The Songlines - Chapters 31-34 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 31-34 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter Thirty-one, Bruce remembers the beauty and grace with which a hunter he had read about in Sir George Gray moved and interacted with his prey, so Bruce wants to hunt with a native in Australia. After several tries, Rolf finally finds a man named Donkey-Donk who takes him out in his truck in exchange for gas and other slave labor. The experience is horrifying, as he and Rolf cringe in painful disgust as the hunting party repeatedly rams a mother kangaroo with their truck, and render it helpless before they finally shoot it in the head. Then, they try and fail to cut off the tail, and leave the animal to rot. His journal writings following that experience are themed with the question of whether mankind is mad, or whether its impulse to fight and kill is...

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