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This is Jody’s Fawn Summary Analysis and Explanation By Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
About the author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
|Author Name||Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings|
|Born||8 August 1896, Washington, D.C., United States|
|Died||14 December 1953, St. Augustine, Florida, United States|
|Movies||Cross Creek, The Yearling, Gal Young Un, The Sun Comes Up|
|Awards||Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, John Newbery Medal|
This is Jody’s Fawn Introduction
The story talks about the sensitive mind of a child who couldn’t forget the sacrifice of a doe. He wanted to take care of the young fawn. He was compassionate and daring. Although he was facing various odds in spite of that, he convincingly crossed the hurdles. His bond with the fawn was evident from the way it responded to his care.
This is Jody’s Fawn Part 1 Summary of the Lesson
Jody was brooding over the little fawn. He was cajoling it even in his dream. His father, Penny was taking rest. He was not well. Jody asked about his health after he had a fatal experience. Penny was proud of his judgment.
Jody was worried about the fawn. He knew that it was so little that it could not take care of itself. So he wanted to bring it to feed and raise it. He could not resist and gave his consent to bring it home.
He also complimented him for his smartness. Jody wanted to go along with Mill-wheel. He convinced his mother and his views were supported by Doc Wilson.
Jody promised to return by dinner and rode the horse with Mill-wheel. He was doubtful if they could find him. They reached the place where his father was bitten by a snake.
He was searching for the fawn and wanted to remain alone. He did not want Mill-wheel to see his anxiety and disappointment. He was hoping to find the fawn. He got down from the horse and went alone to find it.
He was apprehensive if he could locate its presence and find it alive. A. vulture-like bird hovered over the carcass of the doe. He also saw the foot imprints of tiger. He reached where he left the fawn. But it was not there. The rain had washed away the signs of its movement.
This is Jody’s Fawn Part 2 Summary of the Lesson
Jody was surprised to see the fawn that stood before him. He shook slightly. The fawn did not move. He tried to calm it by whispering ‘it’s me’. Jody comforted it by touching it on its neck.
He patted it and treated it delicately like a china deer. He lifted the fawn in his hands. He had to pull it up higher to hold it properly.
It was difficult for him to carry it safely through bushes and pricking vine. Tired and exhausted he put it down. The fawn started bleating but Jody was panting for breath.
His father told him once that if you carry a fawn in your hands, it would start following. He wanted it to follow him, play with him. He was carrying it again and exhausted again.
He put it down to take rest for a while. He started again. He felt relieved with the breeze that was cooling him. He was dripping and-then he came into open. It was a fresh morning with clear sky.
Jody wanted it to follow him to his father’s room. But it was reluctant to climb the steps, so Jody picked it up again.
Penny was delighted to see the brightness in the eyes of both the fawn and Jody then turned to kitchen, where he was followed by the fawn. He saw a pan of milk and skimmed the cream into a jug.
Then he poured milk into a small guard to feed it. The fawn rebuked at the smell and it was about to be spilled on the floor. Understanding the difficulty to feed directly, he soaked his fingers in milk and thrust it into the fawn’s mouth.
It was hungry and exhausted too. So it sucked greedily. When he tried to stop feeding him, it hit him so as to make him feed it again. It grew impatient even during the time when dipped his fingers. It was enjoying the way it was fed until the milk was finished.