ollin Woodward's "Ocean's End -- summary of chapters one, two,
ollin Woodward's book "Ocean's End -- Travels Through Endangered Seas" provides a complex explanation regarding the current condition of the planet's natural world. The writer aims to raise public awareness by making it possible for people to observe the way that man's actions damaged the surrounding environment. The text covers a series of locations and the degree to which they have been damaged in recent years with the purpose to demonstrate that the effects of pollution can already be felt massively.
The first chapter, "Dead Seas," in the book begins by documenting the author's journey on the Black Sea as he tries to identify all the ecological disasters that occurred there during recent years. The writer wanted readers to comprehend that they too are likely to be among those responsible for not caring about oceans and the way they are…… [Read More]
Questions on Readings
There are different kinds of peril that a person can find himself (in this case) in, and Macready and Macon Detornay find themselves embedded in several of them, in large measure because of their own actions, including their own attitudes about the position that they hold in the world in which they spend their lives. Detornay is more clearly culpable for the problems in which he finds himself because these are dangers into which he places himself. Lacking what he perceives to be an authentic life, he casts off the superficial markers of the community in which he has been raised and to which his life has accommodated him, he pretends that he can live a more authentic life by becoming what he sees as an urban black. Not only does this place him at occasional physical risk but on a consistent basis in moral…… [Read More]
While Poe relates these as true stories, as opposed to the works of his own imagination, one can't but read them also as the fantastical longing of husband wanting to deny death's ability to separate him from his beloved wife.
After Virginia died, Poe went on a frenzied search for a female replacement. Not that any woman could have truly replaced Virginia in his eyes, but only that he found himself quite incapable of maintaining himself without a woman's influence. Poe pursued and was briefly engaged to poetess Sarah Helen Whitman, however the engagement dissolved largely due to Poe's growing reputation as a drunk. After Whitman, Poe passionately pursued Annie ichmond, though for her marriage to another man, their relations remained platonic. At the same time Poe was writing impassioned love letters to ichmond, he formed yet further platonic bonds with Sarah Anne Lewis, and poetess Susan Archer Talley. Finally,…… [Read More]