The relationship between Salamano and his dog displays how Salamano as self-centered. When Meursault mentions, “He hadn’t been happy with his wife, but he’d pretty much gotten used to her. When she died he had been very lonely. So he asked a shop buddy for a dog and he’d gotten this one very young” (Camus, 44), the inconsideration is displayed. This evidence proves the wife’s lack of importance towards Salamano, but along with time, he adapted to her, just like he did with the dog.
The relationship between Salamano and his dog displays how Salamano as self-centered. When Meursault mentions, “He hadn’t been happy with his wife, but he’d pretty much gotten used to her. When she died he had been very lonely. So he asked a shop buddy for a dog and he’d gotten this one very young” (Camus, 44). This evidence proves the wife’s lack of importance towards Salamano, but along with time, he adapted to her, just like he did with the dog.
Another reason why felt as if she was competing with dogs was because after Flea had his stroke, his favorite dog, Nashville, did shortly after. The widow was thrown off by this. She felt like the dogs loved her husband more than he she claimed “I felt upstaged by the dog, will you just listen to me!” (30). She was not able to grasp that her husband loved her just as much as the dogs. So she went on trying to find her reason to live.
Both the dog and Salamano have reddish scabs and the dog has “sort of taken on his masters stooped look, muzzle down, neck straining”(pg. 27). They’ve been together for eight years, always doing the some routine, so they’ve started to take on each other’s personalities, as well as looks. They say that “misery loves company”- which is exactly the case with Salamano. He got the dog after his wife died, for companionship, but he has never really been happy.
Although Peek's family thinks he's losing his mind, in the end the dog turns out to be very real and even seems to everyone as if it were sent there just to take care of the old man. Throughout this novel, journal entries written by Sam Peek appear for the readers in order for us to get a closer look on exactly who Peek is. Deep emotions for his late wife and son, struggles in his life, his thoughts about White Dog, old memories and events from his past, and opinions about each of his children and himself appear through these entries. The touch...
After decades of rescuing, fostering, and adopting feral and or abused and neglected dogs I have found eating to be a secondary priority, trumped by their desire to be your ultimate pal. It makes sense, as pack leader, if you are happy he doesn 't have to worry where his next meal will come from so he doesn 't spend a lot of time thinking about it. He knows that it 's you that feeds him, but he doesn 't know what you think a Good Dog is anymore than your one year old daughter would know how to ride a bike without your help. But he will
As Mark Twain once stated, “The more I know about people, the better I like my dog.” This sentiment is often echoed by general society; people seem to have lost faith in humanity. However, John Steinbeck illustrates his more optimistic opinion about “the perfectibility of man” by suggesting how man can improve. In his novel, Of Mice and Men, two tenants called George and Lennie go through many hardships all while chasing their dream of possessing their own farm. While they work at a farm, they meet an old swamper called Candy who offers to help them achieve their dream; he does so to ensure that he will have a future after he is fired for being too old. On page 60, Candy discusses the recent death of his dog and asks to join in on George and Lennie’s dream.
I also had a dog, a family dog, but he stayed outside and I did not really pay attention to him. My cats died when I was nine or ten. I got tired of taking care of them so I stopped adopting one. I didn’t really know the differences between cats and dogs until I had my own dog. I found out that they are very different especially on their actions and attitude.
Other than being cruel to animals he would have started to disassemble the conditioning of the dog. When the dog can hear the bell ring and not salivate that is called extinction. Extinction is by definition “the weakening and often eventually disappearance of a learned response.” In classical conditioning the conditioned response is weakened by repeated presentation of the conditioned response without the unconditioned stimulus (World of Psychology pg168) Meaning that Pavlov’s dogs would stop salivating after a while of only hearing the bell and not receiving any food. Just because the conditioned response leaves the dog it’s not gone forever. Pavlov discovered that if he brought the dog home for a while and let it rest then brought it back to the lab the conditioned response would reappear.
Vicki on “My Kid’s Dog” is a flat character because they never mentioned any of his personality traits or qualities, all we know it’s that she was the wife’s friend and that she was worried about the dog having rabies. Stock Character: is a stereotypical character distinguished by their flatness that are particularly popular in formula fiction, television programs, and action movies. Stock character are quickly recognized and accepted by the reader or viewer and doesn’t require a full development by the writer. Dr. Sean form “Good Will Hunting” is a stock character we don’t know that much about his personal traits, only that he suffered from the death of his wife. We quickly realize from the way that he looked that he was a nice person, who was willing to help Will make a change his life.