Do fish feel pain? According to Victoria Braithwaite from her “Hooked on a Myth” an article that was published in the Los Angeles Times” she provided key points and examples on whether fishes can feel pain or not. Fishes are seen around the world as being an inferior animal compared to other animals such as dogs and birds , but does that make them prone to not feeling any pain ? Pain can be mental or emotional but, it can also be physical pain such as distress to any part of the body caused by anything that may be upsetting. Should we not treat fishes the same we treat other animals or humans ?
As cliché as it is, “get back on the horse that bucked you” is a crucial piece of advice to remember when struggling to surmount obstacles. These obstacles are personal barricades that we set up unconsciously based upon our fears. It may be easy to identify what we are afraid of and how to overcome it, but challenging our fears proves to be more difficult. Sometimes, we don’t even address these problems because we are subconsciously trying to avoid them such as in the beginning of The Georges and the Jewels by Jane Smiley. The main character unknowingly tricks herself into thinking that just because she continues to get thrown from her horse, it will always hurt. Although this may be true physically, confiding in a close friend (one of her prized horses) helps boost her confidence.
In her article, “The Genesis of Gendered Subjectivity in the Divorce Tracts and in Paradise Lost,” Mary Nyquist examines Milton’s incorporation into Paradise Lost of the two Genesis accounts concerning man’s creation. In doing so, Nyquist seeks to determine, among many other things, Milton’s position on the balance of power in the relationship between Adam and Eve. She concludes that Milton’s use of the Genesis accounts places Adam in a hierarchically superior position to Eve. Despite the depth of Nyquist’s textual analysis, her argument is flawed for three reasons. First (briefly), her conclusion rests on Milton’s intention in presenting the creation story as he did in Paradise Lost; no amount of critical analysis will fully reveal the author’s intention. Second, her examination of the text subjectively interprets or even ignores several instances which undermine and even disprove her theory. Third and most importantly, Nyquist assumes throughout her essay that Eve’s
In the excerpt from Moments of Being, Virginia Woolf reflects on her childhood summers fishing with her father and the lessons she learns from it. Woolf uses different language devices to convey the lasting significance of a valuable lesson she learns from her father and her memory of “sporting” passion and happiness to draw on in her adult life.
While Maddy is in the YMCA regretting and panicking about getting back into water the thought of her fish help calm her nerves, “It calms me to imagine them swimming in their pH balance environment, the clown loaches looking around near the bottom of the freshwater tank, the Pearl flirting in a stand of bamboo plant. Tonight, for the first time, I'll begin to know what my fish have known all their lives; how to breathe underwater” (3). The reference to water here in order to show the reader how significant water is to the story. Water can be seen as a symbol of flowing, calm, cool, but others can see it as a fear. And since Maddy has seen it as fear the fish help calm those thoughts.
In The Lesson, written by Toni Cade Bambara, it begins with Sylvia giving her own description on Miss Moore. She is confused as to why Miss Moore always gathers the kids from the neighborhood and takes them on boring outings. Sylvia mentions that Miss Moore is one of the few who has a college education, but she does not seem too impressed and would rather spend her day at the pool with her cousin, Sugar. As they enter the taxi cab, Miss Moore hands Sylvia a five dollar bill to tip the driver at the end of the trip. However, Sylvia has a difficulty time figuring out how much she should give the driver and decides against tipping him but would rather give him nothing. Sylvia believes she needs the money more than the taxi driver. Once all the
Taking pity on a creature in the hopes it will keep fighting. The poem, “The Fish,” by Elizabeth Bishop, has a sad and sympathetic tone due to her use of imagery and diction. The reader can gather information about the fish and what it has gone through in its life due to the details in her use of imagery. The author's diction creates a sense of peace within the animal, even though it has been caught. These factors make the poem simple, but also sympathetic.
Many times, people tend to judge things by their exterior appearance. Of course, it is only natural for one’s attention to be caught by something or someone aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. However, just because the superficiality of an object or entity is eye-catching, it does not always mean the content or value is of the same measure. For that reason, the phrase “never judge a book by its cover,” fits perfectly well regarding this subject matter. Because the outer presentation is appealing, one assumes that whatever lies within is just as appealing. Relatively, an individual is also apt to judge another individual by their physical features and attire, and presume their substance to be of equivalence. Thankfully, Margaret Atwood’s “Siren
In “Birthday Party,” Katharine Brush’s purpose for writing the short story was to reveal how something that is good can go so wrong. She also demonstrates how some things are not what they seem. Especially in the situation that she wrote. Her purpose from the beginning to end is demonstrated by the use of literary devices.
AIDS is the world’s leading infectious killer. To date, the illness has killed approximately 25 million people around the world. In the memoir Breaking Night, Liz Murray wrote about her mother’s slavery to cocaine and how it lead to her contraction of the HIV/AIDS virus and eventually to her death. Her mother’s death was only one of the difficulties that plagued Liz’s life from birth to age 18, which was the amount of time spanned by the memoir. Homelessness, hunger, and [something else] were enemies of Liz in her youth, however, she managed to heroically turn her life around and conquer the obstacles standing between her and a better life. Breaking Night should be kept on the summer reading list because of it’s strong female protagonist who
Teenagers have always sought to be their own person, forgoing rules and even recommendations in favour of self-determination. While an honourable undertaking, this path to self-discovery, leads them to experience new ordeals, where mistakes will be made. To reassure us that these mistakes are not necessarily bad, Elizabeth Alexander, in her poem "Nineteen", illustrates how youth 's desire for freedom¬ and to escape from their reality allows them to grow into adulthood and leads them to make choices that will impact their perception of the world. This theme will be analysed through structure, symbolism and contrast.
“I Was Sleeping Where the Black Oaks Move” written by Louise Erdrich focuses on a child and a grandfather horrifically observing a flood consuming their entire village and the surrounding trees, obliterating the nests of the herons that had lived there. In the future they remember back to the day when they started cleaning up after the flood, when they notice the herons without their habitat “dancing” in the sky. According to the poet’s biographical context, many of the poems the poet had wrote themselves were a metaphor. There could be many viable explanations and themes to this fascinating poem, and the main literary devices that constitute this poem are imagery, personification, and a metaphor.
It is a normal day in fourth grade. I am continuously stumping my classmates academically; however, students also make fun of my accent and unbreakable pattern of defeat in my Physical Education, P.E class. I have come to accept my lack of athleticism, and am giving up on my dream to become an athlete. Yet deep down inside, it still matters to me that no one wants me on their team. I disguise my dreadful athleticism from my classmates by acting careless and uninterested in the game. This particular day of P.E. requires me to face the embarrassment of another game of dodgeball. Playing with a deliberate air of absent mindedness, I end up smacking heads with one of my classmates, my jaw taking the brunt of the hit. From this day on, my life
Additionally, Gladwell describes problems in society in the early 1890s that outliers discover solutions toward. The author uses Louis and Regina Borgenicht as an example, demonstrating that when they relocated to New York from Poland, Louis had to find a job that would have favorable pay(,) to raise children (Gladwell 139-140).. Mr. Borgenicht, one day while walking the streets, had found a dispute that the people of New York were having. He observed that clothing was an issue for middle class families, and was determined to resolve this predicament . Louis and Regina sewed all night long making clothes, that Louis would then go to the streets and sell before noon. From that, the Borgenichts undertook other immigrants to help manufacturing
In the novel “When the Legends Die” the main character Thomas Black Bull has many conflicts. One of his biggest problems was people controlling his life. During his life people like: Blue Elk, school teachers, Red Dillon, and things like his past determined what he did in life.