This Paper Is About The Book Where The Red Fern Grows And Also About The Author, Wilson Rawls.

987 words - 4 pages

Wilson Rawls was born in the Oklahoma Ozarks on a small farm. His youth was spent in the Cherokee nation, roaming the hills and river bottoms with his only companion, an old blue tick hound. The small town that he grew up in did not have a school so Wilson's mother taught him and his siblings to the best of her ability. She made it a practice to read to them. He thought that all stories were "girl stories" until his mother read Jack London's Call of the Wild to them. After she read it to all of the children she gave it to Wilson and that became his treasure and he read it at every chance he received. He took it with him everywhere even as he chased raccoons through the woods and climbed the rivers banks. He dreamed of writing a book like it but being too poor to buy pencils and paper, he never dreamed that one-day children would carry around his book as he did Jack London's. As a teenager "Woody" went from place to place working as a carpenter and handyman. Along the way he began to write stories but without having any real schooling his spelling and grammar kept them unsold. To him, each represented a broken dream and was hidden away in a trunk. Right before Wilson was supposed to marry a woman named Sophie, he took the old manuscripts from the trunk and burned them because he did not want his wife-to-be to know about his failed dreams. Later she found out about them and asked him to rewrite one of them. He did so hesitantly, rewriting Where the Red Fern Grows in three weeks of non-stop unpunctuated writing. When he finished he left the house because he did not want to see Sophie's disappointment when she read it so instead he called her a few hours later to see what she thought of it. She loved it and together they worked on its spelling and grammar and sent it to a publisher. Mr. Rawls only wrote one more book, Summer of the Monkeys, before he died in 1984 at age seventy-one.The book I read was Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. The main character is Billy, a young boy. He wants two coonhounds really badly but his parents are farmers and don't have the extra money to be spending 50$ on 2 dogs. His parents know how badly he wants them and would buy them for him in a heartbeat but they just do not have the money. Billy gets so depressed that he does not eat or sleep all he does is think about the dogs. Finally he changes his attitude and starts earning and saving up money so he can buy himself two coonhounds. It takes him two years to save up the fifty...

Find Another Essay On This paper is about the book Where the Red Fern Grows and also about the author, Wilson Rawls.

Where The Red Fern Grows Essay

881 words - 4 pages later they had saved up enough money to move to town to get a good education he went to say his last goodbye to his dogs when he realized a red fern had grown over them. There is a legend about the red fern it is "that only an angel could plant the seeds of a red fern, and that spot was sacred."

Where The Red Fern Grows Essay

548 words - 2 pages right away because he wanted to get home and give the cup to his little sister like he promised.21. The dogs saved Billy's life when they got in-between him and the mountain lion.22. Billy finally killed the mountain lion when he stabbed him between the shoulders with the ax.23. Billy buried Old Dan on the hill he choose this spot because you could see for miles and he felt like that is what Old Dan would have wanted.24. Little Ann died because she had no will to live any more because she did not have Old Dan.25. Billy was angry when both of his dogs died because he couldn't understand why god took them away from Billy

The Sociological Aspects in William Rawls' "Where the Red Fern Grows"

5520 words - 22 pages "Glory and victory were waiting for them, but sadness waited too. And close by was the strange and wonderful power that's only found where the red fern grows(WTRFG)." Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls is an adventurous tale about a boy growing up in the Ozark Mountains and the relationship that he has with his two dogs. This coming of age story begins when a man encounters a dog fight while walking home from work. He watches the fight and

A bookreport about the book Sotah by Neomi Regen - synopsis, opinion and a creative task. The book is written in English, by an Israeli author, and the plot also takes place in Israel

823 words - 3 pages world she presents to me - a world that is so close and yet so far - the haredi world.I'm almost 17 and yet my world is so much different than Dina's. I read her thoughts, her believes, and it's amazing to understand that.That form of life is a form that I've learned not to appreciate, and suddenly, not only it interests me, but also I can relate and understand this young girl.I disliked Naomi Ragen's attempt to combine Dina's sisters' stories in the

Roald Dahl's Boy, a book report . This is a book report about the book "boy" by the british author Roald Dahl

671 words - 3 pages , because he wanted to visit foreign places.The theme in this book is clearly childhood, since the book tells about experiences Roald Dahl got in his childhood. Other themes are how the doctors did their work before, and canning at school.Roald and his mother Sofie, cared a lot for each other. When she took him out from the first school and sent him to a border school, it must have been hard for her. But she did what she thought was best for him, without

Book: Hiroshima Author: JOhn Hersey This is an personal reaction paper to the book "HIroshima". It touches upon and emphasizes important events

728 words - 3 pages how Reverend Tanimoto fled his house in his underpants, carrying a paper suitcase, and switch to another person's perspective and have them see a man running down the street in his underpants while carrying a paper suitcase. That variety of perspective is what keeps the book very interesting.On a more real world note, this book has taught me a lot about the A-bomb and how drastically it changed the lives of thousands of Japanese. I'm not talking

This Is A Paraphrase Paper Of A Scene In Daisy Miller By Henry James. The Paper Not Only Paraphrases The Scene, But It Also Delves Deep Into The Thoughts Of The Characters And The Author

1149 words - 5 pages --Fluctuations--Daisy Miller, Henry JamesChapter 3, pg.88-90· Note: I will not make a clearly identifiable distinction between the narrator, Winterbourne or myself, as I believe this haziness to be a fundamental mode of transmission of the message the author wants to portray. The short story 'Daisy Miller' is quite ironically not about Daisy at all. Rather it is a novel about Winterbourne and more broadly about society as a whole. In fact

This essay is about African women where I explain women have rights and freedom in their society. I also have work cited too

601 words - 2 pages rights are generally improving, but much advancement is still needed. Hopefully in the 21st century, the worldwide women's rights movement will see more progress. With the support of the Internet and news media, people throughout the world are becoming more informed about the atrocities committed against women and the need for women's rights. The Universal Declaration for Human Rights is constantly being updated because more people are demanding that

To Kill A Mockingbird. About the issues of racism that are brought up in this book that the author, Harper Lee touches on

1213 words - 5 pages this book, Tom Robinson was put on trial for something he didn't do, and was found guilty. Then, Atticus is being called racist names and receives no support from the majority of the people of Maycomb County with the exception of a few. Atticus gets a lot of criticism for trying to defend a black person. Finally, the fact that whites andblacks would have nothing to do with each other is pure racism.In To Kill A Mockingbird, the case is between an

Establishment of Israel This is a five page research paper on the establishment of Israel in the middle east, at the end of this essay is also an opinion written by the author

1468 words - 6 pages attention of thousands of Jews who within the next 20 years would begin migrating to Israel; this also attracted the attention of the British who supported Zionism and the act of finding a safe haven for the Jews, which led to the creation of the Balfour Declaration in 1917. The Balfour Declaration favored the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people as the following states, "...it being clearly understood that nothing

"Nickel and Dimed" Grade: 95% This is a response paper to the book "Nickel and Dimed" Writtne in 1st person. Uses details from the book, and examples. Also uses real life examples

1260 words - 5 pages everything because I knew in the back of my mind that she was not really a low wage worker. I do not understand why a wealthy woman would want to go out into the world and pretend to be a woman in poverty, but by doing this I think that she made many people realize how much low wage workers work and what they do for so many people.I have never lived in poverty but I have also never lived a considerably wealthy life. From reading this book, my

Similar Essays

In The Book Where The Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls Illustrates That Hard Work Is Rewarding

577 words - 2 pages Where the Red Fern Grows EssayIn the book Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls illustrates that hard work is rewarding. Initially, a youngster named Billy shows this by saving money over a long time span. Afterward, he worked hard to get his two dogs prepared for the hunting season. Lastly, by employing all of his energy to chop down a tree that contained a coon. Hard work will lead to success.First, Billy uses an abundant amount of hard work

Where The Red Fern Grows By Wilson Rawls

1033 words - 4 pages Where the Red Fern grows       A novel by Wilson Rawls named Where the Red Fern Grows is the story of a boy, his two hounds (which he named Old Dan and Little Ann), and all of the adventures they shared together. A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of the Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn, Little Ann had the brains, and Billy had the will to train them to be the

Change Is Inevitable: "Where The Red Fern Grows" By Wilson Rawls

601 words - 2 pages “The fame of my dogs spread all over our parts of the Ozarks. They were the best in the country” (Rawls 131). This is a quote from the book Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. Where the Red Fern Grows is a book about a boy, Billy, and his two coon hunting dogs. The three of them have many adventures, and many of these adventures demonstrate the theme that change is inevitable. Firstly, the part of the book when Billy got into a fight with

Where The Red Fern Grows Essay

1940 words - 8 pages Where the Red Fern Grows        I cannot remember the first time I read Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls. I read it at about age ten, and I have lost count of how many times I read it since. It was a period in my life when childhood was nearly over, but adolescence had not yet set in, and it was a time when animals were my greatest love.   Where the Red Fern Grows is a novel about a young boy and his two dogs, but to