Darkness In Paul Bogard's Let There Be Dark

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Darkness is extremely important to society. It helps us think, become creative, and most importantly it helps most of us sleep. The importance of darkness is also discussed in Paul Boagard article Let There Be Dark. According to Bogard darkness should be preserved in that it is beneficial for our health, the environment, and provides us with knowledge. Bogard has two messages in his passage, his literal and his philosophical. These messages show us the significance of darkness. His literal message is that darkness is good for our health and the environment. Bogard’s article reveals that darkness provides our bodies with important hormones that prevents certain cancers from developing. For example it says “Already the World Health…show more content…
For example it says “In today’s crowded, louder, more fast-paced word, night’s darkness can provide solitude, quiet and stillness, qualities increasingly in short supply.” (Bogard 2) Also Bogard says “Every religious tradition has considered darkness invaluable for a soulful life, and the chance to witness the universe has inspired artist, philosophers and everyday stargazers since time began. In a world awash with electric light… how would Van Gogh have given the world his “Starry Night”? Who knows what this version of the night sky might inspire in each of us, in our children or grandchildren?” (Bogard 2) Here Bogard uses pathos because he mentions our children and grandchildren. Any parent would do anything for the child if it means making them happy or increasing there lifespan. Any individual would do anything to increase their lifespan too. Paul is telling us that the dark is helpful because it is where people can think clearly with out the distraction, or the pressure of society. It is where people get their creative ideas, where we reflect on our day, what we can do to make our lives better. Where we go to talk to our selfs because we cant tell anyone else the secret. It is where the artist get there creativity for their next painting or book. Preserving the darkness will help us take out or creative

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