Home of the Brave

In class, we are reading Home of the Brave and this is our latest question. Gol is a cow, but Katherine Applegate (author of Home of The Brave) also uses her as a symbol. How does Gol represent Kek’s past, present, and possibly his future? Gol represents Kek’s past since in his old home he herded cattle so taking care of  Gol reminded Kek of his old life. The second thing that Gol represents is Kek’s old family because his brother and dad are dead and he does not know if his mom is dead or alive also Gol in Kek’s old language means family.  Lastly Gol represents Kek’s future I think that where the book is going I think Kek might leave America to return to his old home to herd cattle like Gol so Gol represents that to.  I think Gol might even represent Kek because near the end of the book it said of see goes to her new land to begin again and Kek went to America to begin again. THE END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!             Tags: goodreads.com for giving the pic