H is for Hawk - Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

Helen Macdonald
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Chapter 3

The protagonist thinks back to when they were twelve. Her parents had taken her to spend time with a group of six falconers who had their own Goshawks. She quickly felt out of place amongst the falconers. Even though she wanted to be one when she grew up, she knew she wouldn’t be like these gruff men. Several of them had to be left behind because their Goshawks didn’t want to come back. This wasn’t uncommon behavior and the men seemed rather patient about the whole ordeal.

The main character also witnessed the Goshawks hunting, something which unnerved her. She was more interested in falcons, because she considered them to be a more elegant species of bird. After her father passed away she found herself thinking more about hawks, like she was drawn towards them. After a bit of...

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