The Corn Grows Ripe - 4. The Journey Summary & Analysis

Dorothy Rhoads
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4. The Journey Summary

In The Journey, Tigre gets ready for his five-hour, 17-kilometer walk. Tigre has never been in the bush at night. Great-Grandmother packs him food as well as hen and honey for the medicine man. Dog accompanies him. Tigre feels safe in his own village. He sees the Holy Cross. Darkness comes in the bush and he grows scared of the spirits in the dark. He thinks of Great-Grandmother's tales about witches. He knows spirits exist in the light too.

He comes to the head village. The medicine man comes back with him. The journey back is easy. Father is sleeping when they arrive. Great-Grandmother tells Tigre not to worry and everything will be alright.

4. The Journey Analysis

The journey symbolizes Tigre's quest to become a man. He journeys through the bush at night despite his fears. He trudges on with Father...

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