The Bears on Hemlock Mountain - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Alice Dalgliesh
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Summary

After John leaves the house and has been gone for a few hours his mother naturally begins to worry about his safety. John’s mother begins to sing the same tune, coincidentally, that John is also singing. When John gets to the top of the mountain he sits to give out his treats to his woodland friends, which include raccoons, squirrels, and birds.

Analysis

John’s mother worries like any respectable parent would, and to calm herself she sings to the beat while she cooks. This is also seen in John when he feels nervous about being alone. John takes solace in the fact that the friendly creatures of the woods are there to keep him company. John fights being lonely most of his trip up the mountain, and this shows he is not used to being alone for long stints. The theme of...

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