In Daniel Woodrell’s novel, Winter’s Bone, the bitter cold of a typical Ozark Winter highlights the harsh and bittersweet lives of the characters in the story. Ree’s quest to find her father interspersed with familial interactions are sharpened by Woodrell’s crafted imagery and descriptions of the merciless winter, and the phenomenal writing which included superb word choice, authentic dialect, and evocative figurative language. In fact, the book would not have the same emotional impact without them. Throughout this finely crafted book, Daniel Woodrell transports the reader to the stark, bleak, and grim reality of the Ozark mountains where the people and the poverty are synonymous. By juxtaposing descriptions of the raw winter and the protagonist Ree Dolly’s bleak life, the reader feels a more intense understanding and connection to the heart-rending plight and events of the characters.
Jack London’s “The call of the wild” has a prominent place in the canon of American literature. Even though the novel is primarily the story of a dog named Buck, the book distinguishes itself from other animal adventures in its display of philosophical depth. An analysis through an eco-critical lens, narrowing it down to wilderness, the paper attempts to explore the portrayal of wilderness and the influence of wilderness on the lives of both the human and non- human beings in the novel. Buck, uprooted from a comfortable civilized life of the sun kissed Californian estate struggles as a sled dog in the Canadian wilderness. The wilderness is an uncaring cruel world where only the strong live.
Do you believe that dogs are man's best friend? Winterdance by Gary Paulsen is a true story about himself, it starts when he moves with his wife to a small house in the woods of minnesota, driving them broke in the process. He starts to run a trapline with dogs and finds his passion, running dogs. Paulsen unconsciously decides to run the Iditarod and we follow him throughout his journey, training, traveling, and finally actually running the race. Gary Paulsen uses symbolism, motifs, and theme to further the reader's understanding and enjoyment of the book.
The Art of Racing in the Rain Analysis “I know this much about racing in the rain. I know it is about balance. It is about anticipation and patience.” (Stein 314). The Art of Racing in the Rain answers many different questions about what it truly means to be a good human being and live a well-balanced life. This novel, written by Garth Stein, explains the answers to questions like these through a dog’s interpretation of human life.
White Fang is a novel by Jack London, depicting the life of a young wolf-dog mix. A movie was created soon after the novel was published, also portraying the life of the young wolf. The novel and film share a similar theme, but other aspects in the story line are very different. This essay will focus on White Fang’s point of view, theme, and characters as they differ between book and movie. In both versions of White Fang, a young man who has arrived in Alaska to search for a gold mine encounters White Fang, a dog-wolf mix who has lost his wolf mother.
Between the three stories, “The Dogs Could Teach Me,” by Gary Paulsen, “The Flowers,” by Alice Walker, and “The Sniper,” by Liam O’Flaherty, the one that most efficiently demonstrates description is “The Dogs Could Teach Me,” by Gary Paulsen. Paulsen’s excellent word choice allows the reader to really feel the pain that the main character experiences, to the point where many readers shudder, and he also describes the main character’s surroundings perfectly so that the reader can effortlessly visualize the setting. A major part of this story is when the main character, who is referred to as I since it is written in 1st person, loses control of the dog sled and fell down the edge of the gully that his dogs were racing on. The text states that
Once down, that was the end of you” (London, 5). Instead of intimidating Buck, this makes Buck determined to “see to it that he never went down” (London, 5). This lesson of how there is no fairness in the wild, is called the law of club and fang, and it helps Buck immensely in the future when he gets into fights with other dogs. It is very possible that Buck would have died if he had not learnt this lesson. No one else teaches Buck this lesson, he comes to this conclusion on his own.
The narrator describes the Yukon Territory as 75-degrees below freezing and being a highly treacherous for anyone to travel alone (2). By introducing this hostile environment, London creates tension in the reader as they begin to question the man’s safety in the freezing cold temperatures, After the man falls into the river and starts to freeze to death, he builds a fire in order to survive. As the fire grows and the warmth spreads, the snow on a tree falls, knocking out his fire. Through struggles such as this one, suspense is created due to the severity of the danger the man faces and the risks involved in the
Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird portrays an accurate reflection of people affairs in the southern United States during the 1930s. The story, which is set around a single-father household in rural community Alabama, includes a vast display of symbolism to connect the main plot with numerous subplots. Through her novel, Lee sets straight the old-fashioned Southern culture for the realism of Southern culture. The timing of this book also matched with the early Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Clearly symbolic is Jem's effort to make a snowman during the unusual Alabama snowfall.
American novelist Tobias Wolff, in his short fiction story, “Hunters in the Snow,” strategically uses the cold, hostile setting of a snowy winter hunting trip to help center around oddly dark themes such as self-esteem, self-absorption, and overindulgence. The story is set in snowy, cold, miserable weather that makes it a struggle to even walk, shown by Tub having to trudge through the icy snow, “as the edge of the crust bruised his shins.” This battle against the weather relates to Tub’s battle against overindulgence, which effects the story by incorporating and symbolizing one of the key themes. This also symbolizes Tub’s self-esteem issues when battled against his hostile, cruel “friends.” The cold gradually becomes more of a problem throughout
They were bred to pull heavy objects on sleds. Siberian Bloodhound If you were to mix these breeds together you would get a Siberian bloodhound. They would be able to survive harsh cold winters and track things down. These would be efficient to mushers (people that ride on sleds behind dogs). If they lost a dog or partner they could found by the dog.
Iditarod essay Have you ever wondered why the iditatod is a significant event ? Because I have.do you wach the iditarod and think “i wonder why we have the iditarod or what is the story behind it or if it is significant . “ the iditarod is a a race in alaska were slaed dogs and humans try to get to a sertent spot wile the sled dogs pool a sled with the humans on . the iditarod is a signiftcan event because it is a tribute to alaskas historic and the role the sled dogs play , to preserve the historic iditorod trail, and it saves the sled dog culture and alaskand huskies . First the iditarod is a significant event because it is a tribout to alska history and the role the dogs play .
Gary was training the dogs so that they are ready to run with snow.In iditarod there was lots of people more people with dogs. They made them run 1000 miles and in gary paulsen they made them run 100 miles. In iditarod they made them use husky’s and in gary paulsen they used dogs. In the gary paulsen book and iditarod they were at a snowy place to
Climate The Canadian Arctic is one of the extremely coldest climates known on Earth with the temperature of -28°C and -70°C during winter and in summer around 12°C which makes it very hard to survive unless you have appropriate shelter to keep you warm in freezing cold temperature. They had to discover a natural way of keeping them warm under shelter, For this particular reason, people who lived in that environment were forced to accommodate themselves by building with the material they had available and survive by using the techniques of passive engineering. Structure Design and Purpose People have always been fascinated by this traditional vernacular building called Igloo which is commonly found in Canada Arctic. The inventors of this vernacular
Career Exploration Paper There a lot of things I want in life and good career where I can help people is one of them. I feel as if the following jobs will allow me many opportunities to help many people in various settings. The first job I was interested in is being a dog trainer. Not an obedience dog trainer, but a legitimate member of the task force that trains dogs to detect illegal or dangerous substances such as cocaine, opiates, and bombs. My duties would be to design a learning program for the dogs, which would feature rigorous and repetitive drills.