Thursday, April 30, 2015
In section today, I was in Group 3. For the close reading exercise, we read the passage about with Anthophora and Osmia bees. Fabre seemed partial to the Anthophora bees. He said they were the pioneers, artists even. On the other hand, he described the Osmia as theives, the bees that would steal from the Anthophora. The passage, to me, sounded like a metaphor for war. The Anthophora were building their homes and defense system, while the Osmia waited until the Anthophora were vulnerable to strike and take their homes, or a section of their complex tunnel system.