The Yearling Reading Assignment

The Yearling Reading Assignment

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  • When Jody and his Pa were hunting for Old Slewfoot , a bear, Jody's Pa got bitten by a rattlesnake. In order to survive, Jody's Pa had to kill a doe and use her organs to draw some posion out of his body. After killing the doe, Jody realized the doe had a fawn.  
  • Pa look the doe has a fawn!
  • Jody all doe's have fawns! Now could you stop looking at the fawn and go ask the Forresters for help!
  • Jody's neghibors, the Forresters, rescued and brought Jody and his Pa back home safely. At home, Jody couldn't stop thinking about how the fawn would survive without it's mom. Jody eventually persuades his Ma and Pa into letting him get the fawn and keep it as a pet. 
  • Thank you  Mr. Forrester for bringing my husband and son home safely.  
  • Your welcome!
  • Alright this is where I picked you folks up from. So the fawn should be around here still.
  • Mr. Forrester goes to the forest with Jody and helps him search for the fawn. After they find the fawn they bring it back to Jody's parents farm. There Jody and his Ma decide to name the fawn Flag.   
  • Over there Mr. Forrester! The fawn is standing by it's dead mom.
  • As Flag begins to grow, he begins to destroy Jody's family's corn crop.  As a result of the serious predicament, Jody's Pa  enrages and orders Jody to shoot the fawn to death. 
  • I can't go back home to my horrrible parents! Even my own Pa betrayed me.
  • To escape Jody's misery, he decides to run away to Boston. On his adventure, Jody experiences hunger and eventually becomes lost. He seeks help from some sailors passing through who provide Jody with food and help Jody get back home. 
  • Why did you run away from your folks? 
  • My Pa made me shoot my fawn because he ate all the crops.
  • Jody goes back home and his Pa talks to him about hard and cruel life can be.  Jody realizes that he is no longer a yearling and feels that it's his duty to run the farm now. This proves that Jody's characterization is dynamic and round. 
  • Pa ! Ma! I'm so happy to see you!
  • Jody!
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