“Writing at the End of the World” by Richard E. Miller

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“Writing at the end of the World” By Richard E. Miller Chapter 4: “Falling Bodies” Humans by nature, are naturally consumed with the obsession of collecting meaningless memories of worthless garbage , which forever sits rotting in the toxic storage units of our past. What is Trash? In “Falling Bodies”, the fourth chapter of Richard E. Miller’s book “Writing at the end of the World”, Miller forces his audience of profound intellects, in the world of academics, to dive through their dingy closets of distinctive garbage. Miller explores through prophetic appeals of logos and pathos the concept, and ironic obsession, of human made waste. Miller argues that the human obsession with collecting garbage spiraled into a catalyst on the dismal day of nine eleven. Nine eleven, a day which remains forever embedded into the hearts, souls, and minds of humanity across the globe. This trepidation remains branded into the minds of all who witnessed that day in which the unthinkable crime was committed against humanity. Falling bodies doused with inescapable fire of doom jumping from the heavenly towers of hell. Fingers being recovered by cleanup crews through the ash remains of the terror. Grotesque and grizzly images such as these are ones that humanity wishes to erase from the mind. Images which humanity never dreams of relieving again. But, according to Miller, this is the irony. Who would want to relive a walk through hell? On the day of nine eleven unimaginable horrors of unseemly mystery were being broadcasted out onto television sets, radios, magazines, and newspapers across the world. Pinned upon their blaring faces were horrific images of doom and despair. Never the less, humanity remains glued to the tragedy. Teenagers snapping pictures off their televisions sets of the possible end to the world, families gathering up little children to listen to the creams of

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