Expository Writing Section LH December 3 rd , 2009 Thought Questions for Making Connections With Charles Siebert’s “An Elephant Crackup?” 1. Relate the “chronic stress” described on page 528 to the chronic stress described in other terminology by Tim O’Brien, Peter Singer and Jim Mason, and Edward Tenner. How are the causes of this stress similar across all three essays? Choose quotes from each of the latter three authors and explain how each connects to this Charles Siebert quote via your explanation of the similar causes of stress. 2. Connect the denial demonstrated by this scene in Charles Siebert to the denial shown by specific people and broader society in the last three essays we’ve worked with: “Park officials from the Uganda Wildlife Authority with whom I tried to discuss the incident were reluctant to talk about it or any of the recent killings by elephants in the area” – 528. What theoretical social reality are these residents trying to ignore? What are the people and greater society in the last three essays
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