In the poem “Woodchucks” by Maxine Kumin, how does the speaker strengthen a sense that everybody has a murderous intent deep inside? Throughout the essay, you will see that Kumin introduces the speaker as a frustrated farmer trying to get rid of a problem she is going through. The speaker tries to kill the woodchuck by successfully gassing them. The speaker is frustrated and angry furthermore because his solution is not working in order to protect his garden. Down the line in the poem the farmer finds another means on how to kill the woodchucks and feel like this is the only option to get rid of them, however, wants the woodchucks to not feel the pain.
My favorite poem in “Reading, Responding, and Writing” is Maxine Kumin’s “Woodchucks”. This is an intriguing story that starts off with a gardener gassing these innocent woodchucks that are only trying to survive in their home but end up eating his produce in the garden. It escalates very quickly to him becoming obsessed with murdering them until each and everyone is dead. The story is interesting because at first you think nothing of the killings but then he takes it too far and won’t stop, as if he is addicted. Though the poem might just seem to be about a gardener killing woodchucks, it really shows that if a person is pushed too far they can become obsessed, lose all humanity, and become a monster.
He is constantly struggling with his own hatred for Darth Vader through most of The Empire Strikes Back and is eager to take on his revenge. Yoda, however, warns him that fear and hatred lead to downfall into the Dark Side. Hate is truly Luke’s downfall and even then, it begins to control him. () Jedis throughout the saga find it extremely crucial to remember the motivations of their actions. To do something good for the wrong reason, like killing something evil for the sake of revenge, is greatly looked down upon.
(Connell, 31)By stating this Connell shows Rainsford’s conflict with himself. Secondly, this also presents that Rainsford is incisive and clever in recognition towards what can be an obstacles in his survival. Moreover, going through many hardships at last Rainsford has reached his hunter, who is now his victim. Stated in the story, “I am still a beast at bay, he said in a low, hoarse voice. Get ready, General Zaroff.”
In the short story "Lather and Nothing Else," by Hernando Teillez, Captain Torres is sadistic. He is sadistic because he doesn't care if he hurts others, as well as Torres thinks of it as a hobby. During his conversation with the barber, he says, "the people must have gotten a scare with what happened the other day" and continues on to say it was a "good show.."(2). Torres is referring to a firing party in which many were wounded. As shown in the quote, Captain Torres sees killing others as a show in which he gets enjoyment out of.
“When I came to power, I did not want the concentration camps to become old age pensioners homes, but instruments of terror.” These are the words from one of the worst monsters in history-Adolf Hitler, and what he said in the quote was absolutely correct. These concentration camps were horrifying with the smell of burning flesh and the bloodcurdling screams of thousands of people. I learned that you had to work to survive and had to be emotionless according to Elie in the book Night. Learning about what they did in the concentration camps teaches us more and more about how lucky we are for living in this time period and to not live in fear of being tortured or killed.
He did this because Grendel was influenced by the Dragon, reason being simply that ‘he can’, he had the choice to and simply chose to; And he followed this word thoughtlessly. Hannah Arendt, a political theorist, was sent to the trial of a Nazi soldier, after WWII, that was being tried for overseeing the killing of many Jewish people, and she expected to find this awful demon of a human being that would allow such a thing to happen, but she was surprised to see that the former Nazi soldier looked just like a normal person. She wondered what would posses such a normal looking person to do such horrible tasks, and she concluded that “it was thoughtlessness,” (Hannah Arendt) that he did what ever his chief officers or the Nazi party told him to do and never stopped to wonder what the consequences of his actions were, and “such remoteness can wreak havoc more than all the evil instinct taken together.” (Hannah Arendt) This shows how Grendel thoughtlessly did his actions due to influence of the dragon, without realizing what he was doing to the humans was really awful.
Montresor states, “I continued , as was my in to smile in his face and he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation” (Poe 1). Montresor devises an intricate and well thought out plan to murder someone he considers a friend, he highlights the evil of humanity when the thought of killing Fortunato brings a smile to his face.
Although the story starts out without indirectly discussing the murder of the king, we as readers can interpret that this act of violence has already taken place. The biggest question around is: “Who killed the King?” When the ghost visits Hamlet, readers and Hamlet become informed that King Claudius is the one who killed the king. (Act I, Scene 5, lines 39-40). This brings major tension into the mood and tone of the characters because now Hamlet has a feel for all the betrayal that is taking place around him.
Even though the camps are already terrible, the sight and thought of fire makes the prisoners seem more vulnerable to death. This is shown in the book when Elie thought that he was going to die by the
Maxine Kumin’s poem Woodchucks delivers the tale of an individual who is killing woodchucks. Although the speaker is unsuccessful with gassing the pests, they resort to utilizing a gun in order to eradicate the woodchucks. A superficial reader might assume that the poem is merely about exterminating woodchucks, but actually it is about the irreversible sadistic nature of human beings. Humans have cruel tendencies and once arisen, are permanent and irrevocable. After switching weapons to a gun, the narrator confesses, “I, a lapsed pacifist fallen from grace/ puffed with Darwinian pieties for killing” (lines 15-16).
In the eyes of the Lord everyone is created equally, but in recent years God’s creatures are not being treated with the respect they deserve. This inequality has been a cause of many wars through history and is no different today. In the poem, “Woodchucks” by Maxine Kumin, the woodchucks represent an oppressed group of people that are slaughtered for their appearances and the speaker represents the evil side that people posses. When trying to understand Maxine Kumin’s poem, it is best to know her childhood. Maxine grew up as a Jew and it is clearly shown in her work, “Writers are all secret Jews,” declared poet and writer Maxine Kumin in a Massachusetts Review interview in 1975, two years after receiving the Pulitzer Prize for Up Country: Poems
Major League baseball teams and some college leagues use wood bats. College level teams use wood bats when their league is only for wood bats. For example, the Lakeshore Chinooks are in a wood bat league. Some other countries that baseball is popular in are Cuba and Taiwan. Every wood bat is different.
Compare and contrast David Suzuki has become one of Canada’s most renowned environmentalists, and his quantitative and detailed writing style has been a valuable asset in raising awareness on issues surrounding climate change and a more sustainable environment. Given Suzuki’s expertise, it is not surprising that he has many essays on these topics, including “ Forests Are Another Piece of the Global Warming Puzzle” and “ Does Selling off our Resources make us an Energy Superpower?” which, although sharing an author, make persuasive arguments in two separate ways. Where the first focuses on forestry, the latter focuses mainly on mining, the more scientific approach taken by the first essay compared to the more socio-political approach of the second, as well as the solution based approach of the first and problems based approach of the second, and again the more narrow view of the forests
At the beginning of the war, soldiers were excited and enthusiastic about fighting and they saw the other side as non-human. However, over time, the soldiers were exposed to so much death and suffering that their views shifted to see the war as an unnecessary evil which destroyed valuable lives. As shown in multiple poems written during World War One, and in Remarque’s, All Quiet on the Western Front, through witnessing excessive suffering and death at the hands of society, people recognize their individual values over the values of their society. As the war began, soldiers were surrounded by glorifying propaganda and encouragement from society to get involved, this led to feelings of excitement and pride towards the war.