Jessica DeLosh English 101-006 Mrs. Alderfer April 27, 2015 Rhetorical Essay Orcas: Captive Beauties The film, Blackfish is a documentary based on the true factual information about the effects on orcas while in captivity. The film reveals SeaWorld’s behind the scenes of what actual goes on at everyone’s favorite amusement park. As the documentary goes on, more is revealed about the emotional and physical pain the orcas endure. The film Blackfish effectively convinces the audience that orcas should not be held in captivity because of the evidence discrediting SeaWorld. The use of 911 calls and personal testimony about capturing whales help reveal emotional appeals.
What mainly triggered this was when Pai was leaving with her father to Germany because of being mistreated by her grandfather Koro the whales were calling her back home. Paikea made her father turn back and return home. This was what started Paikea to start her quest into learning the way of the tribe and becoming the new leader. Paikea had called for the whales at sea to see if they would come. She called for the whales and they came and a huge amount.
Little do the citizens of Japan know the damages and dangers dolphin meat can do to the human brain. Japanese hunters argue that whaling and dolphin hunting provide their livelihood and the important of keeping their spirit and mutual respect for their ancestors. Japanese government officials explain that citizens have been living by relying on marine resources for their livelihood. I have researched and identified how culture and traditions of the Japanese heritage is represented in the award winning documentary “The Cove”. Identifying Artifact- The “Cove” directed by Loui Psihoyos in 2009 and produced by Disher Stevens and Paula DuPre Presmen is a fascinating documentary based on activists trying to stop the Taiji, Japan dolphin slaughter.
Drewe uses reoccurring symbols to reinforce the themes of impending danger and creates a sinister atmosphere. It can be seen throughout the memoir of Drewes life; he has always had a fascination with sharks, and writes how as a child he even captured a carpet shark as a sign of strength in an attempt to impress his love interest, Roberta. The title of the novel ‘The Shark Net’ suggests the literal idea of a shark net that in theory are used to keep sharks at bay but in reality is a poor response to the dangers of sharks themselves as they don't help much and can only provide a false sense of security. The shark can also be seen as a metaphor of Cooke, an unseen killer, who is ever present searching and waiting for its next prey, instilling fear by his reputation and his perceptible vagueness, being like a shark. He is a friendly/familiar face to everyone, but then when he murders his victims he becomes unfamiliar to most.
Title and author of the work: "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell Brief summary of the work and importance of subject character–who is clearly named: Sanger Rainsford is a hunter who, because of an accident at sea, finds himself on Ship Trap island - an island feared by captains and their crews. He is an exceptional hunter who, it seems at first, has found a safe harbor in the island's only inhabitant's home, General Zaroff. Rainsford soon finds himself in a fight for survival against mother nature, General Zaroff, and even himself; the hunter becomes the hunted. Thesis statement based on one of the organizational approaches identified in the text: Rainsford's ability to survive the game of his life was due to his vast amount of intelligence, survival skills and the ability to remain calm when facing extreme conditions. 3 2.
Rhetorical Analysis of The Cove by Louie Psihoyos The documentary The Cove is a hybrid of history, propaganda, and facts that demonstrates the ugly truth about the dolphin hunting operations in Taiji, Japan. Directed by former National Geographic photographer Louie Psihoyos, The Cove is told from an ocean environmentalist's point of view that highlights the brutal dolphin killing rituals and the thoughtless fishing practices in Japan. With the help and cooperation from the Oceanic Preservation Society and O’Barry, Psihoyos forms a crew, “an orchestra,” and utilizes special strategies and equipment to stealthily film what is taking place in the cove. The documentary portrays different levels of effective planning and presentation that attracts the audience with its sensible appeals to ethos, pathos, and logos in a form of muckraking. Muckraking is the act of publicizing indecent information in hopes to raise awareness, and as a muckraker himself, Psihoyos demonstrates a successful argument and position against the dolphin killing in Taiji.
He makes it clear to the audience that the development of the reef into a marina will be the loss of 'something precious' and will lead to the 'franchise, chlorination and sterilisation' of the wildlife. He appeals by giving examples of the 'wilderness experience' that is the reef. By using the rhetorical question 'how many places can you go to where you can swim with a whale shark, be circled by manta rays and see a dugong' he is showing the audience the uniqueness of the location, giving more reason for the protection and the prevention of the development. He also takes an attacking argument on the 'five star resorts' of the world, saying that when people return from a holiday, they do not remember the 'shopping mall like' hotels, 'seen one, seen them all' type buildings, unlike nature which is unique and diverse in each location. Why replace uniqueness with
While in the ocean, he finds a shark that was willing to take him under his wing. At the, the goldfish wasn’t aware that the shark named Sammy was going to teaching him lesson about life. In the lesson, the author points out a very important lesson such as goldfish wait to be fed and sharks go find their food. I think this lesson relates to the differences in faith and fear, the effects of each, and how to leave fear behind and replace it with faith; you shouldn’t be scared to get out there and get what you want out of life. As counselors we can’t be afraid to step out on faith by believing in ourselves and leave the fear behind us, don’t be scare to take control; the world can sometimes be a difficult place to live.
!” I chucked the bottle at here and laughed as she pathetically tried to roll over and failed. “I think its muscle rub, like icy hot or bengay. It’ll help but it won’t make the pain go away.” “But the pain, make it go away.” She whined, and began making dying whale noises. The most annoying noise anyone ever can make. Worse than nails on a chalk board to me.