Toby tried his best at everything he wanted to do. At the private school, he tried his best to succeed but he ultimately did not live up to the expectations put on him. With the army, he would try his best and wouldn't quit. He said "falling and dying are for quitters" and since would be the best he can at war, he would not fall or die. Instead of falling and dying, he would redeem himself and find somewhere
They took each single dog and lifted them into there nice and fresh car. We arrived at the small, quaint house and they started by bathing all of us. Rufus, Herman, Scruffy and every other dog was washed, and brushed which was something they have never gotten to experience. Next they were fed. But, it wasn’t covered in mold, it wasn’t old, and it wasn’t cold.
A lot of symbolism is used in the book and can completely change the story’s meaning by implying different hidden meanings to the story. To begin with, the dog's name was, “White Dog” (p9-12). The girl’s favorite song on the radio was “Don’t Fence Me In” and “The Dark Stain” at the Joe Lundy’s place, that “would not go away” (pg 5) have a much bigger meaning. The “dark stain” foreshadows that
Rosemary chooses to believe that Toby is a perfect child, even when the evidence indicates otherwise. Through multiple witnesses and the vice principal’s firmness on the subject, it is obvious that Toby was the one who defaced school property, but Rosemary refuses to believe it. Along with
A bad storm hits them one day and a dog with rabies bites Teacake. He didn’t know the dog had rabies and ends up crazy and almost shot Janie but she did before he could. In the other story, The Great
Hazel, joined by a few other rabbits, were at a farm neighboring their new warren trying to rescue the rabbits being caged in during the middle of the night. The residents of the farm arrived and saw the empty cage. Quickly, they realized where the
The dog is a symbol of the way in which the old and and disabled are not valued on the ranch rather strength over heartwarming attachment. Each and every form of discrimination shown in Of Mice and Men are prevalent the story through the language and lack of respect, Steinback saw humans as afraid or disgusted by someone who is different. Not being a certain standard of normal, seems to cast them
The beginning of the novel shows us that Buck is a pampered dog who had lived in the Santa Clara Valley under the property of judge miller and was the ruler of the house. He was feared, and respected by the other dogs. He has everything he wanted and will soon have it taken away from him. Manuel, the gardener, will abduct Buck in his house and that will be the beginning of a cruel life for him.
The dead dog became the major symbol of house’s alienation. The system let the injured and exhausted animal in, but did not do anything to try to improve its condition. It returned to habitual schedule that was a more important link to the past than the family’s pet. “The dog frothed at the mouth, lying at the door, sniffing, its eyes turned to fire. It ran wildly in circles, biting at its tail, spun in a frenzy, and died” (Bradbury 2).
Soon, Toby makes a trip to the veterinarian's office and is abruptly put to sleep because of his size. Toby is reincarnated as a Golden Retriever who, after maturing, is let out of the cage to play in the backyard. Toby turns the knob and breaks free. He encounters a man on the side of the road and the man lets him into his truck.
Mark Twain believes that dogs are superior to man because out of all animals, man is the only one that is cruel enough to inflict pain on others just for the pleasure of doing it. Twain’s short story “A Dog’s Tale”, written in 1903, displays these beliefs and is done so from a dog’s point of view. This unusual take on the story is used to help convey the theme that one shouldn’t assume the others will do the same for them. The story includes literary elements such as characterisation, structural irony and a plot and conflict. It is a story of a loyal and heroic dog which unfortunately ends in an ironic twist of fate.