Carson emphasizes the impact humans have on the environment by integrating a disdainful tone and rhetorical questions. In the beginning of the Silent Spring, Carson’s disdain towards the careless farmers’ use of parathion is evident by her constant use of strong language such as “eradicating”, “habit of killing”, and “distasteful”. By using blunt diction, Carson emphasizes that the use of a dangerous poison, like parathion, are worsening the condition of the environment, and even portrays the farmers who use the poison as murders when she states that they are on a “mission of death”. In addition, Carson further highlights the unethical actions of the farmers by providing an example of how the “growing trend” of killing the “inconvenien[t]” has not only affected the animals living in the environment, but the humans as well. Thus, pointing out that if humans do not take in consideration the effect of parathion, then their harmful actions will soon catch on to affect innocent people like a “ripple” in “a still pond”.
Chapter 3: Principle of Creon . At first glance Creon’s edict may be like simply cruel and seems to be unjust but he has his own view for the edict. He forbids the burial of Polyneices and throws away the corpse to dogs and birds; threatens the guard to torture if he fails to find out the culprit; quickly announces two sisters death without justifying. These are seems to be cruel but if we look into his deed entirely we will come to know why he does those? Is he really cruel and wrong?
To a certain extent, Macbeth’s murder of Duncan was justifiable. This was a cruel and selfish act, but it was for the greater good of Macbeth and his wife. Macbeth wanted himself to be the king of Scotland and for Lady Macbeth to be the Queen. The murder was wrong, of course, but Macbeth only did it in an effort to give a better life to his family. On the other hand, as soon as Macbeth started selfishly murdering the chamberlains, he was no longer being selfish for a good reason as these deaths were not entirely necessary.
The purpose of published “Silent Spring” was to alert and inform everyone about the danger the environment is in due to the spraying of pesticides. Carson wanted to let the public know the truth about pesticides that governments and health organizations were hiding from everyone. In the beginning of Chapter 2 Rachel states “The most alarming of all man’s assaults upon the environment is the contamination of the air, earth, rivers, and sea with dangerous and even lethal material.”(5). This quote explains Carson’s whole purpose of the book in one sentence; to bring change in the world by preventing the widespread use of DDT and dangerous pesticides. Rachel Carson is writing this book to save the future of the world from the spread of deadly
Occasionally problems in society are suppressed, made worse, or even outright ignored. Some problems could never be addressed until one day a person or group of people decide to challenge the status quo, and to present to masses a problem that they themselves may have never really thought about before. One particular issue addressed by Rachel Carson is the use of pesticides. Rachel Carson wrote the book Silent Spring to combat and question the use of these pesticides. In the excerpt of her book Silent Spring, Carson employs the use of rhetorical questions, a cynical tone and militaristic diction to emphasize that due to the thoughtless actions of farmers and authoritarian figures who have used pesticides carelessly, we are seeing collateral effects on the
With grotesque imagery Arora compels the reader to realize their hypocritical ways by intending to provoke a sense of pity and guilt within them. Arora’s abrasive imagery inflicts guilt upon meat-eaters with phrases such as “pumped her with bullets” and “died on the street in a pool of blood”. Carnivores feel remorse for their deadly eating habits when reading these shocking images that enable the reader to hear and witness the cruel acts they force these cows to endure.
In “Lamb to the Slaughter,” Roald Dahl the officers overlook the idea of Mrs. Maloney being the killer and the murder weapon for that matter. Mrs. Maloney thought up the most clever way to get away with murder. The officers had their hands on it, but because of their complex thought the answers washed away. The theme of “Lamb to the Slaughter,” by Roald Dahl is, sometimes it is too easy to overlook the obvious answer the world makes
Next in Poe’s poem The Raven symbolism shows that anger leads to bad decisions.Symbolism is the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.The raven made him mad and he yelled.”Prophet!”said I,”Thing of evil!--------prophet still,if bird or devil------!”(page 191)The man was screaming at the bird because it was making it angry.This proves the thesis becauses he is angry, so he makes a bad decision and screams.Yet another quote “Quoth the raven,nevermore.”(page 191)It shows that the raven came as the grief and made him mad.This proves my thesis because the raven/grief made him mad because he wanted it to leave but it would not.This shows that in Poe's poem The Raven figurative language shows that anger leads to bad decisions. In his poem The Raven conflict shows that anger leads to bad decisions.Conflict is the problem in the story.The raven won’t go away and it makes him mad.”Quoth the raven,Nevermore”The raven(sadness)talks to him and makes him mad because he is sad.This one shows the thesis because the raven is saying nevermore and makes him angry so he yels things.Yet another quote “Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above the chambered
It is proven that racial prejudice has the greatest negative effect on society as it hurts people and makes them feel completely unwanted. In To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee, racial prejudice has the greatest negative effect on its victims just as it did to Tom Robinson and Calpurnia. There are different types of prejudice portrayed in this novel, but racial prejudice has made the greatest effect. It ultimately lowered all of its victim’s self-esteem. Along with making their life seem less valuable in their own eyes.
I’m part of you” (Golding 147-148) This proves the beast which everyone is afraid of is just a disguise, and the boys should be afraid of each other, as man is inherently evil. The corruption and evil in the boys is shown by the Lord of the Flies. It shows us the boys savagery and their corruption by how brutally they killed the