The Dominican Republic’s dictator Rafael Trujillo had thousands of people killed because of their disobedience to him. From the 1930s to 1960s the country was under the control of Trujillo. He had taken control of the Dominican Republic and used his power against people who decided not to follow him and his laws. The four Mirabal sisters, Minerva, Patria, Mate, and Dede were all risking their lives because of their involvement in the underground, against their harsh dictator. In the book In the time of the Butterflies, the four Mirabal sisters perspectives are impacted by the underground movement against Trujillo because of each of their involvement with the revolution.
The monarch butterfly, as known as Danaus plexippus, is often called the milkweed butterfly because its larvae eat the milkweed plant. They are also sometimes called "royalty butterflies" because their family name comes from the daughter of Danaus, ruler of Argos. There are many other interesting facts about this butterfly including its anatomy and life cycle, where the butterfly lies on the food chain, the migration from Canada to Mexico, why the butterfly is being threatened, and lastly, what is being done to help the butterfly.
Three different things are endangering the monarch butterfly. First, is the deforestation of Mexico. Through illegal logging of the forests and the thinning of the canopy the monarchs are left vulnerable to the elements including frost and freezing rain (Wexler, 2004). Second, is a genetically engineered corn. The corn is engineered to be insect
So are we just going to ignore the fact that Monarch Butterflies are in trouble?We’re just going to ignore the fact that we could easily help, but we choose not to?The monarch butterfly is an insect that relies their life on milkweed plants and is currently facing the problem of milkweed declining, but it can be solved by planting milkweeds causing the butterfly population to increase rapidly.
In conclusion, In the Time of the Butterflies, is a very touching and breathtaking book that embedded the historical event into a chronological story that showed the symbolic and thematic topics that occurred in the time periods the book was set in which was from 1930’s-1990’s where Dede was telling the
“As Americans, we want peace -- we work and sacrifice for peace. But there can be no peace if our security depends on the will and whims of a ruthless and aggressive dictator. I'm not willing to stake one American life on trusting Saddam Hussein.” -George W. Bush. President Bush promised America that he would bring down Saddam Hussein no matter what it took. But why? Why would the president make such an imposing promise? In order to ensure the safety of his people (the Americans) such terrorists must be brought down. President Bush was willing to sacrifice the lives of many heroic soldiers to halt terrorism from afflicting this country. Are the lives of these young brave soldiers worth the sacrifice that is needed to bring change into the
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” (Andre Gide) In the novel, In the Time of the Butterflies, written by Julia Alvarez, four sisters are led through a risk infested journey in which they must overcome hindrances with hollow consequences. This historical fiction novel takes us through a rollercoaster of events, incorporating everything from the partialities towards women, to life below the oppressive administration of the Dominican Republic’s dictator, Rafael Trujillo. The events painted by the four sisters give us some insight as to the positives and negatives of life in the Dominican Republic. As the novel progresses, we see the diversity in relation to the
Today I am going to talk to you about the purple emperor or also known as a butterfly. The purple emperor originates from Mexico, but during the early spring they travel to the northern united states. When they have approached the untied state the female butterfly tries to find a milkweed plant to lay their eggs on. They eat honeydew, animal carcasses, and also the sap from an oak tree. obesely they are the color purple they can also be blue black green and yellow. they have long curled like tongues and brightly colored wings. Their conversation status is threatened
Secluded in a fenced off floral area, the butterflies can live peacefully, with only a few interruptions from visiting park guests viewing them from afar. This small gem inside of Lapham peak shows a wonderful example of wildlife diversity.
To emphasize the butterflies are mentioned six times throughout the whole book. The first time they are mentioned even though they were in war it was actually a beautiful place, “ravines and gorges and fast moving rivers and waterfalls and exotic butterflies and steep cliffs.” I believe he was saying even in all this warfare it is still a beautiful place. The second time it was mentioned is the the chapter “The Man I Killed” where it lands on his chin “there was a butterfly on his chin.” I visualize that this could have two meanings one is
Monarch butterflies transform via a crystallis state, which is similar to what the project experiments were trying to do with test subjects. Testing on human beings involved indoctrination and use of ritual abuse to create triggers in subjects, these could then be revived at a later time. The result being an unconscious reaction could be triggered days, weeks, or years later. The subject would then awaken from a sleeper state, and become transformed into various personality fractures. MONARCH subjects were intended for use in black ops and secret government activities. Tests revealed different people trained better for some types of black ops, these people were divided into types based on their skillset. The types were assassins, sexual predators, and remote viewing psychics. Some test subjects were found unsuitable for MONARCH programming, since they were unable to put them into sleeper states with any characteristic methods. Much of the work done in MONARCH programming was intended on being useful by the year 2012, at the turn of the Maya calendar ending, somehow related to the galactic alignments on planet Earth during that coming time
The butterfly represents change of something horrific to something beautiful and just. The sisters took the corrupt, Dominican government, and transformed and conspired a movement against it in order to mold it into an equal, fair government that people could feel safe living in.
The monarch butterfly is a milkweed butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It’s like the king of all butterflies. They all carry a proboscis that gets nutrients from plants. Their scientific name is Danaus Plexippus. To them we are predators. Monarchs are found all over North America. New Zealand, Australia , and the Canary Islands( Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarch_butterfly.)
An estimated 2.5 million bees were killed, bees and other pollinators contribute to $29 billion in farm income. Many bee keepers are concerned not only for the agricultural livlihood but for their bees. Bees help pollinate many of the things us humans consume or use in our daily
Based on the decline of the Karner blue across its historic range, it was listed as endangered in 1992. Since listing, two populations have been extirpated and are being reintroduced to Concord, New Hampshire, and West Gary, Indiana. A third population is being reintroduced to Ohio. The threat of the Karner blue butterfly extinction exists primarily from the loss of critical habitat caused by landscape fragmentation, natural succession and concomitant suppression of the natural disturbance regime (Smallidge 1996; Clough 1992).