And as usual, a railroad car carried molten steel across the bridge, spewing sparks.” The “material” caught on fire. The pollution from the paint mills was so bad that according to a witness,” You could see byproducts that would come out of their paint mills. Some days it would be red. Some days it’d be blue. Other days it’d be green or whatever.” (Chowder) One activist in the movie said, “A river is truly the heart of the land.
England was very prominent in establishing social classes that emphasized attaining as much wealth as possible. This would maintain their high social class and to highly represent themselves. Consequently, the captains would reveal their socialist behaviours by controlling the voyages in inhumane ways. According to Thomas Clarkson’s Essay on the Slave Trade, it is described that the slaves had “complain[ed] of heat” (1789) and that the sailor who worked on the ship had “seen them fainting, almost dying for want of water” (1789). The captains of the ship completely disregarded the rights of the slaves as they were treated as “black cattle” (James Irving, letter to Mary Irving 1786) and that the “kings and principal men bred Negroes for sale as [they] [did] cattle” (Alexander Falcolnbridge, An Account of the Slave Trade on the Coast of Africa 1790).
Serving as the major thesis of his book, Johnson convincingly and ambitiously argues that slaves labored, resisted, and reproduced in the Mississippi Valley Region, and it was the response by southerners to material limitations, such as land degradation, in this region that slaveholders increasingly projected their power onto the world stage, taking part in an imperialism that affected Cuba, Nicaragua, Brazil, and even the Atlantic Slave Trade. The methods utilized by the author throughout his book consist heavily of the use of
Billie Holiday brings the issue to the surface by including it in her lyrics. The act of lynching was usually carried out with a hanging or shooting but was often seen carried out with mutilation, castration, dismemberment and many other sadistic acts of violence. Billie Holiday indirectly shows the horror of lynching in her song using her lyrics “The bulgin' eyes and the twisted mouth Scent of magnolias sweet and fresh Then the sudden smell of burnin' flesh” (6-9). Billie Holiday spreads the awareness of lynching through her gruesome
Introduction In a society built upon corruption, hypocrisy, and violence, how would one develop a moral sense to dictate what is, in actuality, right or wrong, contrary to that society's moral values? In Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain introduces the protagonist Huckleberry Finn as a young southern boy who has a deadbeat-drunk of a father, no interest for religion, and in need of being 'sivilized' by his guardian Miss Watson. Huckleberry decides to escape from civilization and adventures out in a raft along the Mississippi river. Along the way Huckleberry finds a runaway slave named Jim, who belongs to Miss Watson and they agree to venture together and stumbleupon a plethora of adventures along there way to find
The descriptions of The Jungle of Screaming Souls not only reflects on the horrors of the war, which has a strong presence on the novel, but it is also parallel to the journey that both the war and Kien goes through. The specific descriptions of the setting is personified, using words to imply suffering as well. Bao Ninh describes the transcendence of the war over the natural habitat. The stream is personified and Bao Ninh describes it as moaning, which indicates the suffering that it goes through after the battles of the war: ‘The stream moans, a desperate complaint mixing with distant faint jungle sounds, like an echo from another world’ (Page 2). This idea is continued where the stream is making ‘a
Slave Ship Luis D. Nieves Introduction to Humanities Western Governors University Analysis if “The Slave Ship” painting by J.M.W. Turner A1: Initial Thoughts This painting caught my attention starting with the tittle and tone of the piece. Bright colors reflect what seems like dawn coming down on the ship a deep sense of chaos as my eyes turn to the bodies drowning on the rough sea. Tons of questions come to mind, was the storm responsible for the struggling lives at sea or where they throw by others on purpose? There is an overwhelming feeling of sorrow and despair reflected on the colors surrounding the chained arms trying to survive.
Pathos was sprinkled into the essay by the authors word choice. The author chose harsh and negative words when discussing the term african americans, for example “ To term ourselves as part “African” reinforces a sad implication: that our history is basically slave ships, plantations, lynching, fire hoses in Birmingham, and then South Central” (McWhorter 306). All of the words McWhorter uses do not have a positive connotation and they tend to make the reader feel sad and guilty. The authors word choice has the ability to play with the readers emotions and urges change, which is exactly what the author is searching
It is believed however that the author Conrad himself was exposed to the brutality of the Europeans attitudes in the Congo when he worked as a captain of a steamboat on the Congo River. According to, (M, Ramsing)” Conrad as shown through this novella was disgusted by the cruelty, futility, and lust for ivory.