Humans have become desensitized to pollution and degradation of the environment. The use of non-recyclable materials and disposing of waste irresponsibly has become something that we see every day, and we do not acknowledge as something harmful, because it does not directly affect us. However, there are both fictional and nonfictional examples of excessive use of resources and the misuse of materials that we do have, that can bring to the attention the damage that we are really causing. Two examples of this are Dr. Suess’ The Lorax, and Easter Island. Although very different, both the inhabitants of the town in the Lorax and Easter Island both contributed to degradation of the environment.
One has no father and the other has an old father that almost dreams of a way to die. This is just one of many reasons that this is a coming of age story. The way that these two boys are raised is what makes them grow up in different ways at different speeds. First, look at the way the two boys act. Jim Nightshade is the boy that cannot wait to grow up and do adult activities.
The differences they experience later in life are more surprising because of the similarity of their upbringings. They both come from wealthy, or at least middle class families - their homes may have been a little dysfunctional, but it is assumed that they did not suffer any major abuse during childhood. On one hand, there’s Tyler; the son of a wealthy actor who never sees his father but is doted on by his mother. On another, there’s Kirsten; a somewhat successful child actress who presumably comes from a good home, but who seems to be at least a little neglected by her parents; this is seen when her “handler” during King Lear cannot reach her parents for hours, even though Kirsten had just witnessed a death that was widely publicized and would have been seen in the media by her parents. The lives they lead after the plague reflects their lives before, interpreted through the mind of a child.
Book Arrangement: Preceding the title page, there is praise for The Boys in the Boat. The Boys in the Boat is split into six sections total: the prologue, Part One: What Seasons They Have Been Through, Part Two: Resiliency, Part Three: The Parts That Really Matter, Part Four: Touching the Divine, and the epilogue. There are also an author’s note and a separate notes section following the prologue. The four main parts are split into nineteen chapters altogether.
In this part of the story they are caught by the man and while there are many parts of this story where they act like kids and compare the adult to them through the events playing out, this part is different. Here they are acting more adult like and not running away, following the rules and staying put when they are
Although all of these characters were seen as vices, this tragedy brought out the family relationship in all of them protecting each other until the end. To many of us in this world, the definition can vary from person to person. To me I see family as the love that never wavers and that your love for another person would lead you to do almost anything to protect them. Uncle Billy seemed to have no sense of the word family because he stole and left them to die to save himself which leads me to believe that he doesn’t have the ability to love. This may be because he was never loved as a child or just doesn’t understand what family is.
Both characters view the world with an innocence that allows them to be optimistic about the world around them and they have an incredible ability to show kindness to others, even when they don’t deserve it. This is something that can be difficult even for most adults. They live in different time periods but both still face a great injustice of their time. When faced with this injustice a major difference between the two characters becomes apparent.
Sandra Steingraber is an ecologist and author who writes about the relationship between the environment and human health. Her written work titled “Despair Not” discussed how the murder of an abolitionist connects to the greatly relevant environmental crisis. No, the murder of one man did not ruin the environment, but the author uses this as a metaphor and connection between her personal experiences and current environmental and health issues. This method of persuasive writing has numerous advantages and disadvantages, therefore affecting its credibility. Two Crises, One Cause Steingraber writes that it is the time to face the environmental crisis in the spirit of Elijah Lovejoy.
The novel Blueback is targeted at audiences from 10 to 13 I think this will help the kids who read it understand a little bit more about sustainability. blueback is a story about loss, love, sadness, happiness and fish Personally I enjoyed reading blueback as I found it very engaging I couldn’t put it down it was fantastic. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a short easy read. The story of Blueback defiantly taught me more about the problems we face I believe that everyone should read this book.
Larry Hiibel was arrested and convicted in Nevada state court for failing to identify himself to a police officer who was investigating an assault. Some states including Nevada, has a law that requires a person to tell an officer his name if asked. Larry Hiibel challenged the conviction, claiming it violated his Fourth and Fifth Amendments, the right not to incriminate himself and to be free from unreasonable searches. The state intermediate court and Supreme Court rejected his argument in affirming the conviction. At first when I read this I think that this arrest and conviction violated Larry Hiibel Fourth and Fifth Amendment because he was arrested for the action of remaining silent but in a 5-to-4 opinion written by Justice Anthony Kennedy,
In my area there has an escalated amount of pollution. The amount of pollution has affected the protected wildlife areas and parks. Polluted rivers are killing the wildlife, and animals are in danger because of the heavy amounts of pollution. A lot of people aren 't properly recycling their waste and that affects the environment, and the wildlife living in it, greatly. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has been trying to raise awareness around pollution since 1967.
This project was a lot harder then my family and I ever expected it to be. At first we thought it would be good and we would feel better about not wasting and not having as much trash. But after a couple of days we noticed that we couldn’t do a lot of things we normally do like wipe our hands on a napkin or use a straw to drink at a resturaunt. We as a whole had to make a lot of changes like making our foods the night before and bringing clean towels with us everywhere we went. This project has really made us open our eyes to see what we were actually doing to hurt our environment just by going through our daily routine.
Water pollution is a serious issue as not only is water the most precious natural resource, but all sources of water support life that is very necessary for the survival of the planet. Water pollution destroys life and ecology and such damage is irreparable. Those who are still not serious about water pollution must also remember that the pollutants present in water not only destroy the life in the rivers and oceans, but also affect our food chain. Many people have the wrong notion that since they are not disposing the pollutants in the water they are not to blame. These people forget that 70% of the earth is covered by water, and any activity on the land can wash to the seas and oceans.