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In the film Grizzly Man directed by Werner Herzog showing the viewers his fascination of human nature and understanding of nature through Timothy Treadwell A man who spent 13 summers in the Alaskan Peninsula protecting and living with grizzly bears leading to his deathWerner Herzogs purpose of Grizzly Man through Treadwells films is to show viewers the disconnection between humans and wild animals Herzog portrays his theory through interviews scenes and comments from people connected directly or indirectly with Treadwell Treadwells ideal bond with grizzlies leads to the disconnection with society causing his deathWerner Herzog introduces Treadwell to his viewers so they understand his desperation to connect with grizzlies Treadwell stateIm out in the prime cut of big green Behind me are Ed and Rowdy members of an up-and-coming sub-adult gang Theyre challenging everything including me Goes with the territory If I show weakness if I retreat I may be hurt I may be killed I must hold my own if Im gonna stay within this land For once there is weakness they will exploit it they will take me out they will decapitate me they will chop me into bits and pieces Im dead But so far I persevere persevere Grizzly ManThis quote shows that Treadwell realizes the extreme dangers present if he chooses to live amongst the bears He understands that if weakness is shown it may be his undoing as that weakness will be exploited He chooses strength and kindness as his weapons of choice to help him survive in this land foreign to him He believes that if he holds his ground it will bring him through He longs to become a bear and be accepted by them he wants them to see him as a leader The sub-adult gang is what he currently sees as a challenge he must overcome or his life will be in jeopardy Most of all he feels a profound love for them and wishes
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