The hallucinogenic and mind altering effects of ergot poisoning seems to be the most widely accepted theory. Prior to the events in Salem, ergot poisoning was responsible for the deaths of large numbers of people in Europe throughout the middle ages in what came to be known as Saint Anthony’s Fire (Goldberg, 275). Symptoms of ergot poisoning include hallucinations, disorientation, spasms, and a burning sensation in the hands and feet (Secrets of the Dead). These symptoms were similar to the behavior of both the accused witches and the supposed victims of witchcraft, who apparently suffered from torture by an unseen force and reported being bitten and scratched (The Salem Journal: The Aftermath). Or perhaps it is no coincidence that many of the accused witches were girls between the ages of 11 and 20, living in a society that had little concern for the hormonal changes of puberty.
As I Lay Dying Analysis A death in the family results in hard times and how we react to it. In the novel, As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner describes the life of a poor, dysfunctional family traveling across rural Mississippi to bury their deceased wife and mother. Faulkner uses point of view to allow the reader to experience the emotion, mindset, and struggle of each individual character. The wife and mother, Addie, is on her death bed while her oldest son, Cash, is trying to perfectly build her coffin since he is a bit of a perfectionist in the story. Her other two sons, Darl and Jewel, continue to antagonize each other.
The original French version of the novel is titled “La Peste”, which is directly translated into The Plague. During WW2, the French referred to the Nazis as “La Peste brune” which translates to “the brown plague”. The brown refers to the brown uniform that the Nazis wore. By titling the novel the plague it provides a literal reading for the novel – a town struck by an epidemic of the plague. Subsequently, it also provides a subtle allegorical link because it links the book
Pre-Classical Criminology in The Salem Witch Trials The Salem Witch Trials provide an ardent example of Pre Classical Criminology and the beliefs of the era. Demonic Possession and witchcraft are the dominant arguments for criminal activity. Puritans considered these spiritual practices as foretelling misfortune and “forces of Darkness.” (Sargent, 2003). The Puritans were also victims of public humiliation as a way to cleanse their spirits and purge the sin from their bodies and souls. In the film “The Salem Witch Trials,” a man is quoted saying “forces of darkness are upon us.” The film displays many events related to these dark forces.
The 1957 Fire ant eradication programme involving aerial spraying of DDT and other pesticides mixed with fuel oil encouraged Carson to dedicate her research and next book to pesticides and chemical poisons. The inspiration for writing ‘Silent Spring’ came from a letter written by Carson’s friend in January, 1958 to ‘The Boston Herald’ describing the death of birds around her place as a result of aerial spraying of DDT to kill mosquitoes. Carson now began the project of ‘Silent Spring’ by gathering examples of environmental damage that had occurred due to DDT. Many government scientists, whom she knew, provided her with confidential information on the subject. Research at the Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health brought Carson into contact with medical researchers investigating on various cancer causing chemicals.
The main characters in this novel are Conor who has the lead role in this book, the monster who comes to Conor every night at 12:07, Conor’s mum who has cancer and plays a significant part in Conor’s sorrow, Connor’s grandma who Conor has to live with since his mom is in the hospital. Conor’s dad who has remarried and now lives in America. A Monster Calls is a novel that shows Conor’s sorrow and pain through his mom 's cancer diagnosis. In this book Conor O 'Malley, the main character is encountered by a monster “A tree” who comes and visits him almost every night. This monster is what gives the story depth and meaning because it makes you question yourself to who the monster is and why he has come walking.
After this Louis describes everything being under a fog like haze. Louis hears unheard sounds and sees many broken blurry sights.Louis is taken to the depot hospital a large hospital made of tents occupying 200 acres in Petersburg Virginia. Louis had suffered many bullet wounds and loss of blood and was tended to at the hospital until his mother came sensing he was in need of help. His mom resists the hospital security and negotiates to take her son. Louis’s mother knows medicine and tends to him in his new home in the mountains of Vermont.
While on this assignment, he was surrounded by armed soldiers who were there to keep him and the other photographers from interfering (5). The girl captured in the photograph was on her way to a United Nations feeding center and stopped to rest and a vulture happened to land nearby. Carter, being a photojournalist, waited for about twenty minutes for the vulture to be perfectly positioned and capture this controversial photograph (3). After the photograph was published in The New York Times, people poured in with questions surrounding what happened to the girl and why he had not helped her. Carter answered by informing them she had made it to the feeding center but was unsure of what happened
When he was found he was hospitalized for several days in Knoxville, then when he got home he was sent to a local hospital. Henderson is one of many who have chosen to venture out onto the Appalachian trial. One person who decided to hike the trail was Sean Gobin who right on his last day in the Marine Corp’s decided to hike the trail. The trail did a good deal to his perspective of humans after his 3 deployments with how supportive people were on the A.T. Then there was Vickie Holloway who did the trail to cope with her husband always having to leave for Special Ops missions. She hiked 35 miles of the trail with her dog which her shyness with people, and fear of the dark.
When I came across the description for The Hot Zone by Richard Preston, I suddenly became interested in the lethality of certain diseases. Imagine a highly infectious virus with a mortality rate from anywhere between fifty to ninety percent and that its victims suffer from liquefying flesh, melting organs, and massive hemorrhaging, essentially bleeding from every orifice of the body. The thought intrigued me, how a particular virus has the frightening potential to wipe out the human race. After reading the summary, I had a desire to learn more, so I chose this book. As for taking AP World History, I needed a viewpoint on exactly what an AP course is like.
With the help from the woman that he stumbled upon, Inman successfully makes his way back to Cold Mountain. He then meets Ada, both people were unable to recognize themselves from their changed appearances because of the four years of not seeing each other during the war. Ada invites Inman to her farm and the two conversed, and made plans for the future. After a few days of arriving home, Inman gets caught by Captain Teague’s protege, Birch, and got shot in the head. Ada runs to Inman and comforts him until he sadly passed away.
This disease is especially concerning for the elderly population. Among those killed was 68 year old mother and grandmother, Bertie Marble. On her second trip to the Flint Medical Center, Marble weakly told her daughter that she “didn 't know what was wrong.” She stayed in the hospital for weeks and died there after her heart had stopped twice. Although her death certificate read “cardiac arrest brought on by septic shock due to pneumonia”, deeper in her medical records legionella is mentioned multiple times. The legionella bacteria made its way into the hospital’s water system and had been infecting patients and others living in Flint.
We left in the fall of 2006 to fix the clonus in her foot. Many medical terms and fancy words described the intense surgery to fix her walk. 900 miles from Denver to the hospital with a van full of screaming kids. On our way to Minnesota, we stopped at Mount Rushmore. The four faces frowned upon us as the mood was darkened by the uncertainty of the surgery.