Larger than a Brooklyn brownstone! Towering above hard-working wooden boats! Looming over churches! Bigger, even, than a common seagull. (?)
(Suicidefoodists have a well-known problem with scale.)
Class? Can anyone tell us what principle this image demonstrates?
Yes, the Submissive Dominant.
In brief: a Submissive Dominant is an animal powerful enough to resist—but which nevertheless consents to—its own subjugation. A classic example can be explored here.
Case in point, this pig. He could rampage through Sheepshead Bay kaiju-style, leaving carnage and bloodshed in his wake. He could fill the people with a fear so toxic it would haunt their hearts forever. Or, he could walk away from the monstrous grill constructed for him. But he doesn't.
He just hunkers down, a bemused smile on his face, comfortable in the knowledge that his cooked flesh will feed many.
(By the way, this is the actual, largest pig ever.)
Addendum: Sheepshead Bay is only the latest gruesomely apt place name we've come across, following in the tradition of Neuse River.