The Birchbark House Characters

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Omakayas (Little Frog)

Omakayas is the novel's central character and protagonist. The book's plot and themes are simultaneously anchored and defined by her experiences, perceptions, insights and reactions, by the steps she takes and movement she makes as she evolves from an innocent, fun-loving seven-year-old into what might be described as a young woman. In many ways, she is a typical child - mischievous, occasionally sulky about household chores and responsibilities, in awe of her parents, resentful of her siblings, and very much attached to her grandmother. At the same time, however, and as the narrative clearly indicates, she has certain special qualities, particularly her connection to nature. These two sides to her character are what make her an especially appealing, not to mention relevant, character when it comes to consideration of the novel's apparent target audience of young women. Her essential identity, simultaneously normal and special, has the...

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