Response Paper 2 It is critical to analyze how the authors, Thomas Thwaites view nature throughout The Toaster Project and Raymond Williams in the essay Ideas of Nature challenges people’s views overtime, and how human’s relationship to nature is influenced by human history. According to Raymond Williams There is not one clear analytical opinion on nature from the past as it is complicated and challenging to discuss. Nature is a world of discoveries, everyone discover it differently relating to their field of study and understanding of nature. Some people define “nature” as a word; some people understand nature by its means and contents such as trees, birds, and etc, some compare and contrast nature, mankind and property, however all these views are shaped by external influences of humans on one another and to the nature. In The Toaster Project, Thwaites starts his project from reversing an old toaster with existing technology.
By using varied sentences the writer, ‘Geoffry Lean’ effectively intrigues the reader to read the entire article and not bore the reader with a crammed factual article. Source 3, also immediately engages with the reader’s attention by starting with a short simple sentence. ‘Our tents were pitched right at the water’s edge’, in ‘Ferry across the lake’ intrigues the reader to want to know more about Ondaatje’s journey and causes the reader to read on. Like Source 1, source 3 also uses varied sentence lengths. By using varied sentence lengths it could be said that is reflecting or mirroring the confusion of the writer’s feelings
Despite being written nearly two centuries apart, Scott’s Blade Runner contains many similar themes to that of Shelley’s Frankenstein. By examining each composer’s contextual concerns and values we can see that prophetic extrapolation highlights their fear of humanities ramification on our worldspace and personal identity. However, differing zeitgeists has altered these values and presented two fundamentally similar but thematically different texts. The worldspaces established by each composer reflects their values and concerns. Inspired by a retreat into the Swiss Alps, Shelley constructs her text in the setting of the nature-rich Geneva.
Both essays written by E.B White, Once More to the Lake and Death of a Pig, is about the internal conflict of the cycle of life and death. Once More to the Lake is a story about how things change even if we want the same to remain. This was shown through the father and son visiting a lake, and years later how the son is taking his own son to the similar lake. Death of a Pig, is a humorous essay about the cycle of life and death of a pig. There are differences in both pieces such as the use of subjective language, however it is minor compared to the similarities.
The second step is that the character is faced with a devastating problem as a result of this change. The third and final step is that the character comes to a realization about himself or life and shows aspects of the human condition. In John Steinbeck’s three novels, he establishes the common theme of how experience can bring out different emotions of the human condition, but he goes about it in different ways for each book. In the first step of The Moon is Down, Lieutenant Tonder is characterized as hopeful through the change of occupying an isolated town. When he arrived at the town they were occupying, Tonder said about the farms, “if four or five of them were thrown together, it would be a nice place to settle, I think” (Down 29), and this characterizes Tonder as being hopeful and
In his essay “The Way to Rainy Mountain” N. Scott Momaday relates his feelings about Rainy Mountain and his connection to his grandmother and the story of his people. He writes this essay to give people unaware of Kiowa’s history insight into their culture beliefs and feelings. Momaday begins describing Rainy Mountain his ancestral homeland and he has to returned there to visit his grandmother’s grave, he describes Rainy mountain as lonely place with not a lot population and a small town where there’s only one store, or one cow, or one house. The weather he describes is dry hot dessert weather. Momaday goes back to his ancestral homeland Rainy Mountain to his grandmother’s grave making him experience a deeper personal connection to his ancestral past and his grandmother’s childhood and this is important to him because it’s a reflection of who he is, he thinks of his grandmother as a child and explains her childhood and how her childhood compares to his.
Journal Response #10 4/20/2012 Based on the readings by the Native American authors, how might these groups of people relate themselves in similar ways to the traditional past and modern life? In the stories “The Way to a Rainy Mountain,” “The Man to Send Rain Clouds ,” and “Coyote Holds a Full House in His Hand,” we are able to dig into the lives of some Native Americans tribes to discover the complexities of their cultures. Both of these authors, Momaday and Silkon write about their heritage in their stories, which makes them more convincing since they are told from the point of view of someone who has experienced the Native American way of life. All of these Native American writers are able to convey to the reader a strong sense of knowledge about their cultural traditions, landscape of their regions and their understanding of modern life. Furthermore, as the author of the biography of Silko, the writer of “The Man to Send Rain Clouds ,” and “Coyote Holds a Full House in His Hand,” remarks, “She concentrates on the everyday life of the people she knows, the distinct mythical, historical, and present-day worlds in which they simultaneously exist.” Consequently, living between two worlds and two cultures adds to the life experience of many Native Americans who blend their ancient traditions with modern life to create a unique life experience.
My dad was working two jobs and my 2-year-old brother was too young to join us. I was six and my other brother was just a year older with more privileges, as we walked down that old lonely gravel road with Grandma, seemed as normal to me, as eating cornflakes with milk, juice and toast for breakfast in the morning. I remember watching dust kick off my shoes as Grandma encouraged me to keep on going. The place we had to get to was just across that wooden creek bridge. My mind wandered, “I could run down this road barefoot like I always do and feel the sharp edges of the rocks hit my feet, something I knew my brother would never do,” I thought, “I better not cuz this was Grandma’s day, and I was ordered to not take my shoes off and get myself into any more trouble.” When we got to the wooden old bridge, I could hear the water, but I could only see the bank from the other side.
The little girl sees the lake that they used to visit before they moved to Tuppertown from where they lived before in Dungannon. Where there used to be farmers and well dressed ladies, there are now “tramps,” one of which the girl’s father rolls a cigarette for. The girl is told about how the great lakes were formed, and cannot seem to fathom a time before the present. She reflects on how short life is in the
The story describes the nature a lot, for example ‘around the spring, where the family got drinking water, silver ferns and wildflowers grew’ When she wanders into the woods, the descriptions get more unpleasant. The narrator says that ‘It seemed gloomy in the little cove in which she found herself. The air was damp, the silence close and deep’ At this point Myop is about a mile away from home. She is used to gather nuts with her mom in the woods, but this time she took her own path. It’s a third person omniscient narrator, who knows everything about Myop.