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.
Quote #9 | Quote and Context Brian has gone through the worse obstacles that came in front of him, from struggling from a tornado to surviving from getting run over by a moose. The author states as Brian’s talking to himself, “Come on, he thought, baring his teeth in the darkness—come on. Is that the best you can do—is that all you can hit me with—a moose and a tornado? Well, he thought, holding his ribs and smiling, then spitting mosquitoes out of his mouth. Well, that won't get the job done.
Lennie was oft compared to a dog in the book. This comparison is apparent when Lennie is drinking water, but it is also hidden within the context of the book that he, as George’s only friend, is like Candy’s dog, who was Candy’s only friend. Lennie’s hands are the reason he kills Curley’s wife. Therefore, Steinbeck compares his hands to those of a dog’s, calling them “huge paws” (62) and saying that he “pawed up the hay” (89) to bury Curly’s wife. 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).
Buck has never had to endure the vicious North. While at Judge Miller's, Buck never worries about his next meal or shelter; yet while in the frozen Klondike he has death at his heels. “A chill wind was blowing that nipped him sharply and bit with especial venom into his wounded shoulder. He lay down on the snow and attempted to sleep, but the frost soon drove him shivering to his feet. Miserable and disconsolate, he wandered about among the many tents, only to find that one place was as cold as another.
When the mother bear has suddenly fallen off of the cliff which they are both standing on he is still scared. To Inman, bears instilled within them the idea of hope, to kill a bear; some amount of hope is lost. Inman then sees the cub, against his beliefs; he kills it, knowing that it would not be able to survive on its own. Inman then eats the cub, the whole time he can only think of how wrong it is. “It tasted nevertheless like sin.
The poem "The Beaver" is written by Duke Redbird, A Ojibway Shaman Elder from the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario. The poem is about a father who tells his son not to become a beaver. The reason to this is because the beaver causes many problems for the wildlife around him. Focusing all the animals around to leave and find a new home which is the same thing the “white man,” did to the natives. Where the people once lived off the land that was once theirs In the beginning of the poem, the beaver comes and starts to build a dam with limbs, branches, mud and sand.
The self-control Mrs. Montrose or Mrs. Forrester thought they had quickly fades as the train ride progresses and a mean streak starts to manifest itself within the ladies. They begin to “hold their chins high and their eyes flash as if ready for battle” (2) and Mrs. Montrose does nothing to try and stop Mrs. Forrester when she pounces on the naivety of the German man, saying, “…I myself have five bears. My father has seven bears. This is nothing. It is the custom [in Canada]” (2).
That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (Maudie, 90). Maudie explains to Scout that killing a mockingbird is sinful because they are innocent creatures who do nothing to harm us. Boo Radley most represents the mockingbird and the theme ‘innocence should be treasured, not destroyed’. At first, Boo Radley appears to be big and scary. Stories went around about him, discriminating and degrading him, causing Boo to stay in his house and out of the public eye.
In the first stanza of her poem she compares the white takeover to the mosquitoes at the drive in movie where “nothing works” to keep them away and “they break through the smoke screen for blood” (Erdrich 12). This gives a comparison to how the Europeans easily broke through the Native Americans' defenses, leaving them no chance at fighting off the white men. It introduces the idea that the white men engulfed not only the Native Americans' freedom, but also everything else they had, including their culture and lifestyle. In the sixth stanza Erdrich mentions “a few laughing Indians fall over the hood / slipping in the hot spilled butter” (Erdrich 12). The Indians are laughing at watching their own people being brutally killed in a white man's movie, greatly disgracing their ancestors and giving an example of how Erdrich feels these people care very little about their past.
“I guess, but we are so deep in the woods nobody could even live out here. We really should be more scared of a bear coming and eating us all!” David rationalized as he walked away behind the tent, hopefully to grab more marshmallows. “Unless there zombies!” I said laughing and taking the joke too far. “Shush, you hear that?” Keith said signaling for me to quiet. He has a terrified look stained on his face.