Cruelty of Man
This soliloquy explores the cruelty of man towards animals as exemplified by an incident where a young man beats up a cat after it ate his charger cord and contemplates why someone would do such an act despite knowing they would have to face consequences later on.
Mar. 25, 2023 6:32PM
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O wretched man, why must thou be so cruel? Why must thy heart be filled with such malice? To strike a poor beast for his simple meal, A morsel that could not have caused thee ill. Must thou take thy anger out on the cat? And in such a way that is so unkind? That he should fear to come close to thee, When all he did was satisfy his need. Thou art no better than a common thief, Stealing away what little life he had. And yet still thou wouldst not throw him out, For fear of the return of thy device. But if thou dost keep him here in chains, His life will be nothing but misery and pain. What is it that drives thee to do this deed? Is it envy or jealousy or something more? For what cause doth thou commit this crime? If it be for naught but thy own gain, then woe betide thee! For surely one day soon justice shall come and set things right again.