Who or what are we willing to defend at the risk of our lives? For this hen the answer is nothing, not even her own eggs. When she sees the fire of a match approaching, for fear that it will be used to light a fire that will boil her in the pot, she shouts "take him, take him, take him" pointing to the egg that she has just brooded. Can we blame her? According to Aristotle, an egg is a potential chicken and a chicken is an already developed egg, an act. Why sacrifice something that already exists (yourself) when you can sacrifice something that will come (the future)?