Two of the many ways we know about the Earthquake is “Comprehending Calamity” a Personal Narrative by Emma Burke, and “The Horrific Wreck of The City” an Eyewitness Account by Fred Hewitt. After the earthquake the government thought that it would hurt the town to tell them what really happened so know one the true death count of the earthquakes rage, in edition not even the government truly knew how much died on that terrible day as deaths in china town were never even recorded. The event demolished 490 city blocks including 25,000 buildings, and an estimate of 80% of the city was destroyed.“Comprehending Calamity” by Emma Burke and
"Horrific Wreck of the City" by Fred Hewitt and “Comprehending the Calamity:” by Emma Burke are both about the same thing but the two authors opinion on how this disaster affected people are completely different. “Comprehending the Calamity” by Emma Burke and “Horrific Wreck of the City” by Fred Hewitt are two historical articles that both describe the destruction of the San Francisco earthquake in 1906 and how it affected the people. Hewitt says on page 1, “No pen can record the sufferings of those who were crushed to death or buried in the ruins that encompassed them in an instant after 5:13 o’clock Wednesday morning.” Likewise, Emma Burke says on page 2, “The fallen chimneys had torn through the ceilings into two of our rooms; the flat tin roof had thus been bent down, and now acted as a funnel. We heard an ominous drip, drip, and then a steady splash.” These pieces of evidence show both of the authors believe that this horrible earthquake destructed the city of San Francisco. Emma Burke says on page 2, “I was one of the fortunate ones, for neither personal injury nor death visited my household; but what I saw and felt I will try to give to you.” Likewise, Hewitt says on page 2, “...Sufferings of those who were crushed to death...” These
What is Columbus Day? Columbus day is a holiday that celebrates the day that the Pilgrims discovered the New Americas. During the Colonial times, Europeans came to the New Americas and witnessed new things that they had never seen in their life. The Europeans witnessed a “New World”, and witnessed many people dying, these are ways in which colonialism affected the lives of the colonists in a good way and bad way. While their whole group was sailing on the Mayflower many of the people got very sick and ended up dying in plain sight of others, the dead bodies were thrown into the ocean.
If I had my way, I’d be the son of a man fortunate enough to grow old at home. But it's the man with the most dismal fate of all they say I was born from” Telemachus is quite conflicted because he doesn't know his father’s true identity. Furthermore, he considers himself unfortunate to be born into his family because his mother his a troubled widow and his father [according to everyone else] is dead. Basically, Telemachus believes he lives in a messy and troublesome family. This is an example of katabasis because Telemachus is skeptical and confused about his family, especially his father.
The “Johnstown Flood” was a chaotic result for a small middle class family, natural disasters happen so much in one’s lifetime and can be emotionally crippling. This natural disaster caused many families and homes to come crashing down, all the townspeople shed tears that day as they watched their homes and loved ones float away with the water. The parents, wives, and husbands all looked in horror as they watched their family die in front of them. David McCullough’s story “Johnstown Flood” deals with a disaster that has major impact on the characters in the story. As we begin this story we look into the lives of the Quinn family, A small middle class family in the late 19th century.
The story is about two brothers brothers who are very different. Doodle, the younger brother is very attached to Brother, his older brother, Brother is embarrassed of Doodle because has physical and mental problems that keep him from doing stuff that “normal” people can do. Brothers pride destroyed his relationship with Doodle by abusing Doodle, Forcing Doodle to learn to walk and swim when he didn’t feel safe doing so, and doing something that the doctor had said not to do, killing Doodle.
In 1746, an 8.5 earthquake struck about 50 miles north of Lima Peru, devastating the city. The earthquake then caused a tsunami that would destroy the port city Callao half an hour later. Many lives were lost, some to being crushed under the rubble of adobe buildings they lived in, some to the flooding, and some to the subsequent fallout of disease and hazardous living conditions. The loss of life totaled into the thousands. Charles Walker’s Shaky Colonialism, published in 2008, uses these natural disasters to closely examine the socio-political layers of colonial Latin American history.
Syrian Refugee Crisis Melissa Fleming is the head of communications for the UN's High Commissioner for Refugees. In a spech she did on TedTalk.com she talks about a 19 year old Syrian refugee named Doah who fled from Egypt with her boyfriend and 500 other refugees. While on their journey across the Mediterranean Sea their boat was attacked and ends up sinking. Doah did everything she could to stay alive while she waited for someone to rescue her and two small children that were given to her by a couple of parents who ended up drowning. Melissa Fleming uses the rhetorical strategies of pathos, logos,and ethos to convey her story of the capsized Syrian refugee boat, but her strength lies mainly in her use of pathos.
“I saw those policemen enveloped in a shower of falling stone. Their lives must have been blotted out in an instant.” this quote was from an article called “Horrific Wreck of the City” told by a man named Fred Hewitt. He was a eye witness in the 1906 earthquake, so was a woman named Emma Burke who was also in the disaster. The earthquake in 1906 is one of the most significant earthquakes of all time, says the USGS. Thousands of people died, the city was wrecked and fires were set aflame.
Natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis can have a devastating effect on the coral in that area. The 2004 tsunami in south East Asia completely obliterated everything in its path, destroyed hundreds of ancient coral reefs (anthozoa) in these tropical waters. Many species of coral, such as the stag horn coral; a hard species of coral that branches out to look like deer antlers, are today classed as an endangered species due to the severe decrease in the corals range. How viable are the artificial coral reefs (anthozoa) in replacing the natural reef environment? What are its advantages and disadvantages?
The Town of South Amboy was devastated, after it was struck by super storm Sandy on October 29, 2012. The town of South Amboy lost basic services and first responders were working to their full capacity in order to meet the town’s need. There is a Senior assisted living facility in the town of South Amboy near the shore area, the facility housed approximately fifty residents. The view is beautiful from there; however, due to the proximity to the ocean, it’s also a dangerous place due to flooding. The magnitude of super storm Sandy obligated everyone in the facility to evacuate in order to stay alive.
Ill-Equipped Rescuers Formative Assessment The article “Ill-Equipped Rescuers Digs Out Volcano Victims; Aids Slow Reach to Colombian Town” written by Bradley Graham provides information on the eruption of a volcano taking place in Columbia. Moreover, the eruption caused a major outcry in the city Armero, Columbia leading to the deaths of thousands. Throughout the article Bradley Graham described his sightings throughout his journey from people dying one by one and how the city was completely devastated during this event. However, he sought to see something that had inspired him to write this article. It was a female child stuck within the depths of the water fulfilled with mud and water shown on “The article also relates the
PASSPORTS AND VISAS DAMAGED BY HURRICANES HARVEY AND IRMA Following the devastation that ravaged Florida and Texas early September after Hurricane Harvey and Irma left hundreds homeless, jobless and emotionally distraught, America Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), in a bid to ease the suffering of immigrants published a document titled “CBP Practice Alert.” The document was targeted at foreign nationals owning water-damaged passports and visas as a result of Hurricane Harvey and Irma. Following the plague of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, the body (AILA), showed that many foreign residents had their passports or visas damaged by water. The association advised that foreign nationals with such water-damaged documents with the intent of travelling abroad either by air or through the borders should either have their passports/visas replaced before leaving or allow for ample time for application and replacements of new passport before
The Hurricane in 1928 was the second deadliest hurricane in US history, causing massive flooding from the storm surge of Lake Okeechobee with over 2,400 deaths. They did not want this to happen again so congress authorized the US Army Corps of Engineers to build the Herbert Hoover Dike. In 1947 another set of Hurricane’s came through and flooded Florida sparking Congress to act. Congress made the central and southern Florida
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