The Bears on Hemlock Mountain - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

Alice Dalgliesh
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Summary

As John walks up the mountain it has become dark. John is starting to sing the song he sang on the way over, "There are no bears," Suddenly in the distance he sees two big figures moving towards him. John has only seconds to think of something, so he digs a small hole and turns the pot over on himself and hides in there and waits.

Analysis

The pot weighs John down and makes it hard for him to even move fast. The song about there being no bears comforts him, but the irony is not lost on the fact that in the middle of the song two bears appear and John has to hide under the pot. Had John forgotten the pot he would have been without the shelter, which keeps him alive. John waits for the bears to pass, and the reader...

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