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  • The Red Pony
    In the book, Jody finds a new, red pony waiting for him in the barn one morning. However, even before he manages to get used to the idea of a pony in his life, his no-nonsense father, Carl, gives...

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    A rapier is a long, thin sword. The rapier belongs to the old man, Gitano. Gitano seems like an old cowboy, a vestige of the Mexican occupation of their land. Jody sees Gitano with a rapier one...

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  • The Red Pony
    When the pony, Gabilan, is very ill, having trouble breathing and only taking air in with an unnatural whistling, hissing sound, Billy helps the pony breathe by cutting a small hole into his...

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  • The Red Pony
    In Steinbeck's early novella, The Red Pony, the main character, Jody Tiflin receives a red colt from his father which he names Gabilan. In Spanish, gabilan or gavilan, means sparrow hawk. It is the...

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  • The Red Pony
    In the book The Red Pony, John Steinbeck prepares the reader in the chapter of the book titled "The Gift," with imagery that foreshadows events that will occur in a later chapter in the book. Jody,...

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  • The Red Pony
    Gitano is holding a rapier when Jody enters his room. Gitano is an old man who comes to Jody’s farm because he misses the mountains. His family used to own the land Jody’s parents own now. He...

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  • The Red Pony
    The tone of The Red Pony is mournful, and in some parts uplifting. Tone is the author's attitude toward a subject. The story is about a boy who gets a pony and then has to watch it die. Although...

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  • The Red Pony
    Jody is young and obedient, but he is also sensitive and thoughtful. The story describes his coming of age from a naive boy to a hardened young man. When the story starts, we learn that Joy is...

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  • The Red Pony
    The most significant place in The Red Pony is the ranch itself. The story takes place in the 1930's. Most of Jody’s life is confined to the ranch outside Salinas, California. Jody is clearly...

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  • The Red Pony
    Steinbeck's book The Red Pony is divided into four sections with your question having to do with section three, The Promise. Several themes show up in this section where Billy promises Jody...

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  • The Red Pony
    The color of the pony has a double meaning. The first pony is red because that is a description of the color. The second one is red when it is born, because the mother had to die. When Jody first...

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  • The Red Pony
    In the beginning of the book, Jody enjoys the dogs and views them somewhat as companions. After the frenzied greeting the dogs lowered their noses to the ground in a businesslike way and went...

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  • The Red Pony
    Carl is presented in this novella as a rather distant and emotionally isolated individual. He is a very hard-working individual, and he does identify that his son has been worthy of receiving some...

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  • The Red Pony
    In John Steinbeck’s book The Red Pony, “Black Demon” is the name Jody gives to a horse that has yet to be born. Nellie, a mature horse, is pregnant and is carrying the pony, but when it comes...

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  • The Red Pony
    Jody loved to hang out in the mountains and talk about them.

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  • The Red Pony
    The tone of the story is simple and straightforward, but there are signs of foreboding. Tone is the author’s attitude toward the subject. Although you could consider the tone misleading in that...

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  • The Red Pony
    In “The Gift” Jody is a ten year old, obedient and naïve boy. He doesn’t question anything he is told. He seems satisfied with his life. His father was a disciplinarian. Jody obeyed him...

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  • The Red Pony
    In John Steinbeck's novelette The Red Pony, the young boy has grown up with the mountains as the background far away all of his life. He gets the new pony that he loves dearly and takes care of....

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  • The Red Pony
    In the book by John Steinbeck The Red Pony, a young boy is given a pony as a surprise from his father. He has total trust in his father's right hand ranch hand. The boy loves the pony and listens...

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  • The Red Pony
    The main conflicts of The Red Pony are man vs. nature and man vs. man. An external conflict is struggle with an outside force. The main external conflict in the story is man vs. nature. Jody is a...

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  • The Red Pony
    Jody is a very well mannered boy who knows that he is supposed to stay home. On page three of the short book it addresses that Jody's father was a strict disciplinarian. Instead of being able to...

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  • The Red Pony
    the member are living in a house. and they takes care together

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    The book "The Red Pony" is divided into three separate units. The sections serve to demonstrate the transitions that Jody goes through as he grows up and matures. The most significant event in...

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  • The Red Pony
    In the book The Red Pony Mr. Tiflin and Bill have to go to Salinas. Mr. Tiflin tells his son that he has to go see a man there. The men get on their horses and drive six cows towards Salinas....

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  • The Red Pony
    The primary conflict in the four stages of The Red Pony concerns Jody's relationships with the adults around him as he grows closer and closer to adulthood. In "The Gift," Jody discovers that his...

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  • The Red Pony
    In the first part of the book Jody is a young boy who sees the world as an idealistic place. He idolizes Billy, the ranch hand. When he is given his pony, he hangs onto every word that Billy has...

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  • The Red Pony
    In The Red Pony by John Steinbeck Jody comes to a greater level of maturity when the old Man Gitano comes back to the ranch to die. Jody’s father is angry at the old man, perhaps because he...

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  • The Red Pony
    The story happens in the early twentieth century although Jody's grandfather makes reference to his own youth (the 1800s) and experiences out West. He says that he had kept travelling west and...

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  • The Red Pony
    The relationship between Jody and his father is complicated. Jody is a typical young boy of ten when the novel starts, and as such he is sometimes forgetful about his responsibilities. Carl Tiflin,...

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  • The Red Pony
    In the book "The Red Pony" Billy Buck is a ranch hand on Carl Tiflin's ranch. He is confident in his abilities to take care of horses and the other animals on the ranch. His manners are none to...

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  • The Red Pony
    You can read the introduction to The Red Pony at books.google.com. You can also read a portion of the book at amazon.com. Search for the title, then click on the link to "search inside this book."...

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  • The Red Pony
    I will provide a brief summary of the story here, but for further study, please check out the comprehensive summary that Enotes has provided for The Red Pony at the link referenced below. In the...

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  • The Red Pony
    The protagonist in The Red Pony is young Jody Tiflin who lives on a ranch with his mother and father. Jody is no longer the child he had once been, but he is not yet the man he will become. The...

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  • The Red Pony
    Jody is often fearful of and intimidated by his father. He has a quiet, mild personality and is usually very curious about his surroundings. He is very easy to teach and eager to learn, and he...

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  • The Red Pony
    In the short story "The Red Pony" Jody's red pony is dying because he can't breathe. Buck, the ranch hand tells him that Jody needs to go up to the house. Jody wants to know what he is going to...

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  • The Red Pony
    In the book "The Red Pony" the part of the book called the Gift, is about the belief that Jody has in Bill's abilities. Jody identifies Bill as being able to do anything. He looks up to Bill....

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  • The Red Pony
    Carl says that he doesn't like trick horses. He believes "it takes all the - dignity out of a horse to make him do tricks". Carl likens a trick horse to "an actor - no dignity, no...

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  • The Red Pony
    Gitano left because Jody's father made it quite clear that he was not welcome to stay. Carl Tiflin "didn't like to be cruel, but he felt he must", because he couldn't afford "food...

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  • The Red Pony
    In the third section of Steinbeck's "The Red Pony," Jody is given another chance at having a pony. He watches the mating of his father's mare to a stallion, and waits for the mare to become...

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  • The Red Pony
    "The Great Mountains" is the second story in Steinbeck's "The Red Pony". Jody is bored. He is in a bad mood and he kills a bird and then hides it so no grown-ups will know...

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  • The Red Pony
    The Red Pony”is four stories about a boy going through the process of growing up on a ranch in California. Jody Tiffin goes through several experiences that force him to face his feeling and to...

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  • The Red Pony
    The Great Depression began with the crash of the stock market in October of 1929 ending the 1920's era of prosperity. The depression deepened with the failure of thousands of banks throughout the...

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  • The Red Pony
    Life in 19th century America was complex and changing. On the technological level, the industrial revolution was spreading through the nation, linking eastern and western United States with the...

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  • The Red Pony
    The story, "The Red Pony," takes place in Salinas, California in the United States of America. This setting is special because it was the birth place of John Steinbeck, he uses this...

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    Nellie's muscles were contracting desperately in trying to birth the colt, but the colt was turned the wrong way inside her and could not be delivered in the normal way. In most cases, colts, which...

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  • The Red Pony
    Jody names the colt "Gabilan", after the mountains that lie to the east of the family's farm in central California.

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  • The Red Pony
    Jody has become adept at watching the animals, as they prepare to give birth. He must endure tragic life lessons, like the pain and death that happens in life. He applies the lessons he has learned...

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  • The Red Pony
    Jody's father gets the pony at a sheriff's auction in Salinas. Billy explains to Jody that "a show went broke in Salina and had debts...the sheriff was selling off their stuff" (Chapter 1).

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  • The Red Pony
    All of the themes in Steinbeck's "The Red Pony" revolve around painful lessons of maturity. In the first section, "The Gift," Jody learns that gifts come with strings. "Nearly all of his father's...

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  • The Red Pony
    Steinbeck's "The Red Pony" is divided into four parts: "The Gift," "The Great Mountains," "The Promise" and "The Leader of the People." Each story reflects on key moments in Jody's (the young...

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