Diction In The Rattler

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In “The Rattler”, the sympathetic and accepting tones reflect the man attitude towards his actions in handling the snake to protect his life. In ‘The Rattler” the accepting and sympathetic tones are a reflection of the man’s attitude towards his actions in handling the snake to protect his life.
The farmer wanted to take time to experience the pleasure nature has but stumbled upon the reptile. His decision to kill the snake was for the better of his animals and his life. The author’s diction is a reflections of the superiority the man had over the self-defensive snake. When the man first saw the “ six-foot black snake thick as my wrist” and observed that “felt no necessity of getting out of anybody’s path” he felt the need to “show my intentions”. The snake was aware of his strength and wanted the man to know that. Therefore he didn 't feel the need to move for the stranger. Following their first encounter the man would “have been well content” to leave him alone because taking “life is a satisfaction I can’t feel” but knowing he has a farm to take care of, he had“ kill the snake”. The man first intentions were to leave the snake to its own accords. Shortly later realizing taking the snake life will be the best move. “The Rattler” is a prime example of doing what 's best for the empowerment of your people, if killing is has to be done.
The imagery heightens the effect of danger for the snake when the man had his garden hoe. The clash between the snake and man started
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