Friday, September 12, 2008

Ugly?

I hardly find animals ugly, even crocodiles, snakes, and such. I cannot stand some of them, like roaches, but that is another story.

I hate stories whose good and bad characters are animals. I can go so far to say that any story that makes some animals good and some bad indicate something fundamentally wrong about its writer view of the world ... :)

4 comments:

  1. Even this one?

    http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/444/2243637290087373364emjvfx3.jpg

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  2. I am impressed ... how did you find this?

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  3. ok! But you know what I think about the characters in the stories? I think they are not telling us that some kinds of animals are origionaly good or bad; they are just symbols of mankind behaviors...
    As we are different in different situations, they react differently, too!

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  4. You are right, our stories often project human characters and behavior onto animals, and they are stories anyway :)

    However, I personally like animals and do not appreciate when they are made into these characters.
    To me, animals struggle to survive has a purity, even a beauty, to it, beyond their appearance, etc.

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