This acknowledgment suggests that somewhere deep inside he accepts the story with the people is true, but it does not matter. Instead of viewing this illusion as anthropomorphicus, he quite simply understands the human actions as the actions of animals, and so it is uncomplicated for his mind to try and comprehend the situation. By seeing people as animals, he is able to save his own
If only they can change the environment, he urges the animals, things will improve. He is a pragmatist. What his philosophy ignores is the thing that really counts – morality. Man is not the real enemy; the real enemy of the animals (and of course the humans too) is their own sinfulness. The animals that most clearly show the destructive sinfulness, with all its selfishness, exploitation and betrayal, are the pigs.
They simply have the ability to work in community without selfish ambitions with no shame or hinderance. Twain is opening a new idea of how humans show shame and cruelty which is why they are the lowest tier of animal. “Indecency, vulgarity, obscenity- these are strictly confined to man: he invented them. (Twain 182)” The higher animal have no shame man covers himself because in his mind it is indecent exposure. Man is just an animal that is self-conscious.
According to Rifkin’s article, “A change of heart about animals,” we should treat animals with better care and there should be animal rights given to them. He claims that animals are more like us than we had ever imagined. Their behavior is similar to humans and they also feel many different emotions. I somewhat agree with Rifkin. Many harmless animals are mistreated and they should not be.
Animals do not have the ability to speak, have a thought process that can be communicated nor do they understand the human civilization. They deserve compassion and gentle treatment but not rights as far as humans go. 2. America has enough domestic issues of our own that we should be taking care of first. Defending other countries or invading other countries that we have no business interfering in causes us nothing but more problems.
Without getting too into it, It basically says that we all have a basic idea of how we want to be treated and how we should treat others. Kind of like the golden rule. Animals however have no moral compass. An animal my feel bad because of the consequences of a situation, but a human can feel compassion for another person in that situation. An animal will not act unless it is doing so for it’s own well being or the well being of it’s genes being passed on.
It is troubling to me that they sacrifice animals to appease their God. Cultural relativism would be a useful approach in understanding the importance of such beliefs as to why they need to make these sacrifices. Discuss the extent that cultural relativism would be a useful approach to understanding and interacting with people in your own society that did (or do) the same. Here in the US animal sacrifice is taboo and culturally frowned upon. There are a multitude of
They had no suspicions of him, and he listened and watched, until, at last, he discovered what was going on. “he discovered what was going on” have more than one meaning, depends on the reader what was going on with the couples. SYMBOLS • And then, he was not one of those idiots with wild looks, and the manners of an animal, Wild looks mean bad, ragged, dirty and so on, and the manners of an animal means harm and dangerous • ….because all thought they would please the poor gentle creature who harmed nobody. Because mademoiselle is idiot and the word idiot is too rude sometimes, the poor gentle creature can replace it. • His smooth face, his long flax like hair, required a cap with ribbons, and became a caricature under the high chimney-pot hat of the old doctor, his grandson.
Those who against animal experiments insist that those painful experimentation on animals should be halted. The pain is not moral whether it is experienced by a child, an adult, or an animal. If it is wrong to impose pain on a human being, it is also wrong on an animal. But many people argue that halting animal experiments would end the progress of science and actually human are taking gain from those experiments. Animal experiments should be acceptable if the pain is minimized in all experiments.
To help put an end to animal cruelty, we first need to know what animal cruelty is exactly. There are two types of animal cruelty. They are passive cruelty and active cruelty. Passive cruelty occurs when owners severely neglect their pets. To the common person, passive cruelty may look like a less serious form of animal cruelty, but that is certainly not the case.