The Moose and the Sparrow

by Hugh Garner
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The Moose and the Sparrow

The short story “The Moose and the Sparrow” was written by the Canadian author Hugh Garner. The setting of the story is in a logging camp in Canada. The action often takes place in the bunkers...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2012 2:59 am UTC

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The Moose and the Sparrow

The short story "The Moose and the Sparrow" by Hugh Garner tells of a 19-year-old university student named Cecil who spends a summer working at a logging camp. At first all of the employees make...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2020 1:23 am UTC

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The Moose and the Sparrow

The three adjectives "thin," "lonely," and "clever" aptly sum up the character of Cecil in "The Moose and the Sparrow." In combination, they also help to explain why this young man feels so...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2020 7:02 am UTC

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The Moose and the Sparrow

Moose Maddon bullies Cecil throughout the story. At one point, Moose throws Cecil, while Cecil is sleeping, into a river, and Cecil nearly drowns. The other men working with Cecil and Moose notice...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2021 11:53 am UTC

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The Moose and the Sparrow

In the case of "The Moose and the Sparrow," we get one major clue as to the location of the story's action. The narrator says, That summer we were cutting big stuff in an almost inaccessible stand...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2021 3:57 pm UTC

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The Moose and the Sparrow

One advantage of having Mr. Anderson tell the story rather than Cecil himself is that it encourages the reader to identify with Mr. Anderson's perspective on the situation and sympathy for Cecil....

Latest answer posted April 4, 2021 4:10 pm UTC

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The Moose and the Sparrow

In a nutshell, the moral of any story is the lesson that the author wants you to take away from it. Since "The Moose and the Sparrow" ends with a bully dead in a ravine, I would argue that the...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2021 5:02 pm UTC

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