Describe Fodderwing's death in The Yearling.

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

There is not a great deal written about the actual death, but there are a number of places where folks that care for Fodder-wing are very concerned about him.  Jody always hears these and keeps thinking that there will be time to see him at some point, but the worries get more and more common and widespread and when he finally goes to see him, he has already passed away.

There is a brief description of the actual death, once Jody's father comes down to check on him.  Apparently he'd been hurting for a couple days but seemed to be on the mend, when they went in to find him having passed away in the night.  Thankfully for Jody, he'd already named the fawn.

See eNotes Ad-Free

Start your 48-hour free trial to get access to more than 30,000 additional guides and more than 350,000 Homework Help questions answered by our experts.

Get 48 Hours Free Access
Approved by eNotes Editorial