- Junior Cert. English (Higher) 2006: Paper 1 Question 01
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I agree with the author's dismissive attitude of a cat and fish cartoon. Being an avid Tom and Jerry fan, I could not imagine that any fish and cat battle could match the rapid movement, tense excitement and battle of wits that is part of the cat and dog confrontation.
As the author points out in the passage, movement is a key issue. The 'thrilling chase' would elude us in a fish bowl. Part of the thrill of Tom and Jerry is that they are quite equally matched in terms of speed and energy. Once you took 'Goldie' out of the fish bowl he would be 'hopelessly outclassed'. It would become an unfair battle and where is the fun in that?
Indeed, I firmly agree with the author's dismissive attitude and I will continue to watch Tom and Jerry rather than Tom and Goldie.