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Trust is an asset of life that is hard to gain but very easy to lose When coming into contact with a stranger a person has an internal conflict in deciding if the stranger is friend or foe In A White Heron Sarah Jewett uses this concept One critic states Jewetts characters are not young women having dramatic adventures and finding husbands but spinsters and widows and children and professional women leading quiet sometimes lonely lives Bily In A White Heron which takes place in the twentieth century a young girl Sylvia faces the challenge of trust She must decide if she should reveal the location of the white heron or listen to her heart and not tell the handsome huntsmen but she is enchanted by the huntsman handsome looks The trust she gains with the huntsman will affect her decision Through the use of symbolism imagery and diction Sarah O Jewetts A White Heron develops the theme that trust is a valuable possession which is earned and not given Sarah Jewett uses symbolism to help the reader understand why trust plays a major role in Sylvias decision making The tree where the herons nest is located represents protection The great pine tree is the last of its generation Jewett 679 The tree has experienced many things in the forest which makes it also the strongest This is one reason the white heron made its nest there It trusted the tree to hide it from all danger When Sylvia is climbing up the tree it begins to care for her bird like soul Atkinson and she is hidden like the heron Atkinson She has no fear of falling When she reaches the top Sylvia is able to see a vast and awesome world Jewett 681 She is able to forget her troubles breathe freely and become
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