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ERIC Number: ED022752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Pages: 5
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A Novel for High School Seniors: Hal Borland's "When the Legends Die."
Adkins, Carl A.
English Journal, v57 n1 p30-3 Jan 1968
Hal Borland's "When the Legends Die" is especially appropriate for high school seniors because its central problem--a Ute Indian boy's search for his identity and expected role in society--is exactly that faced by these students. The novel is divided into four sections, each concerned with a specific stage in the development of the protagonist. The theme of the novel is expressed through the boy's love for the "old ways" of his people, his meeting the corrupting ways of civilization in his career as a rodeo rider, and his final return to the purifying climate of the wilderness. Other points which should be considered in a discussion of the novel are the symbolism of the grizzly bear, the meaning of the title, and the theme's relevance to contemporary life. (LH)
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Identifiers: Borland (Hal); When the Legends Die