Analysis Of Never Cry Wolf By Farley Mowat

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Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat is a non-fiction story about naturalist Farley Mowat, on an expedition to find out why so many caribou were being killed. Mowat’s superiors believed that wolves were killing the caribou. He spent almost a year investigating the wolves’ way of life focusing on a small pack made up of two males and a female with her pups. Mowat camped near their den and observed their eating and hunting habits.He observed that wolves rarely ate caribou and when they did, it was the weak and sick ones. Also, with the help of Ootek, a local Eskimo he was able to understand how wolves communicate and hunt, and he saw that these wolves were not a tremendous threat to the caribou. This book gives the reader a view into the life of these…show more content…
As his trip came to an end, Mowat had to investigate the wolves’ den. As he entered he realized he was not alone. The female wolf, Angelina, and one of her pups were hidden due to the fact that an airplane's frightening thundering engines. Even though Mowat was so close, he was not harmed, on several occasions he had close encounters with the pack of wolves he was studying. This knowledge allows one to realize that wolves are not a threat to humanity and humans should not be scared of them. The reader will find the novel’s final moments, a goodbye between Mowat and the wolves, touching. Although Mowat had one foot in the wolves’ world, in his final acts he excluded himself. The reader could think that Mowat’s connection to the wolves a bit suspicious, possibly not even be the truth but one could ask ,if Mowat did not have this connection, how did he get so close to the…show more content…
Mowat and the reader learned three things - facts and falsehoods about the wolf, the way wolves live and hunt, and how hostile they are towards humans. Not all wolves are the same, but one can see that they are not as everyone pictures them; the wolf is not a cold-blooded killer, wolves hunt what is needed and when there is a threat to their pack. Not every reader finds non-fiction appealing but this novel does not immerse the reader in dull facts. Mowat provides a fascinating and true story about his time with the wolves. Never Cry Wolf provides the reader with insight to the wolf way of living and the connection Farley Mowat, scientist and author, had with these

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