We went up to the lake because everyone went there, because we wanted to snuff the rich scent of possibility on the breeze, watch a girl take off her clothes and plunge into the festering murk, drink beer, smoke pot, howl at the stars, savor the incongruous full-throated roar of rock and roll against the primeval susurrus of frogs and crickets. This was nature.” (647) In the protagonist’s attempt to rebel and be bad, he has no respect for “nature”. After years of desecration, the lake is called “Greasy” and the narrator takes pride in its transformation, calling it “nature”, and carrying out the tradition of being “bad” against
I loved to see them come into the woods, for they were company to a body; hurting nothing; being, as it was, as harmless as a garter snake. But now it gives me sore thoughts when I hear the frighty things whizzing through the air.” Natty Bumppo explains in this passage that for him the murder of the pigeons (the destruction of nature) is unfair because they did not do anything to deserve it. They were just flying, and they lived peacefully with men. For him, their massacre is totally unjustified. He also “confess” that he has remorse.
There is another passage in the book when Paul describes the butterflies as being perched upon a skull and fly about the battlefield as if they do not have a care in the world. All this happens as they are shredded by the countless bullets. This is seemingly representing how even in the war, animals, whether they are butterflies or human, die over a rather small disagreement between a minority of humans. The mood that Remarque seems to be presenting is a melancholy comparison between two different animals, thus making a subtle hint that humans are no different than animals, that we are just another animal on the food chain. Again these butterflies are an indication of the delicate balance between life and death.
The speaker begins to express his awe and amazement that occurs when he sees the flock of birds in lines 14-24. He describes this flock as “a cloud of dots like iron filings which a magnet underneath the paper undulates” (lines 16-18). This is a simile to death, something that is too strong for even the human spirit. This “cloud” is darkened in spots. This color imagery is another way to symbolize death in which the poet at this time fears.
“Is it all right to boil a sentient creature alive just for our gustatory pleasure?” (Wallace 4) This is a query posed by David Foster Wallace, an author of the renowned article ‘Considering the Lobster’ that was published by Gourmet Magazine. Wallace not only poses the question about the ethics of boiling a live animal but also points out the ethical issues to human beings who do not feel guilty when eating lobster and believe it is an inferior being. Furthermore, he conveys his own culinary experience about animals’ consciousness. He leads a debate whether lobsters can feel pain or not or whether or not they have same pain as people have. He uses vivid imagery, interesting facts and variety of ability to appeal
He seems to be lost within the joy of killing when he says “Another baby next. O one-two-three the murderer inside me rose up hard.” Which Hitler himself became enthralled with soon losing sight of his reasons behind the “exterminations.” It is the last sentence in the last stanza that connects all of the dots. “If only they’d all consented to die unseen gassed underground the quiet Nazi way.” This quote is included to help show the much deeper more literal meaning of this poem. It also adds to the view that the farmer has gone from trying to save his farm from pests to trying to almost wipe the entire species of woodchucks from the earth. It also seems to show that he blames the woodchucks for not going down easily adding to the reader’s view of him becoming completely
In Homers Odyssey the sirens are described as luring, tempting, beautiful creatures that show no fear. Odysseus explains all the hardships and troubles him and his ship crew go through to avoid getting lured into the sirens with vivid imagery. “Now with a sharp sword I sliced an ample wheel of beeswax down into pieces, I kneaded them in my two strong hands” tells u that Odysseus isn’t going to take any chances and fight the irresistible song. Odysseus and his crew seem almost helpless when it comes to avoiding the sirens. Odysseus’s desire to listen to their deadly song is portrayed when his heart “throbbing to listen longer.” This helpless sense seems to be present throughout the entire passage.
He had wavy white hair and beard which gives a stereotype of an obsessive scientist. He wore a mustard yellow suit and he carried a spy glass with him which represents his passion and curiosity for nature. These mise en scènes conveyed significant information to the audiences such as Uncle Monty’s reptile obsession. It also showed that Uncle Monty must be wealthy enough to effort all these decorations. However, snakes represent sinister forces, foreshadowing the next “unfortunate event”, which was Uncle Monty’s death.
Blade runner & Frankenstein NOTES: • Both focus on the “eyes being the windows to the soul” • Both show the importance of nature • Both questions that we as humans should be asking ourselves such a “what is social justice” and “should humans play god” • The power of nature depicted in Frankenstein is juxtaposed with the dystopian world of BR and the lack of nature. • Many of the characters find peace in nature for example, victor Frankenstein says “These sublime and magnificent scenes afforded me the greatest consolation that I was capable of receiving”. • There are parallels to victor FS, his greed for knowledge and the creation of his monster. Greed without consideration of the consequence of one’s actions is a key concern raised in BR and FS. • The meaning of what it is to be human is raised greatly in both texts.
Jurassic Park is an exhilarating tale of audacity and adventure, the massive impact of humans who try to interfere with nature and play God, the many consequences, and the awe- inspiring predators that are fortunately extinct! The producers and director use many strategies, which will be examined, to make the film have its desired effect on audience. The director uses a combination of images, sounds and camera shots to convey a film that builds up tension, climax and anticipation for the terrified spectators. The incredible story of Jurassic Park starts with a minute mosquito that is preserved in amber (solid tree sap). As chaos theory suggests, it was the little trickle of blood that allowed John Hammond to recreate one of natures’ most feared predators- dinosaurs, and create a theme park.