As the boy tames the wild bird, it evokes pleasure in him away from his hardship in society; the bird is bettering us here.
verb gerund or present participle: bettering
improve on or surpass (an existing or previous level or achievement).
Bird (animal) substituting human failure: that is what it means.
Can this clause be reduced as the bird bettering us here and use a comma instead of a semi-colon.
Or is that wrong.