Describe the overall setting for the story. Why does the author use the setting she does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?
The wilderness takes on an almost human persona in this story. What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.
There is much symbolism in this story regarding Old Ben. What does Old Ben symbolize for the men? Cite two examples of symbolism regarding Old Ben.
Explain the significance of the book's title. What did the author mean by calling the story THE BEAR? Cite an example to support your answer.
Create a brief character study of Ike. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him--if anything--at this...
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