In the discussion of Omayra Sanchez, a controversial issue on this tragedy has been whether or not is was ethical to publish the footage of Omayra’s last moments. One hand people argue that publishing the picture was disturbing and the photo journalists were acting as “vultures” by taking the footage. On the other hand many are saying that they were honoring Omayra by telling her story. My view is that it was a necessary evil to document this tragedy, the reasons supporting my view are threefold. The first being, that by documenting the calamity they honor not only Omayra, but all those who had lost their lives due to the natural disaster.
For example Ephron says, “Throughout the Vietnam War, editors were reluctant to print atrocity pictures. Why not print them? That's what that was about.” (Nora Ephron Boston Photographs 1) Ephron explains that Death happens to be life's main event. Not necessarily that death is beautiful but death is interesting and unpredictable. while Ephron explains this portion of the essay in a very casual manner in order for readers of various levels to follow along and listen to what Ephron has to say about photojournalism.
98 blown up picture of the engraving. She appears very distressed, which would have affected the emotions of 18th century colonists who would have cared very much about a woman being in this type of horrid scene. There is also no clear depiction of Crispus Attackus, a mulatto man that died at the Boston Massacre. Revere may have chosen to leave this out so that other colonists racist tendencies would not affect their judgement of seeing the British as the “bad guys.” The colonists also appear to be depicted as cowering from the violence, and wanting to take care of the 3 dead that died that day, and the many wounded, and thus were conveyed as the victims of the brutal British. This bloodshed can easily be seen by the 3 men that have blood
On “October 14, 2003”(Steve Bartman Incident-Wikipedia), Steve Bartman made a mistake that would change his life for good. Alex Gibney made a documentary called “Catching Hell” to explain how one man deserves an apologize from “40,000” (“Catching Hell”) Cub fans for an act that was only human. Many people think Steve Bartman needs to apologize for what he did to the Cubs and their fans, but Alex Gibney has disagreed with the fans. There could be consequences and it could have made the matter even worse than it was. The media would heighten their stories and make rumors of Steve.
Thoughts in regards to suicide often include empathy for the dead, and wonder as to what drove the person to end their life. All too often, people ignore a rather important consideration: the thoughts and feelings of those left behind. The loved ones are left with the remorse, despondence, and grieving, while the dead are absolved of their worldly anguish. In “The Grieving Never Ends”, Roxanne Roberts employs a variety of rhetorical tactics including metaphors, imagery, tone, and syntax to illustrate the indelible effects of suicide on the surviving loved ones. Roberts effectively uses metaphors to express the complex, abstract concepts around suicide and human emotion in general.
Straight from the heart is a wonderful, but depressing passage narrated by a journalist named Tim Collins. The passage is about the tragic speech spoken by Marie Fatayi- Williams and the terroristic incident that lead to the possible killing of her son Anthony Fatayi- Williams. Marie’s speech is fueled by a couple different topics, which in their entirety explain how she feels about the loss of her son to be a traumatic event. These topics make the speech very powerful and meaningful to the audience according to Collins. The narration is primarily to explain why Marias speech is so powerful and why it inspired and touched so many people’s hearts, while Marie defies the pointlessness of terroristic acts followed by the tragedy.
She wants her readers to pay notice to the reality but uses disturbing words and phrases that would only make them stop reading. Mitford takes note that “not one in ten thousand has an idea of what actually takes place” (310) and there is so much more beneath the surface of things. Mitford also uses oxymorons such as, “he has done everything in his power to make the funeral a real pleasure for everybody” (314). It’s clear that a funeral isn’t a “pleasure”, it’s an incredibly sad experience (for most people) and it just goes to show the depth Mitford will go to portray her aggressive opinions. As Mitford continues to describe the shocking details about embalming she gets into a routine and systematically gives us disconcerting imagery every other paragraph, such as, a corpse “whose mouth had been sewn together” (312).
In result of the mournful event, many people, especially Jews, did not want to take the disrespect anymore. To do this, many people would commit suicide. After the violence occurred people wanted to escape or forget about the terrible night. For instance, a Kristallnacht research site states “Jewish youngsters, like their parents, were totally segregated in Germany. In despair, many Jewish adults committed suicide.
Some children feel oversensitive to death, as they killing of a fly might make them cry. Other children however, do not understand the seriousness with which death should be handled. As people grow and experience more loss, they better understand the seriousness with which it should be handled, as well as understanding that it is a part of life. At the beginning of the story, Huck glosses over death as if it’s nothing. He even willing states that he would kill his loved ones.
In Caesar’s last breaths the readers and/or audience were able to understand and feel the complete and utter shock and betrayal Caesar was feeling as he muttered “et tu, Bruté?” in his final moments (3.1.85). Skylar’s last word was “why?” which was very similar to Caesar’s , however, the circumstances though alike were not the same as Caesar’s death took place a couple thousands years before (Sandt). Both of them were shocked and hurt in that moment as they realized their best friends had turned on them. This makes betrayal still very relevant today because, similar to Skylar Neese and Julius Caesar, people are constantly being betrayed by the people kept close in life. Skylar Neese, unsuspecting like Caesar, had gone to enjoy a night with her friends that ended in her death.
Have you ever read “The Boston Photographs” by Nora Ephron? It is an article about deadly pictures from a 1975 fire in Boston being posted in newspapers world wide. Their was a big uproar from readers stating that it is insensitive to use death to sell newspapers. Ephron disagrees with the people here as she feels that newspapers should report on life events and death is a big life event. She doesn’t want death reported on for the shock factor or to teach people a lesson she just feels that people should know what is going on in the world and the fact is that death, both natural and accidental, happens everyday.
Many of the accusations Anna proclaims permit to the emotions of the victims families that have been robbed of their loved one by the said killer. My issue with not allowing the murder to see judgement, is the fact that they have done many horrific things to those they have slaughtered. When someone is born into this world, they are given
The media focuses on one point more than another. For example Isis (a Muslims terrorist group) is killing innocent people in France, the main point in the media is that Muslims are attacking. This makes some viewers and readers think that all Muslims are horrible. Not all Muslims are Isis, most are innocent, as a Muslim, I believe that true Muslims believe that Isis is wrong. The media focuses on one point more than another because it’s more important and everyone should be aware and this is correct in my opinion, but the media sometimes lead some viewers to the wrong path.
This seemed a bit obvious or maybe she saw she could have and would do more for the victims she let die. I also understood that in most cases when the morphine was injected, no one stayed with the patient until they passed. They died scared and painfully alone. She changed the ways we will handle a tragic day that was Katrina. LifeCare was irresponsible.