Michael Gomez 11/28/11 In the short story, “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury, the setting takes place in a time traveling company where people are given the opportunity to go back in time to the era of the dinosaurs and be able to kill one. Eckels and a few others take the opportunity and decide to go back in time and kill a tyrannosaurs rex. The usage of foreshadowing brings out the conflict where Travis (Group leader) kills Eckels. The constant threats said by Travis directed to Eckels, brings suspicion in the audience if he kills Eckels or not. Eckels as an hunter, is motivated to go back in time, not only be able to see one in his own eyes, but kill a T-rex.
A well-trained soldier and an audacious hit man would fully understand the main characters of the book “The Wars” by Timothy Findley and the movie Bourne Identity. They would see beyond the defiant attitudes and changes that both the characters had undergone. Robert Ross and Jason Bourne both went to a stage in their life wherein they acted beyond what they used to. Ross, a caring and loving person, turned into a killing machine. Bourne, on the other hand, used to be an emotionless and fearless killer but in the end he turned out to be good man.
What is most concerning about Watson is his complete naivety about the potential dangers of interjecting new genetic sequences into living beings. This is probably one of the biggest ethical issues ever faced in science, and Watson can’t be bothered with that. He sees no downsides on making people better looking, and smarter. He balks at people who are reserved about taking evolution into our own hands and says, “Hey, what’s the big deal?” It sounds pretty good at first, until you realize taking our evolution into our own hands, imperfect, human hands, may not be the dream come true Watson is selling it to be. What exactly are we dealing with as we broach this new world of genetic engineering?
In O’Brien’s ‘How To Tell A True War Story’, the story he tells us about Rat Kiley shooting the baby water buffalo both disturbs and intrigues. The act itself is without a doubt horrific, but it does not elicit a response of disgust. The question itself remains however, why did he shoot the buffalo in the first place? Rat’s actions were not random, pointless cruelty, but are in fact indicative of a much deeper, more complex emotional state. We must eliminate several more obvious answers first, but we can find that Rat Kiley is trying to reconcile what he is feeling with the situation he finds himself in.
The given passage is an excerpt from Ray Bradbury’s ‘A Sound of Thunder’ and this passage is a description of the slow, violent killing of a tyrannosaurus. The passage is fictional, written in the third person narrative and it is presented in 3 paragraphs. Ray Bradbury’s intension in this passage is to thoroughly and graphically describe the killing of the dinosaur and he conveys this through his powerful use of language. He tries to create a response from the readers where the readers are disgusted at the dinosaur. The tone of the passage is quite sinister and bitter as it is describing the death of an animal.
PHIL 1030 Paul Gomberg February 22, 2012 Dinosaurs’ extinction is still a mystery. In “Sex, Drug, Disasters and the Extinction of Dinosaurs”. Stephen Jay Gould discusses three speculations how dinosaurs became extinct. The speculations made by the scientist refer to a theme of our culture, which is sex, drugs, and violence. Two theories, sex and drugs, are quickly ignored because of lack of evidence.
Mankind was consumed with technology they ended up not thinking of the damage they could cause with a nuclear war. Ray Bradbury shows how technology can cause pain to not just humans. Animals have nothing to do with technology, but because of the humans’ selfishness an innocent dog “walks with sores all over his body" (Bradbury 89). Humans do not realize that
Before Frankenstein creates the creature, Frankenstein goes graveyards to collect dead body parts with an aim to accomplish his ambition. In chapter four while trying to create he says “I pursued nature to her hiding places…My limbs now tremble, and my eyes swim with the remembrance…In a solitary chamber, or rather cell…I kept my workshop of filthy creation: my eyeballs were starting from their sockets in attending to the details of my employment” (Shelley, 55). These words uttered by him shows that he is far away from humanity, as his ambitions motivate him more than necessary. That is, he ignores the consequences of the creation he is ambitious for, namely his devotion to science. Even though it is necessary to be ambitious in any part of life, the excessiveness of ambition damages either oneself or others.
Human aggression is all based off of our great ape ancestors. Although researchers have proven that the separation of humans and great apes took place only 15-20 million years ago, anthropologists still believe that “patterns of aggression were environmentally determined and culturally learned behaviors, not inherited characteristics” (Sussman, 27). One great key point that Sussman brings up in his argument is hunting. If it wasn’t for species hunting for food, we all wouldn’t exist today. Hunting is a natural way of life, there is no aggression behind it, and it is just a part of natural selection.
To Kill a Mockingbird "Ignorant individuals are those who refuse to see the world through the eyes of another." - Matthew Michael James once said. Ignorance is something that is oblivious to humans and are not aware of their lack of knowledge about other people. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, displays Attics Finch a lawyer that was chosen to defend Tom Robinson's life from the racist people in Maycomb County such as Bob Ewell, and to always be their for his two children Scout, and Jem that experience many conflicts throughout the novel. Two characters that show bewilderment throughout the course of the novel is Scout, and Bob Ewell.