The Yearling Analysis

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In The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, the author portrays the experiences of life in the backwoods of Florida in the late 1800s. Here, life is simple, but survival is difficult. The roaming wildlife and lush landscape provide many adventures for a young boy, such as Jody Baxter. Along with the adventures, there are responsibilities. The novel illustrates how Jody’s sense of responsibility helps him to resolve his conflict between meeting his own need to raise the fawn, and meeting his family’s need for survival.

Raising his pet fawn contributed largely to Jody’s enjoyable childhood. As the reader will see throughout the pages, from the moment he found it till the end of the story his life changed. The strong connection build with his pet make his special background; so it is the necessary step into his adulthood. For instance, the way how he spend his time and how he became a man when his pet die establishes a stronger example. In this manner, even it was difficult with all the work the fawn required he always make the time. And, at the end of a long day, including school and chores, Jody would rush outside to play and train it because this would put a smile on his tired face. Jody really enjoyed his fawn and it take the place of his brother and friend. So, when Flag was dead everything he use to love in nature, even the sing of the frogs, come to be sadness. Even he run away from home because he can afford his life without it. He believes he
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