Sunday, November 4, 2012

Represents Education
Represents Life
Represents Deforestation/Death

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sunset on my way to Huntington Beach On Saturday to visit my family!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Routes of Man, 11-117

In "Forest Primeval To Park Avenue", a chapter within "The Routes of Man", Ted Conover argues that mahoganyy and other valuable resources such as roads should not to be taken for granted, and thus should be used as a means for transport, converstation, and materials not for illegal activity, damaging someones home, or habitat by being selfish. Conover uses various rhetorical modes to develop his analysis. The arguement presented is based on facts, opinions from the people living within Peru, and the idea that all human beings should be considerate of the value of somebodys "home". Through process analyis, he explains how in Manhattens upper east side a rare and expensive wood known as mahogany is used in many of the wealthy's apartments. He contiues by explaing the harships of dealing with mahogany and takes us on a journey through Peru. At this point Conover introduces some narration explaining his harsh journey just to get close to the mahogany through the people he meets, the weather he experiences, his near death experience due to high altitude, and how people feel about the use of mahogany and roads. Another rhetorical mode used is compare and contrast through which he compares the United States ideas of paved roads and the lack of vast spaces of habitat life to Peru's vast natural habitats filled with tropical rain forests and their lack of paved roads. Based on these ideas he is then able to explain the cause and effects of having paved roads and natural habitats or not having paved roads or natural habitats. If you have paved roads it makes travel much quciker and easier; however, if you do not have paved roads travel is much harder and requires much more effort. Similarly if you have tropical rain forests, then most likely you have a ton of natural resources making countries like the United States who have depleted their resouces want yours, dimenishihng your supplies as well. By explaining the rough conditions people face in Peru versus the wealth that the Americans live in he is using exemplifacation to describe the different lives people live, yet still are trying to travel a similar road. Conover uses both figurative and literal description to explain things he saw, heard, felt, and compares various objects in order to make it more understandable to the reader. He defines this entire chapter as a journey through various lives and roads whether in Peru or the United States of America.