Alive Book Report The book ALIVE, by Piers Paul Read identified many possible themes, although I do think there are two that stand out. These two themes are survival and cooperation. Survival plays a major throughout the entire story. The most gruesome part in the story occurred when the remaining 28 passengers of the Fairchild were forced to cut up and eat there deceased friends and family members so that they would be able to survive. This drastic action was long disputed. This group
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Introduction I. Imagine our class as a rugby team and Mrs. Edwards as our coach as we were flying over the Himalayas for a tournament until our plane suddenly crashes. A. Although we’re most of us survived, we barely have any food to live on. B. Would we have to resort to cannibalism? II. Cannibalism can be defined as any animal or human that eats their own kind. A. But for the sake of my speech, we will focus on humans. B. I know that you may be thinking how on earth I arrived
man-eaters who lived in the Caribbean islands” (Salisbury, 2001, Brief history . . .). The idea of cannibalism in the New World evoked paranoia in Europe. Any such practice was considered demonic and sacrilegious. Cannibalism was a topic of ancient horror stories. In Greek mythology, “after Thyestes unwittingly ate the flesh of his own children, the Sun was so appalled that he turned back on his course and plunged the world into darkness” (Hodgkinson, 2001). Cannibalism has been detested throughout Western
Minds Wounded Without Morals “For science, the end of the evolution struggle is simply represented by 'survival.' As for the means to that end, apparently anything goes. Darwinism leaves humanity without a moral compass” (Bruce Lipton). Lipton is saying how the theory of evolution by Charles Darwin (which states that over time, through natural selection, the organisms to survive will be those best suited to the environment) essentially has as a final step, humans doing whatever to survive, even break
Cannibalism Cannibalism has been around since the beginning of time. Mainly as an act of defense or as an alternate, last resort, for food. Cannibalism is also used as an act of violence among animals to preserve their genetics. Human cannibalism however, was not used as an act of violence to cause pain and anguish amongst other human beings. Cannibalism within the human race is widely known throughout the world, though you may not know it. From New Guinea to the high deserts of Arizona