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Life Lessons in "A Day No Pigs Would Die"

Summary: Rob learns a lot from his father, Haven Peck, in the novel "A Day No Pigs Would Die" by Richard Peck. His life lessons include that "good fences make good neighbors," that hard work pays off, and how to be trustworthy.
The novel, A Day No Pigs Would Die, is a coming of age story about a simple Shaker farming family with a focus on the relationship between father and son. In this novel, Rob learns a lot, mostly from his father, Haven Peck. He learns life lessons and deeper things that are going to help him later in life.

One of the bigger lessons Rob learns is about fences. Him and his father were putting up a fence and Rob wonders why you would put up a fence if you were friends with your neighbors. His father explains to him that fences may separate people, but they have a way of bringing you together. This is the friends lesson. This also goes along with a poem by Robert Frost called Mending Wall, where he writes, "Good fences make good neighbors." This is true. Putting up a fence shows...

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