If you have read the writing piece by Leonard Pitts, "Sometimes, the Earth Is Cruel" then you will understand why they think they are being treated cruelly and unfairly. The "bad guy" in this scenario would be, plainly, Earth and the victim would be Haiti. It mostly focuses on Haiti and what has happened throughout the recent years but it is actually talking about all the poor countries that can't catch a break. Countries like, but not limited to, Congo, Niger, Burundi, Mozambique, and so much more. Being treated cruelly is willfully causing pain or suffering to others and/or feeling no concern about it. In this case the people of Haiti might think that the earth is willingly trying to cause them pain and suffering but the earth is just a planet so it just causes pain and suffering sometimes. Like Leonard said though, it is actually the people's fault. All these disasters and sufferings are all caused by "human hands, by human greed, human corruption, human economic and predation." It also says that "Sometimes, the earth is cruel" and it gets bad, it is bad, and we just have to deal with it and go on with our lives.
The earth does get bad, all because of everything that's been happening around the world. Earthquakes, like the Great Chilean Earthquake, occur sometimes with no sign of it happening until it has already started and most of the time that is too late. Tornadoes, ones which get 2.6 miles wide, …show more content…
Man is the reason why these things happen, most of the time. If man did this then we can redeem ourselves and instead of hurting more people and one another, we instead could give out our helping hand and do what is right. What would be right is in the eye of who is doing the task, but what is right, in my opinion, is giving back to those people who were affected. We just sit back and watch on our TVs and we feel sorry, but we don't do anything. Here's a chance to turn your life around, go help
The earth has being changing in many ways since before man kind. The earth change was to pure itself to have better climate and better life form. Ever since the human race started inventing stuff such as cars, factories and other technological stuff. Earth has being changing as well but because of our bad chemicals and our way of treating earth. For example this articles "The cancer cluster myth" , "How to poison the earth" and "Chronicles of ice".
The Haitian community has experienced multiple disastrous earthquakes in the past. "Sometimes, the Earth is Cruel" consequently perceived "the planet itself" as trying to "conspire against the humble little nation," Haiti. As a result, Pitts personified the earth as something living that had a specific vendetta against Haiti because of all the misfortune it has brought their way. Another form of personification is the title "sometimes, the earth is cruel" because it is a recurrent phrase used throughout the article. Granted that the earth is a place, Pitts
From the “Night” by Elie Wiesel, his Jew character turns to God and asks: “What are You, my God? I thought angrily. How do You compare to this stricken mass gathered to affirm to You their faith, their anger, their defiance? What does Your grandeur mean, Master of the Universe, in the face of all this cowardice, this decay, and this misery?
Over the past few centuries, our world has stood by while thousands of people in different countries were murdered. We did not learn from our mistakes because history has repeated itself multiple times, allowing a leader with too much power to manipulate others into turning against a certain group of people. In the Armenian Genocide, Abdulhamid II was the leader who was given too much power and the Armenians were unfortunately the victims. They were targeted and killed because they were not wanted in the Ottoman Empire. In just 8 years, 1.5 million Armenians died (Whitehorn).
it has a history of political instability and colonialism, of being ignored by the major powers when it is not being exploited by them." Thus, Pitts expresses his message by telling the audience that even if being exploited by major powers doesn't seem like a natural disaster, it really is. This statement proves that the earth is cruel because human beings induce much of the chaos, and human beings are a part of this earth just as much as the wind and rain. Moreover, this further demonstrates the main point of the essay because it shows how human beings, who can suffer and be victims, can be tyrannical as well. Pitts continues to support this idea by using figurative language such as similes.
“We are in the presence of a crime without a name,” said British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The Nazis were always remembered for the killing of over six million European Jews, but at the time, there was no name for this wicked act. After the war, many of these Nazi war criminals were convicted of an act called genocide, a word that did not exist before 1944. Genocide is the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group. Genocide occurs because of many factors that trigger this cruelty.
An analysis of Sometimes the Earth Is Cruel In the essay by Leonard Pitts "sometimes the earth is cruel" he talks about how in Haiti the people are constantly being hit by natural disaster on top of being one of the most poor countries in the world. Haiti in constantly being unstable because of political powers ignoring them. Haiti on top of being always hit by natural disasters are hit with disasters that are caused because of human greed, corruption, and economic predation of the nation. Yet these people at the end of the day they rebuild and go on with their lives they mourn and weep because they insist to live despite that the world and the cruel things it does to them.
Throughout our history we have had many tragic events and some of these events caused a very large amount of people to die or be mistreated. There were lots of people letting these acts be permitted because of their ignorance and pure hatred. The act of genocide and the extermination of groups of people happened because people were not speaking up against intolerance, hatred and propaganda. During the holocaust 6.3 million Jews died because of Greed,Hate,Silent Majority,and Propaganda, leading to genocide.
Even though Haiti’s a poor country, his people have a big heart. Parents don’t want their child to work, they make them focus on school only, and their education. On the other hand, Americans just consider a child to be lazy if at their teenage age they still don’t work. They raise their children to be independent different from Haitian that make their children to depend on them. Another fact is that Americans are not really friendly; they avoid contact with people, and they have a hypocrite smile on their face, however, Haitians are really friendly, sincere, and courteous.
Conditions for the small country worsened as a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, and over 300,000 people were killed, and 1.5 million were displaced, leaving them homeless. Just months after the earthquake hit, Haiti experienced the worst cholera outbreak in recent history, killing thousands, and infecting more than 6% of the population (Cook). Despite efforts from humanitarians and charities around the world, things never seemed to get better as access to clean drinking water and safe shelter became scarce. As the environment became virtually uninhabitable, many Haitians came to the United States, seeking asylum, and an opportunity to better the lives for themselves and their
Power is not evenly distributed in the country and there are times where the citizens will try to rectify that imbalance of power. Other times, citizens will just accept their place in society without making any political waves. Haiti is much more a collectivist society rather than an individual society because family is crucial in the Haitian household. This is because it can take several incomes and individuals to pool their resources together to sustain life.
In the country of Haiti there are two groups of people the haves and the have not's. The need of the élite and the need of the masses are two completely different needs. In order for the elites who are running the country to meet their need, they allow the international country, mainly the US to exploit Haiti, in order for them to fulfil their own interest. The dependency theory has manifested itself in Haiti in four different ways, "foreign ownership of the Key resource, the mode of operation of multinational corporations, the parlous state of domestic agriculture, the austere lending policies of The IMF World Bank group" (pg. 51 Dependency and socialism in the modern Caribbean). These four different components put together are the main contributors to haiti's dependence to the international
Tornadoes most often happen in the tornado alley, but they can happen anywhere. Tornados can happen at any time of the year. Opening windows or hiding under a bridge during a tornado, can be really dangerous. Tornado seasons cannot be forecasted. (weather wiz kids)
Environmentally, current natural disasters, environmental degradation dating back to the colonial era, unfavorable topography, and massive deforestation are all challenges for Haiti. (Webersik 122) Climate change in Haiti, the world 's poorest and least developed country, do cause flooding, droughts, hurricanes and other meteorological disasters. And these disasters will influence Haiti a lot in the perspective of economy, healthy problem and industrial. The reasons for me to believing so include that
In Haiti the most effective problems that’s been and is still hurting the country is Free Trade. Free trade is the most effective problem because it causes harms to the country. It’s causing harm to the country because most of the people in Haiti are suffering and struggles for a better life but at the same time does not depend upon a future unless these situations changes, all these citizens have is hope. Due to free trade and globalization, harmful situations spread across the country such as poverty, child labor, Inequality, global warming, economic development and health issues. These problems are hurting the people and it’s up to the government and the president to stand up and defend their people but that’s not the case in Haiti.