This caption used to irritate me to no end. The implication is that a gentleman is no different than any lecherous man; he is merely more patient with his prey. As a person who strives to live and teach gentlemanness, I would bristle at the accusation that my life is based on a false premise, deceptive actions taken only to lure unsuspecting women into submission.
Then I decided to take a more introspective look at the wolf (I have no idea why I have been so focused on canines lately, but I digress).Wolf packs usually consist of a pair, mated for life, and their family. Wolves hunt together and eat together, using intelligence and cooperation to bring down their targets. If food supplies are scarce, the pups eat before the parents. Wolves eat what they kill, usually killing others only to defend their territory from intruders.
Compare this with the lion, for example. The male lion is lazy, leaving his woman to do the majority of hunting. He lays around sleeping most of the time. He mates with all the females in the pride (usually finishing the task in a minimal amount of time) and allows no other adult males. Despite his lack of assistance, he eats first after a kill--and will kill the unsuspecting cub who tried to eat before him. Indeed, if he joins a pride, he kills all cubs that are not his. Lions despise hyenas, and will kill them on sight.
So to that end, yes. A gentleman SHOULD be Lana Turner's more patient wolf--more patient with your mate-for-life, with your pack, with your altruism, with protecting those in your circle, and with the pursuit of what you eat from.
Better a wolf than a lion, I say.
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