Monday, October 10, 2016

Jayde Xu Environmental Fairy Tale Assignment

The Little Mermaid / Oil Spill pollution

Summary: "The Little Mermaid dwells in an underwater kingdom with her widowed father (the sea king or Mer-King), her dowager grandmother, and her five older sisters, each of whom had been born one year apart. When a mermaid turns fifteen, she is permitted to swim to the surface for the first time to glimpse the world above, and when the sisters become old enough, each of them visits the upper world one at a time every year."

However, come her time to visit the surface, the Little Mermaid is appalled to find her various sea creature companions sick from the black oil that destroys their ocean. While tending to the birds, fishes and other animals, the Little Mermaid becomes disillusioned by humankind and the oil that is destroying her home. 

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