Never Cry Wolf Essay

1098 Words Nov 13th, 2013 5 Pages
Never Cry Wolf For years, wolves have been falsely accused for crimes in stories, myths, and life. In Never Cry Wolf, author Farley Mowat demonstrates how even though wolves are mistakenly stereotyped as evil; people don’t know anything without evidence. Farley Mowat takes a trip to Churchill, Canada, to study Arctic wolves for the Canadian Wildlife Service. He is studying the Arctic wolves because he needs to prove that the wolves are killing all the migrating caribou. During the entire book, he witnesses and experiences, new journeys about wolves and Eskimos, throughout his time in the tundra. Mowat learns over time, how wolves are mischaracterized from who they …show more content…
“It would have been unscientific for me to have accepted all the things he told me about wolves without auxiliary proof, but I found that when such proof was obtainable he was invariably right” (Mowat 120). He becomes aware that he should retrieve his own facts about wolves. It makes Mowat think about how wolves are mistreated and stereotyped for everything they do. The wolves are frequently in misconception state of minds. Mowat, along with everybody else, begins to learn more about the creatures and has to see who they mistakenly are. Changing perspectives about people or animals can happen in a period of time. Mowat is faced with that change after studying the wolves from afar and realizing they aren’t what they seem. People often mistakenly grasp the fact that certain animals are only mean and not caring or welcoming. “We have doomed the wolf for not what it is but what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be: the mythologized epitome of a savage, ruthless killer – which is, in reality not more than the reflected image of ourselves” (Mowat VIII). All though this passage is in the preface, it has a deep meaning to the havoc and stereotypic wolves. Mowat is soon slapped in the face of realization that wolves aren’t what we see as animals, but as humans in a different form. Wolves and other animals do not, not have feelings or held as standard to certain people’s perspectives. --------- “Mine had been the fury of resentment born of fear: resentment

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