Papa's Parrot Questions and Answers
by Cynthia Rylant

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What character has a greater responsibility to be understanding in "Papa's Parrot"?

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The short story "Papa's Parrot" by Cynthia Rylant tells of a father, Mr. Tillian, who owns a candy shop, and his son Harry. When Harry is young, he and his friends stop by the shop frequently, but when they get to be older and enter junior high school, their interests change and they stop coming around so often. To compensate for his loneliness, Mr. Tillian buys a parrot, which he names Rocky. Harry becomes embarrassed by the attention that his father pays to...

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