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Where the Red Fern Grows

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Where the Red Fern Grows

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    1. Where the Red Fern Grows Symbols and Themes

    2. Themes A theme is a lesson the author wants the reader to understand (a major idea). There is usually more than one theme. It is the authors perception about life. It is not stated plainly, but it must be inferred from the words and actions of the characters. You will see the clues multiple times throughout the story. A theme is not one word, but a statement.

    3. Themes in Where the Red Fern Grows Determination pays off. Hard work pays off. Sacrifice is important. Spirituality and belief are powerful. The strength of love/family connections.... etc.

    4. Symbols a symbol is a tangible object the author places in the story to represent a larger idea, one that might not be tangible

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    10. The Red Fern In this story, Wilson Rawls uses the red fern as a symbol. Literally it is a plant, but Billy looks at it and understands that it is a memorial to his dogs. God has put the fern there for him to understand his dogs were a gift from Him. It is not a sad thing for Billy. It makes him feel as though there has been someone looking out for them.