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To Own a Dragon: Reflections on Growing up Without a Father Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 2, Our Problem Summary

Don Miller (author)
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Chapter 2, Our Problem Summary and Analysis

Donald Miller opens chapter two by admitting that reading did not catch his attention until college. However, he vividly remembers library story hour. In particular, he remembers fairy tales about dwarves and dragons. He wondered in childhood what it would be like to own a dragon. The dragon was like a real father figure to Miller. He admits that, in a way, he fails to feel sad because he does not know what he is missing.

Another story that Miller relates to is that of orphaned elephants. He describes at length a documentary on orphaned elephants. When the elephants reach puberty, they become increasingly violent. Typically, when elephants reach puberty, or their first musth, they leave their mother and go into the wild to seek a male mentor, who shows them what it means to be a male elephant. Without this...

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To Own a Dragon: Reflections on Growing up Without a Father from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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