Monday, February 8, 2010
The brother as bird: animal or human? Somewhere in between? (Click link to see full prompt)
The transformation of the brother into a bird and back into a boy is important to the story of The Juniper Tree, but leaves a lot of questions. Where does he fall on a scale between totally human and totally animal? What about his song? And how can he come back from the dead? How does this transformation compare to others we've read about?