An analysis of Sometimes the Earth Is Cruel In the essay by Leonard Pitts "sometimes the earth is cruel" he talks about how in Haiti the people are constantly being hit by natural disaster on top of being one of the most poor countries in the world. Haiti in constantly being unstable because of political powers ignoring them. Haiti on top of being always hit by natural disasters are hit with disasters that are caused because of human greed, corruption, and economic predation of the nation. Yet these people at the end of the day they rebuild and go on with their lives they mourn and weep because they insist to live despite that the world and the cruel things it does to them.
Sometimes the Earth is cruel. This is stated by the award winning journalist Leonard Pitts stated in his essay Sometimes the Earth is cruel. In this essay Leonard points out how the people from Haiti have had a rough time when it comes to nature and disasters of the like. Leonard all talks about the past of Haiti and and colonialism made it so poor. When the major powers of the world exploited Haiti and made it the way it is.
In this case the people of Haiti might think that the earth is willingly trying to cause them pain and suffering but the earth is just a planet so it just causes pain and suffering sometimes. Like Leonard said though, it is actually the people's fault. All these disasters and sufferings are all caused by "human hands, by human greed, human corruption, human economic and predation." It also says that "Sometimes, the earth is cruel" and it gets bad, it is bad, and we just have to deal with it and go on with our lives. The earth does get bad, all because of everything that's been happening around the world.
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