For me, the stories seem to contain a dark undertone with a feeling of absolute human triumph. Many describe overcoming seemingly impossible situations when the odds are stacked against you taller than the Rocky Mountains.…like defeating cancer. In my mind I erased all of Fenn’s accomplishments and decided that the one that best defined his true character is Rusty and Me. I can attest as well as many others that saving a dog in that condition is one of the most difficult but rewarding experiences a person can have. It takes someone with true compassion in their heart. Rusty triumphed over incredible odds and hit the jackpot of being Fenn’s dog. Humans do some unspeakable things to dogs, and each other. As the human may live with bitterness, resentment, and anger…..it is the dog that can move beyond their terrible past to be happy, trusting and ultimately bringing that joy of life to others. Bigbluecow is not only my screen name but the nickname of my rescue dog….. and I hate to admit that at times my dog is a better person than me.
In this essay discussion, I am going to compare/contrast the author’s purpose, the intended audience, and the impact on the reader’s that each author intended to accomplish through the essay that they wrote; I also plan to show that the descriptive essay communicates the author’s point of view superior to that of the narrative essay....
Americans have a sense of space, not of place. Go to an American home in exurbia, and almost the first thing you do is drift toward the picture window. How curious that the first compliment you pay your host inside his house is to say how lovely it is outside his house! He is pleased that you should admire his vistas. The distant horizon is not merely a line separating earth from sky, it is a symbol of the future. The American is not rooted in his place, however lovely: his eyes are drawn by the expanding space to a point on the horizon, which is his future. By contrast, consider the traditional Chinese home. Blank walls enclose it. Step behind the spirit wall and you are in a courtyard with perhaps a miniature garden around a corner. Once inside his private compound you are wrapped in an ambiance of calm beauty, an ordered world of buildings, pavement, rock, and decorative vegetation. But you have no distant view: nowhere does space open out before you. Raw nature in such a home is experienced only as weather, and the only open space is the sky above. The Chinese is rooted in his place. When he has to leave, it is not for the promised land on the terrestrial horizon, but for another world altogether along the vertical, religious axis of his imagination.
The ancient warranty was a covenant real, whereby the grantor of an estate of freehold, and his heirs, were bound to warrant the title; and either upon voucher, or by judgment in a writ of , to yield other lands to the value of those from which there had been an eviction by a paramount title. The heir of the warrantor was bound only on condition that he had, as assets, other lands of equal value by descent. Lineal warranty was where the heir derived title to the land warranted, either from or through the ancestor who made the warranty; and collateral warranty was where the heir’s title was not derived from the warranting ancestor, and yet it barred the heir from claiming the land by any collateral title, upon the presumption that he might thereafter have assets by descent from or through the ancestor; and it imposed upon him the obligation of giving the warrantee other lands, in case of eviction, provided he had assets. These collateral warranties were deemed a great grievance, and, after successive efforts to be relieved from them, the statute of 4 Anne, c. 16. made void, not only all warranties by any tenant for life, as against any person in reversion or remainder, but as against the heir, all collateral warranties, by any ancestor who had no estate of inheritance in possession. The statute of Anne was re-enacted in New York in 1788; but the revised statuteshave made a more thorough reformation, for they have abolished both lineal and collateral warranties, with all their incidents, and made heirs and devisees answerable only upon the covenant or agreement of the ancestor or testator, to the extent of the lands descended or devised. The statutes have further declared,that no covenants shall be implied in any conveyance of real estate, whether such conveyance contain special covenants or not. These provisions leave the indemnity of the purchaser for failure of title, in cases free from fraud, to rest upon the express covenants in the deed; and they have wisely reduced the law on this head to certainty and precision, and dismissed all the learning of warranties which abounds in the old books, and was distinguished for its abstruseness and subtle distinctions. It occupies a very large space in the commentaries of Lord Coke, and in the notes of Mr. Butler; and there was no part of the English law to which the ancient writers had more frequent recourse, to explain and illustrate their legal doctrines. Lord Coke declared “the learning of warranties to be one of the most curious and cunning learnings of the law;” but it is now admitted, by Mr. Butler, to have become, even in England, in most respects, a matter of speculation, rather than of use. The ancient remedy on the warrantia chart&,, had, however, this valuable incident, when the warrantor was vouched, and judgment passed against the tenant, the latter obtained judgment simultaneously against the warrantor, to recover other lands of equal value. This was the consolidation of the original action with the remedy over, without the expense and delay of a cross suit.