Annie Dillard Living Like Weasels

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Annie Dillard decided to name her essay Living Like Weasels in order to express her respect of the weasels’ way of life and how someday she hopes to emulate it. Annie first expresses her respect for the weasel when she recalls the story of the eagle and the weasel’s skull, this example showed how obedient a weasel is and how it sticks to its instincts. Next Annie shows her desire to live like a weasel when she compliments them repeatedly on their simple way of life. And lastly and perhaps the most striking way Annie shows us that she wants to live like a weasel is when she actually imagines her self grabbing a weasel and being brought down underground to live with them. While the tile of the essay might first be quite shocking, after reading

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