Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Comparing James Dickeys Deliverance and Fog envelops the Animals :: Compare Contrast Comparison
Comparing James dicky-seats Deliverance and stupor envelops the AnimalsDeliverance and Fog envelops the Animals by James Dickey are closely associated to each other in their themes. In pages 93-99 of Deliverance, Ed is in the midst of a heavy fog and decides to go hunting. At jump one can easily point out that Ed is not really into the whole idea of hunting, as we might say Lewis is, yet, in a matter of moments, hunting becomes very serious to him. He has trouble walking through this fog, which is blinding him from anything within arms reach. Still, he is able to perceive a undersized deer, feel its presence, and make out its figure. Since Ed now has a newfound asset to himself --invisibility by fog-- he feels more secure of himself and feels that he can use up if the chance arises. He concentrates on getting as close as possible without being noticed. Ed then decides he is ready as he will ever be. Yet, the moment he shoots his arrow he feels that he jerks upward. He immediat ely realizes that he is going to miss. Indeed, he does miss the shot, yet he wastes another arrow, knowing the second shot is pointless for the deer is now running. Fog Envelops the Animals is similar to this particular scene in Deliverance. The fog is the center of focal point in both of these passages, the deciding variable that will either protect and envelop the animal from its predator, or expose it, and leave it open to the hunter. If there were no fog, it is likely that Ed would have successfully shot the deer. One can argue that Ed missing the shot is a result of his lack of sincerity towards hunting or the fact that he isnt well prepared or experienced in this field, but then the idea of including the fog would have no importance. In this case the fog becomes the only means of salvation of Eds manly pride, of proving that he could besides be a hunter as Lewis is. The fog also happens to be a means of protection by chance. It is luck that Ed wakes up and there is fog tha t urges him to hunt. Fog Envelops the Animals explores the same idea that fog hides. Fog envelops the animals. Not one can be seen, and they live.