Why I Hunt-Mother Tongue

Why I Hunt-Mother Tongue - Morrow 1 Todd Morrow Mr. Hohmann...

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Morrow 1 Todd Morrow Mr. Hohmann English 101 03 September 2008 Why I Hunt: A Predator’s Meditation and Mother Tongue Summaries Every fall Rick Bass hunts. He does not hunt because he has to, no one has to hunt. He hunts because he wants to. He feels that he is a predator. This is a major theme that is prevalent throughout the majority of the essay. He says things referring to how predators in the animal kingdom have their eyes in the front of their heads (bears, wolves, owls) and prey (deer, elk, caribou) have their eyes on the sides of their heads. Rick looks forward to the hunt. He calls it “a splash in the face.” Rick also says that he feels for the animals that he has killed, and would not mind if he had to pay for their lives with his own someday. He tells of a specific hunt where he has killed an elk by shooting it in the neck to minimize its suffering. Nevertheless, when he arrived at the elk to break its neck, as he normally does, the elk let out a grunt. This hunt was his worst ever
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