Carson Silent Spring Analysis

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Carson’s introduction to her Silent Spring portrays the utter destruction of the environment caused by us humans’ disdain towards nature through our constant use of pesticides; therefore, she urges her audience to recognize the significance of maintaining the health of our environment lest we want to live in her bleak description of our future Earth. Carson opens up with the juxtaposition of two worlds: one beautiful and untouched, and one deserted and barren. Her change in diction from positive to malign illustrates the contrast, going from words like “prosperous” and “beauty” to “blight,” “death,” and “sickness.” By showing the complete opposite sides of the spectrum, Carson exemplifies how ruinous the use of pesticides is on the environment,
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