Friday, May 29, 2015
The Panther translated by A. S. Kline
My favorite reading from this quarter has to be The Panther. The descriptive imagery that is depicted through the diction captivates the reader. There are many hidden meanings behind this tiny passage. One of which is how the wilderness that is locked away from the panther grasp it symbolizes his captivity. And how the panthers strong and supple strides symbolize his former past as a powerful rain forest creature. The goal of the writer was to display the inner thoughts of a caged animal and the despair that is realized when the panther figures out that there is no world beyond the bars. The audience sympathizes with the panthers plight and its desire to be free again. An example of this is shown in the third paragraph where he states that his short supple strides draws him into tightened circles which leaves him paralyzed.