It is not just to the story and the characters, it is even the disjointed narrative style which encourages the principles Anti-nationalism. Before the story, it is important to know some of the context that went into writing this story. The story’s two prefaces depicts the harsh environment Dorfman grew up in the nationalistic military state of Chile. Dorfman fled from Chile when his life in danger for holding liberal views against a rising military power responsible for the disappearance of thousands of Chileans. Dorfman Wanted to write about the injustices that were occurring in his birthplace and wanted to exposed this injustice to not only Chile, but the world.
This poster represents the main themes and ideas in ‘All Quiet on the Western Front ' through the use of visual techniques, including symbolism and colour. Symbolism is when an object or quote is representative of something. Colour can be used to symbolise certain emotions and feelings, however, in this case, it is used to represent the blood and the suffering of those in this war. The use of these techniques can be seen in the depiction of no man’s land, which is red, and the city being bombed, which is symbolic of the effects of war. The main theme in ‘All Quiet on the Western Front ' is the brutality of war.
“Report to Wordsworth” by Boey Kim Cheng and “Lament” by Gillian Clarke are the two poems I am exploring in this essay, specifically on how the common theme of human destruction of nature is presented. In “Report to Wordsworth”, Cheng explores the damage of nature caused by humans and man’s reckless attitude towards this. In “Lament”, the idea of the damage of oceans from the Gulf War is explored. In “Report to Wordsworth”, Boey Kim Cheng explores the theme of human destruction of nature as a response to William Wordsworth, an romantic poet who celebrated nature’s beauty in his poetry. Cheng writes this poem ironically in sonnet form, as sonnets are typically written about love.
Atwood feels that it is the responsibility of the writers to mirror whatever takes place in the world be it child abuse, violence against women, terrorism and so on. The novel Oryx and Crake brings out the issues related to the natural world and how much damage has been done to nature by humans and how the implications would be in the following years. This novel raises questions about the present state of the natural world and how nature is being treated. The environmental questions such as global warming, social inequalities that is being carried out relating to the environment, pollution, over-population, the modification and diminution of natural resources has been clearly raised. Though, Atwood have produced many works, not any of her works has this much portrayal of nature and environmental issues as it is done in the novel Oryx and Crake.
Both Golding and Bradbury wrote their books as warnings to society. In Lord of the Flies and Fahrenheit 451, there is strong symbolism, biblical and historical allusions, and oppressive leaders to show that man is his own greatest enemy. In Lord of the Flies and Fahrenheit 451, William Golding and Ray Bradbury use strong symbolism to show the faults in man. Lord of the Flies is filled symbolism- the most powerful being fire. Fire
In his book Zeitoun, human rights activist Dave Eggers illustrates the hardships of a Abdulrahman Zeitoun during a time of chaos and disorder. Eggers offers a new perspective of Muslim-Americans during Hurricane Katrina to highlight their human injustices and discrimination, and in addition to reveal the great flaws within our national government. He creates an attachment between Zeitoun and the reader by building Zeitoun’s character, invoking upon sympathies, and maintaining a critical tone towards the government. Eggers builds up Zeitoun’s reputation to ensure readers’ trust for him. For example, Eggers details personal anecdotes such as how Kathy and Zeitoun met and their love for their children.
He/she cites specific events, such as deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in order to “make way for new economic, industrial, agriculture grounds” (2), and suggests that “floods, droughts, global warming, pollution, deforestation, mass extinction, to name a few, are all repercussions of our disturbance…” (3). In the author’s third paragraph, he/she supports Abrams argument that “…human specialness [has] regularly been utilized by human groups to justify the exploitation not just of other organisms, but of other humans as well (other nations, other races or simply the “other” sex…)” (3). The author effectively supports this statement by referencing the “gross institutionalized discrimination against people of different color under the Apartheid regime in South Africa…” (3), Nazi Germany, and the discrimination against the LGBT society. The evidence that the author uses to support his assertions is both powerful and
My family is my major influence as they have affected my life from the very start of my life in everything I do. The ever-changing environment that surrounds us is another influence of mine. The environment is currently suffering from pollution and we humans are creating a mass of it. Emissions from manufacturing plants, the burning of fossil fuels, and household and farm chemicals are all ways humans are polluting the environment. And this issue has brought upon great concern for me as well as many others.
What would you say is wrong with Earth? For example maybe it’s global warming, homelessness, unemployment, species going extinct, resources running out or maybe you would say that it’s pollution. Pollution not only affects humans, but also plant, animals, and the environment. Pollution is a huge problem that is both continually becoming worse and is hard to fix. Humans have been creating problems for as long as they have been around and they are still creating them like the “Dust Bowl” of 1935 or the recent smog in Delhi, but all problems have a solution.
We need to stand together to end social boundaries between us, and to make the country of freedom and equality truly equal. America has been prolonged in a state of hypocrisy. We need the public to educate themselves on the issues that are still rabid today. Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and the pay gap between man and women are still profound problems in America and we need to be the innovators that ends this. So go to protests, sit-ins, and rallies; listen to the concerns of those oppressed.