Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat and New Moon by Stephanie Meyers: A Comparison

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New Moon and Never Cry Wolf; Masters of Destruction
The two books Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat and New Moon by Stephanie Meyers both have things in common, wolfs. Even though they are both about wolfs they also have a lot of things that are different. The way that both Mowat and Bella have courage for wolfs and how they have fear but soon overcome it is the highlight of the books.

In Never Cry Wolf and New Moon the wolves are portrayed as very powerful animals in different ways. “The wolf is a savage, powerful killer. It is one of the most feared and hated animals known to man, and with excellent reason” (Mowat). They were portrayed as beasts in Mowat, but in Meyers they are almost like a goddess of power. “Again, they reminded me of brothers, quadruplets. Something about the way they moved almost in synchronization to stand across the road from us, the way they all had the same long, round muscles under the same red-brown skin, the same cropped black hair, and the way their expressions altered at exactly the same moment.” (Meyers). They both are shown as having human traits but in different ways due to one being a wolf and the other a werewolf. “Once you cared about a person, it was impossible to be logical about them anymore. Jacob was my friend whether he killed people or not. And I didn’t know what I was going to do about that.” (Meyers). While in Never Cry Wolf the wolves acted as if they were human. “They appeared to be quite relaxed and comfortable, as if they had been sitting there behind my back for hours. The big male seemed a trifle bored; but the female’s gaze was fixed on me with what I took to be an expression of unabashed and even prurient curiosity.” (Mowat). No matter how people look at wolves they always look like a killing machine but these selections show that they are humanly nice too.

In the books Bella and Mowat both are scared of the wolves/werewolves but learn to overcome their fear with courage. “I was very thoughtful for the...
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