Have you ever wonder why they built borders? Or who built them? Or who prevents and controls illegals from crossing, and what they do to accomplish them from crossing? In the book, The Devils Highway, by Luis Alberto Urrea defines the effects the desert has to offer for the immigrant’s entrance. The Devils High Way is a measureless desert past Mexico and Sonora, which is one of the most isolated and driest deserts in the U.S. This is a desert which few
The road written by Cormac Mccarthy; one of the most praised contemporary novels. The road tells the story of a man and a boy traveling in a post apocalyptic world. “Nights dark beyond darkness and the days more gray each one than what had gone before. Like the onset of some cold glaucoma dimming away the world”(Mccarthy1). The world is now filled with ash and inhabited by cannibals and bandits. The boy and man’s goal is to get to the south as they think it’ll be warmer there. The novel’s grammer is abstract as they’re barely any periods written as they talk. This style is used to make the reader pay attention as one can easily lose who’s talking. One of the biggest themes in the novel is the fire in all to live and stay alive; Survival. Cormac Mccarthy’s biggest critique on this novel was that the ending was too hopeful and positive, opposed to Mccarthy and the entire style of the book. The book is entirely filled with grave feelings pondering suicide and a feeling of nothing ever getting better. In the end the man dies but the boy is picked up by another man and women who seem nice. People 's opinion of the Road differ within the last pages. Though the ending might seem hopeful, it has two different interpretations, and Cormac has shown that he’s not a happy ending kind of guy.
The film Highway of Tears brought to light many issues faced by Indigenous persons however, its main focus was the missing and murdered women found along Highway 16 in Northern British Columbia. Majority of the women who are missing as well as those who were murdered are Indigenous women. This film displayed that although there are ways to prevent and possibly end the violence against Aboriginal women, no action was being taken by police or other government agents to do so. It was discussed how this as well as other wrongs done to Indigenous persons and communities, is a result of past and present colonialism.
“The sight is so inspiring that all conversation stopped, and all were lost in admiration of this grand sight. The equal of it I have never seen, and i doubt very much if i shall again’” (Larson 271). Erik Larson’s nonfiction novel The Devil in the White City centers around the Chicago World’s Fair, also known as The World’s Columbian Exposition, and two of the men whose lives were intertwined: Daniel Burnham and H. H. Holmes. Daniel Burnham was the chief architect who built the World’s fair with a grandeur image in his mind; in contrast, H. H. Holmes used the fair to masquerade his horrific and numerous murders, exploiting the fair. In The Devil in the White City, author Erik Larson uses vivid imagery, captivating tone, and figurative language to portray the dreamlike qualities of the White City.
The central conflict in The Devil’s Highway, I believe, is Person vs. Nature. The whole book is about a group of men traveling through a desert, otherwise known as the Devil’s Highway. They go through scorching heat, and run across several life-threatening issues. I would definitely describe this conflict as an external conflict. The heat was so hot, and on top of that they had no food or water. Only the resources that lay around them. Which aren’t necessarily the most appealing. (Drinking their own urine, etc.) This conflict really advances the plot. If this conflict wasn’t included in the book, and the weather was perfect and they had water and food, then the book wouldn’t be what it was. A lot of the problems that they encountered had to
The Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea traces the journeys of twenty-six men traveling across the border through one of the most treacherous deserts known to man “The Devil’s Highway.” The author’s purpose was to let the world be aware of the events going on all around, with the simple modes of persuasion (pathos, ethos, and logos) Urrea makes you consider what worlds, political and economic, have we created that push humans into impossible journeys? What borders have we imposed, both geopolitical and cultural, that separate human beings so completely?
The Columbian World’s Exposition of 1893 marked an important time in American history. The overall fame of the World’s Columbian Exposition, or also known as the Chicago World’s Fair, is in large part due to the spread of ideas and inventions that originated at the fair itself. The novel, The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, depicts a clear portrait of the fair’s impact in the time leading up to, during, and after the exposition. The fair established itself as a metaphorical historical monument, in the way that it honored the past and served as a memorial to Columbus, and the way that it impacted future societies and events. The fair began as a show of superiority on part of American society, over all other countries, like France or England. Regarding competition, the fair sought to “Out-Eiffel” Gustave Eiffel, architect of the Eiffel Tower, for architecture, and to outclass the rest of the world in all other fields. The fair also served to foreshadow the growing powers of America both intellectually and militarily; the spirit and ideas shown at the fair showed the emergence of intellectual superiority that would only serve as a sample of the achievements of society that were yet to come. The intellectual productions of the fair can be attributed to the architectural firm coordinating the event, Burnham and Root. The firm was headed by Daniel Burnham and John Root, both accredited as the brightest in their field. Under their management, the Chicago World’s Fair
Larson’s, The Devil in the White City, recounts a defining time period for America. Larson sheds light on the ageless conflict: Good v.s. Evil, as he recounts the events that took place at the fair that changed America. With America falling behind in global dominances and its need to strive, Daniel Burnham tries to successfully construct the Chicago World's fair and hopes it will spark the turn of the century. As Burnham tries to builds up the White City, and while H. H. Holmes flourished in the dominant Black City, Larson takes the reader on a tour of both cities. As Holmes lives in the shadows of the Black City, he successfully murders many people without any suspicion. Holmes’s ability to manipulate, his charisma, and his bravado marks
The Devil in the White City, written by Erik Larson, it is a book about the events of the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 that happened in Chicago. It was the perfect opportunity to display the strength of America to the world. Larson recreates the Fair with an thrilling tone, allowing us to experience its magnificence as the visitors would have in 1893. Larson describes the fair as "perfect", a "fairest dream", and "beautiful.” At the same time, Larson uses a somber tone in his descriptions of Holmes and his castle. He recreates the macabre, choosing to put emphasis on words like "possessed", "woefully and gruesomely.” It is quite an obvious contrast from his cheery descriptions of the White City. Larson uses compare and contrast and irony throughout the story White and Black city.
In “The Devil’s Highway” by Luis Alberto Urrea and “Coon Tree” by E. B. White, both authors establish descriptive and observational details to further develop their stories and guide the readers through their exploration of a designated location. They implement both facts and personal experiences to shape the point of view of those places and introduce some other perspectives from other people to provide biased criticism and insight into those areas.
The first line that opens the book of “The Road,” sets the bleak tone of the novel. When we begin reading this novel, we quickly realize that we are entering a wasteland. We start to feel the hopelessness that the characters, the man and the boy, share and we begin experiencing the dread that characters experience from day to day. When a glimpse of light makes its way through he words written on the pages, we may feel our hearts leap, but only a little, for soon something miserable or life threatening happens. In “The Road,” we experience what the world is like as a never-ending wasteland, dangers that the characters go through, and a roller coaster of sorrow, disappointment, and hopelessness.
1893. World’s Columbian Exposition. 27,500,000 attendees. Over 250 people killed. 27 confessed murders. In his best-selling novel, The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson writes about these details that illustrate two significant events that forever changed Chicago, Illinois in the late 19th century. Larson uses detailed imagery to describe the Chicago World Fair and its’ extravagance, an ominous tone to describe Dr. H.H. Holmes, his murders, and their darkness, and loaded language when describing both to make the reader more aware of the evil that could be lurking in the midst of something beautiful.
The beauty of cities is that a person can walk by another hundred people all different from the others. In Eric Larson’s book, The Devil in the White City, two individuals walk in Chicago at the same time. One is Daniel Burnham who is the overseer of the 1893 World’s Fair and the other is a charismatic serial killer named H. H. Holmes. Two opposites, the annihilator and the designer, never meet but both transform Chicago and the world forever. Larson builds suspense which thrills readers at every page, shows perspectives that filter the story through many eyes, and recalls history with enough detail to relive it in the present.
The author of the road mainly uses imagery and simile. The author uses imagery when he says “ he took the boy out on the gravel bar below the bridge and pushed away the thin shore ice. He uses simile when he compares the post apocalyptic wasteland to the world we're living in.the also uses word choice really well like when he writes kneeling there in the glow of the light with the shadow of the bridges understructure broken across the palisade of tree trunks beyond the creek. When the author writes
Life is a highway by Rascal Flats connects to Santiago’s trip traveling with the caravan on page 67. During this part, Santiago and a group of people travel with a desert caravan. After talking to the englishman he tells Santiago that Urim and Thummim are plain rocks with no importance. Santiago explains that the king of Salem gave them to him, but that the Englishman wouldn’t understand. The Englishman shocks Santiago as he does understand the story of Urim and Thummim because he read it in the Bible. The Englishman says that he is seeking an alchemist, and Santiago replies that he is on his way to look for treasure by the Egyptian Pyramids. The caravan is warned of nearby thieves and tribal wars. The caravan travels quickly through the