The speech given by Clare Boothe Luce to the Women’s National Press Club was controversial and even condemning of her audience. However, Luce pulls it off by gently preparing the audience for the criticism: she employs the fact that they invited her there to speak, a strong consideration for their feelings, praises of their profession, and a clear plea for open mindedness. She does things to create a peaceful and relaxed tone despite her words. She opens the speech with a paradox about being happy and enlightened; first saying she is “flattered” and honored, then she flips her original statement saying she is “less happy than you may think” (lines 3-4). Luce uses these positive terms to open her speech in order to set a specific mood, a mood that makes her intentions clear that she is not out to verbally assault the audience, but she is in fact going to critique and criticize them.
Richard Eyre once stated, change begins with understanding, and understanding begins by identifying oneself with another person; in a word, empathy. Nancy Mairs, a writer with multiple sclerosis, writes about her experiences of being a disabled lady, naming herself a “Cripple” by emphasizing how her interface of her diagnostics never change her perspective of interacting with people or viewing the world. Followed by a video watched in class in which it described Dr. Brene Brown terms, the difference between empathy and sympathy is that empathy: feels connection toward people’s emotions, or circumstance, but sympathy: is totally being disconnected from people's feelings, having a result of being completely the opposite, of empathy. In Mair’s essay, the word empathy or pity are one of the most essential components that she uses to build her essay as a way of evoking reader’s empathy towards her because of her
Judy starts her essay off by showing that she is credibly to the reader or uses ethos. In the first paragraph she states, “I am a Wife. And, not altogether incidentally, I am a mother”(229). In say she is a mother and a wife, she shows her readers that she know what they are going through and that she has experienced some of the discrimination they have. Also being a wife, allows for readers to put themselves in her shoes and understand what she is saying is true.
After reading Mother Tongue by Amy Tan, my perspective changed about the struggles for people who are not as good at English. All throughout this article Tan uses personal experience from her mom to show the readers the struggle while also using primary sources to back up her claim. All the evidence backs up her initial claim and as the reader your perspective changes after reading about how she personally was effected. The author 's main claim of Mother Tongue is to persuade people so respect people who struggle with English because she has serval personal connections, she has fact based proof, and she is an experienced writer on this topic and in general. All throughout the reading she uses many personal stories and personal experiences on how difficult it was for her mother to go through her everyday life.
But you keep wanting me to be more interested in your poems than in you” (Orne). The quote was said by Anne’s therapists. Anne’s therapist was trying express that she is so concerned about what others think of her work. The tapes in this book impact a ‘Confessional Movement.’ Throughout the transcripts of the tapes, Anne Sexton continuously needed her therapist to say she was doing good on her poems. However, her therapist wanted her to see the improvement on herself.
She successfully shapes her argument about kids reading book to escape reality, by telling the reader the reason she read The Hunger Game was because she likes the way the author placed people in their world. Gay quoted Sherman and revealed her interest for The Hunger Games. Which made her a creditable
This is achieved through adding a sense of realism as to how happiness should be experienced. Thus, it provides tangible means for people to grasp an abstract concept such as happiness. As a result, this enables her to persuade readers to take up her advice. For example, she draws links between the need to experience happiness with others through studies and real-life evidence regarding the lack of the time spent with others e.g., only 24 hours a year spent socialising (Whippman, 2017). This shows us the real-life implication of our actions in search of isolated happiness which has caused an unintended outcome on us as we are supposed to share joyous moments together.
Tyler’s use of short paragraphs, sub-sections, and bullet points in her article which makes it appear to be a guide or a textbook. This structure makes her argument strong and composed because not only does she criticize us she also gives suggestion on ways human resources professionals can touch upon certain behavior and traits that we might have a habit of doing. Tyler’s writing style is not formal at all, it is almost colloquial, which gives readers a feel of a one on one conversation with the writer; but on the other hand her format is very formal. She uses contractions, which are typically used either when speaking or in written dialogue. Tyler also asked questions in her article, thoughts that might be in her head or in her audience’s head as they read, that help the readers understand her argument.
Pity? Care? Compassion? Or does she simply want to rid her shop of his troublesome presence?” (Pg. 47) The purpose of rhetorical question is to leave the audience wondering and to realize the author’s message without saying it directly.
The denotation and connotation of “average” are contradictory. Meritocracy would seem to help, assuring us that we all have our place based off of our own strengths and weaknesses, but now we compare everything trying to find a scale from others we interact with. In How To Land Your Kid in Therapy by Lori Gottlieb, Lizzie is introduced to the reader as a successful writer with a picture-perfect life. She appears to have everything and more, but she doesn’t feel as happy as she says she should. When we are indoctrinated with the idea of all of our work being perfect, it becomes so ingrained that we can no longer function without the constant adulations.