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Explorer's Daughter

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Describe the following, briefly and in your own words:- * The hunt for the narwhal * The Inuit way of life and their survival The hunt for the narwhal is a major part of their survival, as every part of the whale is consumed in whatever way they can think of. Each whale could lasts for a month. They took advantage whenever they saw a narwhal even if they had enough food supply as it was a major part of their survival. They, the hunters would gather around the fjord, some were on the cold water in their kayaks while the women mostly their wives gave them direction and helped them in their hunt as it would benefit the whole family. The hunters who were on the water were calm and quiet as they knew any created by them would lead narwhales to go away leaving them empty-handed for the rest of the month and could even capsize their kayak and drown them . ...read more.


Line 49 "in that split second my heart leap for both hunter and narwhal"; the author uses a metaphor for the leaping of the heart. The feelings displayed here showed that she couldn't make up her mind who her feelings were for; the narwhale or the hunter. As this was the battle between the heart and the head. "I urged the man on in my head;" shows her feelings for the men, the hunters who were responsible to feed their family as their survival depends on it. "my heart urged the narwhal to dive, to leave, to survive" shows here emotional feelings for the narwhal. She wants them to leave so they could save their life. How is the reader able to recognise that we the passage is not in the modern world? ...read more.


In the olden times, hunting was done for the sole reason, to survive. Every part of the animal was used. They would go hunting when the animal was nearer, they wouldn't waste their time and effort on hunting animals when they had enough food to survive on. This created a balance between the olden times and the nature. But nowadays, hunting is done for making money either by selling it to private zoos, killing them and selling their hides, tusks, fur and even claws. They do it in on a mass-scale and don't give mercy to any of these animals whether big or small, they all end up being killed. They don't kill them in order to survive or food but for money. They use harsh and painful methods to kill the animals and do it at a high rate, which makes most animals endangered such as elephants. ...read more.

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