Abigail employs strategies of emotionally charged words and phrases that only a mother can say to her son. In her letter she opens the letter with the phrase, “MY DEAR SON”. This phrase is notable because of the effects that it is intended to give to the audience, her son John Quincy Adams, she is setting a mood and tone of a loving and compassionate mother. She is using the position of her authority as his mother to push him her love for him is why she knows this trip is great thing for him. The reader can see that Abigail loves her
The third rhetorical device, Abigail Adams uses is logical repetition. Mrs. Adams was a logical woman and used this to drive the point that her son has great things that lie ahead of him. She mentions the word “great” a series of times to lift her son up. For example, she says that he has been endowed with “greater advantages” that he hasn't come to realize yet. Such as his parents, education, and that he has been taught that everything isn't about him becoming who he wants to be.
She uses strategies such as pathos to amplify her motherly feelings towards him and appeal to his emotions towards his father. She also emphasizes his born advantage of having an extremely well rounded father, to teach him about life and how his world
One thing that should be true in all families, is that the parents are good role models for their children, leading them in the right direction in life. In the short story, “Powder” by Tobias Wolff, the roles of father and son are flipped. The father in the story doesn’t act as a typical father figure, but instead the son meets all of the requirements that a fatherly figure should have. Throughout the story, the father and son spend a lot time together, making up for all of their lost time together. Through bonding and talking with his father, the son realizes who he is compared to his father and his actions.
Abigail Adams in her letter to her son John Adams, who was traveling with his father who is a diplomat, wrote to him to encourage him to build up his character and take advantage of the opportunities and experiences he encounters. Adams purpose is to boost his character and to encourage him to become a better man. She adopts a very caring tone as a mother to John Adams. Adams uses many rhetorical strategies such as credibility establishment, emotional appeal, historical allusions and some figurative language. From the opening of the letter Abigail Adams instantly uses emotional appeal to get her point across.
The author’s mother Joy realized that she needed to make the best choices for her children and help them stay on the path for success. Joy created “ a fund that would provide equipment and training,” for paramedics to deal with, “respiratory or cardiac arrest,” something that could have saved his father's life (Wes 36). Instead of complaining about their lives she created something to prevent others from having the same fate. This shows, the type of personality the author’s mother had could have been the reason why he succeeded in life. Joy always looked out for him and she was constantly worrying about his future.
In this letter, Adams had a soothing tone that makes John know that she is not angry with him, and she is letting him know that she is lucky to have a son who gave her “pleasing hopes” (Adams). throughout their life and informs him that “Nothing is wanting with you but attention, diligence, and steady application” (Adams). to reassure him that he is special and will achieve great success in life. In conclusion, Abigail Adams wrote this passionate letter to her son to offer advice and support before he took on this massive journey traveling around the globe. She wanted to express to her precious son to take on any opportunity that the universe threw at him for he is not the only one with admirable qualities.
She knows that it is her job to love him as a father and a king, but she was unable to show how much she loves him. Cordelia was the daughter that loved him the most but did not want to flatter her father. This is important because I feel as if this starts the conflict of the story and gives
The reason that Jewel is the favorite child of Addie, is most likely because he is the son of a man she had an affair with. In a desperate attempt to express her individuality, Addie had relations with a man name Whitfield, and conceived Jewel who reminds her that she is an independent woman and helps her keep herself convinced that she has control of her own life. Even though she once had a job and her own life, she still married Anse because she was afraid of being alone and wanted children to keep her
I do not want to be constantly facing financial issues, or dealing with the task of figuring out how to make ends meet. Now don’t get me wrong, I admire them for that, I really do, but I want to do more than what my parents could do for themselves. By putting in my full potential, I feel that I can become the sister and daughter that my parents will be proud to have. Every day, I am motivated to strive for only the best so that I can accomplish what I desire most. There is nothing in the world that can repay my parents for everything that they have done for my siblings and me, but making them proud comes close to doing