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Animal people

By Meghan Ann Brown, Debra Marquart (adviser)

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Imagine you’re at the zoo, standing in front of an enclosure that contains a magnificent lion. You gaze into his lantern-yellow eyes and he stares back at you. What do you see? If you’re like most people, your answer may be simply, a lion. You may be humbled in the presence of a powerful predator, despite the supermax security that imprisons him. You might be reminded of famous lions: Born Free, Disney’s The Lion King, Aslan from The Chronicles of Narnia. The sight of a lion might call to mind iconography assigned to lions: the symbolism of lions in heraldry, the attributes of bravery, strength, kingliness, and power. The people you’ll meet in the following chapters see something else. Something startling, specific, and strange


Katie Osborn

Date 2015
Pages 190
Publisher Iowa State University
Location of Publication Ames, IA 50011
Department English
Degree Master of Fine Arts
Language English
University University of Iowa
  1. Animals in culture
  2. breed specific legislation
  3. Culture
  4. Exotic animals
  5. Horse shows
  6. Human-animal relationships
  7. Hunters
  8. taxidermists
  9. zoophiles