The Corn Grows Ripe - 2. The Milpa Summary & Analysis

Dorothy Rhoads
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2. The Milpa Summary

In The Milpa, Tigre, Father and Dog go into the bush, which belongs to the gods. Mayans borrow the land; they do not destroy it. There are ancient cities underneath the bush. Tigre gets excited when he sees the temples. He scrapes the bush off a temple wall and sees a jaguar symbol. He feels it will be a good year for their milpa, their cornfield.

Tigre helps Father cut down the bush. It is hard work. Tigre is exhausted but keeps going. He learns what hard work is. They go home after clearing one small corner of bush, and Tigre falls asleep in his hammock.

2. The Milpa Analysis

The discovery of the jaguar symbol symbolizes Tigre may need these qualities to survive this year. The jaguar is curious and mischievous. Tigre may need to employ qualities such as these to...

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