transfiguration - Writing Assignment#2.1 Exercise 1 Reading...

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Writing Assignment #2.1 Exercise 1: Reading and Questioning PART ONE Moths use a technique of navigation called transverse orientation. By maintaining a constant angular relationship to a bright celestial light, such as the Moon, they can fly in a straight line. Celestial objects are so far away, that even after traveling great distances, the change in angle between the moth and the light source is negligible. However, when a moth encounters a much closer artificial light and uses it for navigation, the angle changes noticeably after only a short distance, in addition to often being below the horizon. The moth instinctively attempts to correct by turning toward the light, causing airborne moths to come plummeting downwards which results in a spiral flight path that gets closer and closer to the light source. This is the reason for moth’s apparent “attraction to light.” The reasons for a writer’s “attraction” towards writing, on the other hand, can be as wide and varied as the types of moths in the whole world. This author, though, was attracted to writing by James Ramsey Ullman’s book The Day on Fire .
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As for the essay itself, I believe it more a question of universality than specific inspirations. By that I mean, universal human emotions and qualities of life that we all (including cats, moths, and spiders) must deal
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