Eco-Defense Essay

Eco-defense by Edward Abbey is about a guy who is was tired of corporate executives in the world who wanted to destroy the wilderness. He wants people to get more involved in the environment. The authors gave the reader three main points used to provide a pathos agreement which were when he compared the wilderness to our home, when he compared crime and robbery to what is happening on the forest, and how he asks the reader what eco defense really means.

Mr. Abbey is giving an example when he says “if the wilderness is our true home then why don’t we defend it”. The author appeals to the readers emotions in many ways. For instance, to me the author is saying that if the wilderness is really their home and wants them to bear arm and fight for what is right since they are being attacked. He also compares the act to a crime by first comparing the wilderness as home and then proceeding to compare the actions of the executives to a robbery.

This succeeds in creating a spark of anger in the reader to strengthen the author’s argument. For instance, Mr. abbey talks about using tactics and strategy; well if someone was home while the person was destroying their house then the home owner would have the rights bear arm and shoot at him. The types of tactics the author uses to stop the loggers are to put nails in the tree which is basically saying that anyone can bear arms and protect their home if someone were to think that way.

On another note, the author asks the reader “what is eco-defense”? To many people it would be to help protect nature and animals or it could mean stopping people from building big businesses on public and private land. Also, it could mean to stop the off shore drilling. The author defines eco-defense as “fighting back in a sabotage and illegal way”.

By fighting back as he suggest to the readers, the forest will “be grateful” (par7,sent: 3). He personifies the object of his argument that the forest –in order to further sway the emotion of the readers towards his viewpoint. The author uses personification and many different types of metaphors. He compares the wilderness first to a home and to the attacks on the forest to burglary. He then personifies the forest. He does these things to emotionally captivate his readers with a pathos argument.

In conclusion, the author is trying to get the reader think of this story as if it were like their home. He does it in such away it makes the reader really think about. For example, when he compares what the loggers are doing to the wilderness to a crime being committed at someone’s house and when he ask “what is eco-defense” also, finally he used many types of personification.

Time and the Machine

1287 WordsJul 18th, 20126 Pages

In Aldous Huxley’s “Time and the Machine” the author is unenthusiastic with the use of the present generation’s use of time management as opposed to previous generations. In the past, people were more involved with nature, they enjoyed taking walks and kids ran and played outside more. Nowadays more children would prefer to remain in doors and play video games or surf the internet instead of a game of “jump rope.” Nature is relevant in this work due to the author’s frustration with time being spent elsewhere instead of with nature. Place is referred to how time is different between generations of the past and generations of the future.
“Eco-Defense” by Edward Abbey was a very interesting periodical. Abbey stated that it is essential for…show more content…

Huxley’s view that the concept of time is a fairly new innovation, brought on by the rise of industrialization, really makes the reader pause and reflect on the fast-paced society we live in today. In a society where our days are packed full, it is difficult to find the time to slow down and just enjoy what is around us. One such thing that is often sacrificed is time spent in nature. I would venture to say that a large percentage of children living in urban areas have little to no interaction with nature. Everyone should experience being out in the woods with the only sounds being the animals noises, the wind blowing through the trees, and the relaxing flow of a nearby stream. I for one enjoy taking the time to relax on my back porch surrounded by the trees and birds and forget about all the demands and deadlines for a little while.
Great post Mallory! I agree with Huxley’s perception of today’s generations’ use of time. As a child growing up I remember playing outside from early morning until the street lights would come on. My mother would have to scream my name to make me come home to hydrate myself or to eat. Today’s generation normally go outside to jump in a car for a ride to school. Nature is wonderful and more people should enjoy it. Thanks for sharing.
Steven Kirsch
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