Every hunter was on the water. This dilemma stayed with me the whole time that I was in Greenland. He gently picked up his harpoon and aimed — in that split second my heart leapt for both hunter and narwhal. Kari Herbert First paragraph: Hunting is still an absolute necessity in Thule.
The movement of the humans, on the other hand are described as being fast, contrasting with those of the whales. They use every part of the animals they kill, and most of the food in Thule is still brought in by the huntergatherers and fishermen.
It was a foolhardy exercise and one that could only inspire respect. The hunter had no rifle, only one harpoon with two heads and one bladder. Herbert describes the movement of the whales, "looking as if they were going to merge, but always slowly, methodically passing each other by.
I urged the man on in my head; he was so close, and so brave to attempt what he was about to do — he was miles from land in a flimsy kayak, and could easily be capsized and drowned. From where we sat at the lookout it looked as though the hunters were close enough to touch the narwhal with their bare hands and yet they never moved.
Notice how she focuses on the detail of the narwhal - how they move, what they look like and how she reacts to it - she is clearly in awe of them. I understand the harshness of life in the Arctic and the needs of the hunters and their families to hunt and live on animals and sea mammals that we demand to be protected because of their beauty.
The hunters were dotted all around the fjord. It was like watching a vast, waterborne game with the hunters spread like a net around the sound. Within an hour even those of us on shore could with the naked eye see the plumes of spray from the narwhal catching the light in a spectral play of colour.
The evening light is described as "butter gold" and "glinting. And yet at the same time my heart also urged the narwhal to dive, to leave, to survive. Imported goods can only ever account for part of the food supply; there is still only one annual supply ship that makes it through the ice to Qaanaaq, and the small twice-weekly plane from West Greenland can only carry a certain amount of goods.
Distances are always deceptive in the Arctic, and I fell to wondering if the narwhal existed at all or were instead mischievous tricks of the shifting light. The narwhal … are intelligent creatures, their senses are keen and they talk to one another under the water.
In summer the hunters of Thule are fortunate to witness the annual return of the narwhal to the Inglefield Fjord, on the side of which we now sat. The women clustered on the knoll of the lookout, binoculars pointing in every direction, each woman focusing on her husband or family member, occasionally spinning round at a small gasp or jump as one of the women saw a hunter near a narwhal.
One hunter was almost on top of a pair of narwhal, and they were huge. The narwhal … is an essential contributor to the survival of the hunters in the High Arctic.
And I know that one cannot afford to be sentimental in the Arctic. Their hearing is particularly developed and they can hear the sound of a paddling kayak from a great distance.
With this very vivid and beautifully described first paragraph, the writer establishes the first side of the conflict, setting up the whales firstly as beautiful and majestic creatures to engage the reader and make the reader empathise with them.Commentary on 'The Explorer's Daughter.
Extracts from this document Introduction. In what ways is the writer able to convey the contradictory feelings and emotions she experiences in relation to the hunting of the narwhal? On one hand the writer describes the scene she sees in front of her a 'glittering kingdom' with evening light 'turning.
Summary The Explorer’s Daughter is less focused on the story, it describes the narwhal hunt, but without focusing on the usual elements of storytelling, such as suspense and plot development. Rather, it explores the moral and environmental issues around hunting by indigenous peoples.
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Report a problem. Categories & Grades. English language arts / 4/4(2). The Explorer's Daughter. The Explorer's Daughter Summary The Explorer‟s Daughter is less focused on the story, it describes the narwhal hunt, but without focusing on the usual elements of storytelling, such as suspense and plot development.
Rather, it explores the moral and environmental issues around hunting by indigenous peoples.
Transcript of The 'Explorer's Daughter' By Caitlin and Holly Summary Literary Techniques Used Looking into more depth Analysis Kari Herbert grew up with her family in the Arctic (Thule) Thule was a remote, snowy settlement in North Greenland.Download