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Analysis Of Do Seek Their Meat From God

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Do Seek Their Meat from God takes place in a rural, recently settled area on the borders of an “ancient unviolated forest” (191) located in a ravine. The geographical region, however, was not explicitly given, but, it can be determined by the author’s use of characters and colloquial language. By taking into account of the habitat ranges of the different organisms, such as panthers and peewees, as well as terms like “shanty”, which is Canadian-French in origin, the location of the story can be narrowed down to eastern Canada, with Quebec being the most likely candidate. The time period, besides the fact that the story mostly takes place at night, was also never mentioned in plain text. But, due to the fact that a settler still uses a mare …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that do seek their meat from god takes place in a rural, recently settled area on the borders of an "ancient unviolated forest" located in an ravine. the geographical region is determined by 's use of characters and colloquial language.
  • Explains that the story takes place in the 1830s to the 1930s, despite the fact that a settler still uses the mare as the primary mode of transportation and the origins of words mentioned by the characters.
  • Analyzes how the social climate of the story is quite clear; life on the frontier. the human characters do not enjoy many luxuries and the parents are always busy with chores.
  • Analyzes how the mood and atmosphere changes throughout the story, starting with tranquil, then suspenseful during the rising action, climax and falling action.
  • Analyzes how the tone of the story is neutral. the main character is the adult panthers and the prosperous setter.
  • Analyzes how the settler is a round and dynamic character. he is hardworking, uncompromising, and sympathetic.
  • Explains that the panther cubs in the story are flat and static, they are also minor characters. they were indirectly killed by the settler after he shot their parents.
  • Analyzes how the crying child is the 5 years old son of the prosperous settler. he is a minor character and is flat and static.
  • Explains that the wife of the prosperous settler is only mentioned. she is a minor character and is flat and static.
  • Explains that the shiftless neighbour and his child lived in the shanty, they are both minor characters and are only mentioned. the lazy neighbour spends his time drunk at the bar and hardly takes care of his youngster, leading to the settler thinking that he would leave the boy "without a bite to eat."
  • Explains that the 7-year-old boy of the shiftless neighbour was the playmate before the latter’s father put an end to the children's relationship. he is disreputable and uncivilized, thus being a static character.
  • Analyzes how literary devices are used in do seek their meat from god, such as local colour, colloquial language, imagery, and employing realistic characters.
  • Analyzes how irony is used to heighten the suspense in the story, such as having the settler almost turn away from helping. pathos are employed to make the audience feel remorseful for the panthers

He is hardworking, as seen in the fact that “all day he had been walking” (194) in order to gather the “necessities” (194). He is also uncompromising, as seen in the fact that his decree to his child to stop interacting with the son of the shiftless neighbour to be “unalterable” (193). Finally, he can also be seen as sympathetic. Despite the fact that he despises the behaviour of his neighbor and the neighbor’s child, and that he was “foot-sore as well as hungry” (195), he decides to save the crying child, whom he thought was the neighbor’s. By reaching an epiphany, to listen to his conscience and save the child. The settler is also described as prosperous, owning a “substantial frame-house” (). The panther cubs in the story are flat and static, they are also minor characters. The only traits given to them are that they are “blind and helpless” (195). They cubs were indirectly killed by the settler after he shot their parents. The crying child is the 5 years old son of the prosperous settler. He is a minor character and is also flat and static. The child is simple minded as demonstrated when he sneaks off into the dangerous woods without telling anyone or bring a weapon for self defence. He also chooses to sit down and cry rather than to immediately return home after discovering the shack has been abandoned. He also remains the same at the end of the story as he was at the …show more content…

The neighbour is a lazy man, who spends his time drunk at the bar and hardly ever takes care of his child, such that the youngster learned foul language and leads to the settler thinking that he would leave the boy “without a bite to eat” (195). Given his single trait and no character development, he is static and flat. The 7 years old boy of the shiftless neighbour was the playmate of the 5 years old before the latter’s father put an end to the children’s relationship. He, only being said to be disreputable and uncivilized, is a flat character. He also undergone no real change, therefore, being a static character as well. Many different literary devices are used in Do Seek Their Meat from God, Some of which follows Realism movement of the 19th and 20th century. For example, verisimilitude is created in the story through a variety of techniques, such as local colour and colloquial language, imagery, and employing realistic characters. Some examples of the above are the usage of terms such as furlong and shanty, which are of English and Canadian-French origin. Imagery is also often employed, especially in the beginning of the story, to help bring the reader deeper into the story, allowing them to create a mental picture and place themselves in the happenings of the story. The characters in the story are also realistic in their physical forms, motives and

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