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AS BIRDS BRING FORTH THE SUN

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Transcript of AS BIRDS BRING FORTH THE SUN

CHARACTERS
The father
-The two sons
-The dog or "cu mor glas" meaning big grey dog in Gaelic
-The dog's litter
-The wife/mother
-The descendants of the the father

SETTING
-Small island off Nova Scotia

- Starts in the fall

-A few years pass and it is spring when the man dies

-20th century
BACKGROUND
CONFLICT
CONTEXT
PLOT


AS BIRDS BRING FORTH THE SUN
BY ALISTAIR MacLEOD

Summary
As Birds Bring Forth the Sun
this is a tragic story about a man that adopts a dog that he finds near his house. He raises the dog and becomes attached the animal. At one point the dog was run over by a cart and was severely injured. The man takes care of the dog and nurses girl back to health. The man wants to breed the dog and finds a large dog to breed with his dog. The man’s two sons go off fishing and a storm in coming in. the two boys panic and look for land. When the boys find land they find the family’s dog. The dog comes running towards one of them and the boys runs towards the dog. The puppy’s from the family dog see’s their mom on top of the son and start attacking the son. Biting his face and ripping his throat out. The mom starts attacking its liter and chases them away. The dogs run off and the family of the man are traumatized. A legend is created about the dog and the story becomes famous
A man rescues a puppy and raises it until it is a large dog.The man breeds the dog and when the dog has its puppies the man is killed by them.The story of the man being killed by the dogs becomes a legend and an omen for the family to foretell impending death.
-The narrator retells the story of the man, his family and the dog.

-The story becomes a myth OR A Legend

- The myth of the dog becomes a common thought among family during times of death as it is an omen to foretell impending death
-Writing style brings forth the realistic and mythic

-He writes the ending of his stories early and lets it be a "light house" guiding the rest of the story
AUTHOR'S MESSAGE

-The man struggles to find a dog large enough to breed with his dog.

-The dog leaves and some time goes by until the man and the dog are reunited

- When they are reunited the puppies attack the man and kill him

- The myth of the dogs haunts family members and if the dog is seen in visions or dreams, death will soon follow. duh duh duuuuuh
Question


-Would your read more story's like this?

-How did the story make you feel?



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