For example, the play ends with Veronica’s performance of a moving poem which has a particular focus on the struggles of the native community, environmental and otherwise. In this poem, she says that humans “can take much” from the Earth and still demand “Lord give us more / Lord give us more / Lord give us more” (Bilodeau 103). Here, she accuses humans of being selfish in their rapid consumption of Earth’s resources and constant demands for more. She implies that resources are limited and levels of human consumption are too high. As such, she implores the audience that they need to “cherish [their] fast done days,” since “no no no [they] can’t stay /
Correct punctuation is the focus of the book Eats, Shoots, Leaves by Lynne Truss, a self-labeled "zero tolerance approach to punctuation" (Truss). Grammarian, Lynne Truss, attempts to interest the everyday reader in punctuation by using comical situations and correcting popular signs and slogans. Her "inner stickler", however, makes the book come across as pretentious and aggravating to the non-sticklers of the world. Truss uses inappropriate examples such as sticklers getting "very worked up after 9/11 not because of Osama bin-Laden but because people on the radio kept saying 'enormity' when they meant 'magnitude'," since sticklers "really hate that" (Truss 5). The breakdown of the most popular forms of punctuation are useful, but made barely readable due to the author's sense of humor and pretentiousness regarding the subject.
In our daily lives, we are always trying to control our surroundings and what we experience. Though this can aid us in achieving our goals, our controlling behaviors can also be problematic. Rachel Carson shows us an example of this in her novel Silent Spring. Throughout her novel, she conveys how man’s efforts to control nature are mostly harmful. She exhibits this by using scientific diction, irony, ethical appeal, and imagery.
English 10 Honors Mr. Johnson December 2nd 2014] Picnic Lightning Billy Collins’s Picnic Lightning talks about the significance of life. The poem conveys a general truth about menial importance and delicacy of human life. The speaker briefly talks about how easily a life can be taken and ended. The scenarios he states are very improbable and very ridiculous, however even with these impossible events we cannot deny that it is not only true but also happening all around us. The truth state by Collins allows the readers to think about and appreciate every moment of life.
Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members” The poem suggest that as individuals we should listen to our heart and trust and accept ourselves. Often, there are inner voices which psychologists refer to as the conscience. The conscience is there to purposefully guide human minds. Before one decides to seek acceptance from others, there is need to consult the mind because it always has the best solutions to the problems we face.
From his studies, he finds himself living unhealthy yet unable to leave his work. Shelley displays a dark period that leaves Victor mentally unstable from his scientific discoveries. She also portrays the effects of outside forces on human kindness through the creature’s diminishing good nature. From the creature’s formation Shelley describes his love and hope in the world yet when his interactions with others end poorly his inherently good nature disappears. Shelley’s confirmation of Rousseau’s work continues when she characterizes the women in her novel as submissive.
The author hilfer, Anthony channel states an issue on environmental situations that relates his story blowback to London with the topic view of nature and the wild. He states that humans should have more respect for the wild because it’s Mother Nature. Mother Nature is very unpredictable and cannot be stopped by human
He emphasizes the good and evil of human nature by providing his characters with both good and evil qualities. The evolution of the ways of life through generations is reflected into the novel by the ideas of his characters. Although Hester and Dimmesdale have sinned, they are able to reach redemption through the author’s acceptance of human nature as a whole. Hester has struggled through humiliation and shame, but her strength throughout her journey has helped her to lose the shame of the scarlet letter and gain independence to further her life and escape the judgment and criticism of the town. As for Dimmesdale, the revealing of his secret as well as the love and acceptance from both Hester and Pearl allow him to reach peace through his death.
Littering is obviously a problem that’s been talked about often. There’s people out there that really wants to help the situation and there is people who doesn’t care about it at all . The big question being asked here is “how can we reduce the amount of littering which goes on and destroys our earth”. This question is coming from a person that is willing to approach both sides of the situation . Coming to an agreement would involve different views and different suggestions from both pro littering and anti-littering followers so we can unify both sides and do whats right for our earth.
The message of quote, “but we must cultivate our garden” refers to Voltaire opposition toward the excessive philosophical questioning of the thinkers of his time. Furthermore, he describes the waste of time that results from this and how that time can be spent improving an individual’s reality. Voltaire is a strong believer in action rather than thinking as evidenced by placing the quote at the end of the novel after all of Candide’s experiences. For example, he criticizes Candide’s tutor, Pangloss for his overthinking about every situation in the novel and his continuous unreasonable optimism that is generalized in his catchphrase, “the best of possible worlds.” For instance, when Candide finds Pangloss in dire need of help after contracting syphilis from Pacquette, the tutor ignores the urgency of needing a cure to rather discuss the philosophy to why he had to get sick.
Brooks also craft his argument with examples of literary devices and technique, which helps cement his ideas in a striking manner. David describes the regular attendance as “hostile soil” that “produces charismatic flowers.” This is to say that with today’s harsh society the likely hood of a huge turnout is rare. However, the people who go to Kathy and David’s house are loyal and feel like a family. He also described the children’s relationship with each other “like plants toward the sun”.
Hi Tracie, Banks makes a good point about the human condition and gives an insight to a natural day in people’s life. In the story, I love the idea of losing. The loss is an unavoidable event found in everyday life and a crisis like a bomb explodes in someone’s life because it is not something that tends to cause pleasure when experienced. Throughout the story, the character Chappie experiences the loss of something that is very important to him, which is his parent. This loss triggered a feeling of lack of meaning and purpose in life within him.
It is a nagging pressure to release anger, frustration, helplessness, and any other troubling emotion. The documentary The Silent Hunger: Anorexia and Bulimia was full of resonating quotes including one by a recovering bulimic named Justine: “Once I found that there was this comfort for myself to relieve my pain… fears, insecurities-- I didn 't want to let go of that”. After a few other individuals explain their same feelings towards bulimia helping them expel emotions, the documentary goes into a section that highlights the similarity between all of the individuals—the concept of control. Bulimia is a way for the patient/individual to have control in their life. They may not have control over their job, personal life, or other stress in life
F. Scott Fitzgerald strongly depicts the hope and hopelessness of the American Dream through the use of symbolism. He uses the green light to portray the aspirations and despondency of the American Dream. This symbol also shows how one never gives up and keeps chasing after his/her dream. What really matters in life is the relationships one has and the contributions one makes to this world. Fitzgerald also uses the Valley of Ashes to convey how the American Dream can be nearly unattainable, and the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg are used to represent how morality is more important in the eyes of God and the awareness of money can corrupt the American
What is your worth? , what makes you happy? , what makes you sad or disappointed?. Life has ups and downs and turnarounds but do you give up?. Mother and Daughter by Gary Soto is and short little that discuss the hardship of this young girl named Yollie along with her mother.