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The story at hand is about much more than the ethics of hunting and despite its ambiguous if not non-existent plot I thought it was rich with meaning Packaged as a glimpse of life into a small group of people set in a beautifully rustic and occasionally harsh environment the story eludes to several themes such as relationships human needs addictions fear stereotypes hypocrisy and our perceptions of reality Like an old mysterious house with trap doors and hidden rooms each time I read Antlers I found something I didnt see before Bass uses the amazingly depicted setting to both attract and pacify the reader sufficiently enough to discuss highly-charged issues without invoking an immediate emotional response While we are busy visualizing a cold blue valley filled with peaceful silence and amused by the thought of people with antlers on their heads dancing all night long putting nickels in the jukebox 52 the author skillfully challenges some of our deepest beliefs First addressing the most obvious theme the subject of hunting I get the sense that Bass like the men in the valley encourages a passive acceptance of hunting He sees it as a necessary evil and a means of survival Does it really make a difference if its done in a controlled environment or in the wild After all Deads dead isnt it 53 He drives his point home by making light of Suzies views in her own words Cattle are like city people Cattle expect even deserve what theyve got coming But wild animals are different Wild animals enjoy life They live in the woods on purpose Its cruel to go in after them 54 I think its safe to say that Suzie isnt an expert on cattle psychology but most notably her beliefs on the subject are based on assumptions and are largely hypocritical Its doubtful that cattle have the capacity to expect and much less deserve
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