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  • Young Hunter And The Rare White Heron
    731 words
    Sarah Orne Jewett A White Heron There were two similar, but different people that crossed each other's path one night. They would find how important a friendship would be, if put on the line for one's life. Sylvia would have to make a decision that would define everything she stood for in her life". The woods were already filled with shadows one June evening, just before eight o'clock, though a bright sunset still glimmered faintly among the trunks of the trees. A little girl was driving home he...
  • White Heron
    324 words
    Sylvia from "A White Heron" Although the story "A White Heron" has a limited amount of characters, the author Sarah Orne Jewett was able to capture and bring about each characters distinguishing personalities. Their different, but moral strengths and weaknesses the gives the reader a clear understanding of the mediocrity, fear, and loyalty that the story is trying to portray in one little girl. Sylvia was nine when she came to live with Mrs. Tilley in the abyss of the New England wilderness. She...
  • White Herons Nest
    565 words
    'A White Heron' begins on a June evening near the Maine coast. As the sun sets, nine-year-old Sylvia drives home a cow. This girl has no other friends and really likes these walks with the cow. However, this certain night it has taken her an unusually long time to find the cow and she hopes Mrs. Tilley, her grandmother, will not worry about her. But her grandmother knows that she likes to wander about in the woods so she will not worry. The little girl comes across a stranger in the woods this n...
  • Great White Heron
    807 words
    'A White Heron' and 'The Beast in the Jungle': A Comparison and Contrast Essay Comparing and contrasting Jewett's Sylvy in 'A White Heron' with May Bartram of James's 'The Beast in the Jungle' proves to be an interesting task. How can two such unlike characters be so alike. Only on close examination do these common threads appear. In the story 'A White Heron,' Sylvy is presented as a young, pre-adolescent girl, living in the country with her grand mother. They are very isolated to themselves, li...
  • White Heron By Sara Orne Jewett
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    A White Heron by Sara Orne Jewett is a story of a girl who was raised in town. The girl one day meets a bird hunter looking for a white heron to shoot. She knows where a white heron is, but is torn between her newly acquired affection for the hunter and her old love for nature and birds. In the story, A White Heron, the main character, Sylvia, goes through a rite of passage. She finds herself choosing between money and the trust of her grandmother or innocence and purity. A rite of passage is a ...
  • Sylvia's Great Love For Nature And Animals
    610 words
    In "A White Heron', by Sarah Jewett, Sylvia's great love for nature and animals outweighs her and her family's needs. Sylvia's great passion for animals and nature leads to her great knowledge of the outdoors. Sylvia's expertise of birds including the white heron forces her to make a choice between saving the white heron or helping her family. Sylvia does both of these things because she is close to nature. Clearly, Syliva's great understanding of the outdoors and animals comes from her fondness...

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