Kudler shines light onto a specific storm pattern that ensues throughout the winters in Los Angeles by bringing in meteorologist Alexander Gershunov. “The record reveals patterns in the wind’s behavior. They follow ‘a well-defined diurnal cycle,’ says the paper, where they’re strongest in the morning ‘and decay to their minimum in the late afternoon.’ There more common in El Niño years” (117). The previous individuals Kudler has cited, are writers who used research to back up their claims; this time Kudler is using a certified meteorologist. Kudler uses the El Niño as a break to refrain from chatting about the Santa Ana winds, shining light on a different form of nature. This is a tactic aimed at refreshing the readers mind and giving them something else to think about. After briefly talking about the Los Angeles winters, Kudler later goes back to her discussion about the Santa Ana
In the final section of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the audience is privileged to detailed descriptions of nature as Sir Gawain travels to his meeting with the Green Knight. Why does the poet include such descriptions? Through careful study of the text, it is apparent that these details about Gawain’s surroundings contribute to the suspense of this final section. All in all, the ominous tone of such descriptions followed by foreshadowing and affirmations of surrounding evil by various characters contributes to the suspense which is essential to the significance of the poem’s conclusion.
With the setting and details laid out in front of the reader, Didion performs a tone shift, about midway through her essay. What once was an ominous, eerie description of human behavior during extreme weather, transforms into a methodical, scientific recount of the foehn winds and their occurrences over time throughout history. Didion’s now practical, instructive tone addresses the reasoning behind the events partaking in Los Angeles, with diction such as “malevolent”, “leeward”, “mitigating”, and “mechanistic”.
Didion sets a dreadful tone to her essay by associating a set of words that contain unhappy connotations, with the wind. She begins the essay by setting up an unpleasing mood for the audience. She includes context such as “uneasy, unnatural, and tension.” These few words hint at the unease that should be felt when reading her essay, in order to genuinely comprehend the effects the Santa Ana Winds will have in the local area of Los Angeles. As she continues to describe the setting she emphasizes the importance of the wind. She is able to guide her readers to the significance the wind will have not only on their environment but on
The Dust Bowl was caused by a variety of unfortunate circumstances at the worst time. The dust bowl refers the 1930’s when during the Great Depression, powerful winds ripped off the top soil (the soil that is best used for farming) and killed many crops. The farmers that were hit the hardest were the ones in the southern great plains. This region was soon known as the Dust Bowl. In the off season, farmers would plant grass to keep the topsoil from being taken with the wind. Document B states “Grass is what counts. It’s what saves us all – far as we get saved…. Grass is what holds the earth together.” This clearly refers to the fact that grass hold the soil in place. However, when it was time to farm farmers had to plow their land in order
In Frankenstein, on Victor’s way home after being away for six years, a key moment in the novel that weather sets the mood is when “It echoed from Saleve, the Juras, and the Alps of Savoy; vivid flashes of light dazzled my eyes, illuminating the lake making it appear like a vast sheet of fire; then for an instant, everything seemed of pitchy darkness, until the eye recovered from the preceding flash” (Shelley 50). The author, Shelley uses weather to describe the murder of his young brother, William. The weather conditions effect Victor’s mood and convey his emotional feelings of Victor as being scared, sad, or depressed. The imagery in the quote relates to the thunder thus a way to broadcast the murder of his younger brother across the land and
Thomas includes a very clear explanation of the winds right after the introduction in order to give the reader background. She uses a very deliberate approach to describe her feelings towards these events that she has dealt with her whole life. She connects the issues that come along with the brush fires and how society often neglects to realize that the winds are more powerful than human. Even though the winds of Santa Ana are a very emotional sight to write about, the author of “The Santa Ana” takes a different approach on describing the winds through the depressing aspect that this natural phenomenon may
The Santa Ana Winds are strong, dry northeast winds that happen in the autumn and the winter of southern California. In the two passages “Brush Fire” and “The Santa Ana”, both authors describe what it is like to live in the area where these fires occur. They use their own perspective of the winds and talk about how they affect the people of Southern California. Although they both describe the same winds, they have different attitudes towards them. The authors, Linda Thomas and Joan Didion intersect and diverge from one another in the passages. They use moves in their writing in order to shape their message about the winds. Both “Brush Fire” and “The Santa Ana” have different purposes for the readers. The purpose of “Brush Fire” is to entertain the audience and the purpose of “the Santa Ana” is to inform the readers of the behavior and the mood of Santa Ana during these times. The authors use rhetorical devices like tone and
In order to survive this world, people sometimes take risks to aid other people in a chaotic event. Sometimes, it won’t work out the way it did. People don’t really save everyone’s lives all the time, but that’s okay. In addition, people have to face horrible and painful events in their life that might be an effect on them forever. In the memoir “Night”, by Elie Wiesel, many Jews struggle to survive in Auschwitz during the holocaust, careless to save others. Moreover, in the nonfiction article, “Is Survival Selfish”, by Lane Wallace people have to survive a plane crash when they can’t react to it. Finally, the poem “The End and the Beginning”, by Wislawa Szymborska, it emphasizes the interminable and unfair drudgery of the reconstruction of
The author, Mary Shelley employs figurative language in this excerpt of Frankenstein to exaggerate the journey of Victor coming to Geneva. Shelley conveys the natural disasters occurred through a foreboding tone. This passage starts out by talking about a storm that appeared as Victor strolls along the town. Shelley uses personification to give the storm an unpredictable nature by describing lightning "playing on the summit of Mont Blanc" to draw the attention of how dangerous the storm looks. This figurative device implies to the tone because the description of the lightening foreshadows dangerous occurrences to come. Going along with the storm, "This noble war in the sky" presents a metaphor that Shelley compares the storm falling from the
Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from a traumatic experience. Eric Greiten writes,“To move through pain to wisdom, through fear to courage. Through suffering to strength requires resilience” (Eric Greiten 8). Whether the way a person express resilience is positive or negative, resilience acknowledges a person’s ability and pace to overcome the troublesome occurrences in life. In the book Unbroken, written by Laura Hillenbrand, the character Louis Zamperini deals with resilience by showing courage, and forgiveness. Often, different individuals are more prone to resilience not only by their forgiveness and their social surroundings but also their prior experiences, leading to the finding of peace.
The author was very descriptive in the writing. The reader can sit and visualize what the author is saying and trying to get you to see. He (the author) also says “cedar posts and collapsed homes” also gives you the feel of abandonment. The feeling of abandonment is depressing because its almost as if the people gave up on the land. The land was not suitable to live in due to the extreme winds and dust. Another reason to feel depressed is “greatest grasslands in the world was turned inside out” this shows that the storm turned everything to
In the film of Jane Eyre, one scene that I like is when Rochester proposes Jane. The passion and emotions are well portrayed in the scene through the visual weather settings. Jane and Rochester is standing under the big chestnut tree, surrounded with greeneries and flowers when they reveal the strong feelings they have for each other. Here, the weather is beautifully depicts their strong emotion. At first the weather is warm and nice but as their conversation becomes more and more intense, the weather also changes. Heavy rain comes followed by the sounds of the threatening storms. This visual appearance done in the film is so effective, as it gives a thrilling effect as to what is going to happen next. Also, the ominous storm creates excitement
Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity or hardship, Debra Oswald was able to express this through the lives of fictitious characters based on real Australian People. She uses themes concerning people marginalised in society, the struggle to achieve one’s dream and the past affect the present, by using these ideas with the diverse cast of characters as well as the range of literary and dramatic techniques, Oswald was able to show how people face adversity and how important it is to have resilience through the engagement of the characters and there development throughout the play.