Carson appeals to this concept of arousal in humans by stirring up emotions such as fear by suggesting these pesticides led to impure water wells, air pollution, and other negative environmental impacts that could lead to disastrous effects.
Before you can begin your analysis, you first need to identify the purpose and strategies used by the author to prove his points.
This showed enormous amounts of bravery and strength on her part as she was experiencing health problems of her own at the time of her speech to the Supreme Court in The Political Sleight of Hand Rhetoric. An example of the severity of this issue is when Rachel Carson was allowed to address the Supreme Court on this issue.
If insects were suddenly able to adapt to chemicals this would mean they would also adapt to vaccines that protect us. How could intelligent beings seek to control a few unwanted species by a method that contaminated the entire environment and brought the threat of disease and death even to their own kind?
Chapter 10 through the ending, Carson argues that we should think of easier and healthier ways of insect control than just chemical pesticides like bringing in pests to get rid of other insects, crop rotation, and more.
She plays on the logic of anthropogenic changes being made to the environment. Her overall use of language and tone took over the book and empowered the message. She argues that humans should learn to coexist with the environment, and not always try to dominate it.
The apocalypse trope is implored right from the beginning before Carson even starts writing.