Former United States President Jimmy Carter takes a compelling stance against the destruction of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for purpose of economic gain. By including personal experience in the passage, he explains the everlasting effects placed upon his mind at the sight of the beautiful glimpse of nature. Carter also connects his reader with the magnificence of the refuge, leading the reader to believe that such beauty cannot be replaced by anything else. Through Carter’s vivid description of his personal experiences with the refuge and his apparent use of imagery to evoke an emotional reaction from his reader, Carter convinces him or her that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge should not be manipulated and destroyed for industrial
Carter introduces the audience to his argument not by giving his statement or "mission" immediately but by telling the audience a story of a personal experience that helps the audience sympathize with his point of view. The way Carter describes the beauty of his trip to the Wildlife Refuge and how it was a very personal experience makes the audience feel they are being let in on a personal level to the President's point of view against the drilling in the Refuge. The story of the migration of the porcupine caribou gave the his audience an idea of what the refuge really means and emphasizes how it would all be destroyed if industrialization on the Refuge were to happen. By giving his personal experience first, Carter is able to draw his audience in and let them sympathize with his cause before he actually gives his real argument and calls people to
seclusion, so called simplicity, the beautiful landscapes, its hard no to believe that alaska could cure all of our issues. the dreamers and the misfits that jon krakauer meantions in the quote from page four in Into the Wild expect alaska to patch up the unsatisfactory holes in their lives. a person being interviewed from Into the Wild, Jim Gallien, explains that people, such as Chris McCandless, have certain expectations for alaska; these expectations include easily living off of the land and claiming "a piece of the good life". all of these people that expect "the frontier" to save us believe that since they will live an imagined simplier life, most of their problems will be cured. the holes they search for something to fill could be caused
Rapid industrialization has led to the widespread destruction of the natural wilderness around us. In President Jimmy Carter’s foreword to “Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land, A Photographic Journey” by Subhankar Banerjee, he describes the picturesque scenery of the Arctic refuge and with it’s one in a million biodiversity, the need to protect it from development of industries and its negative side effects. The author starts his discussion by describing ‘America’s Serengeti’, its inhabitants and their surroundings. He personifies the animals with almost human like behavior – connecting with his audience’s emotions and grabbing their attention instantly. While mentioning “polar bears and caribou give birth” and “wolves howling in the midnight sun”, he explains to his readers that human beings are not the only species with emotions.
Wilson believes that a such a change can allow for science to make better strides in reviving ecosystems and even endangered and extinct species. In his essay, “The Bird of Paradise: The Hunter and The Poet,” Wilson says, “There will come a time when a bird of paradise is reconstituted through a synthesis of all the hard-won analytic information” (“The Bird of Paradise: The Hunter and The Poet” 93). This would only be possible if a strong conservation ethic were present because it means that it also morally accepted to synthesize and clone life in an effort to reclaim what humanity has wrongfully destroyed. That same conservation ethic would also benefit both scientists and artists. Wilson believes that, “the role of science, much like art, is to blend proximate imagery with more distant meaning, the parts we already understand with those given as new into larger patterns that are coherent enough to be acceptable as truth” (“The Bird of Paradise: The Hunter and The Poet” 91).
“Rip Van Winkle! Rip Van Winkle!”—At the same time Wolf bristled up his back, and giving a low growl, skulked to his master’s side, looking fearfully down into the glen. Rip now felt a vague apprehension stealing over him; he looked anxiously in the same direction, and perceived a strange figure slowly toiling up the rocks, and bending under the weight of something he carried on his back”. Rip met the strange man when he was trying to go back home and being the helpful person he was, decided to help the man with what he was carrying. The reason that this is important is because Irvine is telling readers that about most of the things that happened in the revolutionary
In the book, My Antonia, by Willa Cather, there are many uses of symbolism to portray the ways of life in the characters; for example, the Nebraskan landscape, the prairie, and the lone plow. The purpose of the Nebraskan landscape is to show the influence of nature that it has on the people and the community as a whole. It determines the actions and moods of the characters; for example, Mr.Shimerda commits suicide after a very harsh winter. This shows a connection between the people and the harsh trials of the climate. In the book Jim gets really attached to the environment of the Nebraskan landscape such as the prairie even though after living in New York for twenty years.
In the Introduction, by Bill McKibben, the first impression that people were inspired by was John Muir, who was the first to find such great and inspirational imaging words of the beauty of sierra but also he helped people to better understand that sierra had to be protected. Environmental writing can be said to be called “nature writing”, in which people seem to get confused between these two concepts. Environmental writing is seemed to be dealing with the role of the people and their life’s along with
In “Let there be Dark”, Paul Bogard synthesizes a compelling dissertation that natural darkness should be preserved. Board deftly delivers a cogent argument to sway his/her readers by using personal anecdote, pathos and researches. Throughout the article, Bogard uses personal anecdote in order to persuade readers to give credence to his claim that natural darkness should be preserved. Bogard remains nostalgic about his memory of childhood: “At my family’s cabin on a Minnesota lake, I knew woods so dark that my hands disappeared before my eyes. I knew night skies in which meteors left smoky trails across sugary spreads of stars… This winter solstice, as we cheer the day’s gradual movement back towards light, let us also remember the irreplaceable
National Wildlife Federation is a wildlife organization founded by Ding Darling. The Wildlife Federation works to protect the ecosystem that is crucial to the native wildlife. The National Wildlife Federation took part in the passing of clean water act, clean air act, and endangered species act. In 2007 the water resources development act was successfully passed thanks to the help of the Wildlife Federation. The intended audience for this website seemed to be for anyone willing to pitch in a dollar that wanted to take further action with helping the wildlife whether it was locally or nationally.