Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is this story about? Where does it take place? Who are the main characters?
This story is about a 17-year-old Navajo girl named Hatter Fox. This story is one of isolation, alienation, and redemption that come when a young doctor befriends her. The story takes place in New Mexico in the early 1970's. The main characters in this story are Hatter Fox and Dr. Teague Summer.
2. In what perspective is Hatter Fox told? What does this mean for the reader?
This story is told in the first-person from Dr. Summer's perspective. The story itself is based on the notebooks and notes that he takes on Hatter as he learns more about her and helps her through her life's journey. This means that the reader understands only this character's perceptions of the plot as it extends. There is no insight into the emotions or motives of any other character in the story while the main character's emotions and thoughts are quite clear.
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