Hurricane Katrina left many of the residents of New Orleans homeless and without hope. Many of the residents were displaced and had nowhere to go, as low economic status played a definitely role in this matter. Many of these same residents have resided in New Orleans their entire life, and did not know anything outside of New Orleans. As a result of FEMA assisting with placement of the displaced residents of New Orleans, many people were sent to live in other parts of Louisiana and Texas. Others made their way to other parts of the country with hopes of one day returning home to Louisiana.
It was August 29, 2005. A massive hurricane hit the gulf coast of the United States. There were 1,836 people killed. At least 70,000 people were rescued. The people of Louisiana needed hope that their lives would be rebuilt, so as governor, Kathleen Blanco gave an inspirational speech called the “Address to a Joint Session of the Louisiana State Legislature. This speech was presented to the Legislation to demand that New Orleans would be rebuilt and to prove that the people affected by the tragedy would fight through the challenge. Blanco thanked the assistance of everyone during the horrific event, such as, law enforcement and first responders. The speech was very powerful because of Blanco’s use of rhetorical devices, ethos, pathos, and logos.
Since the human race began, we have been discovering ways to expand our lives and survive in the world. We have acquired natural instincts when it comes to surviving. For example, fight or flight is a natural response when we feel threatened by something. The Lost Boys of Sudan are an amazing example of what we would do in order to survive.
To what extent do you agree with President Bush´s description of Hurricane Katrina as a natural disaster?
Change occurs every day involuntarily. When people encounter change they are limited to only two points of views on it, negatively or positively. Some may react by panicking and going into denial whereas others may try to adapt to it and make the best out of the situation. It can affect one’s life drastically depending on the situation and how they portray it. In the movie “Rivers and Tides” and the story “Metamorphosis,” and the passage, “Simplexity”, change is initially portrayed as positive, but after a series of events it becomes overthrown by negativity. Overall, change is portrayed negatively by the authors.
The name of the book is “Isaac’s Storm” and the authors name is Erik Larson. Erik was born in Brooklyn, New York. Larson was received on January 3, 1954. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1976, with a degree in Russian History. He then went back to New York to attended graduate school at Columbia University to study journalism. Erik Larson is now a journalist and a non-fiction author with multiple best sellers. He began writing small stories for newspapers, and worked his way up all the way to the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and The New Yorker. Which is already a huge accomplishment for a lot of writers. Erik Larson is married and has three daughters, the live in Seattle, Washington. He started his career,
Although Hurricane Katrina wasn’t expected to ever hit land, it is one of the biggest storms to hit the United States. The storm devastated the city and the country more than anyone would have every thought. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, displays many of the disastrous events that take place during and after Hurricane Katrina. The book follows Zeitoun and his wife Kathy, a Muslim couple, with four kids and their own painting business, through the storm. After the storm, while Kathy and the kids are staying with friends and family, Zeitoun rides around in his canoe rescuing survivors and watching his properties which has a phone he uses to keep in touch with Kathy. When Kathy doesn’t hear form Zeitoun in a while she knows something is wrong. Zeitoun and his friends are arrested in their home and are taken to a temporary prison where there police violate some of the rights citizens have. In Zeitoun, Eggers expresses the issue that citizens were not treated adequately after Hurricane Katrina due
On August 29th, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the coasts of southeastern Louisiana. Shortly after, New Orleans’ flood protection system failed, causing floodwalls and levees to topple and break. Covering major points in the film, as they broke, the lives, spirits, and thoughts of many Americans were also broken as well. In a documentary released on August 16, 2006, director Spike Lee utilizes rhetorical strategies to produce a profound vision into the city and it’s citizen’s internal devastation, grievance, and recovery of spirit, and our nation’s failure to assist; when the levees broke.
Chris Rose, writer of the essay 1 Dead in Attic, and in this essay aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that hit New Orleans in the summer of 2005. Most of New Orleans is flooded from the rain and ocean water that was pushed inward by the storm. While reading this Chris seems to come across troubled; he also appeals to the reader’s feelings of humanity with compelling reasons. In 1 Dead in Attic, Chris Rose argues that life holds an enormous amount of knowledge and people should take the time and learn.
After watching the movie, “The Return of Cuyahoga River” I was blown away by all of the history, facts, ignorance, and activism displayed in this film. There was so much information packed into this documentary. Information about this 100-mile long river that curves north and then south as it u’s along Lake Erie, and how in “1827 U.S. citizens changed the Cuyahoga River for the first time.” It was originally a swampy marsh infested with mosquitos and caused problems for the city of Cleveland Ohio. Cleveland was a small lazy town until the mouth of the river was widened by humans allowing for mercantile boats to pass by their town. These trade boats came from Europe and now passed through Cleveland on their way down to the Gulf of Mexico polluting at every point along the journey. “In 1862, Congress passed the first of several railroad acts that would eventually connect the continent, lessening the need for rivers as a major mode of transportation within the commercial, public, and military sectors. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Navigation Data Center reported declining commercial traffic on many of the nation's waterways.” (Harlow ) Despite the railroad acts, influential business men
The book “Zeitoun” written by Dave Eggers focuses on Zeitoun and Kathy a muslim couples point of view on Hurricane Katrina and how muslims were treated in the 21st Century. He expresses his feelings about how muslims were treated in the 21st century by appealing to ethos, pathos, and logos. Dave Eggers interviewed Kathy and Zeitoun and did research for years before he officially published the book “Zeitoun” which appeals to ethos because he is giving credit to himself by citing his resources and research. In the book “Zeitoun” Eggers persuades us that Abdulrahman Zeitoun was a hero during the hurricane katrina by giving credibility to what Zeitoun had done to help his community. Hurricane Katrina occurred on August 29th 2005, In New Orleans.
Originally airing on HBO in a two part special, the documentary's eyebrow-raising premise placed on emphasis on the socio-political controversy surrounding the US government's poor management of a natural disaster. Various testimonies from interviewees revealed a historically oppressed city that left almost two thousand people dead, thousands more displaced from their beloved homes, and billions of dollars in damages. Lee's directorial masterpiece captured stories of potential corruption within New Orleans, and the pain of multiple families torn apart by death and disaster. Years later Lee followed up with a second series about the after effects and reconstruction of the storied metropolis titled "If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don't Rise." Tidbits of information, like the government's secret initiative to completely demolish government assisted-living housing projects. These housing projects were still completely in tact after the storm, and gave the already socio-political documentary, a deeper undertone implying a hidden agenda. Lee's political stance is always implied in his deeper documentaries about historical events. This can also be witnessed in his older work 4 Little Girls, a Spike Lee directed documentary about four black young girls murdered in 1963 by a racially charged church bombing
The Ice Storm is an American drama movie from 1997 directed by Ang Lee, based on the novel with the same name by Rick Moody from 1994. The movie is set in 1973 during Thanksgiving and it is about growing up in affluent New Canaan, Connecticut, during the last years of the sexual revolution.
As I was awakened from a deep sleep, my aunt was yelling “get all your stuff we have to leave.” I didn’t fully understand what was going on by the way I was awakened. It was five o’clock in the morning when I heard my cousin on the other end of the phone saying “we have to leave New Orleans now, the hurricane is going to hit and we will not be safe here.” I never thought I would have to pack up and leave my home because of a natural disaster. As I gather the things that would fit in the small purple suitcase I was still in disbelief of what was going to take place. One by one we loaded up her red Pontiac and headed for the Texas border with my cousin following in the car behind us.
In the film 12 Years a Slave the editor, Joe Walker, makes use of a couple of techniques and styles that adds to the film in its own way.