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
Should you encounter a feral cat, observe its behavior. Feral cats, unlike strays and house cats, are non-vocal. They do not meow, instead hissing when they feel threatened. Feral cats will not try to approach you, as they are not as comfortable with humans as strays can be. Feral cats are not as curious as their domesticated counterparts, fleeing when company is spotted.
Are Zoos Unethical By:Kalynn Deppe An issue that has been hotly debated since the brink of zoos has been whether they are ethical or not. Although some believe that zoos can be beneficial to animals, thousands of research has shown this not to be true. The main reasons zoos are devious is because, there artificial environments are harmful, the animals are more prone to diseases, and it can damage children's views on society. To begin, zoos are unprincipled due to the fact that they take animals out of the wild and place them in synthetic environments that have failed to meet the animals designated standard of living. For example, research has shown that some larger animals need for space is not fulfilled in their confined cages.
In the article A Change of Heart, the author exemplifies different animals and tests based on how they feel toward one and other. He also explains how the wild creatures feel, sense, and can attract its own emotions. Jeremy Rifkin, a political science writer, the author of the article infers, “they [animals] feel pain, suffer and experience stress, affection, excitement and even love -- and these findings are changing how we view animals” (2). What the author has stated is that with the same moral features animals
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.
People tend to create a first opinion of something depending on how it looks like. In “The Dog of Caucomgomoc” by Boardman Hawes, people start to create fake myths about this dog after the death of his master, all of this because of his scary appearance. Only Gordon Low, the man who saw how this dog took care of his owner, knows his real personality, and finally will show the world they were wrong. Through the reactions of the afraid dog to the inhabitants, "The Wild Dog of Caucomgomoc" explores how fear can show a wrong facet of a person making others judge by first appearances. After the death of the dog’s master, Boardman Hawes shows how the people start saying that now this dog has something “sombre” only because his owner had it (Paragraph 5).
Old Major’s speech in the book Animal Farm by George Orwell, and Dr.Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a Dream” speech were written by different people, for different reasons, at different times and places. Old Major talks about his vision for the future of Manor Farm where animals end the suffering caused by man while King talks about his vision for the future of America where racial injustice is nonexistent. After all of these differences the two speeches are still very similar. Both speeches talked about an injustice that they felt needed to end. Old Major talked about how the humans made the animals work and then took everything that they worked for and barely fed them.
Royal Dixon argues that lack of feeling in science has made humans ignorant to the features that animals and humans share. His argument contains logic and connects to the reader's emotion to illustrate his ideas. In Dixon’s The Human Side of Animals he uses many persuasion techniques including rhetorical questions, imagery, and examples of various traits of animals. Throughout the passages Dixon uses rhetorical questions to argue the reader’s logic. Questions such as, “Why should we fall into the colossal ignorance of conceit of cataloging every human-like action of animals under the word ‘instinct’?” or “Shall we deny [animals] of all intellect and feeling?” make the reader doubt and challenge their own ideas.
In the articles of Jeremy Rifkin, Victoria Braithwaite, and Ed Yong, there's a deep research and debate whether animals should be given the right to have human rights or not. All authors include their perspective on the issue and provide scientific evidence. However, I believe that there should be a separation of rights between animals and humans because there is no biological basis for drawing the line. Giving the right to apes, what factors exclude other mammals like dogs, cats, and birds. In Jeremy Rifkin’s article, “A Change of Heart about Animals”, proves his statement that many of our fellow creatures also “feel pain, suffer and experience stress, affection, excitement and even love..”.
It has been argued that it’s okay for these animals to be treated this way because they don’t feel emotions. For instance, Kate Murphy, in the New York Times article, claims that it is okay to kill animals because “... there is no definitive scientific evidence that animals experience emotions.” Another example is Dr. Neel Burton, who declares that animals can not feel love, get mental disorders, or even think(Psychology Today). Despite these individuals claims, this is simply not true. They are obviously ill informed about the plethora of evidence that proves that animals do, in fact, feel all of these things. Dr. Marc Bekoff, a specialist in animal behavior, wrote a response to Burton 's Paper showing all the contradictory evidence.