Did you know sharks are the most feared animals in the ocean? Bethany Hamilton was just 13 when she was attacked by a shark off the shore of Kauai Hawaii in 2003. She was surfing with one of her friends and her friends dad was also there. And all of a sudden a 15 foot tiger shark snuck up on Bethany, and bit off her left arm. Her reaction wasn’t loud or frightening, it was calm. She didn’t have enough time to think about what had happened. After she got attacked, she calmly said “ I just got bit by a shark”, Bethany showed great resilience in overcoming a shark to achieve her surfing dream.
After being dragged away by a current he compares the feeling to a never-ending pool. A pool in which it simulates a current that you attempt to swim against and the only way to get out is to take a few strong strides to a side. “You could swim forever and never reach the end of that thing. That’s why they called it a never-ending pool. But all you had to do was take a few quick strokes to the side to reach the edge. That’s how you got out.” (98). I on the other hand, have never seen a never-ending pool let alone use one. Also, whilst sitting in the ocean he was bitten twice, one time was caused by a blue shark and the other was due to a much larger shark called a tiger shark “Davey has been bitten by a shark. It shouldn’t have been this surprising; he’d been surrounded by the things” (186). Even though I have seen and touched sharks, I have never had the chance to get bitten by one. This whole story, as previously mentioned, was taken place in Florida. Due to this, Davey has been to Florida, although this is his first time, he has visited this state. I on the contrary have never been to Florida, although I have visited other states in America. All-in-all, Davey and I have experienced different things, as well as seen things differently even if we were in the same situation
Today something amazing happened. Nature opened my eyes, dusted the dirt off my pants, and kissed me on the cheek, all with one breath. The sensation was beyond beautiful. It was afternoon and the sun was just beginning to set. The clouds were there dancing in the blue sky, but they were faint. You could see them, but they did not overwhelm you. My boyfriend knew my love for water, and he decided to bring me to Eckie 's Pond. I was a bit hesitant at first because of all the water surrounding me. Being as adventurous as I am, I had to have a closer look at its beauty. I learned a few things from that pond today. There in the middle of the pond was a seating area, however in order to get to the seat, you had to walk a little strip of land that divided the beginning of the pond.
Director, writer, and producer, Gabriella Cowperthwaite, in her documentary, Blackfish, describes the shameless hunting and treatment of killer whales. Cowperthwaite’s purpose is to persuade us into opening our eyes to the reality of what we are doing to killer whales by confining them in captivity. She invents an emotionally wrenching tone in order to transmit to the adult viewers that living in captivity may not be acceptable life for the whales. The film effectively showed that the whales should not be kept in captivity by giving the audience examples of their signs of aggression and displays of emotion.
Jaws follows the police chief Brody, along with scientist Hooper and shark hunter Quint, in their attempt to protect the town of Amity against a Great White shark that is terrorising beachgoers. It was adapted from Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name.
In almost any person's life religion is always an internal struggle. Deciding which religion they want to chose and why they want to chose it. For some people it is more difficult than others to chose one, especially if you are already born into one. Anaya’s main character in Bless Me Ultima is going through many tough emotions to figure out what religion is right for him because he is already born into a very religious Christian family. In Rudolfo Anaya's post WWII Chicano novel Bless Me, Ultima Anaya uses the symbol of the Golden Carp to present an alternative from Christianity that Antonio feels he needs.
People say a picture is worth a thousand words. Just about every picture has rhetorical elements incorporated into their design. In this case, the well-crafted poster for Steven Spielberg’s film, Jaws, implements the use of ethos, pathos and logos in an attempt to get its audience to see the film.
Brian Doyle is the author of The Wet Engine, which is a novel that includes the short story, “Joyas Valadoras.” His works were inspired by his child, who is missing a chamber of his heart. This story uses metaphors about whales and hummingbirds to show how all people have one similarity despite their many external differences. In “Joyas Voladoras,” Brian Doyle suggests that experiencing pain and hardship is an inevitable part of life.
Constance Cortez’s book Carmen Lomas Garza examines the life and the artworks of Carmen Lomas Garza. Garza was raised in South Texas and was the child of five. Her parents were involved with the community especially with the Latino veterans. Garza’s mother inspired her to become an artist because her mother also painted. The inspirations of Garza’s works are of her everyday life and of her community. Within her painting, the audience gets a feel of what it was like to grow-up or be a part of the artist’s life. The artist’s images speak of memory and of hope. She is considered a folk Chicana artist and is widely celebrated as one of the best known Chicana artists. Garza’s images incorporate religion, tradition, and political struggle in the
I could tell that it was going to be one of those days. Nothing seemed to go right all day. I was mindlessly sitting at my desk when all of a sudden the classroom door swung open and there appeared… nothing. But the nothingness had some sort substance, because it made the hall look like a mirage.
The documentary film Blackfish, by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, is a daring venture, which claims that orcas in captivity become dangerous to human beings, as well as to other orcas. Cowperthwaite points to SeaWorld, in particular, since this world-renowned tourist attraction has had many examples that support her claim. In producing this film, Cowperthwaite hopes to bring about an end to SeaWorld’s practice of using killer whales as performance animals since the limited environment is ultimately doing more harm than good for both the whales and their trainers. The purpose of this rhetorical analysis will be to determine whether Blackfish offers a compelling argument.
The movie Blackfish is a documentary about Orca whales and their abhorrent treatment throughout SeaWorld’s history, detailing how the whales should be freed from their enclosures and sent back into the oceans where they belong to protect not only themselves, but to the trainers and visitors of SeaWorld as well. Blackfish revolves around one Orca named Tilikum, at 12,000 pounds he was the dominant one at SeaWorld. However, Tilikum’s public murder of three trainers changed the way people looked at SeaWorld. Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite released a documentary in 2013 titled Blackfish detailing SeaWorld’s horrific treatment of its marine animals, especially the Orcas, in captivity. Ms. Cowperthwaite’s vision of Blackfish entailed “reaching
The article “ Into the Dark Water “, by Lauren Tarshis has many quotes from 17 year-old Jack Thayer, a passenger and survivor of the Titanic. Tarshis used these quotes to intensify the article and make it more interesting for the reader. The story feels more real with these quotes.She also used quotes to give the reader the emotions that Jack had and make the reader feel as if they were there.
I do not budge. 10 minutes pass. 15 minutes pass. 30 minutes pass. 45 minutes pass. I am lying in the fetal position on the floor of my bedroom. I am gripping at my lower abdomen. My pelvis pulsates. I imagine someone ringing a rag within me.
The sound of the waves applauding and hugging the shore.The internal sounds of the body out in the world’s biggest swimming pool. The echo of my sister’s laughter. The salty smell so strong that one can taste it dancing on ones taste buds. The ocean looked like an enormous pool of wonder. It was exceptionally blue that day with a slight green undertone. The surface looked as though it was covered with millions of diamonds crashing with the waves and kissing the sand. I remember the sand in between my feet, like standing on a coarse cloud that I could just seep into.The water teasing my toes and running back into hiding. Repeating the cycle getting closer and closer each time until I felt the rush of the current under me and the sand being pulled out from between my toes back into the ocean.