In Island Packet’s article “How plastic almost killed this Lowcountry sea turtle” by Delayna Earley, readers are informed about the discovery of a dead sea turtle that was recently treated at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, South Carolina. The image is effective in responding to the rhetorical situation in which plastic debris are proven to be harmful to marine life and so articles like Earley’s are written to inform others about how damaging plastic is. The exigence of the article is about how plastic pollution is harmful for the ocean. Throughout the years, there has been an increase in the advocacy being mindful of plastic waste and on using less plastic materials.
Arguing over the use of plastic bags has stirred large debates over their effects on the ecosystem. In Adam B. Summer’s article, he argues that plastic bags do not present vast amounts environmental issues as some people believe. Thus, he provides his argument over the debate of plastic bags throughout his article. Summer utilizes the ethos, logos, and the pathos appeal in numerous aspects of his argument. Because of his creative usage of these appeals, Summer presents his readers with an extremely well-written argument.
You can see the development of housing and the deterioration of the surrounding bushland. The tone of this piece is upsetting due to the inhumane ways that the indigenous people and their land have been known to be treated in the past. This persuades the audience to be conscious of the sadness that the first Australians would've felt while witnessing their homes being taken away. However, this source could also make the audience perceive that the British had the most power in this situation due to them taking the land and making it their property. This has been proven by ‘Derrimut, leader of the Boon Wurrung’, who states ‘you have all this place, no good have lubra, me tumble down and die very soon now’, this refers to the British settlers.
Reynolds reveals the moderate and censorship of historic writings in the 19th and 20th century, which achieved for government representation and agendas, in order to ignore the destruction of Indigenous Australian life and culture but praise the lives and pioneering spirits of the explores and colonizers. This Eurocentric vision is exposed as weak and racist and only a facade for foreign affairs. The situation of Australian history, violence, massacre, murder, rejection and dispossession that emphasises the idea that history has been repressed to serve the white political agenda, an “abuse of arbitrary power”. Reynolds uses adjective statements to make the audience question the political motivation for the government’s actions and the purpose of its active policies. Reynolds acknowledges the disillusionment of education, he exposes and counters with evidence that is irrefutable, exposing the atrocities of ‘White invasion’.
The Myall creek massacre occurred 50 years after Europeans arrived in Sydney. For all the 50 years, there had been confliction between the aboriginals and the Europeans over competition of land. “Myall Creek was the tip of the iceberg of frontier violence against Aboriginal people.” (Prof. Rhonda Craven)
This foreshadows the dissatisfaction expressed later when he reveals that historians before 1960 had largely ignored interactions between settlers and indigenous peoples, therefore ‘providing no material…to understand the nature of contemporary relations between black and white Australians’. Thus, readers can appreciate how personal experiences allow Reynolds to create an evocative representation of racial politics, as his knowledge of ongoing
Treays, the director of the 1996 documentary ‘Painted Babies’ has presented the idea that the beauty pageant industry is promoting the over-sexualisation and exploitation of young children. Forcing children into the beauty pageant industry is forcing them to grow up faster and lose their childhood, something that is irreplaceable. Furthermore, it incorrectly teaches young girls that they need makeup and clothes to be beautiful, which has a detrimental effect on their self-esteem in the long run. Treays has effectively used an array of techniques to suggest these ideas, including dialogue and camera angles. Treays has used documentary techniques, including ideational montage sequences, dialogue and actuality combined with dramatization, to present
After 1788 Aboriginals became outcasts to their own lands. The European settlers tried to change and destroy Indigenous ways of life, however they did not succeed. Aboriginals survived and tried to fight back for their rights to their land. There are many stories in this long fight for justice. Charles Perkins and the Freedom Ride is one of the most famous stories in Australia’s history.
Due to the negative effects caused from plastic it will always play a role in our environment. One hundred different chemicals have been created after the 1950s to the current day. Something people do not realize is that throwing a plastic wrapper on the ground will end up in a birds stomach, burning plastic in a fire will end up in the air we breathe, and recycling plastic will end up back in our homes. The author states, “I don’t even shop anymore. Anything I need will just float
Like global warming, pollution is universally known of, but many disregard it and its impact on their everyday lives. This image is successful in the sense that it reminds individuals of the problem of ocean pollution. By viewing the sushi made of trash, the thought of one consuming trash when eating seafood becomes a possibility. If a small fish eats bits of plastic, and a larger salmon eats many small fish and other polluted debri, that larger salmon could very easily be the same fish you had for dinner last night. In addition, the ad pictured above goes the extra step to include a jarring piece of research concerning the amount of plastic fish consume to justify its reasoning and prove the trash sushi a possible
The film ‘Babakiueria’ is different to other films in this genre because it is a more serious issue and it is comedic because it is a role reversal with the aboriginals being the invaders. It also shows how disrespectful and racist we have been and still are to aboriginals. BabaKiueria is a role reversal in which European Australians are the natives, the black colonisers find this white “Ghetto” and ask what it is called and the natives reply “Barbecue Area” and is mistaken for BabaKiueria and this is what they name the country, BabaKiuera. The presenter Duranga Manika spends time with a typical white family so that she help others understand white people more. When the family’s youngest daughter is taken away (as a reference to the stolen
The use of plastic bags has been debated for years. Some people prefer to use them, and others would rather use substitutes, and most have their personal reasons why they lean one way or the other in the argument. In this article, the author addresses why he believes plastic bags should not be banned. The author, Adam B. Summers, uses various literary tools and appeals throughout his article, "Bag Ban Bad for Freedom and Environment," to support his argument that banning plastic bags would do more harm than good. Logical appeal is the most frequently used literary device in the passage.
The article Bag Ban Bad for Freedom and Environment, by Adam B. Summers, argues that a ban placed on plastic grocery bags would be detrimental to the environment as well as to people. Summers builds his argument with the use of pathos, ethos, and statistics throughout the article. Summers uses pathos in the article to strengthen his argument. He is able to use two examples of the negative impacts of the possible ban on plastic bags.
Everyday people buy plastic things from the cafeteria, from plastic containers, lids on cups, and things as small as straws, and like 50% of plastic used it will be thrown away after one use. However, do you ever stop and think, what happens to the plastic? If you’re thinking that it just magically goes away you 're wrong. It will most likely end up in a landfill somewhere or in the ocean, and as you may think that your actions do not impact the world, think again. Everyone in the world has at least used one piece of plastic, adding to the problem of plastic pollution and helping certifying the terrifying statisticc that acooording to the 2018 Earth day video, “by 2050 there will more plastic in the ocean than fish”, which almost is impossible to think of.
Documentary filmmakers strive to capture the real in their documentary films – a convention used by both fiction and non-fiction films to immerse their audiences into the issue. There are a few common methods used by filmmakers to capture the real, all stemming from Dziga Vertov’s theory of Kino Pravda, which explores the idea of truth in films. Realism is important to filmmaking as it helps question the relation of a film to reality. More often than not, our disbelief are suspended the moment we are exposed to a documentary, and we believe what we see much more easily than when watching, say, a movie or television program. A documentary’s main concern is to present a film taken from reality, and to show that reality to audiences as closely as possible.