Hannah Ton Mrs. Braun Honors American Literature 1 November 2015 SeaWorld Orca Breeding Should Not Be Continued When Dr. Heather Rally, a veterinarian who specializes with marine mammals, visited SeaWorld, she witnessed an orca with a severely collapsed fin and asked an “educational” guide why its fin was bent. The guide replied that it was a genetic trait just like curly or straight hair. However, Rally knows the truth, scientific evidence suggests that the high rate of dorsal fin collapse in captive orcas is due to conditions of captivity. These include spending an abnormally long time at the surface in direct sunlight and continuously swimming in tight circles.
In the story, “The Metamorphosis” by, Franz Kafka a boy named Gregor Samsa turns into a bug. At first he thinks it is just a dream but then he comes to the understanding that it is not a dream, and he is stuck in between the four walls of his bedroom. He tried to roll onto his side but he would just end up right back on his back. Gregor takes on three roles; freedom, responsibility, and love through out the story “The Metamorphosis. Gregor wants freedom.
I wouldn't want to be around dead bodies because of how disturbing it would make me feel. This job requires touching a dead body, something I would never want to perform because dead bodies scare me. I feel that being a mortician would require nerves of steel. I wouldn't want to look at dead babies or children and witness parent's grief due to losing their children. I could not put clothes on a dead body, comb a dead person's hair, or put makeup on a dead body.
Vertebrates are known to be animals with backbones. Tooth reduction is one of the major evolutionary trends that developed among major vertebrate groups that allowed for the transition from aquatic to terrestrial life. Evolution of limbs and being able to breath air are other evolutionary trends that took placeThese trends include improved respiration and protective and insulating body coverings. More over the transition from water to land also included changing to more efficient reproductive methods like having a placenta for some animals or egg layers for other animals. Lastly, the morphology of organisms evolved such that for land they would have paired, muscular appendages used for crawling and
After reading “Mermaid Fever,” the statement that I think this essay makes about societal attitudes is that people will react and behave very strangely to anything that is out of the ordinary. The narrator bases his essay on a public beach, located in a small town in Connecticut, and out of the blue, this teenage girl’s body was washed up under the tide line one summer night. After extensive scientific tests and examinations on the body, the news finally broke out that the girl was a mermaid. The girl was soon transferred to a local museum in town where she would be put on a glass display that will be open to the public. This news brought the whole city together, and people waited in line for hours just to observe this fond discovery.
In “The Art of Drowning” by Billy Collins, he inquires the thought of life flashing before your eyes when you are reaching an imminent death. When the character leaps underneath the surface to his aqueous grave, a fast depiction of a long life is rotated through his mind. Mr. Collins explains how weird it is that time crushed into such a short film in the final seconds of life. Collins reverie of an ultimate instant when all corners of the existence resided come together for an impressive production, a sit down gathering where all moments are commended in great detail and discussion. Appalled by the moment, is as quick as the time it takes for the oxygen to exhaust in a moribund, drowning man.
Finally, “…he was a beautiful butterfly.” The plot was appealing in that it was constantly progressing. • The book develops a worthwhile theme both implicitly and explicitly. The explicit theme of this book is the process of metamorphosis.
In Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez, the role of the actor, Demian Bichir, who plays El Pachuco was played really well and really embodied the character of El Pachuco. El Pachuco is Henry Reyna’s alter ego and symbolizes pride and what it means to be “cool” for Latino teenagers back in the day. The zoot suit that El Pachuco wears really assisted Mr. Bichir in embodying the El Pachuco because the zoot suit was a symbol of the culture. Mr. Bichir does an excellent job of creating his character and developing it as the play progresses. The El Pachuco is molded into a character of defiance and resistance. It also helped that he was Latino and had the ability to accentuate his accent to the audience that I noticed most of the actors had.
In this essay, Author Mei Chun began with explaining a concept of the prosimetric form, which is the incorporation of verse in a prose narrative. It is also a distinctive generic feature of vernacular fiction in late imperial China. The content of this article is about examining the narrative significance of verse in Feng Menglong’s “The pearl Shirt Reecountered”. Many scholar regards verse in friction as a type of narrative redundancy or a sign or orality. However, Menglong has utilized verse space and prose space in the story.
With the texts: River and Tides by Thomas Riedelsheimer, “The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka, and “Magic Island” by Cathy song, we are able to look at change in a positive manner and realize that change comes with multitude of opportunities that allow humans to live better lives and develop wellbeing. Change enables us grow as better individuals, improve our lives, and to start our lives anew. There is no denying that change hosts troubles and upheavals, however, in the end these difficult situations only cause us to grow as better human beings. From Andy Goldworthy’s sculptures in River and tides, we are able to see an abstract demonstration of how upheavals can make one evolve into something greater. Goldsworthy’s sculpture was slowly consumed by water, due to natural variations in water levels–production of tides.
Published in 1915, Kafka’s The Metamorphosis is a tale of a salesman named Gregor Samsa who one day wakes up to discover that he has quite literally transformed into an insect. Unable to support his family as an insect, he is only able to stay in his room and eat the rotting scraps of food that his sister brings him. Over time, Gregor’s transformation into a large bug begins to affect the lifestyle of his family, and they slowly become resentful of him. His family secretly wishes Gregor would leave, and knowing this, Gregor willfully dies in his room.
FINAL ESSAY FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE “Do angels wear brassieres?" is a short story written by Olive Senior. In analyzing this story the main theme emanating from this story was one of self-identity where traditional stereotypes about women’s and their identities will be contested. This story is set in Jamaica where the author denotes issues of hierarchy and class stratification in a family which is female centered. The main character are; a girl named Rebecca aka Beccka, her mother Cherry, and aunt Mary.
On July 18, 1964, The New Yorker published a short story entitled “The Swimmer” (Wilhite 215). Edited thoroughly and heavily compacted from its original form, “The Swimmer” represents John Cheever 's most acclaimed and recognized work. The protagonist of the famous and momentous short story, Neddy Merrill, undergoes a watery journey of self-exploration, acceptance, and tragedy while swimming in various pools as he makes his way home from a party. Slyly and allegorically, the short story dramatically demonstrates the possible density of the literary technique called characterization. Containing many cliffhangers open to the reader 's individual self-interpretation, the short story effectively uses the strong power of language to illuminate
Franz Kafka is a German novelist who wrote “The Metamorphosis.” In the story, he uses a third person point of view narrative. The novel uses absurdum, which exaggerates and dramatize the absurdity of modern life. The protagonist, Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman, struggles with an external factor of transforming into an insect like creature. The transformation was not under his control and now struggles with a new identity.