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Elspeth Davies short story Sunday Class is one that juxtaposes a conventional Sunday school with hierarchy The Sunday School teacher obviously lacks love for animals Miss McRae is annoyed by the young boys response to her question of what God wants them to be thankful for The young boy replies with dinosaurs annoyed that all the other children have already blurted out all the good answers Immediately after the young boys statement we see Miss McRae shift the fur about her neck According to the codes and conventions proposed by environmentalists and animal lovers one should not wear fur or any other type of material that was made from animals They support animal rights and make sure that they are enforced and abided Miss McRae is defying these codes as she shifts the fur about her neck We can see from this very moment that she has no concern for animals Her gesture at the mentioning of an animal shows that she feels she is superior to them and doesnt support animal rights In society there is a notion that individuals with superior status wear a collar Miss McRaes shifting of her fur collar shows that she has superior status in comparison to the children It shows that she is the authoritative figure thus having control of the students The notion that the material of her collar is fur shows her stance of superiority to animals thus illuminating her dull concern for animals Her statement subsequent to the boys response further illustrates her apathy for animals She replies To be grateful for in an authoritative way thus warning the young Williams 2 boy Her tone suggests that she deemed dinosaurs are not worthy of being categorized as things to be thankful for The manner of her statement demands that the bot change his answer to something more fitting and appropriate and correct Miss McRae does not abide by the codes supporting animal rights she
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