THE BEAR FACTS Lorraine Jeanson English Composition 1 Instructor Carmack September 30, 2012 Oh, how we love our bears, black and brown, even white. Together we will explore the habits and the adventurous nature of this beautiful creature. Our mission is to seize more information about the Black and Brown bears. While they are similar they are also different. People should keep their distance from bears when viewing in the wild, especially when momma has cubs, and papa has been known to kill the cubs or you.
The Growling, howling, and snarling sounds that haunted my dreams as a child are still the sounds I think of when the conversation turns to wolves. The growling, howling, and snarling I’m referring to isn’t coming from wolves but the people fighting for and against the repopulation of the species. So what’s the truth about wolf reintroduction? Why is there such a heated debate? One side of the argument states they were hunted to the brink of extinction for a reason, the other side praising this majestic animal for its ability to live and thrive in the face of such adversity.
Sullivan’s essay is one that depicts the world ending not in nuclear warfare or even by human hands whatsoever, but rather by the animal kingdom’s animosity towards human beings. He cites several instances of “far-out animal-attack stor[ies]”(Sullivan 1) that aren’t your typical “Species self-protection + everybody loving the outdoors = occasional kills”(Sullivan 1) stories, but rather the rare oddities of instances where normally docile or tamed animals are acting out aggressively towards human kind. Sullivan does not just list hoards of animal attack stories to convince you, he reaches out to the scientific community to reinforce his theory. Sullivan contacts Professor Marcus Livengood to add credibility to his argument, as well as more examples of this bizarre phenomenon. Except not.
A Call to Ancestry The Call of the Wild, by Jack London tells a story about how Buck, a domesticated dog in the "sun-kissed" Santa Clara, managed to survive in the wilds of Klondike. From a mellow dog Buck transformed into a wolf like dog. Jack London conveyed many of his own ideas about living in this story by telling readers what Buck went through to adjust to the harsh realities of life in the snowy North, where survival was the only imperative. Throughout Buck's adjustment there were several turning-points which forced him to understand the rules of the wild world, but being kidnapped, mistreated, and seeing cruelty of the real world were the most significant challenges that made him into a legend. At the beginning of the story Buck lived
Lot’s wife, as noted in the text, perishes, because she does not trust and obey. These stories act as corrective tales to guide behavior. Popular stories might include folk tales, fairy tales, fables, etc. For example, in Aesop’s “The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf” (popularly known as “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”), the boy told the same lie three or four times about a wolf killing the sheep. When a wolf did threaten the lives of the sheep, no one believed him.
As early as page four, the characterization of Lennie’s uncontrollable strength was denoted by Steinbeck’s description of the way he dragged his feet being similar to “the way a bear drags his paws” (4). And just like Candy’s dog, Lennie had also died, but mark that in both cases, they die by means of gun from their best friends. George’s decision to kill Lennie goes back to the extended metaphor between Lennie and Candy’s dog throughout the book. After the death of Candy’s dog, an interpersonal discussion between George and Candy leads to one important moment. Candy tells George that he “ought to of shot that dog [himself]“(60) and that he “shouldn’t ought to of let no stranger shoot [his] dog”(60).
But as time passes, the Acts that were passed started to be like a battleground for those animals. Both of these articles’ main purpose was to inform the audience about what is happening to animals, and how they are becoming endangered. In Kaufman’s article Date Night at the Zoo, if Rare Species Play Along it seems to be more directed to veterinarians or anyone who works with wild animals. It gives many facts about what is happening to animals, and why they are slowly becoming instinct, and what they should do about it. The article was also written very formal.
This is carried on further by the different views of human beings as each writer observes different experiences during the Cold War, the time when the book was written. Firstly, both writers include a source of fear that drives the characters, and how people can be manipulated by them. For example, Jack uses fear of the ‘beast’ to get the boys on his tribe as he tells them he will hunt it down giving the boys a sense of protection and relief: ‘my hunters will protect you from the beast’. Later, even Ralph and Piggy are affected by this fear as they take part in the killing of Simon whom they mistake for the beast. Also, Bill and his group and other groups both blind and sighted are kept constantly cautious of the triffids and the spread of the unknown disease among the blind.
A young girl is deceived by a wolf, leading to the death of the young girl and her grandmother. ‘The wicked wolf threw himself upon Little Red Riding Hood and ate her up’. The combination of storyline and the side-moral acts as a moralising force to emphasise the need for safety and trust for the responder.