Bless The Beast And Children Bless the Beast and the Children, what was the point of this book? To show boys can go from immature: betwetter’s, to cowboys. There were three main events that took place in Bless the Beast and children. The first one was at the beginning, when they decided to leave Box Canyon Boys Camp. Another was when they decided to steal a car. The last one is when they freed the Buffalo.
Cotton, Teft, Shecker, Goodenow, Lally 1, and Lally 2, wanted to leave the camp because they felt they did not belong there due to all the torment they were receiving from the other campers. One day they decided to hike on horses and find a ride when they were in the city by either stealing a car or hitch-hiking. The first attempt did not work. Afterwards they att4empted to steal their counselors car, but they feared it would make too much noise. The second main event is when they stole a car. At first, they attempted to steal a car.
They started off on horses but they felt it was too obvious and draw too much attention, so they left the horses in the woods and attempted to steal a car. They first tried to confiscate a car at a motel, but a man drove up and started to unload his luggage. The second attempt to steal a car was at a used car dealership, but that attempt failed because a police car was patrolling the parking lot. Afterwards they sighted a truck at a local bar and stole that one. The last event was when they freed the Baffalo. They were watching an event that killed animals for no reason.
Cotton and the rest of the boys felt they that the killing was very humane, and they did not deserve to be killed. One night after all the hunters were asleep they decied to unlock the stables and free them. The first attempt did not work, yet the second one did. Now there was another problem after they freed the buffalo. The buffalo did not move just stayed in one place.
They then decided to lure them into the wilderness with hay, which led them to once again steal a car. After being shot at they finally freed the buffalo, freeing them from the hunters. In conclusion, Cotton, Taft, Shecker, Goodenow, Lally 1, and Lally 2, were only trying to prove they were men and that they were not afraid to be a little dangerous. Them leaving the camp, stealing the car and setting the buffalo free was a trip to boost their ego.