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In "The White Heron", Sylvia felt like she

had disappointed her grandmother by bringing a stranger into their house. She had not intention on wondering into meeting anyone, let alone a hunter who would ask for boarding and feed while he was on a hunting trip with no additional information. He gave her little chance to say no and led him to her home with her grandmother. The sportsman clearly could tell that they were lacking things of monetary value so he requested assistance to find the bird he has been hunting for his collections. Sylvia knew,"He can make them rich with money; he has promised it, and they are poor now. He is so well worth making happy, and he waits to hear the story she can tell." (Jewett) The distinction that Sylvia would give up her loved birds to help the family would be an assumption that Sylvia and her grandmother were of lower class.

Part II: In this weeks reading, I feel the most sympathy for Sylvia. She is stuck between making some money to help her grandmother because she knows where the elusive white heron is for the hunter who had offered to pay Sylvia and her grandmother for assistance finding the bird and keeping the sacred bird safe from the hunter. Sylvia is a lover of birds and feels the grief that she could help her family but would rather to keep the animal safe. 

Part III: "A singular disadvantage of the sea lies in the fact that after successfully surmounting one wave you discover that there is another behind it just as important and just as nervously anxious to do something effective in the way of swamping boats."(Crane) I agree with this statement because just like in life, when one task gets accomplished, there is always something following that could be easier or is could be harder. Either way, whatever is to follow, the challenge shall be excepted because even though you may be nervous, it may not always be bad.

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