William E. Stafford's Traveling Through The Dark

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William E. Stafford’s poem, “Traveling through the Dark,” criticizes the killing of a pregnant deer by a hit-and-run driver in the dark. In this situation, the poet was selfish by pushing her over the edge into the river instead of trying to save her. Not everybody sees it this way. However, Terry Fairchild, a literary critic whose journal is titled, “Stafford’s traveling through the dark” mentions, “His attitude toward this common tragedy is sadness but also resignation” (Fairchild. In other words, Fairchild clearly agrees that Stafford’s action towards the situation was immoral, though, it was the right thing to do at the moment. William Young, also a literary critic, whose journal titled, “Traveling through the dark: The wilderness surrealism
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