Ecology Book Review on Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring Silent Spring is a book by Rachel Carson which traces the story of the destruction caused by the widespread use of chemical pesticides. Carson, a trained biologist and a former member of the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries after years of following this issue, received from her friend Olga Huckins about how pesticide spraying airplanes destroyed a bird sanctuary near Duxbury. This inspired what seemed to be a series of articles into a book that succeeded as a cry to the reading public to help curb private and public programs which by use of pesticides will end up poisoning life on Earth. Silent Spring is a scientific work written for the general reader. Its seventeen chapters explain in full detail, both the immediate and long-term effects, of pest-eradication programs conducted in post-World War II America.
Matthew Null develops trout as a motif in his story “Telemetry;” the motif functions to show the theme of the abuse of locals in West Virginia, and it sheds light on the protagonist’s internal struggle to leaving her home. Kathryn and a team of researchers, named Gary and Michael, study the West Virginia state fish of native brook trout in an effort to determine facts about their unusual movement. This essay will focus on how trout function to show the abuse of locals by outsider companies, the movement that Kathryn desires, and the behavior of locals and outsiders. These different functions of trout add up to a general commentary on life in West Virginia. The results of Kathryn’s studies on native brook trout comment on the differences between lives of locals and outsiders by considering their movement.
The Spread of Moral Corruption in Ha Jin’s “The Saboteur” There is a famous saying that goes, “the fish rots from the head down.” It is commonly used to indicate that if a business fails, it is because of its leadership, as the weaknesses of its leadership tend to trickle down to the employees. This dictum is not just limited to businesses; it applies to governments as well. Ha Jin illustrates these dynamics in his short story, “The Saboteur”, At the heart of the story is a play on the metaphor of a disease and its outbreak. The disease metaphor is used in two significant ways: first, it is a commentary on how easily moral corruption can spread to the people, and second, it is a statement on how even though things may look like they are improving, the core problem will still preside and things could revert back to their old ways. The rich and suggestive use of disease in the story enables Ha Jin to depict how moral corruption in governments can spread like a cancer that spreads out of control and for which little can be done.
One example the author gives is the doomed situation a farmer found himself in, and how his coworker instinctively tried to help him, and found himself in the same fatal situation. When his mother and sister saw the danger these two men were in, they tried to rescue them and found the same fate. This is a prime example of what the author calls the “Domino Effect.” This effect is a result of our innately need to help others in moments of danger or distress. “A teen jumps from a dangerous waterfall and disappears; his buddies follow, one after the other, until they all drown” (Wise, 410). This example from the author
The golden carp, water, and the bridge are an extension of where Antonio finds out the harsh reality of the world. Water unfolds many of the hidden meaning that man needs to discover. Anaya utilizes the water of the river as a method for restoration for Antonio. In his dreams, Tony alludes to the waters of the stream," I must lift the muddy waters of the river in blessing to our new home! "(26) The purifying characteristics of the stream demonstrate Tony's yearning to put the terrible happenings of his life behind him, and start once more.
Physicians are to respect the patient’s desires and respect their decisions (MissingLink, n.d.). Beneficence is action to benefit others. Meaning, physicians must act in the best interest of their patients and put the patient’s needs above their own. If patients lack the ability to make informed decisions, the physician must act to keep patients from making decisions that are not in their best interests (MissingLink,
Through the speaker's failed attempts at suicide and the discovery of continuing life, Hughes clearly conveys the message of perseverance. The poem first begins with the speaker going down to the river to think about his relationship gone bad. When he is unable to do so he attempts his first try of suicide- drowning in the river, which doesn’t goes as plan. Instead of drowning in the river the speaker resurfaces crying and hollering because of the cold water. The cold water prevented the speaker from accepting death and letting it catch hold.
A camp counselor tells a cautionary tale of about a drowning incident at a lake before beginning a speech about water safety. Antagonist Ex. In the Turn of the Screw, Peter Quint and Miss Jessel are the antagonists because of how they are after Miles and Flora throughout the whole book. Aphorism Ex. In Macbeth Act 5 Scene 5 Macbeth says after hearing of his wife’s death, “life…is a tale told by an idiot – full of sound and fury, signifying
At one point, a Four named Caleb was lost in the river, and the community performed the Ceremony of Loss. Another child was named Caleb in replacement of them. In the Giver’s and Jonas’ plan to release Jonas’ memories upon the community (and ultimately provide them with the freedom of thought, choice, deep emotion, and individual experience), the community would be convinced that Jonas was lost in the River too. After Jonas actually did escape the community, he found a stream far away from the society. He caught 2fish in it with a net (after trying with his hands).