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Where The Red Fern Grows
Transcript of Where The Red Fern Grows
ogs. This is the main event in the story. Billy's dogs both pass away after a brutal fight against a scary mountain lion they meet in the woods during a late night hunt. Old Dan passed away after his entrails got stuck in a bush and he got sick and died. Little Ann died of depression due to the loss of her hunting partner, Old Dan.
Death of Dogs
is for Ghost
oon, a very clever coon who always seems to disapear. Raine and Rubin make a bet with Billy so that if Billy trees the Ghost Coon, he gets two dollars. However, when Billy trees the coon, they don't give Billy the twwo dollars becasue he doesn't kill it.
illy. Billy is the main character in "Where the Red Fern Grows." Billy is kindhearted and determined toward his dogs and everyone surrounding him. Billy works his hardest to pay for his hunting dogs and trains them all on his own.
is for Little
nn, one of Billy's hunting dogs. She is sweet, gentle, and caring, and will stay by Old Dan's side whenever he is in trouble. Billy's loves her because she is very clever and loyal. No coon can get past Little Ann because she knows all their tricks.
Table of Contents
Where The Red Fern Grows
Table of Contents: Slide 2
A..Little Ann-SB Character Slide 3
B..Billy-MF Character Slide 4
C..Ghost Coon-SB Character Slide 5
D..Death of Dogs-MF Event Slide 6
E..Cause and Effect-SB Literary Item Slide 7
F..Flashback-MF Literary Item Slide 8
G..God-SB Character Slide 9
H..Hunt-MF Event Slide 10
I..Internal Conflict-SB Literary Item Slide 11
J..Judge-MF Character Slide 12
K..Killing of Rubin-SB Event Slide 13
L..Lesson in Hunting-MF Event Slide 14
M..Marshall-SB Character Slide 15
N..Never Ending Loyalty-MF Theme Slide 16
O..Old Dan-SB Character Slide 17
P..Personification-MF Literary Item Slide 18
Q..Question for Author?-SB Question Slide 19
R..Rawls, Wilson Rawls-MF Author Slide 20
S..Station Master-SB Character Slide 21
T..Chapter TWENTY One-MF&SB Chapter 21 Slide 22
U..Understanding the Dialect-MF Literary Item Slide 23
V..Point of VIEW-SB Point of View Slide 24
W..Where the Red Fern Grows-MF Title&Event Slide 25
X..Ax-SB Extra Slide 26
Y..You should read this because-MF&SB Persuading Slide 27
Z..Ozark Mountains (Setting)-MF Setting Slide 28
lashback. This story is entirely one of Billy's flashbacks.
Billy stumbles upon a dogfight in the streets and it makes him think of his childhood pups, Little Ann and Old Dan. He sees them hurting the little dog and he rescues him from the "gang" of wild hounds.
unt. These hunts are major events in Billy's time with his dogs. Their most important hunt is the hunt for first prize in the Coon Hunting Championship. Billy is out on a cold, snowy night with his papa, grandpa, and the judge of the competition. During this hunt, Grandpa falls and twists his ankle. Even with the issues during this hunt, Billy still takes home 1st place.
Lesson in Hunting
esson in hunting. This is one of the most important times in Billy and his dogs hunting careers. Billy teaches his dogs how to hunt by using a trapping system Grandpa taught him. He ran around with a coon skin to train his dogs senses.
Never Ending Loyalty
Cause and Effect
is for cause and
ffect, an important literary item in this book. An example of cause and effect would be when Billy entered the dogs in the hunt, they raised $300+ dollars! Since that happened, the got to move to the town.
od, a very important character in the book. Without God's help, Billy wouldn't have the dogs. God helped Billy's mom too. He answered her prayers and now they get to move to town, so Billy and his sisters can get an education.
nternal Conflict, another literary item in the book. Towards the beginning of the book Billy faces a big internal conflict. He really wants two hunting dogs, and he can't get them. The conflict keeps growing until Billy gets an idea. He will raise enough money to buy two pups on his own. After two years he raises enough money to buy the pups.
The Killing of Rubin
is for the
illing of Rubin. Rubin and Raine bet Billy $2 that he can't tree the Ghost Coon. Billy's grandpa knows he can do it, but things go wrong during the hunt. Billy's dogs start to attack Old Blue, Rubin and Raine's dog. Rubin runs over to the dogs with an ax, but trips and the ax kills him.
arshal, who is very helpful to Billy. When Billy gets in a fight, the marshal saves him and buys him his first bottle of pop. Billy remembered that he heard people say marshals were mean, but once Billy experienced his time with the marshal, he decides that he really likes them.
ersonification. Personification is used throughout this book infrequently. For one example, they use personification when they talk about the wind being angry and blowing the tree over.
is for Wilson
awls. Wilson Rawls is the author of "Where the Red Fern Grows." He first got his writing inspiration by reading "Call of the Wild" by Jack London. This book in based on his childhood adventures growing up in the Ozarks.
udge. The judge is an important character in this story because he is the one who awards Billy with the $300. He is also with them when they go on the snowy night hunt during the championship.
Understanding the Dialect
nderstanding the dialect. The dialect in this book is very southern. In "Where the Red Fern Grows," they use words such as ain't. They also call their parents Mama and Papa, which is some words older Southern people used.
Where the Red Fern Grows
here the red fern grows. "Where the Red Fern Grows" is the title of the story. Wilson Rawls got this title from the red fern that grew up whenever someone very special died. Legend is, and angel planted it.
You should read this because...
ou should read this because... We feel you should read this book because it is entertaining and exciting. This book is full of twists and turns and is lovable and kindhearted. We would recommend this because it is sad but very meaningful.
zark mountains. The setting of this story takes place in Oklahoma in the Missouri Ozark mountains. At the end of this story, Billy says that he never went back to those mountains after moving to the town of Tahlequah.
Question for the author..?
uestion for the author. Our question to Wilson Rawls is,
"how did you come up with the legend on the angels planting a red fern?"
We would like to know if you learned this from someone in your life or you came up with it on your own.
ever ending loyalty. The theme of this story is loyalty. Billy, the main character, showed loyalty and kindess towards his family and his beloved dogs all throughout the story.
ld Dan, another one of Billy's pups. He and Little Ann where great hunting dogs, and Billy's best friends. Old Dan never gave up on a hunt, even if it ment he got hurt. Old Dan is very loyal to Billy and Little Ann! He even died trying to save Billy's life. Old Dan is very adventerous, but not quite as clever as Little Ann.
Point of View
tation Master, a small character in the book. He liked to joke around with Billy a little, because he knew how excited Billy was to get the pups. He was kind to Billy and made sure he got the pups safely, he even made holes in the sack Billy was carrying so the dogs could breath, and see.
oint of View, and impotant thing to understand when reading the book. The point of View in this book is 1st person. That means someone in the story is telling it, so they use I or we. In this case, Billy is telling the story.
is for A
, which is a more important object in the story. Billy's ax played a bigger rold in the story because it was the ax that helped Billy get his first coon when he cut down the tree with it. It was also the same ax that killed Rubin.
is for Chapter
A few weeks have passed since I saw that poor dog which reminded me of my childhood. Every day since then I have been trying to figure out if I should go back. I have finally decided, I will leave tomorrow. If I don't go, I won't be able to get anything done. It's always on my mind, trying to wonder if the red fern is still there, and if it looks the same. Maybe I should take my sisters? Although they love the town so much better, and we don't really talk much anymore. I don't think it will be a good idea, I'll just go alone.
I woke up early in the morning the next day to make the trip to my childhood home. It's not too far, so it didn't take that long to get there. Once I was out of the car, I stopped, it took a second to take it all in. Our farm looked the same, and our little house looked the same. It brought tears to my eyes. A million memories flew through my head as I walked around. Finally I decided that I should head to the spot where my dogs were. I was amazed when I saw that the red fern was still there, unharmed. Then I looked at my pups grave. The looked old and sad, so I went to pick some flowers and pup them by the graves. I talked to them for a moment then decided it was too much, so I left.
When I got home, I couldn't believe my eyes. It was the dog from the fight. The same one I took care of weeks ago. It looked worse than before, skinny, probably abandoned. So I took it inside and fed it again. It looked so happy to see me. I thought that I should keep it, it obviously didn't have anyone else that cared about it. Then I thought back to what I said when my pups died. "I never want anymore dogs," or something like that. I guess this dog is an exception.