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Walking with Gorillas

  • Date Submitted: 04/18/2012 10:06 AM
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Title: Walking with Gorillas


Walking with Gorillas
Through the years, man has destroyed, maimed, and mutilated the environment. Man has done this through wanton, reckless killing of animals, pollution, deforestation, and many other ways. The destruction of the environment has had so many negative impacts including diseases, plagues, extinction of organisms, and even brought about immense suffering. The essay by Terry Williams illustrates one such case about the near extinction of gorillas. The damage has majorly been caused by human greed. Greed has been expressed in several ways that include: the want by humans to over extend land for agriculture, industries, and housing. If man continues in the ways of destruction, there will be nothing left in the universe (Imbriaco, 2006).
      Use of factual information to provide a context
The author clearly uses facts to put across her case. It is by appeal to facts that people can be able to understand the gravity of the mater. By telling of how gorillas have been reduced from thousands to some mere hundreds, man can be able to see the danger. Through these facts, she truly brings out her experiences in a more picturesque manner. She is able to paint the grim picture; paint ‘death’ in a casual manner. By telling of man’s similarity to gorillas, the author is able to instill sympathy; perhaps even save some gorillas in doing so. The ability to show how tourism earns income for Rwanda puts as steadfast case of why gorillas should be saved. This appeal to facts has helped solidify the author’s case on the harm done to gorillas.
Author’s intent
The author’s intent is to sensitize people about gorillas and other organisms. She depicts a way in which man can conserve the gorillas and benefit at the same time. Gorillas can be a true source of income to both the people, and the country itself. Killing of the animals and destruction of the forests only...


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