Summary Of The Poem ' The Crucible ' Essay

1068 Words May 14th, 2016 null Page
Although the Carpenter does not eat as many oysters than the Walrus, as Tweedledee points out to Alice, I placed him at the lowest end of the axis because of what he eats. While the other characters on this list are either addicted to food or drugs, the Carpenter eats an excess of living creatures, mixing murder into his gluttony. While eating oysters is hardly seen as a sin, the oysters in this poem can walk, talk, and communicate with the Carpenter and the Walrus, giving the Carpenter’s and Walrus’ gluttony a cannibalistic quality that the other characters lack. Further, although the Walrus feels guilty for eating the oysters (but as Tweedledee points out, this could be an act so the Carpenter doesn’t realize he’s eaten more oysters) the Carpenter shows no remorse at all. While the Walrus laments what a shame it is to kill the oysters, the Carpenter merely says, “’The butter’s spread too thick!’” and when the Walrus pretends to weep the Carpenter shows no remorse, saying, “O Oysters, you’ve had a pleasant run!” Not only does he eat many living things that can communicate with him, but he feels absolutely no remorse, making his gluttony the worst of the characters on the list. Although Hunter S. Thompson never kills another living being in order to fulfill his gluttony as the Carpenter does, he is also low on the axis due to the object and sheer size of his addiction, as well as his lack of shame. The reader can see the full weight of this addiction when he lists the drugs…

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