How does Harry react when Rocky says “Where’s Harry?” and “Miss him” in Cynthia Rylant's “Papa's Parrot”? Why does Harry react this way?

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When the parrot starts asking, "Where's Harry?" Harry's initial reaction is surprise. He stares at the parrot, and "Chills (run) down (his) back." The parrot keeps repeating the question, and Harry says, "I'm here. I'm here, you stupid bird." From this response we can infer that Harry becomes annoyed with the parrot.

The parrot then repeats, "Miss him! Miss him!" Harry is initially surprised, and then he yells at the parrot and throws peppermints at its cage. Harry then answers the...

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Last Updated by eNotes Editorial on February 11, 2020