The Great Lakes I believe the Great Lakes are polluted beyond belief. I don’t think people realize how bad it really is. It isn’t near as bad as it use to be, but it is still awful. I mean sure they banned PCBs and DDT, but there is still so much toxic waste and other pollutants going into the lakes. I think people have just gotten use to the area being like this, which really frightens me.
Air deposition is more hazardous to the open- water, middle of the lake, which is dropping pesticides, lead, mercury, polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBS), furans, dioxins, and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT). (Sivers, A, n.d) DDT is a white crystalline in-soluble solid usually derived from choral. (Dictionary.com, n.d) PCBS is any of a family of very stable industrial compounds used as lubricants, heat-transfer fluids, and plasticizers, which has banned since the 1970 for the harm it causes to the environment. (Dictionary.com, n.d) Even though DDT is banned in the United States and Canada it is still showing up in the Great Lakes. The air quality on the shoreline of Lake Huron is the worst in the south Ontario area.
Sarah Austin AP Lit/Comp Mr. Engesether 12 November 2014 “Greasy Lake” The story of “Greasy Lake” is much more than that of some teenage bad boy looking for trouble. It is the story of that bad boy coming to this horridly perfect place to find the evil he thinks he wants to become. His exposure to the cruel elements of the lake and of the real world, so eloquently depicted by Boyle, leads to his downfall. The author’s effective descriptions of the city, the lake, and the parking lot create the chilling tone the bad boy’s downfall warrants. The author of “Greasy Lake”, T. Coraghessan Boyle, writes in a way that the reader can tell he meant to make the story seem as dark as possible, even before any real action takes place.
Rick Coleman Jon Frederick English 101 30 October 2012 Thoughts on “Greasy Lake” While not being my favorite genre of reading material, “Greasy Lake” was a very descriptive and well thought out story. One that keeps the reader drawn in with events that are very slow to climax. The reader is told in the first paragraph about the character of the adolescence of the era, the clothes they wore, the cocktails of choice and even the preferred authors of the day. We are told in great detail of how they entertain themselves and of the things they like to do. Things such as cruising to their favorite parking spot called “Greasy Lake”.
The gods believed that they were so intolerable that they express that, “sleep is no longer possible by reason of babel” (“Gilgamesh, The Flood Story” 23). The gods believed them to be loud and pesky, and found no solution fitting other than termination through inundation. The Bible’s account of the reasoning for the flood is much more in-depth and has a more deeply rooted meaning. God saw that there was evil in man’s heart, and He knew that to fix this problem meant to abolish man. While the Sumerian gods believed that people were pests, the Christian God believed people were becoming naturally evil.
He really lets you see the beautiful things in something so dark and creepy. Burton’s actions like bullying and judging people for what they look like on the outside and also what they are able to do. He reveals in his film that judging people and bullying can really hurt someone utilizing close ups and lighting to really show expressions on people’s faces when they meet Edward those two cinematic techniques also show what people feel when something happens in Edward Scissorhands. Burton uses close ups in order to express emotions when people are talking. When he uses close ups it really helps convey
It is more a personal ideal of what one believes to be “real” and understanding its true value. The narrator goes through his journey of self understanding by initially thinking he is some bad gangster kid, to knowing what real life is and experiencing it for himself. Digby, the narrator’s friend goes through a similar journey starting initially in arrogance and self interest but results in just more than an awakening. Digby, although it is not shown clearly in text, shows maturity in the end of the story. By refusing to party with the girls, it shows he understands what is more important and what is just temporary fun.
When no consequences was taken for Rogers action, he begins to express his invisible powers more visibly. Roger enjoyed inflicting pain on others. When Roger pulls the lever the results in Piggy's death, Roger was clearly not aiming to miss. Roger's actions is due to the environmental circumstances and can be explained through Phillip Zimbardo's studies of the psychology of evil. Phillip Zimbardo says based on his prison study, "good people, put in bad situations turn bad"(2) This can be similar to what happened to Roger because he was good in the beginning of the book, but as time passes and the situation gets worse such as food shortage, he turns
Meeting with nothing but kindness and generosity in one’s fellow man will most probably make you into a kind and generous person yourself. The reverse is also true; people living in neighborhoods where levels of criminal activity are high, will most probably indulge in such activities – being evil is a learned behavior. My final reason for thinking that environmental influences rather than inherited traits contribute most to the ethical and moral dimension of a person’s character is that bad people
If he was more open minded with the problems at hand, he could have used that energy to energize Mike by supporting him and providing him with the help he need in order to run the operation. Ron should have used supportive listening to help Mike to identify areas or obstacles of concern. Ron violated Descriptive and Problem-Oriented principles by expressing his thinking and opinion about what Mike did and stated his personality. “ I think you’re too chummy with some of your female personnel” or “I think you’re creating a substandard impression by mot wearing a tie and “Having things in disarray reflects poorly on you” 2. In order to make this interaction more productive, I would have changed it.