Two of our readings mentioned the striking and harsh cry of the peacock, and how they relate to the nature of the animal itself. Here is a youtube link of a peacock call. I wanted to post this to provide some context to those two readings, especially if you've never heard the bird before. I used to live down the road from a farm that kept peacocks, and can personally attest to how loud and haunting they sound.
See you all in class tomorrow, and be sure to check out my blog post.