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Under the Lion's Paw

"Under the Lion's Paw" certainly reflects the themes of naturalist literature. It aims to be realistic, trying to reveal the reality of life within agricultural communities.This is shown even in...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2019, 10:00 pm (UTC)

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In Hamlin Garland’s short story “Under the Lion’s Paw,” the character Jim Butler is a landowner who cheats Haskins, a hardworking tenant farmer on one of Butler’s plots. Originally a humble small...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2020, 10:56 pm (UTC)

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The state in which the story is set is never revealed. We know that it is somewhere in the Midwest. Because of the mention of Cedar County, the Masterplots summary speculates that the setting is...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2008, 10:17 pm (UTC)

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Mr. & Mrs. Haskins are heroic in this story because as victims of unfortunate circumstances, they have lost their farm, they do not lose their hope. They end up getting a chance to rent a...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2008, 7:33 am (UTC)

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Hamlin Garlin's "Under the Lion's Paw" can be explained by many of the characterizations seen in cartoons. One instance of this is when Scar, from The Lion King, toys with a mouse. He brings his...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2018, 4:31 pm (UTC)

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Determinism is defined as the belief that all events are caused by things that happened before them and that people have no real ability to make choices or control what happens. This philosophy...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2013, 1:58 am (UTC)

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Nettie Haskins is the farmer’s wife’s name. I am not exactly sure which farmer or which wife you mean. The main character is Tim Haskins, so I am assuming that you mean his wife. His wife is the...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2015, 11:30 pm (UTC)

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I assume that you're referring to that point in the story where Butler tells Haskins that he can buy the farm, but at twice the original asking price. This is because Haskins has made—at his own...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2019, 5:16 am (UTC)

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The mood (also called atmosphere) of the short story "Under the Lion's Paw" is set in the very first lines of the story. Interestingly enough, an opposing counter-mood is also set. Mood in...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2011, 1:26 pm (UTC)

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The old covered wagons were called "prairie schooners" because their big canvas tops made them resemble the sailing ships called "schooners." According to the Wikipedia article on Schooners: A...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2014, 2:52 pm (UTC)

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Many of Garland's stories, including this one, seek to debunk the myth that farm life is idyllic. He wanted to show that pastoralism, the idea that life is better in the country, is a myth. He does...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2018, 1:46 am (UTC)

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