“Today our nation joins with you in grief. We mourn with you. We share your hope against hope that some may still survive.” In this statement, he is using a pathos appeal to make his audience feel one with their nation by their shared emotions of remorse and sadness, Oklahoma is not the only state that is grieving. America has lost many sons and daughters. By using the words “grief” and “mourn” Clinton shows how tragic and emotional the current event is and shows that he can interpret and understand exactly what his audience is going through. Clinton reminds them that he will be there for them for every step of the difficult process.
Thesis: The earth is sometimes cruel. That point was made. There are different points in the article. There is only one main point. The main point in "Sometimes, the Earth is Cruel" is that humans are stubborn, and will repeat a process as many times as it takes.
Everyday is a risk. People never know what effect their actions can cause. The simplest thing can be changed and make a big effect on the rest of the world. People come by risks all the time by what they might wear or what they might say, but life with out some risk is boring and to plain. In the second chapter of “The Unthinkable” by Amanda Ripley, the chapter introduces to a family who lived in New Orleans before the Hurricane Katrina Attack. The chapter introduces to an elderly man who has lived in New Orleans for a while and has become accustom to the surroundings of New Orleans. Now the situation that is happening is that he is not willing to leave to run away from the storm and his family is scared to take the risk of leaving him behind. Yes risk is natural in life, but there are some risks that shouldn’t be taken and then there are risks that can be avoid for the better.
On Sunday August 28, 2005 the National Weather Service warned the storm would make southeast Louisiana “uninhabitable for weeks, perhaps longer” and also warned of “human suffering incredible by modern standards.” This same
In the article “For Houston’s Homeless, a Terrifying Night Under Siege by Hurricane Harvey” by Julie Turkewitz, the main focus is the harsh reality of a hurricane this string for those who are homeless in Houston. First, Turkewitz sets the harsh reality by telling the readers about Roy Joe Cox- a homeless man in Houston- who is preparing to cope for the Hurricane with what little he has. She then builds her claim by writing about what the effects of Hurricane Harvey are, and what officials are expecting to happen. Next, Turkewitz suggests that any homeless person who is in Houston at this time should seek shelter at the available locations. Finally, she brings the harsh and sad reality for the homeless men and women in Houston by quoting Roy Joe Cox as he asks, “I’ve never experienced a hurricane. Is it going to rain out that bad? Is it going to flood me out? I mean, I don’t want to die over a hurricane . . . I’d rather not die.” (Turkewitz, 2017).
Hurricane Katrina, one of the most destructive hurricanes to whirl through the southern states of America in 2005, is probably one of the worst natural disasters of the United States in the 21st century. Damages from the storm were estimated at more than $100 billion . People living in the southern states fled north to reach safety from the storm after hearing about it being a category five hurricane on the news a few mornings before Katrina hit the shore. Authorities were doing what they were supposed to be doing, telling everyone to seek shelter, board up windows, head north and prepare for the storm. Everything in the beginning appeared to be just another
Is it worth risking your life to protect your belongings and property when a Category 5 hurricane is barreling towards your city? Is it right to disregard reports about a storm because in past experiences the news has been wrong? In Zeitoun by Dave Eggers, a man named Zeitoun decides to let his family evacuate New Orleans without him so that he can stay behind and protect his several homes, business, and personal belongings from Category 5 hurricane Katrina. Once the hurricane passes, and he survives, the city turns into chaos. The streets turn violent and the great city turns into a third world country. The power goes out for weeks, and there is no water. The breakdown of all authority gets him arrested and he is soon thrown behind bars. Zeitoun should have evacuated New Orleans with his family for not only did he put his business in front of them, but also his shortsightedness almost left his children without a father. Zeitoun’s belongings and business items are all replaceable, but a father is not.
The long-term impact of Katrina’s communities is the “effects on the devastated population’s mental and physical health still linger” (FoxNews, 2010). FoxNews (2010) reported that there was an increased sensitivity to mold in children with asthma whose houses were flooded. However, watching the video, I could see a lot of anger building up. People were angry. I also believe that people will definitely develop an anxiety disorder. I for one will even be afraid of a mere rain. I will still feel is a storm or flood about to destroy my community. Katrina's communities that experience this ordeal might develop
In the story Sometimes the world is cruel the author Leonard Pitts talks about how a everyday the Earth displays one of many horrible weather patterns. Truly the world we live in is absolutely cruel with the weather. Some people enjoy all weather but there are natural disaster of hurricanes, volcanoes, tsunamis, earthquakes, tornadoes, flash flood, avalanches that happen every so often. These weather disasters come and go on their own, we have no way of stopping them. The world is cruel with all of the different ways of causing chaos with something as simple as a flood. These things just destroy people’s lives with one shocking stride of disaster. To know that we simply can not prevent these storms, but only shelter ourselves from them is nerve racking.
On Sunday, August 28, 2005 the National Weather Service warned the storm would make southeast Louisiana “uninhabitable for weeks, perhaps longer” and also warned of “human suffering incredible by modern standards.” This same agency also warned in capital letters
To many, a storm is a peaceful thing. It brings life with its rain, changing the land into a fertile green paradise. However, when thinking of a storm, people tend to forget the natural disasters that are also categorized under such name. Hurricanes and tornados, types of extreme storms, bring anything but life. They rip centuries-old trees up by their roots, tear entire houses away from their foundations, even take the lives of innocent men, women, and children, destroying whole towns in their wrath and leaving chaos in their wake. Such a storm is the central plot point in Hilbun’s short story, Hope. It details the struggle of a father and son
Increased frequency and intensity of storms and weather extremes may increase safety and health risks for vulnerable populations including water ingress, mould and loss of housing for poorly housed and health risk to the homeless.
In Leonard Pitts article Sometimes the Earth is Cruel, the theme of the Earth's undeniable cruelty is apparent. Leonard begins his statements by establishing the cruelties we see all over the world. The never ending rail vs. the never ending drought. The ground shattering earthquakes vs. the ground bullying winds. Even the aggressive waves that batter the shore vs. the uncontrollable flames that strip the land. He continues in his article to make the range of places that fight the earth's cruelty apparent. Locations such as Oklahoma, California, Florida, and undoubtedly Haiti. Of course there are many more places in the world that would further prove the
(Cooper & Baker, 2010). Many people in the region are in disbelief that another disaster could strike so soon after Hurricane Katrina just five years earlier. Lives were just returning to normal only to be tossed upside down again.
When I got home later that night, the news was now claiming my neighborhood as an evacuation zone. I didn't believe it. "It'll be fine," I thought "nothing bad will happen here." Apparently, I was the only one that believed that because every person in my development was gone. The storm was scheduled to arrive that next morning and I would be facing it alone. I came to the realization that I was the only person in my county with a functioning brain. Everyone was wasting their time and energy preparing for nothing.