Chomp: Fiction and Florida Everglades Essay

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Christina Mrs. Ridolf American Lit 2.2 Period A 13 September 2012 Mankind vs. Animal Kingdom Have you ever thought about getting lost in the Florida Everglades, facing the most dangerous creatures? In the book CHOMP by Carl Hiaasen, Derrick Badger the star of the show Expedition Survival! He gets lost in the middle of the Everglades because his airboat that he stole crashed. He ran away from his show because he was bitten by a bat and truly believed he was becoming a vampire. Derrick Badger is a dumb, selfish, but funny character in the novel. He plays an important role through the story because he really is the one to blame for everything that is happening in the story. The reader will see how carefully Carl Hiaasen chose the…show more content…
Also they will notice that animals help make the story interesting. Many elements are possible because of the Florida Everglades. To conclude, there were many plot twists because of this setting. When Derrick Badger ran away there were no police around to go find him. They had to look for him themselves. The Everglades is a huge area which made it easy to get lost and harder to be found. In the novel they are in the middle of nowhere therefore there are no police to be found. Also the Everglades are very big and dangerous. It would take some time to search the whole place. As the reader can see Derrick is crazy for running away and putting himself in all this danger. Therefore if the place is so big how would they ever be able to find him with no cell phone service? Hiaasen made the story more interesting by including plot twists throughout the novel. Thanks to the Florida Everglades plot twists and elements were made possible in the novel. Mankind vs. animal kingdom is what the whole novel is based on. Elements through the novel were made possible because of its setting. The Everglades made the story relevant to the plot twists. The elements and plot twists were the topic of my whole essay. I have come to the conclusion that mankind should not interfere with the animal kingdom. The Everglades is too crazy for people but perfect for animals to stay hidden from predators. Would you ever be able to handle getting lost

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