Society is obsessed with productivity becoming cheap, which has made more problems regarding pesticides. Humans are not respecting the design of nature and valuing the relationship, the animals and plants have with each other. The animals eat the plants that have no use and the animals fertilize the plants. Over 10 million herbicides have been poured on the land of the farmers that has caused them to loose about 90% diversity and their soil is depleting quicker. What they’re farming are not animals, but are farming grass.
The narrator questions the need for a boundary between them, while the neighbor insists on its presence. This issue is even bigger in reality, it brings into question whether or not people should have such defensive boundaries around themselves both physically and mentally. The narrator points to nature even seemingly opposing the wall as it tears down boulders and nocks it over every year. This seems to represent nature’s own defiance to the making of boundaries and it may even reflect the belief that boundaries serve no good purpose to the world. However in the end, the wall is repaired and the men were together.
The garden is also a temptation, as the word ‘his’ shows that it’s the man’s possession, it’s his territory which he tries to control. Dawe describes the man’s garden like the “the hoarse rasping tendrils of pumpkin flourish”, which represents a visual imagery of nature growing wildly across the land, yet it is also a metaphor used to describe the man’s thoughts; which are running freely through his mind and come randomly without any form of structure for they are like the ‘clumsy whips of the foliage sprawls’. Bruce moves on to show that the pumpkin grows “Over the compost-box, poising rampant upon the palings”. The compost bin is a manmade object, for a process which can be done naturally if left alone, Dawe exemplifies the temptation which man fall under. The thought that
The cycle of life requires both human and nature's input. A tree cannot grow even with the help of the Earth's natural resources, water and light, without man initially planting the seed. The poem "Planting a Sequoia" written by Dana Gioia unites man and nature. The death of a man becomes the birth of tree. Creating a grave and planting a tree requires the same action, digging a hole.
The author also gives an idea on how the farmer’s market gains their goods from solely a locally farmed source instead of any other sources. Therefore, the seriousness of this crime is intensified where he includes statements from the testimonies of authorities to include statistical evidence to support his argument. “The inspectors will check for signs that farmers are selling fruits and vegetables that they didn't actually grow themselves, but instead picked up wholesale.” (2) He also includes the opinions of the authorities by including their statements to explain where the problem lies, when the sources of success reflect on “producer only” goods. “According to Gus Schumacher, a former USDA official who's been a close observer and promoter of farmers markets for several decades, the most successful farmers markets in the country are ‘producer only,’ with strict rules against selling produce acquired elsewhere.” (10) The author also uses statements from witnesses, people who are experiencing or seeing the problem. The
Plainsong : Harold and Raymond Harold and Raymond McPheron, which are farmers in a novel called Plainsong, are thought by some people to be simple, interchangeable characters, but they are actually complex, inimitable characters. By looking at their words and actions in the novel it should be simple to draw contrasts between them. Even though they are brothers their personality traits are considerably different. Raymond is more optimistic and considerate while Harold is more attentive and secure. This evidently shows us that the writer did not add them to the novel to serve one small, simple purpose.
We can never do without the plain affection of man to man. But what we need today is not the love that will break its back drawing water for a growing factory town from a well that was meant to supply a village, but a love so large and intelligent that it will persuade an ignorant people to build a system of waterworks up in the hills, and that will get after the thoughtless farmers who contaminate the brooks with typhoid bacilli, and after the lumber concern that is denuding the watershed of its forests. We want a new avatar of love. (Source: Walter Rauschenbusch,
George may sometimes come off as the manipulative character in this relationship because of certain attitudes that he exudes during particular events. For example, while George and Lenny were in the forest the day before they arrived at the ranches, George kept on ranting about how much of a better life he would posses, had he not have to carry
Poems in “Immigrants Chronicle” show that the poet struggles to adapt to changes, in some ways his father also struggles to adapt to changes. Like in “Felix Skrzynecki” when the poet mentions “tried to keep in pace with the Joneses”. It highlights the depth of struggle it had taken for Felix to come to a stage where he no longer feels the need to follow anyone in order to belong. Because he has now found a place to belong his garden. The garden becomes metaphorical as the poem doesn’t just reveal that the father belongs to just the garden but also reveals that the father has found peace in himself, has found peace as he now feels he has found a place in the world around him even though he wasn’t originally from
While the poem does not reveal whether these two men are actually biologically related, it indicates as though they are as good as, because of the difficult experiences they have shared together being isolated in the outback. The bee’s described in this sonnet working “shifts” creates a link between their work in the bursaria blossoms and wattles and that of the men working on the land. The second man holding a palm full of dried up leaves shows the connection that man has with the land he works