Word Craft: Sunrise on the Veld



-The boy acts as if nothing had happened and begins to sing at the top of his voice and realizes that that is the way of life and stuff like that happens all the time. He just went back to what he was doing prior to the incident. The result of his emotions are as if he were to take the problem as a success. He listens to the echo of himself as if he was the winner of a major event.



-The boy looks over to take a closer look at the creature’s body that which is being separated, flesh from bone. The author uses imagery of how the ants were taking the over the animal’s body. The nerves jerking from the agony of being eaten alive grow smaller because the life is slowly being taken away. This proves that violence might be the only way to stay alive in the worse scenario.




-The boy was not able to identify the animal as it had been disfigured and unrecognizable. The part of the animal that was left was not only disappearing physically but also in a spiritually. The last thoughts of the deer could have been about what he had for lunch or maybe another deer that was its significant other. The same thing can happen to humans. This story proves that these things happen everyday in almost every living thing.





-The boy had no tolerance for the death of the animal as he just stood there looking at the ants overcome the entire body. The boy did not even show a display of emotion for this animal. It whereas if he was in so much shock he didn’t know what to do. There is a time in live where you will find yourself in so much shock that its like you can’t feel a thing.



-The boy notices a sound that he is not familiar to and realizes it is not a bird, water falling, cattle walking. In the story, the boy acts as if the world revolves around him and nothing else. He doesn’t have a care in the world and doesn’t realize that something could go wrong at any second. Earlier in the story it says how he had learned by watching the natives, the run that is a dropping of the weight of the body from one foot to the next. Yet as he run, it did not occur to him that he could break his ankle at any moment.

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