Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Boston Marathon explosions attract an outpouring of help from city's residents

Click on the title above, and read the story in regard to yesterday's explosion in Boston.  There is a video at the bottom, which was taken at the time of the explosion.  ***Warning- the video is graphic- do not watch the video if you feel it would be too difficult for you to watch.

After reading the article, respond below through our blog.  

1.  What's your first reaction to this tragedy?  

2.  React to the following quote, which concluded the article

"There's more good people out there than bad people," Zuker says. "And it's way more. The scales aren't even close." 

"He's right. There were perhaps one or two evildoers on Monday. And the list of good people goes on and on, growing by the minute, lined up in rows, ready to do anything to help."

3.  Finally, how do you see this event tied to our study of survival?
In any way, would this real-life situation fall under the category of Naturalism?  Why or why not?- make reference to theme, conflict, and naturalistic writing philosophy. Cite specific evidence from the article.

*  theme- determination & survival
*  conflict- struggle for survival- man vs himself / man vs environment/nature
life determined by:  chance, heredity, environment  

Tweet out your answers to #2 & #3 in separate tweets-

4.  Lastly, write a more extensive reflection on your own website under your writing or blogging tab.  Use the above answers as a springboard to a more in-depth reflection. 


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