David Michael Kaplan's Doe Season
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... Schamel Williams 10/12 David Michael Kaplans "Doe Season" – An Analysis David Michael Kaplan was born in 1946, and published his first short story, “Doe Season”, in the year 1985. The universal theme of the story lies along the lines of the transition of an individual from childhood to adulthood, and how the process takes place. The author makes use of various symbols to explain how the girl, Andy, loses her childlike innocence and transforms into an adult and discovers her own identity. Each of the various elements, such as plot, symbols, characters, setting, and conflict, contributes to our understanding of the transformation the girl goes through.
Starting with the plot, the story is focused on a...