Old man and the sea Lara Bouverie Grade 11 Introduction: The Old Man and the Sea is a story of the battle between an old Cuban fisherman named Santiago and a large Marlin fish. This is the greatest catch of his life . Santiago has set out to sea every day for 84 days and has come home empty handed. His young apprentice, Manolin, is forbidden to go fishing with him because people say he’s under a spell of bad luck . Manolin must rather fish with successful fishermen.
As a result of overfishing, we could lose 90% of ocean fish. In this research paper readers will read about the importance of overfishing. Overfishing is a worldwide problem that is growing to be greater and greater every day. What is overfishing you ask, well i 'll tell you it is when sailors or hunters start to prey on our ocean fish and the amount of them in the sea is decreasing. Overfishing is all over the world in Antarctica overfishing is known as the catching of the fish faster than it was taken to reproduce themselves.
“A man can be destroyed but not defeated” (103). The old man makes the comparison between destruction and defeat, making the audience question if he is defeated or destroyed by his pain or pride. Santiago saw the marlin as a great loss, but the sharks took the fisherman’s glory when they stripped away the marlin for its flesh. The fisherman’s view of losing the marlin and the battle against the sharks creates the vision of the glass being half empty, in a rhetorical structure. “He is beautiful and noble and knows no fear of anything” (106).
In both books, Night of the Spadefoot Toads and Flush, problems occur. And they are both related to the environment. In the book Flush, by author Carl Hiaasen, the main problem is the fact that Dusty Muleman, the owner of a gambling/casino boat, is dumping the sewage off the boat into the ocean illegally. The Night of the Spadefoot Toads, by Bill Harley, deals with the extinction of habitats, vernal pools, for Spadefoot Toads. Books like this show the obstacles characters face to give justice to the environment and the life that lives in
Over fishing is a huge problem that needs to be stopped. 2. I will explain what overfishing is doing to families, what we can do to help the situation, and how to repopulate the fisheries. 1. Millions of people rely on fishing for their livelihood and nutritional needs and they need help.
It later becomes ‘okay’ for the other boys to do it because they are following by example. Closer to the end of the novel, the conch shell loses all of its power and order. The conch shell got smashed and Piggy got murdered, from there the islands sense of civilization, mannerism and order ceased to exist. 'Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart, and the fall through the air of a true, wise friend called Piggy. “the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist.”(208) That was the end of peace and order in the island.
If you could save your mothers life by walking a couple yards to the nearest trash can would you? Of course you would! Dumping plastics into our oceans is a huge problem for our environment and the people that live in it. Plastics are killing our marine life. According to a Biological Diversity website (https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/ocean_plastics/), the author states that “Thousands of seabirds and sea turtles, seals and other marine mammals are killed each year after ingesting plastic.” People keep littering and that littering is killing precious marine life.
This is because it contains a variety of raw, utterly human emotions, and usually presents the ‘drive’ for the protagonist to accomplish an unbeatable task. In the Old Man and the Sea, Santiago is driven by his wounded pride to fare out far into sea in order to kill the Marlin. He succumbs to his pride and kills the marlin, and then questions it “You killed him (the marlin) for pride and because you are a fisherman…If you love him, it is not a sin to kill him. Or is it more?” .A more humanlike attribute has never been
The breaking of the conch shell symbolizes that no civilization is left among Jack and his tribe. Ralph runs away as he realizes that he has no authority left and Jack and his tribe has fully become savages. Jack and his tribe hunts Ralph and they set the forest on fire. Ralph finds himself cornered and has no hope of surviving. But the burning forest attracts a british naval ship, and an officer comes to the island.
Russel Allen “Phil” Phillips and Francis McNamara. They were stuck out at sea with only two life rafts, and the first night, McNamara ate all the survival chocolate in a panic. This left them with no food, no water, and no way for anyone to find out they were lost on the vast ocean. Sharks constantly circled in hopes of a good meal and in order to get food they had to figure out how to catch birds and then use them as fish bait for the birds smelt and tasted to ransom to get past their lips. In order to attain water they had to catch the falling rain when the world decided to show some sympathy towards the stranded survivors.
The fisherman and the jinnee was a short story about a poor fisherman that threw his line out four times a day. The first four cast he threw out he caught a dead donkey, a vessel with mud, and bones. The fisherman was flabbergasted from his results, then on his last cast he caught a copper lamp. A jinnee sprung out of the lamp. The jinnee informed the fisherman that he had been trapped at the bottom of the sea for hundreds of years.
Sharks have the task of killing the wounded, old, and sick fish in schools to keep the stocks of fish healthy and plentiful. Andy Dehart, Discovery Channel Shark Advisor, spoke about the North Carolina shark over fishing problem. The shark populations on the East Coast were extremely over-fished which lead to the over population of sting rays, a main food-stock for sharks. The stingrays in turn decimated the shellfish populations on the East Coast, leading to calm and shellfish shortages. This shows that sharks are necessary for every eco-system and their destruction affects us in more ways then we can imagine.
Most people go fishing for the great entertainment of the sport and to get some food. There is nothing like hooking into a huge fish, the rush you get is truly amazing. Fishing is great and all, but if we think for a second about the history of fishing it is truly amazing how big it has come. Sadly today we have people who don’t understand how great fishing is, and insult anglers by calling
In conclusion, manatees are becoming extinct because people are populating the water that manatees live in which is causing them to die. Manatees are being struck by boats when people drive through shallow water too fast, because they cannot see them in time to move out of the way. Manatees are also becoming extinct because they are eating toxic algae that is produced from the