An event discussed in Pitts’ article, Sometimes, the Earth is Cruel that correlates to the major theme, life isn’t fair, is Hurricane Georges of 1998. According to Pitt’s article, Hurricane Georges claimed approximately 500 lives. This catastrophic event was termed a ‘weakened hurricane’,...
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...r which has affected humankind in some way or another may not be a rare occurrence, yet they are still disastrous. It is hard to discuss the impacts of natural disasters without mentioning the numerous catastrophic events which have occurred in the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti. Time and time again the small nation has been the victim of destructive natural disasters which take lives and homes with them. In Leonard Pitts’ article, Sometimes, the Earth is Cruel, he discussed the many life threatening events which have taken place in Haiti which ranged from the year 1998 to 2010 including Hurricane Georges, Tropical Storm Jeanne, and an unnamed earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0. All of these cataclysms along with numerous others left un-discussed from this review have left many with the idea present as a theme in Pitt 's article, 'Life isn 't fair. '
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