Famous Stories of the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

In Andrew Jackson speech on Indian Removal and Michael Rutledge “Samuel’s Memory”,diction plays a huge role on developing the tone.While Jackson use of word choices makes his address to congress sound uplifting, Rutledge use of word choices creates a tone of confusion. In Jackson address to congress on the Indian Removal, Jackson creates a tone of confidences, giving the listeners the Jackson knows what he talking about. Jackson saying of calling the Indians “savages” gives the listener the thought that these people weren’t any better then wild beast. He tops this all of with refering to the Americans as“civilized christian”. He states that the civilized christians could make a way better use of the land then the savage Indian. By using carefully picking his word choice Jackson diction creates the tone of uplift.Making it seem that the Americans were better than the Indian. Rutledge word choices creates the tone of confusion and sadness. In his story”Samuel Memory” he uses phrases like” My uncle talks to me, trying to comfort me. I walk in loneliness”.This gives the feeling of confusion,making the reader feel sad about the death of his mother. Rutledge aslo uses phrases like” I want to cry. I want to scream in rage. I can do nothing”.Making the reader feel confused and sad and lost.Both of these authors uses diction in a different way to have a major effect on the author’s tone.

“Witness to the Tragedy” and “Hope survives in Search for katrina MIssing “,both focus on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. However, each looks at a different time period. “Witness to the Tragedy” takes place right after the devastation of Katrina. It captures the literal aftermath of hurricane Katrina describing it as unlike anything they had ever happened in America. The short passage written By Carolyn Cole is about the devastation of Hurricane Katrina cause of New Orleans. It also describes that there were dead body ust floating on the streets of New Orleans.This helps give the message that we should help out with the damage of hurricane and it wasn’t just people’s homes that were lost in the hurricane. Cole states “Each day, several people would write to me offering money or housing for those in the pictures”. This means that people were willing to help but after 3 or two weeks more and more people started to forget about Katrina and it soon lost the eye of most Americans.

This is Cole real message, that even though it’s been awhile since the hurricane hit people life are still affected by it everyday. “Hope survives in Search for katrina MIssing “ is an article about the hopes of finding lost people from hurricane Katrina. In the article Cheryl Corley describes the hopes of people trying o find their loves ones either because they got swept by the storm or just lost in the chaos.The article happens to be written a full year sinces the devastation of hurricane Katrina. Meaning that some people haven’t lost hope to find their loved ones.The article message is to alert people that some people are still out their suffering from hurricane katrina even though it finish long long time ago

In “Top of the Food Chain” by T. Coraghessan Boyle, Boyle uses satire to developed the the theme that logic could be distaouris. In his novel the story follows an unreliable narrator that is full of mistakes.He gets put in charge of a group bringing health care to a third-world village, his choices to improve the lives of the villagers lead to wreaking chaos on the local food chain. The improvements start by poisoning the flies. When the geckos that feed off of these flies die due to starvation, the cat population also diminishes. When the cats are gone, the rat population is left unregulated and is allowed to spread disease to the humans and ruin their crop.

The moral of the story is humans believe that we can solve everything that is put upon us, but there is always a catch. In this story, Mother Nature proves us that she can always be ahead of how humans perceive things. Boyle’s uses satire to develop the theme by making the narrator unreliable and full of mistakes.He uses humor, irony, exaggeration, and ridicule to expose and criticize the narrator’s stupidity.