Thursday, April 23, 2015

Animal Redemption -- Specifically to section F (but open to all ;) )

In section you all provided a really insightful reading of the Bisclavret text, based on the domestication of the animal rather than his transcendence or redemption from animal-status into a respected human-status that outweighed even the full-human status of a peasant.

Thinking about our discussion tonight, I wonder -- is domestication possibly a mode of redemption (even if it's in a very mundane kind of way)? And if it is redemptive, is it redemptive for the animal or for the human who domesticates the animal, or both?



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