How Does Edward Wilson Use Satire In The Future Of Life

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Satirical Analysis Edward O. Wilson’s The Future of Life uses satire to show the two opinions of two different sides of the idea of environmentalism. On one side, the “People First Critic” accuses the environmentalists as being out of control in their efforts to make the world a better place by helping the environment. However, the “Environmentalist” criticises the opposing critic as not caring enough about the environment and that supposedly makes him wrong. These are both two different sides to the same argument and both are out to prove a point. The “People First” critic is clearly not an environmentalist. While he specifically addresses that the environment is important, he also counters with “conservation should be kept in perspective”.

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