Jane Goodall's Digging up the Roots: Analysis

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In “Digging up the Roots”, Jane Goodall (1994) argues that people should stop destroying the world and start caring about nature. She also talks about how love and care should not be for humans only, but also for anything that lives around you such as nature. Goodall then sadly mentions how people are killing the living things around them including themselves without feeling guilty or responsible for it. Goodall describes her relation toward nature with passionate feelings joined with a sound of desperation from humans, who she believes are the most responsible ones for destroying paradise on earth. In this critique, I will be talking about the language that the author uses, the words and tone that she chooses, her attitude, and the effect that this article has on its audience. To begin with, the language used by Goodall in her article is simple and straightforward to the reader. She writes about animals and trees giving a lot of supportive examples to her ideas making her writing more reader-friendly. Moreover, the author’s aim is to reach out to the reader's brain and help the reader illustrate the perfect environment that Goodall imagines. Furthermore, it was understood from the passage that Goodall lived her adult life in the jungles and spent time studying the actions of chimpanzees. Thus, making her a credible source of information about jungles which in turn makes her mission to convince the reader much easier. In her writing, Goodall chooses to use an emotional tone which makes her article more effective to the reader because when the author writes using emotional words then the reader will get sensitized and understands the problem more. Therefore, the reader will have another view of the issue and it could be the right look which can lead to solving the problem. The words that Goodall has chosen are well matched with her tone, for example: “grief, mourning, comfort, truly loved, missed, sorrow, great passion and great sadness” these are emotionally...
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