Analysis Of Rachel Carson's Essay 'Obligation To Endure'

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Editor and writer, Rachel Carson discusses the dangerous effects of pesticide use on both animals and humans in her essay “The Obligation to Endure”. Her purpose for the essay is to convince readers argumentatively that human’s effects on the environment are a powerful threat. She uses an analytical tone to back her argument and to persuade readers to understand the harm of chemical uses on humans, animals, and the environment. Carson begins her essay by discussing how “man has acquired significant power to alter the world” and is using this power in a noxious way on the environment by the “contamination of air, earth, rivers, and seas with dangerous and lethal materials” (2). She uses harmful words such as: dangerous, lethal, irrecoverable,

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