Monday, February 11, 2019
Animal Dreams :: dreams
Animal Dreams Stop it I yelled. My heart was thumping. Youre cleaning that bird - Codi Noline, Animal Dreams Those are the words of Codi Noline, a brave heroine with her sense set on rescuing a beautiful but defenseless peacock butterfly from horrible torture by a group of demented children on her first day back in her hometown of Grace, Arizona. Much to Codis chagrin, the bird turns come out to be just a piata, spilling toilettedy and bright treasures quite than a gory mass of blood and bone. The children arent a pack of hopelessly troubled youth engaging in animal mutilation for sport, only a normal group of kids participating in a party hazard very common to the Southwestern Mexico-influenced culture scared and confused by a strangers outburst. Anyone who has seen a piata might wonder how a individual without impaired vision could mistake one of those bright, artificial paper mache creations for a living animal, but sometimes an abnormal state of mind can make the world be viewed through a murkier haze than pitiful eyesight could ever produce. Codis misconception of the peacock incident is a rather ludicrous story, but it has a deeper underlying meaning. Things are not always as they seem, whether they are seen with the eyes, the mind, or the heart. This is a truth Codi learns a little more of every day she is home. Her own spiritual and emotional journeys are reflected in part by her changing views of the towns pet birds, the peacocks. The towns women founders, the blue-eyed, dark-haired Gracela sisters from Spain, arrived to wed unaccompanied gold miners and left the small town with a legacy of looks, legends, and unparalleled wild birds. At first, the helplessness of the piata Codi believes is real reminds her of her own powerlessness, and the position that it has no defenders seems like her own lack of protection fromher various losses. (DeMarr, 1999) Codis hang is not the joyous homecoming of the student voted most popular in high school , but the return of one who has always felt dissimilar and alienated. She sees herself as an outsider because of her looks, her fathers insistence that his girls were better than everyone else, and her lack of childhood memories of Grace. dismantle before the incident with the piata, the peacocks pushed themselves to the front of Codis mind by creation the first thing she heard while walking through her dull town.