A White Heron

A White Heron

How does an individual discover ones self What might a person give up in order to do so Sylvia, a character from Sarah Orne Jewett?s short story, A White Heron, goes through a plethora of events and personal decision making while unknowingly finding herself.
Mrs. Tilley, Sylvia?s grandmother, chose Sylvia to live with on a farm in New England near the woods. Mrs. Tilley thinks Sylvia takes after Dan, her only child still alive other than Sylvia?s mother. Sylvia promptly fell in love with the countryside and would never wish to go home.
Whether Sylvia was at home or on the farm, she always did choirs around the house to help out. Miss Moolly, an old clever cow, had to be walked back through the woods into the barn. Knowing how difficult this really was, Sylvia decided to give it a try. After a quick game of hide and go seek, Miss Moolly and Sylvia were on the path and on their way. As the cow stopped for a drink of water, Sylvia heard a loud whistle. She left the cow and attempted to hide behind a bush, but it was too late.

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