Posted by: maroonyoda | April 11, 2011

Blog Prompt # 6

 

Mans Best Friend. Alaskaphoto.com. Web. 11 April 2011

“The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog. A man’s dog stands by him in prosperity and poverty, in health and sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master’s side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer, he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert he remains. When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens”. . …. Unknown (Believe this text to be from an early American trial re: the killing of a neighbor’s dog)-www.caryn.com

This poem is  very fitting for Argos because it shows all the necessary traits that an extremely loyal dog would have. Argos is the perfect example of an extremely loyal dog as you can see from this picture and from the text of the poem.

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  1. i love the line “When all other friends desert he remains.” It makes the poem sound like it was really written by Odysseus because while he was gone on his journey a lot of his friends believed him to be dead when Argos sat there in Ithaca waiting for his return.


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