. Marty is the boy who is heroic enough to save Shiloh. In real life, people try to achieve their goals or to get what they want as Marty. Marty is the protagonist or main character of the novel. He is eleven years old boy who lives with his parents and two younger sisters in a “four-room house with hills on three sides”. Marty loves the woods and the meadows and the animals.…show more content…
He is sure the dog's owner is abusing him. Marty feels protective of the dog, and names him Shiloh. Marty's father thinks the dog belongs to Judd Travers, who recently got another hunting dog. Marty doesn't like Judd or trust him. Marty knows that Judd kills deer out of season, and he hates that Judd chews tobacco and tries to spit it close to people he doesn't like. Marty can't stop thinking about Shiloh. He decides that he has to buy Shiloh from Judd. Marty starts collecting cans and bottles to try to make some money, but realizes it will take him forever to raise enough money to buy Shiloh. Before long, Shiloh runs away from Judd again and ends up at Marty's house. This time, Marty hides Shiloh in a makeshift pen just off the path that leads up the hill behind his house. He makes sure Shiloh has water and protection from the weather Marty's Ma discovers Marty's secret when she finds Marty with Shiloh in the pen one evening. She agrees to keep his secret until the next day, giving him time to decide what to do about Shiloh. Marty confronts Judd, and, thinking quickly, he makes a bargain with Judd. He agrees to be silent about Judd shooting the doe in exchange for Shiloh. Marty also agrees to work for Judd twenty hours for two dollars an hour n the last day that Marty works for Judd, Judd gives Marty a collar for Shiloh and tells him, "You got yourself a dog." Marty's family celebrates the fact that Shiloh belongs to them and Marty realizes that "nothing is as simple as you
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