The reflection story I choose is called Why I Hunt: A Predators Meditation by Rick Bass. The short story tells of Bass’s love of hunting for both elk and deer. However, the significance of the story goes far beyond merely killing an animal for its meat, as it tells mostly of the emotional struggle he feels as a hunter. Bass acknowledges the fact that he is a predator but wonders if his insatiable need for meat will somehow affect him in a later life. He questions whether or not he will have to pay for all of the innocent animals’ deaths that he has caused.
The Impact of Sacrifice We all know the saying “you will always sacrifice for the one’s whom you love”. To sacrifice something for someone your love has to be strong. For example Katniss sacrifices her life for the ones she loves. In the book “ The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, sacrifice is the most important theme because Katniss takes her sisters place, she sacrifices her life to rescue Peeta and she sacrifices her ideals to pretend her love with Peeta. Sacrifice affects Katniss’s life in many ways thought out the novel.
Edgar Espana Kara Lybarger-Monson English MO1B February 29, 2012 Questioning Ones Power In T.C. Boyle’s novel When the Killings Done, Dave LaJoy the so-called animal lover and animal rights activist, who by the way hates humans, faces-off with Alma Boyd Takesue, the real animal lover that is trying to restore “Eden” to the way it was before being infested by rats and feral pigs. Both Alma and Dave are interested in animal rights but have different ways in doing so, Alma even though she’d rather not kill anything has to eliminate animals from Eden because she is dedicated to preserving the species unique to Eden’s environment and Dave, on the other hand, is on a determined mission to “save animals” even though the way he goes
One of the first primary acts is how the main character Katniss goes hunting with her friend Gale to provide for their families. In the Seam (the district they live in) hunting is illegal and you can be severely punished by doing such an act. However, Katniss being as brave and adventurous as she is, as well as feeling the need to provide for her family, her and Gale take the chance daily going out in the woods hunting and gathering. Instead of primarily relying on the capitol to ration off food to them and allowing them to starve, these two take action of what they feel is the appropriate and necessary thing to do in order to survive. As Katniss states, “Anyway, Gale and I agree that if we have to choose between dying of hunger and a bullet in the head, the bullet would be much quicker (Collins 17).” Although this is subtle, this is just one instance of Katniss doing what she feels is right and going against the capitol and their rules.
Dr. Gerrit Kimsma also tells us about euthanasia fulfilling dreams Gerrit believes, “They can also focus on the things they really want to do, like taking a last trip, or making up a fight with someone in the family, or saying goodbye” (The Right to Die). I agree with Dr. Kimsma because when someone has a dream, it makes life easier for them. It puts them at ease if they accomplish that goal or dream before they die. In the novel, Lennie has a dream to tend the rabbits on their farm. Before George performs euthanasia he talks to Lennie by the Salinas River about how their life is going to be on their dream farm.
* Because there’s proof of Abigal going out in the forest and dancing and she needed to blame someone else. They believed Abigal because Tiituba was a slave. He said that God will proctect him from the Devil as long as he admitted to what happened and he is the villages chosen one to help clean the
The Hunger Games is a 2008 science fiction adventure novel written by American author Suzanne Collins. Mateship is a dominant theme considered evident within the Hunger Games novel. This essay will discuss how mateship is portrayed within the novel, how it is relevant in today’s society and the valuable lessons The Hunger Games provides for the modern audience. The main protagonist of ‘The Hunger Games’, Katniss and her fellow tributes, Peeta, Rue and Thresh demonstrates the value of mateship whilst mutually facing adversity within the arena. In chapter 13, whilst Katniss is under the effects of a Tracker Jacker sting, Peeta helps her by telling her to “Run!”, “Run!” because the other tributes are approaching.
I agree with some of the historians she chooses. Like Calvin Martin, he said the Indians do a fur-trade because of the holy war of revenge they are doing. Hunting animals is sacred to Indians, so when they hunt, they do a ritual first to connect with the spirit of the animals. Even in my own culture, we didn’t hunt just for fun or sport. We hunt for food and resources.
Luckily, you and I are hunters.” This quote shows that Rainsford thinks that violence is perfectly fine when hunting animals and Zaroff would agree with the quote as well. Why do you think Rainsford chooses to confront Zaroff at the end, instead of ambush him? 7a: I think he does this to rub it in to Zaroff because Zaroff was so sure that he would win the game because he wins every game he faces. Also Rainsford wanted to show how terrible it is for humans to be killed and do it himself to show Zaroff that evil always comes back to haunt you. 8.How do time and place affect the actions of the
There are a group of people who believe humans view animals as property and mistreat them due to their lack of intelligence. But there is also a group who use animals as a way of life and appreciate their contributions to the world’s ecosystem. This group looks at the human behaviors towards animals, and animal’s level of emotion, and the contradiction towards the treatment of animals. When debating the topic about animals first we will talk about human behaviors and thoughts towards animals. In the essay “Why I Hunt” by Rick Bass, the author talks about how the love of hunting and the landscape nourish his soul.