Blackfish (2013) is an American documentary film directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite and produced by Manuel V. Oteyza. The documentary primarily concerns the controversy of captured Killer Whales at the theme park Sea World, primarily that of Tilikum, an Orca responsible for the deaths of 2010 SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau and two other individuals. The documentary begins with this incident but goes as far back to the 1970 's show the audience how young Orcas are captured in the wild and taken from their families and natural environments. Since its release at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Blackfish has achieved both critical acclaim and caused controversy regarding SeaWorld 's treatment of its animals as well as retaliation from SeaWorld as to the legitimacy of the film 's claims. The main purpose of Blackfish is to answer why a captured whale would become so aggressive and turn on its trainers.
The story starts with an emphasis on the antiquated days, when nature and all untamed life were enthusiastically sitting tight for the happening to man. At that point man landed from the east, and the relationship in the middle of nature and man throve.This whale rider gives skewers a role as nurturing items to the islands, yet one lance he throws 1000 years into what's to come. The center movements to a crowd of whales. The whale moms look over their young while the single pioneer whale—the bull whale—thinks back about his own childhood such a long time ago, and the valuable time he went through with the whale rider. Be that as it may, then the story movements to Kahu (the youthful courageous woman of the story).
These are 3 reasons why the killer whale is the ocean’s top predator. Their physical characteristics are appropriate to hunt their diets. Junior Explorers said that the killer whales are the largest of the dolphins and one of the most powerful predators of the
 Scholar Lawrence Buell describes the arrangement of the non-narrative chapters as structured around three patterns: first, the nine meetings of the Pequod with ships that have encountered Moby Dick. Each has been more and more severely damaged, foreshadowing the Pequod 's own fate. Second, the increasingly impressive encounters with whales. In the early encounters, the whaleboats hardly make contact; later there are false alarms and routine chases; finally, the massive assembling of whales at the edges of the China Sea in "The Grand Armada". A typhoon near Japan sets the stage for Ahab 's confrontation with Moby Dick.
The pain he is feeling is killing Santiago, which is an internal feeling but the creatures he is killing keeps him and many others alive causing an external feeling or condition. Hemingway portrays the old fisherman as the crucified saint when the sharks arrive to strip away the marlin. When Santiago uses the harpoon, the shot is similar to the sound of the nails being driven into the hands of Christ. Moreover, the marlin creates a feeling of redemption to the successful fisherman, ending his unlucky streak of eighty-four
In the materialistic world today, whaling seems to become a norm to the society as it happens around us in the world everyday. In Japan, it was defined as “Japanese Whaling” and it begun in the 12th century. Whaling is an activity that people hunt whales from the sky blue ocean to make profits from it, use them for research purposes and extract the nutrient from their body for human consumption that is essential for human’s health. In fact, it is just an activity that kills whale for human’s own good. There are people believed that whaling has been done for years.
Many people may have seen the American reality TV show, "Whale Wars," it was broadcasted from the year 2008 to 2015. The show was about a group of activists' harassment and fight against the Japanese whaling ship. How the show depicted the fight between a group and Japanese ship was controversial, the show was cut off without a conclusion about this battle, but it concluded in me that the issue has to be ended without such fight. As a native Japanese myself, the Whale catching has been a controversial topic for decades, in particular, environmental activities against whaling increased rapidly since the 1980s and broadcasted or made the articles, the topic certainly caught the attention from worldwide. Japan adhere to 1946 International
” This stated that forcing whales to do unnatural thing such as flips can be unhealthy for many whales. Almost all whales die of bacteria in the lungs or lack of exercise.While Seaworld claims that these shows inspire children, the whales are getting sick. The whales are forced to to tricks for food. None of these stunts would naturally happen in the wild. Seaworld is in it for the money.
In literature sometimes animals, objects and characters are personify to convey or symbolize different themes, in the fiction book Moby Dick by Herman Melville this is the case. Moby-Dick is the story of Ahab the captain of a whaling ship who embarks in a quest to hunt a white whale that bit off one of his legs, the story is told by the main character Ishmael who is a sailor in Ahab’s ship, which ends in a tragic ending where everyone dies except for him. Herman uses metaphors, symbolism, and personification to express different themes throughout his book. He uses Ishmael- the main character- to symbolize how often people feel that life is meaningless and what they resolve to do because of it, Queequeg a cannibal is used to represent the ignorance
Whaling has become a major issue in recent years. We have seen an increase in this practice, which involves the killing of whales for commercial use. The number one country in whaling is Japan. Japan leads all countries in this act of brutality towards whales. Whaling in Japan is not done specifically for an economic purpose nor to feed citizens, as Japan claims (Wingfield-Hayes, 2016).