Both passages relate in a way because they give informative details about the fires. They have the same general topic, which is The Santa Ana winds. They tell the readers how the fires affect them and the people around them. The winds had a certain effect on people in both of the passages. In “The Santa Ana” it says “To live with the Santa Ana is to accept, consciously or unconsciously, a deeply mechanistic view of human behavior”.
Earth, the home to humans, animals, and all of biological diversity, experiences changes every second of every day, and these changes are referred to as biological altercations. Biological altercations, like the Santa Ana winds, are commonly disputed among society due to both the positive and negative outcomes of the altercations. The Santa Ana winds are extremely dry winds that affect Southern California and are known to cause wildfires. Individuals like Joan Didion argue that a Santa Ana brings darkness and danger, whereas other individuals like Linda Thomas argue that it brings beauty and value. Each side of this dispute is discussed in Linda Thomas’ essay “Brush Fire”, and Joan Didion’s essay “The Santa Ana”.
Environmental Impacts of the California Drought Introduction Over the last several hundred years, many scientists have proven that Climate change, or the other name, “Global Warming” that people think is politically incorrect, is a major problem in our future if we do not act to reverse its effects. One place around the world that has experienced these effects of this world issue is California. California has been in a major drought for several years now, and looks to continue for several years to come if nothing is done to mitigate the effects of climate change. The drought in California caused the increase in wildfire activity and low water levels, which as a result has caused tree mortality across California. Increase in wildfires One
Similarly, the method that Didion uses to string along her sentences conveys the tone as well - the excerpt is filled with a plethora of loosely constructed sentences which serve to layer on the detail and build the suspense. The diction throughout "Los Angeles Notebook" functions as a way in which Didion utilizes in order to convey her opinion on the Santa Ana Wind, which is unexplainable as to their effects on people and are entirely sinister entities. Word choices throughout the excerpt such as "uneasy", "screaming", "frets", and "sulks" all portray the responses that people make to these winds. Selections like "foehn" and "khamsin", "friction" and "solar disturbances" allow the audience to acknowledge that
She appeals to pathos by deliberately emphasizing her motherly nature. Despite her writing’s formality, Adams’s continual use of the words “my son” soften her tone
From the outset, the speaker adopts a tone of satisfaction and relief that he has reached “at last, the summit!”. The turbulence of nature described by the speaker complements the physical challenge conquered. Through alliteration and powerful tactile imagery, the “wild wind”, mirrors the
When the storm begins, the atmosphere changes with arrival of main character old friend, Alcee. The description of the storm tells us much more, for example “The rain was coming down in sheets obscuring the view of far-off cabins and enveloping the distant wood in a gray mist,” which tells us that Calixta and Alcee were safe, alone and not going to be interrupt by anyone for a while. When the rain is over, and
For instance, the winter weather assists in exploring the themes of imprisonment and freedom in relation to his character’s John and Ann. Throughout the story the weather plays a double role or offering to the characters and taking away from the characters. Initially the prospect of a horrible storm makes Ann feel concerned and weary about being left alone as John ventures over to his father’s farm. In their home Ann already experiences some isolation with John as her only company and John is clearly aware of this when he suggests inviting Steven over to keep her company, “That’s what you need, Ann−someone to talk to besides me” (Ross 137). Nevertheless, the winter brings forth a new set of isolation in which Ann is completely alone with no other source of human contact for a long period of time.
Climate change has within the past twenty years come to be extremely important to the world we live in. It has been observed that not only have temperatures been changing, but different locations throughout the world are experiencing weather patterns that were otherwise abnormal for these locations. In California, although wildfires had always been an issue, this problem has grown much more serious than in previous decades as there has been more extensive droughts. This is not the only example, in many places such as the arctic polar ice caps are melting and in island regions such as Guam, the ocean is becoming more acidic, destroying the coral reefs and sea life. Although there have always been minor changes in climate over time, the extensiveness