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At the beginning of The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Jody has a tendency to shirk his responsibilities, and he sometimes fails to complete his chores. What do these characteristics illustrate about Jody?

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It's true that Jody shirks his responsibilities, sometimes failing to finish his chores. Talking about how slowly Jody does his chores, his mom says, "'To see him hoe, you'd think he was a snail.'"

Jody is also a bit lazy. Here he is at the beginning of Chapter 3:

"Jody opened his eyes unwillingly. Sometime, he...

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