A White Heron and Other Stories

a white heron

what does the young man desire to kill the white heron represent to sylvia

Asked by
Last updated by Aslan
Answers 1
Add Yours

It means the killing of freedom and innocence. The Heron represents the parts of Sylvia that make her who she has become. She climbs the tree to be free like the heron and transcend the complexities of life.