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Unformatted text preview: Patrick Mahoney January 31, 2007 Engl. 1614 The White Heron vs. Savage Mother On a whole I didn’t recognize that many parallels between the two stories with the exception of nature and standing up for what one believes. I believe there may have also been some tones of innocence, or the loss of it. In both “The White Heron” and “Savage Mother” there was an elderly female figure who plays a very gracious hostess to potentially dangerous strangers. This kindness; however, seems to play a role in an upcoming misfortune, be it a loss of potential wealth or a son. In “The White Heron”, a hunter and ornithologist comes to visit Sylvia and her grandmother in search of the story’s namesake only to find himself at a dead end at the hands of young girl. Though the girl was offered money and the opportunity to gain the man’s affection, she holds out and protects the heron’s whereabouts. In the process of finding the bird, which she originally set out to do to help the gentleman, she has an epiphany amongst the gloriousness of...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ENGL 1614 taught by Professor ? during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.
- Spring '07