This novel is at the Florida backwoods during the civil war. It describes Jody growing from childhood to manhood. Jody's parents are Ora Baxter, a big humorless woman. Although she has had seven pregnancies, Jody is the only surviving child, Penny Baxter, Jody's father, is a small and wiry man. The beginning of the novel highlights Jody's lack of responsibility towards his chores in the farm. The Yearling, by Marjorie Rawlings, illustrates how Jody's sense of responsibility helped him to resolve his conflicts between meeting his own need to raise the fawn, and meeting his family's need for survival.
Jody's sense of responsibility helped him to enjoy his experiences in raising the fawn Jody became more responsible from childhood to manhood, he got more and more mature every time so he is no more doing work he is going what he likes, He really likes to hunt, with his father one time hunting he got bitten by a rattlesnake. He has to kill a doe to draw out the poison, The doe Jody killed had a young fawn that he wanted to keep, his father Penny let him keep it.
Jody's sense of responsibility him to cooperate with helping his family to survive in the backwoods of Florida. Jody was responsible and matures so he knew what was right and wrong he helped his father Penny with all the work in the farm. At the beginning of the novel his dad is strong but then his health begins to deteriorate so Jody has to take care of most part of work, Jody love his parents, and, as a Christian helps them even though maybe he was leaving something he really wished. There is one moment when Jody leaves for a while but then comes back.
Jody's sense of responsibility helped him to deal with the fawn's interference with his family's survival. Jody really loved that fawn but he loved it way too much that he could not kill it. The fawn was eating too much and Baxter's did not have enough money to feed him. Penny Baxter had to harm the fawn, so that Jody felt that like he killed it...
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