I don't read many animal stories these day, but I still love to read stories that feature animals. Animals can be part of the conflict of a story, a trusted companion for a hero or heroine, or simply an indicator of a character's personality. Don't we tend to watch a person's treatment of animals or their own pets as an indicator of their temperament? We even categorize people as "dog people" or "cat people" and assume certain character traits based on that characterization.
|Finn and Lucy|
|Lady Bertram in |
Mansfield Park (1999)
Do you like stories that feature animals? Do you have a favorite? If so, why does that one stick in your heart and mind?