Name: Ting Yan Siu (Carissa) Class: ESOL 840 Subject : October Sky Journal 3 Date: 03/22/2012 Before Sonny saw the Sputnik, he felt lose in his hometown. His hometown Coalwood, West Virginia, was built for the purpose of coal, so all the people even children are surrounded by coal mining or football. Sonny knew he is different for other people because he is not good at football, also not interested work at coal mine, he can’t see his future. After he viewing the Sputnik soar over his hometown, help change his personality. It put him in complete awe and opened his eyes to human possibilities.
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck is based on these events; Great Depression, Dust Bowl, and the New Deal. The main character Tom Joad comes back from prison only to find an abandoned barren farm home. His family was hit by the Dust Bowl and they had to leave with no profit coming in. These events put everyone in hard economic times, even fictional characters. The Joads, characters in the novel The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, are put through struggles because of the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, but become stronger because they are able to survive.
The brilliance of George caused him to invent a machine that was utilized in the factory where he works. Consequently, his owner became so jealous and decided to demote George from the factory and made him to carry out hard labor at the plantation. The setting of the story is across the Mississippi and Kentucky states (Tang, Research & Education Association 6-20). Rarely does a single work of literature transform the society or sets it on the road to a dreadful conflict. One such catalytic story is Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1852).
Mine and hisn both! He’s my father!” After Sarty thinks this he is called to testify against his dad. However, he does not want to lie, he knows what his father did was wrong and doesn’t want him to be able to do it again. The climax of Barn Burning is the point that Sarty makes his decision to change his life. Abner is going to burn down Major DeSpain’s barn, and Sarty breaks free of his mother’s grasp and runs to
During the 1930s in America there was a huge amount of unemployment and poverty throughout the country due to the Great Depression. This depression was caused by the crash of America's stocks markets plus a large drought, which spread across most of America making it almost impossible to farm and grow produce. Due to the lack of jobs Bosses of many Ranches were able to reduced the pay and working conditions of many workers leading to famine and huge poverty. Shanty towns were built on the edges of highways from scraps of corrugated iron and other inadequate building materials. Due to the Great Depression America was made a very dangerous place for many different types of people.
Old Major: ‘Old Major was so highly regarded on the farm that everyone was quite ready to lose an hour’s sleep in order to hear what he had to say.’ ‘Man is our real enemy we have. Remove man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished for ever.’ ‘Only get rid of Man and the produce of labour would be our own. Almost overnight we could become rich and free.’ ‘He was a majestic looking pig, with a wise and benevolent appearance.’ Boxer: ‘Boxer was the admiration of everybody. He had been a hard worker even in Jones’s time, but now he seemed more like three horses than one: there were days when the entire work of the farm seemed to rest upon his might shoulders.’ ‘`He is dead,' said Boxer sorrowfully. `I had no intention of doing that.
America Ruins the World The earth is our source of nourishment and sustenance. Is today's society destroying it with all their waste and pollution? Yes, the earth that we once loved and worshiped is disintegrating below our feet. Pretty soon, nothing will be left but "concrete jungles," forcing poverty and death upon the developing countries of the world. Our inconsideration toward mother earth is leading to an array of problems in today's world.
Lady Eboshi is the ruler of Irontown, a small mining settlement that is currently in conflict with the denizens of a nearby forest. The cause of their conflict is iron ore, which the people of Irontown need to make a living. Prior to Eboshi's arrival, the people of Irontown had made their living by using the iron-rich sand underneath them. However, when the sand's deposits of iron dried up, they were forced to look to the nearby mountains for ore. Getting access to the ore required that the trees on the hill be removed, which angered the gods of the forest and their clans. Any attempts to get at the ore were met by vicious assaults, primarily by the Boar clan, whose thick hides could not be pierced by arrows.
Hedges and Sacco report that over five hundred mountaintops have been blown up in West Virginia, while the underlying carbons seems are gouged away by huge machines that only require a few workers. The people of West Virginia have poor lifestyles while they suffer the consequences of the coal mining: cancer. The resources of this land are exploited, as well as the people, which will eventually lead to their extinction. Sacco and Hedges focus on coal mining’s economic, social and environmental effects. They give an example of the Easter Island and the abundance of freshwater and woods, “seafood was plentiful” (150).
Hot as Heck! Many terrible things have affected the global population such as holocaust, Rwanda Genocides and the bubonic plague all taking thousands and thousands of lives, but there’s a problem that is much bigger that is threatening our planet as a whole. We all unknowingly face the issue of global warming and add onto it on a daily basis, but how so? There are numerous amount of ways that we do so, nearly everything we do is directly fueled by fossil fuels or coal. Whether you drive your car to work, turn on your light to illuminate a dark room or just watching television, you are burning using up energy that is being processed at a coal plant.