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The Theme Of Motivation In Paul Annixter's The Woods-Devil

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“The Woods-Devil,” written by Paul Annixter, uses dangers in the wilderness to illustrate Nathan’s motivation. When Nathatn is on a voyage to check the traps in the dangerous wild for his family’s needs, he has double thought of going back home, “Then he thought of what awaithed him at home-that stricken look on his father’s face. His fear of that was greater than his fear of the valley” (21). This illustrates that Nathan does not want to dissapoint his father in this manly task that the whole family is depending on him to do. This reveals that Nathan has a massive quanity of respect for his father. This quanity of respect that Nathan has for his father later explains when he risks his life to feed his family. Clearly, Nathan indicates motivation
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