In Alejandro Morales’ novel The Rag Doll Plagues, the role that Mexicans play in the dominant European culture is explored through the eyes of a seventeenth century Spanish doctor named Gregorio Revueltas. The king of Spain sends him to Mexico so that he might improve the health conditions there and Gregorio obliges, although he is extremely reluctant to leave the civility of his homeland to live in what he considers a filthy and immoral colony. There, he is confronted with a murderous plague that is attacking the Mexican community and sparing no one. Faced with an impossible task, Gregorio is forced to reconsider everything he thinks he knows about life in Mexico. Gregorio initially regards the citizens in Mexico with contempt that makes it clear he believes himself to be better in all aspects in comparison to them.
In this article, Chavez uses rhetorical strategies to develop an argument and his point of view of the subject to the audience. In the first sentence Chavez says that “Dr. King’s entire life was an example of power that nonviolence brings to bear in the real world.” Chavez brings this up to say that one doesn’t need violence or force to make a difference. One example of a rhetorical device that Chaves uses in his writing is the Epitaph. This device is shown when in the beginning of the work Chaves states “Dr. King’s entire life was an example of power that nonviolence brings to bear in the real world.”
In Niccolo Machiavelli's book, The Prince (1513), he evaluates on how a prince can be a successful leader. Machiavelli’s purpose of this guidebook was to construct his argument to the rising ruler Giuliano de Medici for when he comes to power in Florence. He adopts a casual but authoritative tone in order to convince the prince that Machiavelli’s evaluation on how to be the best prince, is the right thing for the prince to do without coming off as he knows more than the prince or is trying to intimidate him.. Machiavelli’s reference to previous rulers and whether their tactics failed or succeeded helps to benefit his credibility along with his allusion to historic text. He appeals to our logic by simply stating a prince can only do what is within his power to control, and his use of an analogy furthers his argument.
Many assume that the Whites gave the Indians many freedom when conquering their land. The standard way of thinking about how Whites treating Indians has it by biased history. It is often said by the Native Americans that they are forced to do actions without their actual opinion on them. The standard way of thinking about religion is allowing people to express themselves in the beliefs and get worship on their own. Chief Red Jacket’s 1805
In the novel George Washington Gomez, the main character Gualinto is born into the conflict between Seditionists and Texas Rangers already carrying the burden to become a leader of his people. The author, Americo Paredes constructed his masterpiece around the context and theme of a corrido, a sort of folk story although it is not a traditional corrido, but rather an anti-corrido. Paredes uses the tension between two cultures as a significant theme throughout the novel. Therefore, the novel is concerned with expressing a divided Mexican-American identity and responding to the economic and social changes associated with modernism.
Patrick henry uses rhetorical appeals by using God to persuade memebers of the virginia convention to go to war with Britian. He uses pathos, logos, and ethos because he appeasl to peoples emotions and how they feel about going to war with Britain. Henry is a person who fights to get what he wants. He's a man that believes fighting is the only way of getting freedom. Henry is a credible speaker because of this he gets some to agree with him on going to war with Britain, and some still disagree becasue some say they are not ready, they are weak.
The Virgin Mary is a primordial icon in the Roman Catholic Church, she has been giving various different titles but a couple of the most important ones are “Queen of Mexico and Empress of the Americas” and “Virgin Patroness of Latin America” (Fastiggi 509). Although she been given these unbelievable prestigious titles and the fact that she has affected various countries in Latin America. It is undoubtedly well known that the Virgin Mary has had the most influence in Mexico were she is called Our Lady of Guadalupe/Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe/La Virgen de Guadalupe. In this essay which will be discussing Our Lady of Guadalupe and how she impacted colonial Mexico. This will go in depth into the transversal historical context and the longitudinal historical context, which will be separated into sections.
Lawyer and politician, Patrick Henry in his speech, “Give me Liberty Or Give Me Death” (March 23, 1775), explains that he give this plea to urge the old dominion to form militias to defend itself against British. He supports his claim by first using a religious reference to express the themes of freedom, equality, and independence. Then uses a selection of other strategies like rhetorical question and allusion to disprove the opposing arguments and clarify the point he is making. Patrick Henry purpose is to fight back and he wants other to fight with him in order for independence. He creates a powerful and commanding tone for the second Virginia convention.
The Virgin of Guadalupe is a worldly known work of art; Jeanette Favrot Peterson questions the meaning of this iconic symbol in her article The Virgin of Guadalupe: Symbol of Conquest or Liberation? Peterson argues that this symbol is not only of religious connotation but of political value to freedom as well. Furthermore, paraphrasing her claims, that it was not until the nineteenth and twentieth century’s did the image reach its fullest potential of bringing together a fragmented people and become known as the “Mother of Mexicans.” The legend says that Juan Diego was visited by the Virgin on the hill of Tepeyacac and that she sent a message with him that she wanted a church built in her name, only after the third visit was he able to convince
We get to the last house where we’ll ask for posada and we’ll be accepted “in” given food and a place to rest at. Las posadas are a simulation of when Joseph and Mary were asking for a place to stay for the night. We walk house to house on a street singing and asking for posada, a place to “stay” at for the night. At the last house we sing (asking for posada) and they sing back saying that they have room for us to stay so we are invited “in” and given ponche, atole, tamales, caldo de camaron (shrimp broth), pozole, and candy bags, which consist of a small piece of caña
The musical phenomenon corridos came about in the 1800s. However a dramatic increase of this music occurred until the Mexican Revolution. The Mexican Revolution started on November 20, 1920. The revolution started because of a very corrupt government that was ran by Porfirio Diaz. His 34-year term called El Porfiriato, was violating the principle and ideals of the Mexican Constitution (EDSITEment).
Revolutionary Speeches: A Common Purpose The revolutionary speeches composed of by Patrick Henry and Thomas Paine both have common goals in terms of the changes that they want made to the way of life for all Americans. The technique and manner in which the two conduct their speeches are significantly different, though. Patrick Henry’s speech is mainly to persuade the Virginia Convention to be more assertive toward the British government, and to prepare for war if the convention's voice was not acknowledged by them. Thomas Paine’s speech, “The Crisis: Number 1”, was also to written to persuade the American people.
In this letter to Napoleon, written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, the author attempts to persuade Napoleon to pardon French writer Victor Hugo. She tries to complete this task by feeding into his image and attempting to make him feel empowered. Rhetorical strategies are used by Browning in her letter to persuade him, including juxtaposition, exaggeration, and docile diction. The author uses juxtaposition to compare the acts of Napoleon to the acts of God, which is what Napoleon wants to hear.
It is so easy to draw conclusion before truly understating the meaning behind it all. When I think of fiesta, I immediately draw my own conclusion that it’s a celebration for a child’s birthday and Pina’s filled with candies. After reading this chapter, it was enlightened to know The Mexican Fiesta is a celebration for variety of occasions. The celebration includes, “historical events, Mexican Independence Days, honoring Catholic saints; as well as paying homage to special foods and crops found in particular region”. Per the Mexican Tourism, the yearly Fiesta held are between 500-600 a year.
This is due to the behaviors and beliefs that the children had learned while living in America, which she describes as a “barbaric country with its barbarian ways” (Cisneros 90). In result, the grandmother views it as her duty to pray for her family and the awful culture in which they were born, so, “like La Virgen de Guadalupe, the awful grandmother intercedes on their behalf” (Cisneros 89). The grandmother’s view on America is very evident as she considers it to be a very cruel and unsophisticated place. Overall, the choice of vocabulary in which the grandmother uses to describe America reveals a sense of superiority, or ethnocentrism, in regards to the Mexican culture in which she practices. Furthermore, the children are quick to learn of the many rules in which the “awful grandmother” sternly enforces.