They’ve no understanding,” (1). Rainsford is initially shown to not show any empathy to the wild animals he hunts. Zaroff is no different, with him declaring, “I hunt the scum of the earth: sailors from tramp ships--lassars, blacks, Chinese, whites, mongrels,” (9). Zaroff hunts humans who have the unfortunate luck to arrive on Ship-Trap Island. Zaroff gives no second thought about hunting humans because he finds them to be the perfect sport to hunt, and finds pleasure in hunting them.
He realizes that his idea of what animals felt like was wrong in its entirely, and through understanding what it is like to be hunted, he becomes less ignorant and naive. The story begins when Rainsford was talking about how he doesn't care about how the preys he hunts feel. “ Who cares how a jaguar feels.” (p.17) This shows us that he is the hunter and his prey is the hunter. He falls from his ship and swims to “ Ship Trap Island’’ where he runs into the owner of the island, General Zaroff. Zaroff has the same philosophy as Rainsford classifying the world into classes, the hunter and the huntees.
In “The Lady or the Tiger” by Frank Stockton, a question about two doors leaves endless possibilities for debates and showcases the many different traits a person can possess. When facing the choice between a lady or a tiger, personalities and interpretation of human habits are revealed. In reference to the story, Stockton says the decision helps “... you find out what kind of a person you are yourself” (304). Stockton’s quote is often interpreted as the decision made based from the story is what would be chosen in real life by the decision maker. However, looking deeper at the quote shows that the question actually displays the thought process and practicality of the decision maker.
“Woodchucks” by Adrienne Rich, and “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” by Maxine Kumin, are both poems with a heavy focus on animals. “Woodchucks” describe its selected animal as a pest, mentioning how they steal their food and invade their property. However, in “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers,” tigers are portrayed as noble, brave, and majestic. The protagonist of each story goes through a different journey. In Rich’s story, the homeowner first seems fairly innocent, and is shown to simply find the woodchucks annoying.
Lady Vs. Tiger In the story “ The Lady , or the Tiger?” By Frank R. Stockson there is a semi-barbaric king who’s way of punishing a criminal was by giving him two options which in this case were two doors. He could open either door he pleased in which one of them had a tiger and the other the lady , if he opened the one with the tiger the tiger would immediately eat him but if he got the lady he would have to marry her and make a family. This was actually a fair decision because he had no idea in which door the tiger or the lady was in. The semi-barbaric king had a daughter whom he loved above all humanity the princess was in love with a young man he was handsome and brave she loved him very much . Many may think that in the story “The Lady, or the Tiger?” By Frank R. Stockson the lady came through the door, In fact the tiger was the one that came through the door because the princess hated the lady that was behind the door and she would never let her lover be married to someone whom she hates.
She somehow survived three death rolls by the crocodile, and luckily made it out alive despite her major injuries caused by the animal. What’s interesting about this woman is her perception after the horrible incident. Instead of blaming the crocodile she blamed herself as the intruder in the its territory, and claimed there was no need for revenge. This is totally
“You’re a big-game hunter, not a philosopher. Who cares how a jaguar feels?” “Perhaps the jaguar does,” observed Whitney. “Even so, I rather think they understand one thing-fear. The fear of pain and the fear of death.” “Nonsense, “ laughed Rainsford. “This hot weather is making you soft, Whitney.
When Rainsford first means Zaroff he sees him as a good hunter because of all of his trophies. Not much later Rainsford learns that Zaroff hunts humans, so Rainsford sees how evil a hunter can be. Another way Zaroff drives the theme is to make Rainsford feel like the animals he used to hunt. While Zaroff is hunting Rainsford, he says he now knows the true meaning of terrified; so now he knows how the animals he hunted felt. He also felt how it feels to know there isn’t much of a chance that you are going to survive.
In The Rattler the speaker’s rhetorical strategy is to use pathos to make the audience feel sympathy for his/her actions and to also use logos to give good reasons for his/her actions. The speaker is justified in killing the rattlesnake because he/she was protecting the lives of others while being courageous at the same time. In the third paragraph the author uses pathos when he/she says: “But I reflected that there were children, dogs, horses at the ranch, as well as men and women like shod; my duty, plainly, was to the kill the snake.” In this section the speaker was only doing what he or she believed was the right thing to do. He/She was only thinking of the dangers this vicious creature could cause to others when he/she said, “I reflected that there were
Wolf was the only animal that wasn’t afraid of Lion since he was best at hunting at night. Wolf loved and helped other animals that were helpless and gave some animals hope, he was as gracious and caring as a God. Lion hated the fact that Wolf helped other animals so he became more evil and became even more wrathful. Wolf couldn’t stop Lion unless he had help from the other animals since he was weak compared to Lion because he gave the other animals most of