The Grizzly Man video really intrigued me. I respect Timothy for his passion to live with and protect nature. I don’t think he was stupid or deserved to die. Maybe a bit quirky, but who isn’t… I think Timothy found his own niche and purpose, which is admirable since some people never find this. I thought it was interesting how he had previously spent his life as an alcoholic, but nature was an escape from this. He found serenity and comfort in nature. His acting like a bear was his own way of living his life deliberately, the way he wanted to live. Clearly he knew the danger he was living with, but as he said, he would rather die than kill a bear in its own environment. In addition, the videos helped raise awareness of the problems the Grizzly bears face in Alaska. Some of the Native American’s criticisms did make sense. Animals and humans live separate lives. But then again, hunters are entering the animals’ life and home, crossing the line between animals and humans. This is what Timothy wanted stop. And I guess I didn’t really see how his living with the animals could cause harm. I kind of doubt Timothy’s influence on the tameness of the animals actually caused hunters to kill more animals. The parts where the video camera was just going, in between Timothy’s talking, showed the beauty and serenity of nature. While Timothy may have been a bit wild and unusual, he lived with a passion for preserving and bringing awareness about the environment.
Here is my link about grizzly bears