Home of the Brave

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 symbolizes Kek’s past and present and it is a reminder to Kek of his past. Gol is part of Kek’s prior life and is like a photo memoryof everything Kek remembers about his past. Gol makes Kek brave and remember his past. Gol makes Kek want to go back to his old life and makes Kek want to find his mom but at the same time to stay with Gol, Lou, and Gamwar. Gol is a symbol of hope for everybody. Kek took Gol to the petting zoo so Kek could always remember Gol and his old life. Kek was always nice to Gol and they will remember each other. Gol is part of Kek’s future because Gol found somewhere to stay and so did Kek. It made Kek find a new land with his mother.

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