John Steinbeck uses animal imagery in his novel Of Mice and Men to describe many characters such as Lennie, Curley, and Candy to give them a relationship with an animal, by doing so, Steinbeck gives them animal characteristics. This gives the reader a choice of how they want to perceive them based on the past and knowledge. What Steinbeck is trying to interpret with animal imagery is perception, everyone has their own conception and can view things based on knowledge and experiences. The working class of those times were dense people they would normally work and have a routine evolved around working, affecting their knowledge which in larger is affecting their point of view on things. Steinbeck uses many characters to generate animal imagery and show the different conceptions people have.
What role does the animal motif play in the novel? In Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, the animal motif helps illustrate characters and asserts that people often act in primitive ways. In Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, the animal motif helps illustrate characters and asserts that people often act in primitive and predatory ways. Many characters in Speak are divided into two categories: predators and prey, each category informing the reader about the character themselves and the nature of people in general. One clear example of a “predator” in the novel is Melinda’s teacher, Mr.
However, the way in which Steinbeck implements this “colorful language” is key to understanding why he used it at all. Ordinarily, an author would describe a character by their physical human traits rather than accentuating animal-like characteristics, which is how Steinbeck depicts Lennie. As a result of the utilization of Lennie’s animal-like depiction, Steinbeck subliminally dehumanizes Lennie in the reader's mind and justifies the death of animals at the hands of their masters. Ultimately, in Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck dehumanizes Lennie to the reader through the use of animal imagery, in order to allow the reader to justify Lennie’s death at the hands of his best friend, George as a warranted act of
To sum up, the author in “Of Mice and Men” uses symbolism through animals, characters and places to make readers understand the exploration of different themes such as dreams, innocence, discrimination, and friendship, among others. Moreover, Steinbeck by using these key symbols transports us into the context, which is during the Great Depression, giving a deeper meaning to the novel. In the end, what the author wants to express is that people should always be realistic; it is a fact that they would not always get or achieve what they want. This is not because people gave up on their dreams, but because no one can know or control the situations and things that may happen as the world is not only roses but has cruelty in it. In the 1930s, during the Great Depression that was exactly what happened, people do not trust each other as men were trapped in this tense environment.
Emma Marris uses many types of persuasive elements in her essay “Emma Marris: In Defense of Everglade Pythons”. In her writing she persuades her readers that the pythons should be allowed to be in the everglades since it is not their fault that they are there in the first place. She uses metaphors to relate to the reader and word choice to enhance her writing. Metaphors are widely used tools by writers to engage the reader and to make him/her understand the text further. Marris uses them throughout this passage and it makes the information relatable and easy for the intended audience to comprehend.
Calpurnia is one of the characters that teaches Scout not to judge and to tolerate and respect the actions of others. Scout gets in trouble with Calpurnia, when she embarrasses Walter Cunningham by pointing out his eating habits at dinner; Walter poured syrup on his vegetables and meat with a generous hand. Scout says “ he’s gone and drowned his dinner in syrup, He’s poured it all over-” (Lee 32). Calpurnia calls Scout into the kitchen and says furiously “ There’s some folks that don’t eat like us, but you ain’t called on to contradict ‘em at the table when they don’t. That boy’s yo’ comp’ny and if he wants to eat up the tablecloth you let him, you hear”(33).
In the essay “The Moral Status of Animals”, published in 2006, Martha C. Nussbaum reflects the aspect of dignity and comments on the dignified existence of both human and nonhuman beings. Throughout her essay, Nussbaum draws parallels between classical doctrines and the treatment of nonhuman beings among other things on the example of a trial in India, which examined the “undignified” treatment and living conditions of circus animals. Although scientists still puzzle over the extent of a nonhuman beings ' morality, Nussbaum argues in her essay that animals should be entitled to a dignified existence as well as humans, because every living being has specific forms of “flourishing” and deserves to unfold its opportunities in life. Under consideration of Kantian’s, Rachels’s and Bentham’s theories, which differentiate in several points, Nussbaum examines the animals’ moral capabilities. She disagrees with Kant’s statement about the
There are plenty examples of this in the story The Time of the Wolves by Marcia Muller. Sensory details include sight, sound, touch , taste, and smell. These are crucial in creating a believable and genuine setting which is important because it needs to fascinate the reader in order to hold their interest and for them to better visualize. Since we experience the world using our five senses, it is only natural that in order to immerse oneself into a story, we need to be able to experience that world using our five senses as well. A great use of the sensory detail of sight in the story is when describing the physical traits of Sarah as shown in the following quote, “Her dark hair hung loose about her shoulders; she wore a muslin dress dyed the rich brown of walnut bark.
This is what gave him ideas for his stories that gave the animals human-like characteristics such as speech and emotions, but the animal characters would still carry out their qualities and natural tendencies. In his fables, Aesop would talk about certain people or animals doing something. In his fables, each story carries morals and lessons to be learned. I will only talk about three stories that I believe carries important lessons in life. The stories I chose are “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”, “The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg”, “The Tortoise and the Hare”, and “The Peacocks Complaint.” The first story I want to talk about is “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” In this story, there was a boy in a village that had, or watched, a herd of sheep.
Three possible careers in the field of Laboratory science that I am interested in are lab animal technologist, veterinary pathologist, and lab animal veterinarian. I researched these careers as I did not know much about them and they all have animal caretaking in them. I know that I want to work hands on with animals as just being around them brings me joy. I also know that helping them get better or being able to prevent unnecessary harm to any animal would make my job more than worth doing. Doing research on these careers has made me broaden my mind a bit more to all the possible jobs I can do in my like.