Save your work on this template, then submit as an attachment to the appropriate drop box. “Americans and the Land” In the introduction, Steinbeck shows his views on the early settlers and their attitudes regarding the virgin land. Consider his word choice. List at least three words that demonstrate his contempt for this behavior. What is the author’s intent in using the term, “half-breed children” in the 2nd paragraph on page 69?
Analyse the ways in which a comparative study of Frankenstein and Blade Runner invites consideration of humanity’s connection with the natural world. (Natural Order) An inextricable link can be drawn between ‘Frankenstein’, a gothic novel composed by Mary Shelley and Ridley Scott’s film noir Blade Runner, where both texts invites the consideration of humanity’s connection with the natural world. In both texts nature is highly valued and is considered necessary for a fruitful society, however each text explores humanities treatment of nature in diverse ways, due to the context and didactic purpose of each text. The ways in which the connection between humanity and the natural world has been explored include: natures healing power, usurping natural order and the consequences of disregarding nature. Both ‘Frankenstein’ and Blade Runner invite the consideration of humanity’s strong connection with the natural world as being essential for a lively and successful society.
It is clear that the author lists her ideas thoroughly at the beginning of the essay so the reader can justify what arguments the author will be discussing. The author starts by stating her points in chronological order. She organized her points into the following sections; the history of photography, portrait comparison between Sir John A. Macdonald and Aboriginal people, and photographs from the Charles Camsell Indian Hospital. She drew upon theories of how photography was and is still a subjective medium. She concluded her article with varying degrees of success in that she allowed Aboriginal figures who are resisting the assertion of imperialism and authority into the foundation of her assertions.
yThroughout the exploration of the module “Texts in Time”, we observe the connections between texts and their reflections of the constancy in human nature, whilst shifting contextual perspectives are maintained. Such a connection is demonstrated in Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel “Frankenstein” (F/stein) and Scott Ridley’s 1991 film “Bladerunner”, where both composers present a cautionary tale, warning us of the implications of science and technological advances on humanity and thus reflecting their own fears in their respective contextual eras. It is through the analysis of such values and implications that we can see the constancy of human nature throughout time. Frankenstein is a gothic inspired, fragmented epistolary, reflecting the rebellion of the Romantic Movement, which advocated the power of imagination, and ones relationship to nature. The gothic convention of sublime nature is represented thematically, through forces of good and evil leading to vengeance and murder, as well as macabre settings of graveyards and charnel houses.
Machismo Phone Red Power o The “Termination” Policy o 1968-The American Indian Movement sought greater tribal self-government and the restoration of economic resources Silent Spring o Rachel Carson reveals dangers of DDT to animals and humans; Discredited by the media; Labeled “hysterical” and “emotional” The New Environmentalism o Membership in the Sierra Club triples o Movement gains broad bi-partisan support o Clean air and Clean water acts, endangered species act o Unsafe at any speed (1965) and the new consumer protection laws The Rights Revolution o New York Times vs. Sullivan (1964) o Loving vs. Virginia (1967) o Jones vs. Alfred H. Mayer (1968) Policing the States o Miranda vs. Arizona (1966) o Baker vs. Carr (1966) o 1962-1963- No public prayer or Bible reading in American public schools The Right to
The balanced mix of people, profession and social status allowed Whitfield to infuse each biography with ancillary information pertaining to religion, flora and fauna, medicine, housing, food, scenery, and so forth. She also was quite faithful to report major historical events for each "tale." I believe there are several reasons for her writing of this history. First, I think she writes it to change the negative perception of the history of Central Asia that we know through the annals of its neighbors. By explaining the history of the region through the eyes of its own occupants, it rids the history of any distorted views from neighboring civilizations.
I think that to him there are just no other options and he does not want readers to begin to consider not intervening in the lives of wild animals in order to conserve them. Other than this, he does an excellent job of defining his position and then conservationists' ideas of integrity, stability and beauty. He moves on to claim that "human beings are the single largest contributor to this global degradation (of natural systems and biological diversity)." In the third paragraph, it addresses the faulty ideas of words such as "pristine," "undisturbed," and even "wilderness." These words refer to an unattainable ideal in our modern world.
Fred V. Randel’s text elaborates upon Mary Shelley’s underlying intention for each choice of location for every specific plot point or event in Frankenstein. He relates places with significant value with real life historical events and happenings from the past. Randel explains that Shelley strategically placed each homicide and murder committed in an explicit locale to illustrate its historical importance. He argues that it is through these settings and the significance they possess in the past, that she is able to further deepen and expand Frankenstein’s gothic theme. Randel develops meaning behind the places of Ingolstadt and the Northern Lights, Geneva, England and Scotland, Ireland and Evian to prove his thesis of the importance of political geography.
Name: Ayat Otolorin Article title: Reflections on Conservation, Sustainability, and Environmentalism in Indigenous North America Author: Shepard Krech III Source: American Anthropologist, New Series, Vol. 107, No. 1 (Mar., 2005), pp. 78-86 Tribal Group Involved: Majority of Aboriginal Native Indians (All tribes) Issue / Summary: Krech is giving a response to the vast critiques on his work “The Ecological Indian” (1999). Krech’s definition of the ecological Indian explained the relationship as associating the people with ecological relationship.
! In the article Consumption - North American Perspectives, author Patricia Hynes explores and characterizes consumption and ties the subject to the environment and the individual and global “ecological footprint”. She attempts to apply a “woman-centered analysis” to consumerist patterns that have emerged in the Global North and more speciﬁcally, in North America as a means of furthering the goals of “redistributing and humanizing our use of natural resourses” as well as “consumer goods and services” and considering the deep impacts of pollution and our ecosystems. In the article, Hynes cites the work of World-watch researcher Alan Durning, whose work links the birth of a “consumer society” in the U.S. in the 1920ʼs “with the emergence of name brands, the rise of the car as the