Towards the end of the story the cat is handed his fate; he is kicked and killed by a zebra, who sensed feared when approached. Zebra Mussel Zebra mussels are a type of mollusk, which also include a wide variety of organisms such as squids, octopuses, snails, oysters, scallops, and clams. Passing down from generations, these stories reflect the wisdom and knowledge of early people. Spencer Holst 1926—2001 was an American writer and storyteller. It requires the time that elapses during the story, as well as the support and encouragement from John, for Zebra to fully regain enough strength to run again. Eventually the zebras catch on and they begin avoiding his area of the woods. His ability to think helps him to realize that a siamese cat speaking in zebraic is not normal, but his decisiveness allows him to kill the cat without giving the cat an opportunity to kill him first.
I believe that it is the storyteller who proves that just because something is thought to be a threat doesn't mean that it is a threat. My comforter accents my bed with black, white, and hot pink stripes. The Zebra asked him for water but the donkey denied at once. Though he published several collections of stories, as well as volumes of translations, Holst was known primarily for the captivating live performances of his work that he regularly conducted, particularly in the New York City area, in a distinctive mellifluous, rhythmically cadenced voice. The narrator's function in this story is to set not only the mood but also the setting. Just then the Siamese cat appeared before him, and said, Hello there! The storyteller can manipulate word choice and situations to his or her liking, and can adjust the opinions of the characters. The black and white stripes are a form of camouflage called disruptive coloration that breaks up the outline of the body.
As zebra mussels have also been known to attach themselves to the crayfish bait, this is one of the ways they have spread to different waterways. He's not surprised when the cat speaks to him in Zebraic. Some farmers tame and teach zebras to pu … ll carriges and other farming equipment like a horse. The earliest known record in the origin of storytelling can be found in the Egypt, when the sons of Cheops entertained their father with stories. An outside book that we have not read is the fairy tale Cinderella. This post is very interesting and I agree with your interpretation of what the storyteller is.
Print this article Writers consider short stories a rewarding way to practice their craft. What is the story trying to teach me? Judges also ask themselves whether they find the story suspenseful, compelling, thrilling or emotionally moving, depending on its themes. Would the myth die out if the Siamese cat no longer killed zebras? He talked, and as he talked Wallpaper came alive; Suddenly ghosts walked, And four doors were five; Calendars ran backward, And maps had mouths; Ships went tack ward In a great drowse; Trains climbed trees, And soon dripped down Like honey of bees On the cold brick town. The author has a constant motifs playing throughout the book. Its a clear cut read that tries to bride a gap between rich and poor, the honored and the treacherousness, all the while having a child grow up before his time and making sense of the senseless. Why does the zebra storyteller kill the cat? One of the best was Ãamonn Kelly, a Kerryman who died in the 1990s.
For John, he must learn how to paint and sculpt with just one functioning limb. At the time he does this, he has no idea that what he's thinking up could actually come true, or that it will be useful knowledge. The third species, Equus zebra, is the mountain zebra, found in southern and southwestern Africa. Due to the fact that the Woolly Mammoth so closely resembles today's elephants, care for them would most probably require most of the same factors to. This line could say and interpret into several meanings.
Every aspect of this story contributes to its success, including the characters and their interactions, the plot, setting, the most apparent symbols, the point of view used, and the overall message of the story. I believe that the function of the storyteller is that he is a protector. The characters, plot, setting, and theme are also significant, however the narrator sets the mood and also the pace of the story. Initially why does he do this? Ponyboy's narrative is such and up and down read that its exactly as if i were speaking to my younger bother except for the gang fights and people dying. Superstitious, they decided the woods were haunted by the ghost of a lion.
On the other hand, the viewpoint of narration and the. The typical Holst story might be a gentle but twisted fable, such as the tale of a frog who, having become addicted to morphine during a laboratory experiment, was rejected by the woman whose kiss transformed him back into a prince because he was, after all, only a junkie. Two good examples of narration is the short tale The Zebra Storyteller by Spencer Holst and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. That language is whinnied by the race of striped horses in Africa. First he uses his command of Zebraic to astonish his prey, who can't believe that a cat could speak their language. The cat successfully hunted zebras many months in this manner, dining on filet mignon of zebra every night, and from the better hides he made bow neckties and wide belts after the fashion of the decadent princes of the Old Siamese court.
Others who did would be John B. Ice blue being heartless and invulnerable while another guys eyes were black as if blocked from feelings and always on the ready. Zebras: I take the Zebra society as one collective character, because with the exception of the storyteller, they all act the same. The Camel quickly told the Zebra to hide under him. Both Zebra and John are deeply wounded by their great traumas, and in their interactions with one another, they provide each other some emotional support that allows each to overcome their internal wounds. You see, a great period of cold had fallen on the earth. Now the markers that defined passage-differences in dress, behavior, and responsibilities-ha … ve vanished.