Analysis Of ' The Winter 's Bone ' By Daniel Woodrell 's Winter

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Pride & Charity in Winter’s Bone

Daniel Woodrell’s Winter’s Bone tells a story about a young girl, Ree that is trying to find her lost dad to save her family and their house. She does so with great pride and courage and rejects showing weakness. I assert that not asking for help and showing pride is a positive strategy because it ensures that Ree keeps her self-respect since asking for help is a sign of weakness as pride and self-respect is very important in the Ozarks. This attitude in the end would help Ree survive and get what she wanted. This is evident when her younger siblings saw the neighbors cut the meat outside and asked Ree if maybe they should ask for some, Ree replied saying not to ask for what has to be offered. Also, Ree’s attitude with the sheriff, Baskin, when he came over Ree’s house to tell the news that Jessup, Ree’s dad, had put their house as bail. He asked her if she’s going to ask him to come in or he will go in by himself, and she replied by saying so it’s going to be this way (12). Last but not least, her pride and not asking for help has shown the Milton’s that she is a strong person and that she will never snitch on them. As a result, the Milton’s helped her find her dad’s body in the end.

Showing pride and not asking for help is a sin of confidence as this would not lead a person to lower his dignity. In Winter’s Bone, Ree shows such attitude when her younger brother, Harold, asked “Could be we should ask.” (5). Ree replied by saying to…

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