In the passage from Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Crossing the narrator describes a traumatic incident that happened to a wolf, and the impact it had on the main character. McCarthy’s literary techniques he uses to help show the impact of the experience: is imagery, tone, mood, and figurative language. The impact of the experience is sad but uplifting, watching nature shut down due to the fact an animal had died, similar to how people shut down in a real funeral.
The analogy of life, along with the obstacles that one must overcome in order to advance and to succeed is portrayed through the narrator’s experience with a dead deer in “Traveling through the Dark” by William Stafford. An interpretation of the title “Traveling through the Dark” is one’s outlook of life. Ultimately, humans are incapable of being all-knowing; living day by day without the ability to predict tomorrow. The dead deer on the edge of the road symbolizes unexpectancies in life, the speaker 's ability to make a critical decision when no one is watching allows the speaker to progress in the journey of life.
AECs apply a set of principles that govern the ethical conduct of people whose work involves the use of animals for scientific purposes. The role of the AEC is to ensure that the use of animals is justified, provides for the welfare of those animals and incorporates the principles of Replacement, Reduction and Refinement (the 3Rs). The 3Rs are defined in the Code as: • Replacement - techniques that replace the use of animals must be sought and used where possible • Reduction - each project must use no more than the minimum number of animals necessary and • Refinement - projects should be designed to avoid pain and distress in
I think that the author was trying to say that the dog, like candy, is old and people think worthless. I also think that the author was trying to foreshadow something bad happening to George and Lennie. This is because I have noticed that Candy’s relationship with his dog is alike the relationship of George and Lennie. Since someone else shot Candy’s dog, I think that maybe George or Lennie might ask someone to hurt the other person. Or maybe since Candy said that he should have killed his dog, George may hurt Lennie and vice versa.
In fact, one could argue that the point of view character has this internal struggle due to a psychological theory called behaviorism. Behaviorism is the psychological theory that we are influenced by our environment through social means. Because of behaviorism theory, the main character develops a moral struggle caused by his surroundings. To delve deeper, here’s a line-by-line analysis of “Traveling Through the Dark.” Starting readers off with the first two lines, “Traveling through the dark I found a deer dead on the edge of the Wilson River road.”
In the memoir Night the narrator Elie Wiesel recounts a moment when camps had to be evacuated and prisoners were forced to run in the woods in the snow and many people were killed for being tired. ”From time to time, a shot exploded in the darkness. They had orders to shoot anyone who could not sustain the pace. ”(Wiesel 85). To run through the woods in the cold with so little food is hard and cruel to make someone go through.
According to No Dogs in Heaven, “if a cow is going to die, and you touch her, you will get the credit for her death”( Sharp 30). This means, that some people will make it seem like the animals death is your fault. To elaborate, In one of the short stories, Dr.Shart got blamed for an animal's death because he spayed one of the animals, then the animal was sent home and the next day it died because the owner took it home and went hunting and the stitches came undone. Dr.Shart gave the owner clear instructions that the animal needed rest. The novel explains some of the experiences and problems that Dr.Shart
Incorporating the term “escaped” brands Molly the cow as a prisoner or a criminal breaking out of captivity. Additionally, this term implies that Molly was in captivity for a reason and is running away from the consequences of her actions. If Arora were to replace “execution” with the word death or demise he would lose the emphasis on how meat-eaters force cattle to suffer the consequences of their actions. “Corpses” creates a connection between cow meat and dead human bodies. This word is commonly used when talking about human bodies, as the connection comes to mind the reader gets a sense of uneasiness when giving cows the same value of humans.
Through the use of the theory of deconstruction, Findley exemplifies the ambiguity of the novel; focusing on, the equivocal nature of sanity and insanity through Robert’s and Rodwell’s experiences with animals and violence; the blurred lines between friendship and enmity examined through the encounter with the German soldier and Robert’s rape; and finally, the indefinite concepts of family and stranger are demonstrated via Mrs Ross’s relationship with Robert and his connection with Harris. Firstly, the exploration of the ambiguity between sanity and insanity is found within Robert’s attempt to save the horse in which he ends up killing Captain Leather. In Robert’s eyes, what Captain Leather did was mad but his own actions are not seen as sane
The forests symbolize the family heritage and ‘family trees’ but it is ironic that both the men die in the woods and thus the family falls apart. "The blood…earth", is symbolic that the forest forgives, it brings in blood imagery and the nature is omnipotent in form of the stark setting and fate is challenged in the forest. Leonardo has also made evident his guilt, “-Page 85,"Be quiet… breath easily". It is symbolic of the fact that Leonardo is sinful and he feels like he is cheating his family. In the age of modernism the writer has induced into the mind of the reader many such symbols of the time and subtly yet intricately listed out their role in the
It is basically survival of the fittest. Giving animal’s rights should be necessary only if they are being abused. For example, forcing dogs to fight other dogs till one is dead. If the animals are killed for our basic human needs than it should not be wrong. I agree with Bob Stevens in his letter to Rifkins when he mentions the fact that pigs would get toys even though there are human beings in the world who do not have such things.
Likewise, Grendel yelled “I smile, threatened by an animal already dead, still climbing” (Gardner 140). Grendel felt threaten by the animal therefore he had to kill the goat. The goat trespassed on Grendel’s rock, making Grendel dislike the goat because the goat wouldn’t leave his rock. Also, Grendel implies “Why can’t these creatures discover a little dignity”(Gardner 6). The animals bother Grendel a load of times.
“Traveling through the Dark” and “Woodchucks” are each poems that describe the relationship between humanity and nature. In both “Traveling through the Dark” and “Woodchucks” the speaker use imagery and diction to reveal their attitudes toward killing and to convey the central theme. Alternatively in the poem “Woodchucks” we see nature being an annoyance to the modern world. For some reason the narrator wishes to inflict harm on the woodchucks. The attitude towards nature in this scene could be described as ungrateful and ignorant.
The imaginary line between Reality and Illusion In many works of literature, short stories are fictional work used to elaborate on a theme but shorter than an novel. Ambrose Bierce, an american journalist and author, wrote “ An Occurrence at Owl Creek bridge to develop meaningful themes and symbols, correspondingly Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of many novels, and of the short story “ Young Goodman Brown” pursue the same idea. Both stories illustrated many topics, such as images and symbols,analysis of a fundamental issue, diction and many more, which were commonly used, however each story had a unique topic not spoken of; Loss of innocence, good vs. evil, etc… In the intention of analyzing a fundamental key issue-Reality vs Illusion,“Realism”- which takes place in both short stories, Ambrose Bierce’s “ An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, illustrate the issue by allowing us the reader to think and picture Peyton Farquhar’s escape in our mind. “As he rose to the surface, gasping for breath, he saw that he had been a long time under water; he was perceptibly farther downstream -- nearer to