H is for Hawk - Chapters 21-22 Summary & Analysis

Helen Macdonald
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Chapter 21

Helen keeps hunting with Mabel. She actively joins her in the hunt now, making sure that whatever she caught died instantly, not wanting it to suffer any more than it has to. Helen decides that she would rather eat meat that was caught by a hawk than the type that came from a farm where the animal was raised to be slaughtered. When she is with Mabel, she enjoys the thrill of the hunt. Whenever she has to finish off the prey though it sobers her up and makes her realize the mortality of everything around her.

In her journal, she shares about a particular instance that occurred right after a hunt with Mabel. They were returning from a hunt and saw a group of onlookers staring at a sick rabbit. Once they left, she put the rabbit out of its misery...

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