H is for Hawk - Chapters 9-10 Summary & Analysis

Helen Macdonald
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Chapter 9

The protagonist marvels at the beauty of her new hawk, how it is made to hunt. She spends the next two days with the hawk, initially confused as to why it isn't trying to resist. At first she worries it might be sick, but she quickly realizes it is just doing what any baby hawk would do. Just like White, the protagonist is starting to project her own personality onto her hawk. She admires the way that the hawk is completely indifferent to human life, which is what the protagonist wants to be. The protagonist studies her hawk intently over the next few days, trying to feel and understand all of her reactions.

Some time later, Christina visits the protagonist. At first she is annoyed to have her friend over, but she uses the opportunity to introduce the hawk to someone else...

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