Pride. Pride never changes. It has come in the same way since day one and every human and even animals experience the feeling of pride. The emotion starts from something little like getting an “A” on a test but grows a large as the pride of winning a war and living free. In Pride, by Dagoberto Gilb, readers are given both hidden and concrete examples of what pride is and people who have experienced grave amounts of it at once. Grown men are brought to tears with the pride described by Gilb, but at the same time, the feeling can be so graceful and devout through metaphors. Through comprehension, rhetorical devices, and the tone and structure of Gilb’s essay, we can begin to understand the exact meaning the word “Pride” and what the it’s all
A masterpiece in its own right, it reflects a story that illustrates the brave and courageous acts of those who valiantly fought. The soldiers, regardless of which side they represent, pushed through their fear to become men of honor and valor. Many perished and those who survived are cursed to remember it. It reflects the sentiment that “Courage is more than charge; More than dying or suffering. The loss of love in silence or being gallant; It is temperament and, more, wisdom”
Going back to the anecdotes he used, they serve a very strong purpose in appealing to the audience. Every anecdote he list all depict something unfair happening to him or another person, for example he goes into a jewelry shop and the proprietor brought a dog to intimidate him which creates a sense of outrage and motivation in the audience. In a sense, because he appealed to their anger, he can convince them that his theme is valid and call them to action more effectively. His appeal to emotion occurs through his anecdotes too; furthermore, he said that he had to bury his relatives and friends creating sympathy and pity. This small part was off the topic of his central theme, but it nonetheless lightens the audience to take him easier, indirectly strengthening his message.
This elegy is ultimately written for all soldiers of war and sends the ironic message that the soilders who have fought against each other and could have killed each other are now all floating on the same coastline receiving equal treatment and being buried with their enemy. The theme of anonymity is extensively portrayed throughout this piece as Slessor constantly refers to ‘unknown’ soldiers or ‘someone’. Slessor uses personification and dehumanization to depict the loss of identity within each of the soldiers and the obscured effects of war to show the continuous movement forward of the world despite losses and victories. Personification is shown in the second stanza, 'Between the sob and clubbing of the gunfire '; the use of this technique ironically emphasises that the guns seem to mourn the loss more than humanity does. This leaves the audience feeling distraught and pity for the soldiers as it gives them a sense of the emotions linked to war.
“Pride is a wonderful, terrible thing, a seed that bears two vines, life and death” (Hurst 2). This is how James Hurst describes pride in his heart-wrenching short story, “The Scarlet Ibis.” What speaks to me most about this quote is its profound truth. For the majority of people, pride is either a positive or negative thing, but what Hurst and I seem to agree about is the fact that pride can be both. It is an undeniable symptom of the human condition, a tool that can either create or destroy, and is responsible for the best and worst parts of history.
From time to time, people think they know everything to know. People who think they know everything and do everything their own way are very prideful. Pride is a tricky thing because it can lead to failure or even the loss of something valuable like family and sometimes even life. In Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild, the main character Chris McCandless takes great pride in doing things in his own way and not caring if he takes people out of his life forever.
The high frequency tambourine play through out the mix and give a mellow, relaxed feel to the song prior to the buildups, once again possibly conveying the message of calm during tense circumstances. The most important compositional technique however was the powerful duet. Terrell complements Gaye’s gospel grit throughout the verses, possessing a striking alto tone, with Gaye pulling back to let her powerful voice soar over his during the commanding chorus. This gives off the notion of togetherness, compatibility and makes listeners feel a yearning to love. Now it is important to understand the background in which this particular piece was composed and how this makes it a message-conveying
The group is very observant on the activities of ‘Hard Rock’ because they are less courageous than he is. The poet employed this technique in order to explicitly narrate the story to the audience. According to the persona and the way he narrates, all the audience do not the story thus he is out to inform vividly. About tone in the narrator’s voice, there is a combination of nostalgia and despair. The same applies to his attitude towards the main character in the poem ‘Hard Rock’.
Honor and pride is a recurring theme in Titus Andronicus. In the beginning of the novel, we see that Titus has returned from a ten year war,in which he is perceived as a virtuous leader. Titus encompasses the virtues of pride and integrity so much, that he is proud that his sons perished in the war with honor, and even tries to bethrothe Lavinia to the emperor to strengthen his family honor and their place in the social hierarchy. Throughout the novel we are able to see that Titus stands upon his honor and pride and even goes to the extent of murdering his son Mutius for the sake of his intact honor. Yet, his words in Act three, Scene one, juxtaposes societies beliefs of Titus, because he humbles himself down and cries for mercy in front of
But, although that is the main purpose for this book, Luttrell also wanted to honor the people who saved his life in the village in Afghanistan who also gave their lives for his. He writes about he had never seen a more “selfless act” from anyone in his life, and that no matter what you may have heard or thought, there are good people out there (387). And one thing Luttrell makes clear in this novel, he is no hero, the only reason he lives and the only reason he lives is because of his friends’ “ultimate sacrifice” (388).
The pitches are getting higher, while the song is going to the end. From 32:25 to 30:10 the flow is gaining momentum and the song has more powerful sounds until 44:25. The atmosphere of the work is entirely powerful and strong. The other hand, as the song is progressed, the flow loses momentum, and at 58:41, the atmosphere is changed into placidly mood. Ratio-based tuning system has intimately relationships between the other scales and notes.
The pain that the soldier could get from guns could only last for a moment, but it also could be a pain that comes slowly, gradually and kills you with tough and suffer, which is an agony for mentally and physically, connecting to theme. “The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells” is from seventh line in first stanza. Owen also uses symbol to describe the scene of soldiers dying in the battle field by comparing with actual funeral in church with friends and families grieving his death. However, there are no beautiful calming voice choirs from the church in the battlefield to make the dead person rest in peace; no people to grieve, no funerals there. Instead, they here the sound of dull and big sound of shells attacking them.