I Heard the Owl Call My Name- Theme Paper 3

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I Heard the Owl Call My Name
Theme Paper # 3
“The meaning of I Heard the Owl Call My Name”
Jessica Beard

According to the Kwakiutl people, hearing the owl calling your name means that your death is very soon to come.
Although Mark does not know it upon his arrival in the Kingcome village, he is a few years away from death. The bishop learns that Mark only has a little over 2 years left of life and decides to send him to his hardest parish which he believes will fulfill Marks last few years left on earth the most and help him accept what life gave him enough to find peace at his end.
While Mark is heading back from Knights Inlet where he spread Calamity Bills ashes, he realizes that he has been deluding himself and would not accept the facts that were staring him in the face. He was growing weaker, paler and thinner with each day. After coming to the realization that he is dying, he hears the owl call his name. Mark goes to Marta for an explanation of the owl calling his name, posing it as a statement, and her only reply is “Yes, my son.” This is all the confirmation that he needed to understand that his time really has come.
Mark accepts that the owl called his name and is ready to face his death. He has come to realize that among the people of the Kingcome village, he has finally found his place, and his life has been fulfilled. His ready acceptance of his fate when viewed from the thought of him having lived a full life is something that many people won’t get to feel.
In my mind, hearing the owl call your name is something that is not understandable unless you have come to terms with your life and the imminence of your death. In hearing the owl call your name, you are at peace with your life and are ready to move on from it.
When a person knows what is coming to them, they have the time to reconcile the past and push past the selfishness that…...

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