I Heard the Owl Call My Name

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Margaret Craver’s novel, I Heard the Owl Call My Name, is the story of a terminally ill young ordinand, Mark Brian, who is sent by his bishop to Kingcome on patrol of the Indian villages. There, as the Bishop had hoped, he learns enough of the meaning of life to be ready to die. In life people should give and share. Mark learned how to give unselfishly without expecting anything in return. In order …

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…is one of triumph and once he learns the meaning of life, he too must die. In conclusion in the book I Heard the Owl Call My Name, the main character Mark Brian learns many truths about life. He learns how to give, that it takes time for people to trust you, and that death is natural. After learning enough about the meaning of life and completing his purpose, Mark, like the salmon, must dies.