” Chisholm doesn’t even expand his explanation of the disease that has invaded his mother’s body. He doesn’t have to. He has already described his mother as a beautiful woman of Eskimo descent and Chisholm’s writing powerfully understates the tragedy. The devastation of the Squaw Valley region paralleled a time of great sadness in Colin Chisholm’s life and gives him a unique, and compelling activist voice. His advocacy comes across not as radical environmentalism but more appropriately, as a man trying to preserve the fond memories of his family.
His clever scene setting gives life and personality to the Squaw Valley region. This personification-of-sorts allows people who can not relate to Chisholm’s love for the outdoors, to associate with the emotions he felt for his mother’s falls and his father’s meadow. He is hoping that, at the very least, these individuals might understand where he and others are coming from in their pursuit to save Squaw.English Essays