Monday, May 4, 2015
In "Snake" by DH Lawrence the animal felt that the snake had to be killed, yet while thinking so it felt shame. "Was it cowardice, that I dared not kill him..Was it perversity, that I longed to talk to him...Was it humility, to feel so honoured" (DH Lawrence, 149). This animal was content with the way the snake had approached the water-trough, because the snake was silent and respectful. Although the snake was peaceful, the animal believed that the snake had to be killed because it had drank from its water-trough, yet the animal was happy for the appearance. So if the animal was happy to have the snake as a guest, yet had thoughts about killing the snake does it make the animal a bad? If an animal or human have thoughts about committing murder does this justify what kind of a person they are, or does having shame for one's thoughts make up for thinking that way?