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Hanifa Ayunisa EN 101/A TR December 11, 2010 Revise Essay II Animals’ Feelings Animals, like human beings, have feelings, and they can also express the feelings if people sensitive enough to sense them. Animals, according to both essay “Am I Blue?” and “Courage” by Alice Walker and Kristin Von Kreisler, can show their feelings through their behaviors and through their elements of body, like eyes. Also according to both essays, animals can also make choices, like making friends and helping others. According to both essays, animals can express what they feel inside, mainly through their eyes. By seeing into animals’ eyes, a human being can realize what the animals feel inside. “Am I blue?” explored animal’s feeling from the interaction between the author, Walker, and a horse, Blue “I had forgotten the depth of feeling one could see in horses ‘eyes. . . . I was therefore unprepared for the expression in Blue’s. Blue was lonely. Blue was horribly lonely and bored” (Walker 177). Walker realized that Blue was lonely by only seeing into his eyes. However, the lonely, sad eyes of Blue turned happy when another horse, Brown, came to Blue’s field. Blue even brought his friend to Walker, and that was when the author realized that there was a different look in Blue’s eyes. There was “[a] look of independence, of self-possession, of inalienable horse ness” (Walker 179). However, Blue’s happiness did not last forever because somebody took Brown away; Brown had gone, and Blue lost his new friend. Blue looked at Walker, and Walker recognized that Blue missed his partner. A human being can also perceive the different feeling of an animal’s eyes from the daily activity of the animal. Blue liked apple, and Walker usually fed him apples. However, when Brown had gone, Blue showed no appetite for his favorite food, apple; from this situation, Walker realized that there was a different feeling
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in Blue’s eyes which was also show in “when he came up for apples, or I took apples to him, he looked at me. It was a look so piercing, so full of grief” (Walker 179). Similarly, according to “Courage”, a horse named Beauty also showed her feeling through her eyes when she tried to help Hank Gorter, a man who wanted to bring her and Beauty’s foal to their stable. According to Gorter, he saw that there was some fear through Beauty’s eyes when she tried to help him “Beauty, whose eyes, he remembers, were bulging in fear” (von Kreisler 387). Both essays also demonstrate that animals can communicate their feelings to human
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