THE LOWEST ANIMAL
Read Mark Twain’s “The Lowest Animal” and then write a paragraph in response to Discussion Question #1.
Your answer should consist of a well-developed paragraph, which means your first sentence should answer the question(s) (i.e., topic sentence), and the following sentences should support the topic sentence. The paragraph should be unified and coherent with specific supporting details or examples from the story. The sentences should be clear, concise, and arranged in a logical order. Transitions, pronouns, and repetition should be used to provide coherence. The paragraph should follow a compare and contrast format.
Q 1. How are Twain’s experiments–comparing human behavior to that of animals in various situations– intended to puncture some illusions the human species has about itself? In what ways do each of twains experiments reveal that other animals are superior to humans?