The Degradation Of Animals In Gary Paulsen's Winterdance

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Lauzi Tzu once said, “Nature is one of our greatest teachers”. Tzu's quote means that nature can guide or change animals to be different and stray away from the norm for the better. In the book Winterdance by Gary Paulsen the theme of the story is that nature transforms the animals. The first piece of evidence to show that says, “I saw a figure on the ice ahead of us. He was a beaver… Beavers almost always spend the whole winter beneath the ice, living in their houses” (Paulsen 26). The beaver has changed and strayed away from the normal behavior. If the beaver were in the water and was behaving normally then it would not show how nature transforms. Another piece of evidence says, “The dogs weren’t attacking. They had come close to him,

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