Colbert In her piece, Save the Whales, Screw the Shrimp, Joy Williams employs the use of such rhetorical devices as the Rhetorical Triangle logos, pathos and ethosin order to make her essay more effective in moving her audience to a state of praxis.
Oh and look at how tall it is, as tall as a skyscraper in New York City! Such a variety too! Yes, I am talking about colorful, smelly, dirty, garbage. The landfill is full of it. Well, where does all of this garbage come from?
Who is to blame for this awful smell and build up of trash? We need to start fixing the harmful containments we use in our daily routines, and find alternative uses for our needs. We changed our planet from how clean and controlled it used to be to how messy it is now.
Williams makes this apparent by using the word you so repetitively to where, as a reader, I felt guilty of how our planet has turned out. A couple of examples in my daily life slapped me in the face after I read her essay.
Another example is that every day I drive from Highland to Edwardsville, because I commute. I Wheeler 2 see two major problems on my way. Such as, forests and prairies are being used for farming and multiple subdivisions, houses, and banks being built.
Speaking of land being used for human needs, campgrounds are another good example. Forests are being torn down to make room for humans to get away and camp for a couple days in the forest. This is what Williams is trying to bring to our attention in her essay. Subdivisions are all around us.
I, myself, live in recently established one. Why do we need so many though? What is the point of having so many different businesses and housing units? Why do we need so many golf courses? Why do they have to take up so much land? We just want them.
By us building so many banks, subdivisions, and new buildings we are leaving less land and area for the wildlife.Oct 17, · Wheeler 1.
Michaela Wheeler. Cindy Bateman. ENG October 10, Save the Whales, Screw the Shrimp The smell, it’s so strong. Nov 23, · I’ve taught “Save the Whales, Screw the Shrimp” alongside “Consider the Lobster” by David Foster Wallace. Both essays, after extensive mental journeys, conclude with the same plea for mindfulness, but Wallace’s ruminations are in stark contrast to Williams’s sawed off shotgun.
Kianee Serra, Tevin WIlliams, Zena Jeffers, Daniel Marquez. Save the Whales, Screw the Shrimp Thesis/Essential Question We believe that the ideas of transcendentalism are. Oct 15, · Save the Whales, Screw the Shrimp – by Joy Williams This is a required reading assignment for a university literary class.
As this work is found nowhere else online, I have decided to set a precedent for many college students everywhere who so desperately look for a re-posted work online to copy-&-paste to a text-to-speech program. Nov 23, · I’ve taught “Save the Whales, Screw the Shrimp” alongside “Consider the Lobster” by David Foster Wallace.
Both essays, after extensive mental journeys, conclude with the same plea for mindfulness, but Wallace’s ruminations are in stark contrast to Williams’s sawed off shotgun. -An excerpt from "Save the Whales, Screw the Shrimp" by Jay Williams continued..
These two quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson and Jay Williams support the transcendentalistic idea that nature is a virtue to life and that disrespect towards this area may lead to detrimental results.