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It has been said The only thing constant is change itself A change that we all must go through is the inevitable evolution from childhood into adulthood In Doe Season David Michael Kaplain writes about Andy a young girl who makes this transition while she is on a hunting trip In the story the author uses parallels between light water and blood all things with continuous movement to symbolize the constant changes that are a part of life Light plays a very important role in the story There is always a continuous movement in nature from darkness to light Andy believes there is a clearly defined moment in which dark turns to light and expresses a desire to see this change There has to be just one moment when it all changes from dark to light She had missed it yesterdaytoday she would watch more closely 354 In the story the darkness represents childhood and not being self-aware Light on the other hand is a symbol for self-enlightenment that comes with maturity and adulthood Contrary to what Andy thinks there is no precise moment when it all changes Just like life it is a constant process Not only the process of light is important in the story but also the source At the beginning of Andys dream she awakens and senses light blue and pale light where before there had been none The moon must have come out she thought 359 Here the author is using a foreshadowing of sorts but to understand it one must have knowledge of mythology Diana the Roman goddess of the moon was also the goddess of the hunt This is fitting not only because the characters are hunting but also because the moon plays a vital role in assisting Andys transformation Through all of these uses of light David Kaplain symbolizes the change from girlhood into womanhood In the story Andy sees
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