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The Inheritor

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Carmen Kam

on 24 October 2013

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The Inheritor
"An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference"
"This place is like the Garden of Eden."
"I was surprised his nose didn't grow like Pinocchio!"
"A story in which the characters and events are symbols that stand for ideas about human life or for a political or historical situation."
The book "Animal Farm", by George Orwell, is a story that
is about animals taking over
the farm owned by their farmer
but also represents the Russian Revolution.
What is the man's dilemma?
The man can't decide whether to climb the tree to save himself, or stay on the ground and save the ewe from the dingo.
By: Frank Roberts
What influences him to defend the ewe against the dingo?
He pitied the ewe and knew that the he was the only one that could save it.
What enables the man to defeat the dingo?
(2011, 01). Inhibitor. StudyMode.com. Retrieved 01, 2011, from http://www.studymode.com/essays/Inhibitor-540082.html
Adrenaline and his strength enabled the man to kill the dingo physically, but mentally, he needed determination.
In the story it says, "....his mind was torn and outraged by the act of murder. But he maintained his grim purpose."
He knew he was basically murdering the dog but he had to see it through or starting the fight with the dingo would've been for nothing.
Explain the significance of the allusion to the "golden fleece"
In the story, Pelias successfully kills his brother Aeson, who is the King of Lolcus, in a battle and the rest of his family for the throne. However, Jason, Aeson's son is saved by Alcimede. Jason later goes to rightfully reclaim his kingdom but Pelias is reluctant to give up his throne.
He sends Jason on a nearly impossible journey to retrieve the golden fleece, which is guarded by a sleepless dragon in order to get his crown back, hoping that Jason dies on the way. Medea, Pelias' daughter, has fallen in love with Jason and helps him on his journey. When they come back, Pelias refuses to give up the throne and is finally killed by Medea.
"Jason, the Argonauts and the Golden Fleece"
Why did the men in the helicopter react as they do to the stranded man?
They thought he was mad because from their point of view he was a "bloodied , injured, and demented man who refused to be taken off unless he could bring a trussed sheep with him". The man is being rescued but he won't go unless the sheep goes, too.
Who is the inheritor in the story? What has been inherited?
HACKLED - hair standing up on the neck
INDOMITABLE - cannot be subdued, conquered or defeated
Rosa Parks had indomitable courage to stand up for herself.
1. lacerated
2. eucalyptus
3. dingo
4. hackles

ducks = military vehicles
ewe = sheep
incisors = teeth
inimical = opposed
propinquity = nearness
silhouetted = outlined
What is the theme of the story?

The righteous, powerful, and sympathetic save the weak and innocent from the cruel and vicious.
INIMICAL - opposed, antagonistic
The pine beetles are inimical to the pine trees.

- pale brownish-yellow colour
PROPINQUITY - nearness, closeness
The propinquity of the stage was thrilling.
VERNACULAR - language spoken by ordinary people in a country or region
Japanese is the vernacular language in Japan.
Pelias can represent the dingo and Jason can represent the ewe, Pelias sends Jason on a difficult mission in an attempt to kill him off, while the dingo literally tries to kill the ewe off. Medea can be seen as the man in the story, helping the ewe by killing the dingo, her father.
The man is the inheritor and he inherited good will and compassion. This is shown when he decides to save the ewe after contemplating for so long.
Multiple Choice
1. B 2. A 3. B
How is the story an allegory?
The man, who represents the strong and compassionate people who helps, in this case, saves the ewe, which represents the weak and innocent, from the dingo, which represents the antagonist or cruelties in life (sickness, money problems, etc.).
There are double meanings to a story.
The story can be thought of as a classic,
suspenseful, horror story about a mad scientist and his creation. However, it could also be thought of as the consequences of messing with nature.

What does it say about human nature when the author writes “It was in his nature, too, to come down from the trees and be master on the ground”?

Humans have a tendency to want to be in control of things. When the author described it was a man's nature to be "master on the ground", it was expected of him to deal with the situation with the ewe and the dingo and make it his business, even if it wasn't before.
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5. ochre
6. vernacular
7. golden fleece
8. indomitable
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