chp. 12-17 BDC

chp. 12-17 BDC - Rachel Schwarz ENG 112-NF 5 April 2011...

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Rachel Schwarz ENG 112-NF 5 April 2011 Chapters 12-17 It is springtime in the Coop; a time symbolizing rebirth and exhilaration. However, the presence of Wyrm lurks beneath this new layer of excitement. Although Chauntecleer is ignorant of future matters regarding Wyrm, Chauntecleer experiences some displaced anxiety. It is stated that “Chauntecleer had two separate feelings going on inside of him that spring. They were like two worms in his soul, and they were fighting with each other, first one winning and then the other” (95). Interestingly, Wangerin uses a simile to compare Chauntecleer’s feelings with worms. Unbeknownst to Chauntecleer, his complicated emotions can be traced to Wyrm, a frightening, powerful worm of sorts. Furthermore Chauntecleer details, “The other feeling in his soul during this springtime was an eating, unsatisfied worm…It made him to be what he had never thought he would be again: lonely” (96). It is clear that something is seriously plaguing Chauntecleer. I believe he feels a burden because he is leader of the Coop, which creates his
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2011 for the course ENG 112 taught by Professor Savoie during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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chp. 12-17 BDC - Rachel Schwarz ENG 112-NF 5 April 2011...

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