The Yearling Essay

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J.M.J. The Yearling By Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings A Book Report By Jack Macri The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, is the story of a young man named Jody Baxter who lived with his family in the backwoods of Florida. It is a story about how Jody grows and matures after rescuing a fawn. Jody’s sense of responsibility helped his family survive and helped him to deal with the fawns negative impact on his familys survival. The book also shows the emotions that Jody experiences when he fails to save the fawn in the end .This Epic novel illustrates how Jody’s sense of responsibility helped him to resolve the conflict between his own desire to raise the fawn and meeting his family’s need for survival. Jody enjoyed the responsibilities of raising the fawn. Early on Jody took the responsibility of naming his fawn. Jody noticed the fawn’s lively tail, or flag as it was called at the time. Because of its lively tail, Jody named the fawn Flag. When he first brought Flag home, he had to find a way to feed it. So Jody took the responsibility of milking the cow. Jody would dip his hand into the milk bucket and allow the Fawn to suck on it for nourishment. The book notes that Jody’s favorite way to spend time with Flag was to hold Flags chin in his lap after he had finished feeding him. Soon enough Flag grew up and Jody was able to feed Flag grain. Jody took and enjoyed the responsibility of raising his fawn, Flag. Jody’s sense of responsibility helped his family survive in the backwoods of Florida. Towards the beginning of the book Jody is basically irresponsible, and often skips chores to visit his favorite clearing and build flutter- mills. Jody’s father often overlooked this (as a child Jody’s father was raised by his very strict preacher father, so Jody’s father wanted to

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