Tilikum The Killer Whale

Gerald Farries, English 3, Mr.Newman, 5/3/2016

Thesis

In the Documentary Black fish directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite she successfully shows emotion distress being took from the wild, being isolated in a certain amount of space and the effects of the whales on trainers by showing them being separated by their mothers and interviewing past trainers that worked with Tilikum.

Whales attacking trainers

By showing this image the whales finally had a enough and let their stress out on the trainers. It would make you come to believe that all of the anger of the past life, other whales attacking each other and the trainers not rewarding them when doing something good can make the whale frustrated. Now that the trainer doesn't reward them the whale feels that they can take on the trainer since they are way smaller then a whale.

Conclusion

In conclusion the Documentary Black fish directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite she successfully shows emotion distress being took from the wild, being isolated in a certain amount of space and the effects of the whales on trainers by showing them being separated by their mothers and interviewing past trainers that worked with Tilikum. i strongly agree that Black fish shows and teaches you Sea World was trying to hide how they get their whales and treat them. The documentary impacted me because it makes you feel sad not just the trainers getting hurt but for the whales. The whales have feelings also which should be carefully watched by the trainers.