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Fiction Essay

822 words - 4 pages

PEOPLE AREN’T WHO YOU BELIEVE THEM TO BE
AN ESSAY OF COMPARISION “THE CHILD BY TIGER AND THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME RICHARD CONNELL AND THOMAS WOLFE AUTHORS

BRUCE ALLMAN
ENGLISH COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE

When I read both these short stories , my initial thought was that these have
Little in common. Wolfe’s story “Child by Tiger ‘ takes place in the early 20th
Century , and so does Connell’s but ...view middle of the document...

Mongrels, a thoroughbred’s horse or a good
Hound is worth more than a score of them. “He justifies the use of hunting them
by their race or occupation to devalue their lives.. Equating their lives to be worth
Less than a good horse... or a dog. The racism in “the Child by Tiger ‘is not quite
so simple, the word “nigger” is all through the story . It’s use along with the word
Negro is used to separate black people from white. One thing to note within the
story , its only after Dick Prosser begins his rampage that the use of the term
“nigger “ is bantered about as if it were a term of endearment. This singles out
Dick Prosser for his actions, not his race as the contributing factor for him to be
Hunted.
In both stories the impression that I am left with is people aren’t always who we
Think they are! The stories introduce both antagonists in a favorable manor. In the
opening lines of “Child by Tiger’ Prosser is idolized by the young boys in the story
. The protagonist Mister Shepperton says “ Its seemed to us boys there was little
That Dick Prosser could not do.’ “ He could shoot, he taught us to box , to play
Football. “He spent time with them , and they liked him for it. The same is true
In Connell’s story , when General Zaroff is introduced he is described as cultured
Aristocratic. He offers Rainsford food clothing and shelter , he even waits for
Rainsford so they can eat together. First...

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