In Julie of the Wolves by Jean George, Miyax, or Julie, has many traits that help her survive in the wilderness after she gets lost. Let’s look at some of those traits and think about how they serve her in her predicament.
Miyax is a smart and courageous girl who refuses to give up even when things are the hardest. She has been taught wilderness skills from the time she was a very young girl, and she uses every skill she has creatively and intelligently. She is also willing to step outside of her comfort zone and communicate with the wolves, learning how to live with them and discovering their ways. The wolves help Julie survive, and she, in a way, becomes part of their pack.
Miyax also shows that she has a lot of love for the natural world. She is determined to live within it to the best of her ability, and this determination also helps her survive. She respects nature and does not try to impose herself upon it. She uses the things of nature to her benefit.