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Friday, April 8th, 2011 at 12:17pm. 1620 Views, 3 Comments.
Have you ever watched a Disney movie like Snow White or Sleeping Beauty and noticed the unusual way that animals and humans interact in the stories? Movies like this usually have many scenes of the heroine of the story engaging with nature in a way that shows “good” animals clamouring to assist or entertain humans. When you watch footage of whales and dolphins performing in aquatic shows, it’s hard not to be struck by the same kind of surrealism.
Anthropomorphism—attributing human traits or motivations to animals—has been standard in stories and myths for millennia, though it can take many forms. Sometimes storybook animals are essentially human—like the white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland—while other times they occur as props,…