Analysis Of Ishmael By Daniel Quinn

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After reading “Ishmael”, Daniel Quinn, who is the author of the book, made me think of the world a little different, than before. I believe, the main point of this book is “how the world became to be.” Still pondering on this idea, I ask myself, “why is the world the way it is”, and “why are humans the way we are”? Since reading this book further, I have read and absorbed that the human race is heading into a chaotic ending (destruction of earth). But, before reading this book, I thought humans were making a small dangerous impact on Earth, but really, I have learned that we are doing more damage than I expected, from reading this book and personal experience. My essay will explore how the human race became to be and how we are destroying…show more content…
The main thing that drives us to destroy this planet is simply “greed”. Greed, is an extreme form of selfishness, which can include items such as money, wealth, food, and personal possessions. The book goes on to say that men want to create an “Ultimate Paradise”, but cannot because of our greedy actions and behavior. Ishmael, who is a gorilla, Quinn 's teacher, teaches Quinn how life should be and operate. Also, another important aspect of this book is Ishmael divides humans into two groups, “Leavers” and “Takers”. The “Takers” are the group of dominant humans, who are seeking to rule the world, and the “Leavers” are primitive folks, tribal members, who live life…show more content…
This part of the book explains and talks about the evolution of humans from early human civilization to present civilization. What I mean by that is how we have progressed over thousands of years. Since we have discovered these new discoveries, we have been more destructive and careless. The problem is, we just want more and more. But once again, if we keep at this, there will be nothing in the end. This reckless behavior could lead to the end of civilization as we know it.

Also, Quinn, makes a statement of the study of how flight was discovered. He goes not to say that humans did not have a clear understanding of how flight worked, so they did experiments and tests, trying to figure out a way how to achieve flight. Quinn goes on to say that humans have to have a working knowledge of the laws of nature to achieve a goal. The point I am making here is that humans use knowledge to improve the way of life, which can result in dangerous

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