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Dogsong

Oogruk's final decision is choosing the way he will die. Russel, the young Eskimo who lives with Oogruk, prepares to go on a hunting trip, and surprisingly, Oogruk decides to go with him. As they...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2010 12:41 pm UTC

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Dogsong

The most important change that Russell goes through in Dogsong is that he overcomes his sorrow and anger by learning the old ways of his people. He feels disconnected from their history and from...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2020 6:35 pm UTC

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Dogsong

Dogsong by Gary Paulsen is the story of a fourteen-year-old Eskimo boy named Russell who feels disconnected from his ancestry. His father sends him to meet a village elder, Oogruk, who helps him...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2018 9:29 pm UTC

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Dogsong

Dogsong is a coming-of-age tale of a 14-year-old young man, Russel. Russel is an Inuit who is caught up in a society that is slowly forgetting its Inuit traditions in favor of new ways of living...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2016 2:45 pm UTC

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Dogsong

As with many young people his age, Russel finds there's something bothering him. To make matters worse, he doesn't quite know what it is. Russel's father can see there's something bothering his...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2021 11:55 am UTC

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Dogsong

Over the course of the story, Russel becomes more and more acquainted with the old ways of the Inuit. Russel's keen to learn more about the old ways, as he wants to ensure that the connection...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2020 7:30 am UTC

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Dogsong

Much of Dogsong is rooted in Russel's narrative. Accordingly, the subplots feed into this larger narrative. One of these subplots has to do with cultural displacement. Russel is a throwback of...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2014 12:48 pm UTC

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Dogsong

Russel goes to the food cache to get his breakfast. In the book, most Inuit families have food caches outside their homes or on their property. Russel's food cache is basically an elevated wooden...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2017 9:11 pm UTC

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