Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Week #3 Group#4 The Tiger Rising Kerala

It is the end of the book, and Rob freed the tiger from the cage. But as soon as he does so, his father shoots the poor thing. Rob was furious, all he wanted was to set the tiger free. Or Mr. Beauchamp may have shot him. I think that Rob should not have set the tiger free with Sistine. It was risky, not to mention dangerous.

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I  think that the wooden bird that was in Rob’s dream might have been symbolic. Think about it. In the dream the bird wasn't wooden any more. I think it stands for freedom. Because in the book it said that the bird wasn't wooden any more, and it flew away, free. I think that Rob changed as a character over the book. At the beginning, he refused to share his feelings. Towards the end of the book, he let his emotions flow more freely.
At the end of the book, Rob also has some very mixed emotions. He was sad, because the tiger was dead. Happy, because his dad protected him. And love, for Sistine. One of the interesting thing I noticed was that in some of Kate Dicamillo’s books, the main characters don't have mothers. Like Opal, in Because of Winn Dixie. The Tiger rising was a wonderful and bittersweet book.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you because if the bird flew away it was like the tiger was set free


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