Hello everyone, welcome to Ellen’s presentation of the progress of HUMA 1000 essay ‘Animal, Another Me’. You must be confused by my title – why is animal another me? Well, in my essay, I’ll be talking about my observation of the representation of animals and the implications. Here is my thesis statement – As human beings, we always present in the literature the other side of us in the form of animals that contain projections of our deepest hopes, fears, and aspirations. When we look at animals, we are seeing our own emotions reflected back at ourselves because our understanding of animals is intimately bound up with our own self-concept as human beings. To support my statement, I will give two examples:
The first one is the movie ‘Life of Pi’ directed by Ang Lee. The storyline revolves around a 16-year-old Indian boy "Pi" Patel, who survives from a shipwreck in which he loss his family, and is stranded in the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. This tiger is not a real animal but another Pi. While Pi himself represents the morality, the belief, and the strong desire of living; the tiger represents his fear of death and his instinct of surviving in the nature. Their friendship in the journey implies that the belief gives human beings the peace in mind and the instinct let human beings survive. The second example is the short story ‘Super-Frog Saves Tokyo’ written by Haruki Murakami. In this story, Frog together with the main character Katagiri successfully fights with the worm to prevent the Tokyo earthquake from happening. The worm represents the hates that has been cumulated for years in Katagiri’s mind, which would never be noticed by silent and depressive Katagiri. Another part of him is Frog which embodies his consciousness and deepest hopes. It helps him to see his life in a different way and protect himself from destruction. These two examples demonstrate that animals contain our emotion and represent another side of...
...to be an important position of responsibility. It would be an honour for me to carry out this role and fulfill all its duties to the best of my ability.
I feel that the role of a prefect is perfectly suited for me. This position would allow me to give something back to the school after four years of being guided by different prefects and teachers of Greensprings School. This would give me an opportunity to help out pupils from the school like prefects have helped me. In return, the experience gained would be great. It would allow me to become a mature and a responsible person carrying out important duties. It would be a privilege to be representing the pupils in the school and helping out the teachers. I believe I am a great candidate. I am punctual, with an attendance record of 100% last term which marks me out as a reliable candidate who would not let the school down.
If given the position of prefect, I will be representing the school, the teachers and my peers and will have to set a good example by presenting the right image. I am smart in appearance, very social and attentive. I interact with lots of people in different years each day, so I feel that if I became a prefect I would be able to approach pupils from year groups younger than me and I always try to have a friendly smile on my face. I would work well with other prefects, as I have...
...vice-admiral Wybrand Van Warwijck used the name “walgyogel” in his journal to describe the bird after his visit to the island of Mauritius in 1598. The origins of word dodo to describe the bird is still unclear, but some ascribe it to the Dutch word dodoaars referring to the birds knot of feathers. Even though the Portuguese visited the island first in 1507, no records show of them mentioning the bird. But, according to the Portuguese dictionary, the word “dodo” is derived from doido meaning “fool” or “crazy”.
Because the dodo bird’s natural environment lacked any significant predators, dodos were fearless of people. This, combined with flightlessness, made them an easy prey. With combination of human hunting and becoming prey for animals brought onto the island by the explorers (i.e. dogs, cats, pigs, and rats) dodo birds became extinct in late 17th century.
Upon the initial extinction, very few took notice of the bird. In the early 19th century, scientific interest in the dodo bird was rekindled after some evidence of the bird was found in the swamp on its native island. Also, the use of dodo bird as a character in the Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland sparked interest in the dodo bird with the general public. Since then, multiple films, cartoons and other media have used dodo birds as an example of an extinct species.
A Reference Site for The Dodo Bird and it's History
The Dodo bird or Raphus Cucullatus was a flightless...
...ANOTHER (NOVEL) by Yukito Ayatsuji
In the spring of 1998, Kouichi Sakakibara transfers to Yomiyama North Middle School. In class, he develops a sense of unease as he notices that the people around him act like they’re walking on eggshells, and students and teachers alike seem frightened. As a chain of horrific deaths begin to unfold around him, he comes to discover that he has been placed in the cursed Class 3 in which the student body head count is always one more than expected. Class 3 is haunted by a vengeful spirit responsible for gruesome deaths in an effort to satisfy its spite. To stop the vicious cycle gripping his new school, Kouichi decides to get to the bottom of the curse, but is he prepared for the horror that lies ahead…?
Yukito Ayatsuji’s ANOTHER: The NovelEdit
“ANOTHER” was originally serialized in the monthly literary magazine “Yasei Jidai” from July 2006 through May 2009 (some breaks in between, for a total of thirty issues) and written by Yukito Ayatsuji . The title is influenced by the movies “The Other” by Robert Mulligan, and “The Others” by Alejandro Amenábar, although Ayatsuji admits that his story has nothing to do with either movie.
The text was revised and edited into book format. There have been three releases:
1) a 679-paged hardcover book format released in October 2009 by Kadokawa Shoten.
2) A two paperback novel release in November 2011,...
...Individuals in society interact not to use one another, but to allow society to grow and continue as a whole.
Essentially, Kant arguments support the claim that individuals function in accord with other individuals. Therefore, the intent of our actions affects our interactions with others making our intentions the prime basis for evaluating our morality. Our intentions should be parallel to the idea that we function to further society, not inhibit any aspect of society.
Christine Koorsgaard is a 20th century American philosopher who believes that much of Kant’s ideas can be extended to non-human animals as well. Her arguments align with Kant in the sense that humans cannot treat each other as a mere means. We do use people for services all the time, but we still treat them with a degree of respect. It would not be morally permissible for us to use others in such a way to which they are not in accord with the way we treat them. Each human being posses a value of dignity and cannot be treated as a tool or object. To do so would dehumanize an individual, which is morally incorrect. However, Koorsgaard claims that the guidelines illustrated by Kant apply to nonhuman animals by implication.
Koorsgaard defines rational animals as those with the ability to perceive and to act voluntarily. Animals have an understanding of their external environments and based on that understanding they dictate their...
Every year, over 100 million animals are painfully put to death because of animal testing. Experimentation on animals goes way back since the beginning of time. Typically it is conducted for advancement in scientific research, to test products and food before going out into the market, to find treatments or test medical drugs, and to protect people and the environment. Animal experimentation has been a controversial issue for quite some time, but has yet to be put to an end. Vivisection should be prohibited and there are, in fact, more reliable alternatives to these inhumane experimentations.
The acts of animal testing are extremely cruel and unethical and no living creature should have to endure the variety of pain that test subjects go through without their own consent. Millions of animals suffer from experimentation each year, but that number is not even precise since there are several countries that do not publish their data. Animals can receive something as little as an injection, or something as extreme as an organ transplant. Experiments classify the pain as being mild, moderate, severe, or unclassified. 61% of experiments fall into the category of severe suffering. Many of these severe tests predict from the start that an animal will die. Sometimes scientists try to mimic symptoms of diseases in animals to...
...things it would insinuate that you were not a person that belived in relgion.
3. There intial meeting was Rodolphine was brining a sevant to the doctors office to be bled. They met under the circumstance of that he was aware that charles and emma were husband and wife. Rodolphe thought Emma was a buitiful woman and that Charles was a nice man but didnt understand how he was with her.
4. He is described as a Rich landowner that is into the finer things in life. Emma can tell right away that he is diffrent and that she is really bored of the lifestyle she is in right now. His intentions is to have fun with the woman but does not want to be commited to her.
1. Not sure
2. Me perosnally i dont think he is sincce in what he is saying to emma but at the same time it is really hard for me to be for sure. But what i am sure he is trying to do is appeal to Emma by showing her all of the things she longed for and is missing in life ( poetry, novels, adventures, etc).
3. I honestly found it quite odd and did not cleary understand it complety.
4. Not Sure.
...Disadvantages of keeping animals in zoos
My partner has just showed us some benefits of zoos. So now, I am going to talk about the disadvantages of keeping animals in zoos.
There are 3 main points that I want to emphasize: Moral perspective, then Abuse and mistreatment, and the final is Wrong Information because of their stress behavior
First of all is about the animals’ right. Are zoos really better for theanimals, or just for human?
In fact, humans are animals too. What if some kind of animals got smart and decided to capture humans in zoos? Do people ever think of animals’ feelings? Honestly, their feelings are not the same as human beings’, and we are difference in some ways, but it does not mean that they do not have.
They are at risk of extinction. That is not their faults. That is a consequence of human behaviours. So, they are victims and deserve to enjoy their freedom. But then, they are sent to prisons, zoos, behind bars like criminals.
Therefore, keeping animals in cages is immoral. Human have no right to use animals for entertainment. Zoos exhibit animals with the aim of making a profit.
Secondly, people said that they keep animals in zoos to protect them. Some zoos may teach children how to preserve and respect the animals. Unfortunately, their saying seems not to be...
...English 101 S09
19 November 2012
For the Love of Animals
Most households today have a beloved cat, dog, rabbit, fish, or other pet of some sort that they unconditionally care for and protect. What if your pet had ended up in a laboratory, forced to undergo painful experiments, instead of in your care? Unfortunately, that has been the fate of millions of animals every year dating back since before the nineteenth century. Researchers believe they are helping people by putting animals through these cruel experiments, but it has been proven that most of the results end up being incorrect in human trials. Billions of dollars are being provided to medical universities, institutes, and companies for further animal research testing when we could be focusing this money on finding non-animal alternatives. Finally, animal testing is an ethical issue. Humans get consent, but animals are forced to take place in these experiments because there is no way for them to fight back. The pain and suffering these animals undergo is overlooked and underestimated. Animal testing is unreliable in its research, a waste of money, and just plain unethical. Banning animal research testing would the right solution to this worldwide issue.
Animal experimentation is an ancient practice, started by the Greeks in the third and fourth centuries. Back...