Last Name 1 Student’s Name Instructor’s Name Course Ate of Submission Question 1 Julie of the Wolves Julie goes through a lot of experiences that help in shaping her identity. Julie escapes from her home as she does not want to go through the traditional marriage that has been planned for her as she is not able to tolerate it. Julie is lost in the wide Alaskan Brooks Range’s North Slope that is very far from and settlement. The long winter approaches and Julie has to call on her reasoning, her Eskimo skills and compassion to nature in pursuit of food n shelter she requires for her survival. Close to her camp, Julie makes a discovery of a wolf den, and she is determined to find a way of making the wolves share with her their resources to enable her to survive. Julie tries to understand and imitates the wolf language such as growling and grunting that is important for her to be accepted in the pack. She masters other animal communications such as imitating using a finger the sideways tail-jerking that shows friendly intentions. Julie’s experience by herself with the company of the wolves on the tundra instills in her the worth and beauty of the Eskimo cultures. She dislikes modern civilization as her perception of it is that it is not in touch with the natural world. Julie abandons the idea of San Francisco and nearly makes the decision
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- Summer '13
- Sociology, Newbery Medal, Julie, Julie of the Wolves, Newbery Medal winners