What it Means to Live: Stab a Wolf!
by, September 18th, 2013 at 10:50 AM (1589 Views)
Then I took better notice of the furcoat and derp, logic. Magic did not save the boy: warm fur did. LOL
Anyway, I thought the story was an allegory of what a person would do in order to survive, and how little a person can value the sacrifice that was made in order for them to live. Give or take, we love to take if it's a matter of life or death. Debt and gratitude are the last things on our minds if the price paid is an inconvenience that gets in the way of any further happiness we may acquire later on. The kid kills the wolf, he survives the night while bundled up in her fur, then changes his mind about mothering 3 cubs as soon as he realizes that he wouldn't be able to go back home and be among his own people anymore. The transference of responsibility from wolf to boy also changes his destiny; as one who lives among the beasts. In that moment, he wasn't human anymore.
And to further bring that message home, his parents stare in horror at the wolfish figure coming down the snowy hill to greet them, and shoot him on sight. And all because he didn't know what he looked like to them at that time. Therein lies the problem: the imperceptible change to one's nature after doing something criminal in order to gain something. Not literally in the context of killing a talking wolf, but in the absence of a guilty conscience once you're pressed to do something out of desperation and for your well-being.
I could probably go on about people's psyches and homicide and, to a lesser extent, the Hunger Games, but that's going to be an entirely different topic to tackle, and not one I'm that comfortable in talking about. :P
Long story short: Wolf dies, boy dies. Nobody wins. The moral? ...Stay away from talking animals.
Also, Vimeo people come up with some pretty subversive stuff with a lot of meanings in their videos. The Big Bunny in the man's apartment was my favorite.
And that's 15 minutes. Goodnight.