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An Example in Literature of How An Experience Can Have Significance on a Persons Life In the short story Walk Well My Brother the author Farley Mowat develops the idea that a significant experience can lead to a change in how one individual views another individual The story shows us how a person can learn from another person that is very different from them and be moved by their selflessness into becoming a better person It also shows us how important it is for people not to judge others for superficial reasons An individual can learn a lot from people that are very different from them I feel that this story was written to illustrate that point The story tells us about a man named Charlie Lavery who was twenty six years old and believed that he was capable of taking care of himself no matter what the situation The story gives us evidence of this when the author says he was very much of the new elite that believed that any challengecould be dealt with by good machines in the hands of skilled men Charles also had no knowledge of the arctic or of the people that lived there because he felt that he did not need this knowledge as long as he had his machines It was this ignorance that led him to feel so disgusted with the natives that lived there because he did not understand their way of life When the machines that he so greatly relied on were no longer of use he had no knowledge to fall back on He was completely dependent on a native girl Konola whom he despised when he first met His inability to take care of himself forced him to co-operate and to try and understand this person who was so foreign to him If it werent for the situation that he was in he would never have made that effort and
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