Sunrise On The Veldt: Order Essay, Research Paper
Sunrise on the Veldt: Order
Order is sought instinctively. In Literature, as well as Biology, order
is sought instinctively by authors and scientists. Authors use order to convey
real-life incidents and make their stories seem more realistic. Scientists use a
way of classification to bring order to Biology. The life cycle, as the cycle of
a virus, shows order.
The young boy in the short story, “Sunrise on the Veldt,” found order in
the life cycle. He sought this order to help him explain the death of a buck.
The death of the buck made the young boy think about the life cycle. He shot the
buck, and the buck became injured. Then the buck died. An organism is born, it
grows, it lives for a period of time, then it dies. The human life cycle is
similar. A baby is born. The baby?s parents take care of it, then the baby turns
into an adult. The adult lives for a period of time, then the adult dies. Humans
seek order in the life cycle to help explain death. The order in the life cycle
was sought instinctively, because people wanted an explanation of death. The
order in “Sunrise on the Veldt” was shown in the life cycle.
In the novel, The Wave, a teacher sought order to help keep his
classroom under control. The order helped keep the classroom under control. But
the students began to notice they were not thinking, and the order began to tear
the school apart. The teacher sought order because he wanted his students to
behave better. Scientists use order to control viruses. Viruses are classified
by several attributes; their shape, the vectors that transmit them, and their
RNA or DNA content. Once a virus is classified, it can be examined, and
controlled. Biologists use order to classify other organisms as well. Charles
Darwin sought order instinctively by becoming a naturalist. He studied animals
and plants and devised a theory of evolution. He decided that variations exist
within populations. Some variations are more advantageous for survival and
reproduction than others. Organisms produce more offspring than can survive.
Over time, offspring of survivors will make up a larger proportion of the
population. Darwin believed that organisms produce more offspring so that the
stronger offspring can live, but the weak offspring die. Darwin, the virus cycle,
and The Wave portray order being sought instinctively.
A virus seeks order instinctively. A virus attaches itself to a host.
Then it enters into the host by exchanging its DNA or RNA. The virus then
replicates itself, inside the host. Lastly, the replicated viruses release
themselves from the host, and begin to attack the organism. The virus
automatically does this every time it infects a host, not necessarily in the
same order, but by the same method. This order is sought by the virus to help it
infect a host. If the virus began replicating itself before it entered the host,
the virus would not be able to infect the organism as well. The order helps the
virus by helping it survive. The order allows the virus to replicate itself,
which helps the virus to survive. “The Fatalist” also seeks order instinctively.
He believes in fate. A woman wanted to test the Fatalist. She bet him to lie on
train tracks and wait for a train. If a train killed the man it would have been
his fate to die. If the train did not kill the man, it would have been his fate
to live. The Fatalist sought his order by accepting the woman?s bet. By
accepting the bet, he put his life at risk, but more importantly his belief in
fate at risk. The train stopped just in time and did not kill the man. It was
his fate to live. Somewhere, there is an order to fate, fate is a series of
events. Order can also be a series of events. However, the Fatalist?s fate was
found in the order of the train. The train noticed a man lying on the tracks,
and it slowed down until it stopped.
In conclusion humans as well as organisms seek order instinctively.
Order helps authors relate ideas to real life experiences. The order of events
allows their books to become more realistic. A young boy found order by watching
the life cycle of a buck. Biologists use order to help them classify organisms.
Students sought order by behaving better. Viruses use order to help regenerate
themselves. The Fatalist found order by lying on train tracks.