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Leader of the People

Characterization Immature, childish. “Boys always want to hear about Indians. It was a job for men, but boys want to hear about it.”
Point of View Jody Tiflin
Event Jody asks his grandpa if he wants lemonade and goes to make it for him, instead of killing the mice. While it the kitchen,his mother realizes that he has matured from a young boy, to a man; instead of playing childish games, he is caring for his grandpa
Setting Gabilan Mountains,1930's
Structure First Person narrative
Irony Jody is finally able to become a leader but his grandfather replies that there's no territory left to explore. His father is right; every place that could be explored has already been explored.
Theme Child to Man, Maturity
Symbol Grandfathers stories
Tone “We carried life out here and set down the way those ants carry eggs. And I was the leader. The westering was as big as God, and the slow steps that made the movement piled up and piled up until the continent was crossed.”
Created by: bratney32893