|Date published:||10 Sep 2018|
On this article, Farhad Manjoo speaks of the encounters with people’s dogs in public. The dogs are now found everywhere in public places ranging from parks, streets, cafes and even offices. What amazes Farhad is that the dog owners do not care to restrict their pets’ behavior or movements. They do not care whether the people that their dogs approach are comfortable with having the animals around. There are themes that are developed from such encounters as the author compares the behaviors of the pets to that of young toddlers, taking the case of his son.
The main concern of the author seems that it is based on interpersonal relationships. Some action may seem just okay to some people but to others they might be offensive. It should therefore be noted that whatever a person decides to undertake, considerations on the effect to other people should also be taken. We should not pretend that the way we feel about the activities we love is mutual to everyone. Farhad expresses this in a usual happening that takes place in public places whereby a dog just approaches a civilian and the owner on realizing this probably says that the dog is friendly to people. It is clear that what the author wants to major at is showing his audience that care should be taken to test the effect of ones action to other people. It therefore is necessary that even when a mistake occurs, we should be quick to correct it. This is clearly shown as Farhad explains his action when his toddler who seems so perfect to him disturbs other people in public either intentionally or accidentally.
In addition, this book by Farhad Manjoo talks much on key issues like why the author do not want to keep anymore the pet dogs. The author realized that these pet dogs which are probably kept by everyone in North America were long ago wild wolves which after good relation with the man brought companionship thus man planned to pet the dog (Laurie & Stephen 224). On another hand, this brings us to the theme in this book on humanity. According to Farhad Manjoo book, there is a realization that pet young dogs were not maintaining humanity as expected because they could bite people without humanity. Therefore, this book tries to explain how humanity can be lost in a certain society if some key factors are not maintained in that society. In some communities humanity is not maintained and some people failure to practice humanity which is essential in each society. For instance, the author talks about how dogs achieved dominion over urban America. This on modern society can be explained as kind of people who failure to portray humanity by dominating various places like offices, restaurants, museums, buses and trains (Laurie & Stephen 226). The main theme here is also based on cultural assumption while relating to the dogs whereby, like the dog owners, they are not forced to reckon with the idea to the kind of people who are not enthralled by their furry friends.
In conclusion, this book by Farhad Manjoo is based on key issues like the kind of relation that can exist in a certain society which is expected to portray humanity for the success of that society. People should not behave like pet dogs which can bite someone without humanity. People are expected to apologize so that we emphasize on humanity.