Cathey’s “My own little secret” story, which effectively makes an appeal to pathos that creates a sympathetic image to readers. Wolverton explains that Mr. Cathey didn’t read at his appropriate level and that he was reading books that were at a “First Grade, Level 1, Ages 6-7.” Also, having to read quietly so that none of his teammates wouldn’t hear him reading aloud (Wolverton, 117). Wolverton goal was to make the readers have some type of sympathy for Mr. Cathey. This strategy of using pathos helps Wolverton to persuade and entertain his readers and also helps to strengthen his argument at the end. In the article there was a rhetorical question Mr. Joseph Luckey, the University of Memphis’s director of athletic academic services, wondered how many of those students to let in.
uperman and Me Adelaida Urrea Sherman Alexie, in his essay, “Superman and Me”, recounts how he learned to read even though he lived in poor family inside a community where education was disparaged. Alexi’s purpose is to describe how kids are expected to fail academically since education is not cared for in Native American communities, and ignite change in the ways Native American children are educated. He adopts an inspirational tone in order to encourage other Native Americans to follow his example and educators to help solve this problem. Alexi projects an inspirational tone, through the use of diction to achieve his purpose. For instance, when Alexie introduces how he learned to read, he states: “The words themselves were mostly foreign, but I still remember the exact moment when I first understood, with a sudden clarity, the purpose of a paragraph.” In making this comment, Alexie magnifies the impact reading would have for his future.
At SSSQ, while Gary reads a book, The Chalenge, he has written to impress his classmates, he says, “Am I scared? No. I am Eager. Eager to begin my life” (150). Gary continues to struggle to find his American identity, so he uses storytelling as a way to fit in with the American kids.
Now that I’ve read “Between the World and Me” I 've come to appreciate the way Coates thinks. I for one never read one of his books, but from this book I want to read more of his works. He was inspired to write this book by James Baldwin, who wrote "The Fire Next Time". “Between the World and Me” was written to Coates’s son while “The Fire Next Time” was for Baldwin’s nephew. In this novel, Coates ruminates on his childhood in Baltimore and his life growing up.
Perry who always has hunches is reading the newspaper and says, “Something tells me this is a trap” (Capote 90). Since Dick grew up with his parents taking care of him or covering for him, especially his father paying off his taxes when needed, he is not use to getting caught unlike Perry who had grown up teaching himself and had to face his consequences up front. Capote talks about Perry having this hunch to later tell the readers Perry was right along. When Perry is talking about his history of hunches and they were all true or saved him the readers can infer his hunches are viable and predict that his hunch on getting caught will too
The novel demonstrates the importance of knowledge, history, and education. Many of the fictional characters in the book Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury, decide to be ignorant to what is going on around them where their are few people that decide to contain knowledge to know the difference in what is right and what is wrong they can realize what it happening around them. The citizens in the dystopian world are all oblivious to what happening it is because the government is drilling into their mind and telling them what is right and what is
The author used various literacy devices to express the feelings of empowerment, happiness and the necessity that came with learning to read. Alexie uses repetition, metaphors and imagery to convey these feelings and support the main idea. Alexie teaches himself to read by interpreting a Superman comic book. Although he cannot remember which exact comic book it was, the plot of the book, or the means by which he obtained the book, he does remember a specific panel that resonated to him (Alexie 582-583). Alexie writes about a panel where Superman is breaking a door down.
Reading "Superman and Me" gave me conflicting feelings. Of course, the tale of a young boy striving to succeed in and environment where he is nearly required to fail is thrilling, yet it really makes you think of the environment itself. He was a young Indian child living on a reservation; however, he recognized that he was an intelligent person. Others around him tried to quiet him because Indian children were supposed to be dumb. Sherman Alexie wanted more out of life.Sherman Alexie used many different rhetorical devices throughout his story.
Ever since Chris was little he had shown much interest in nature and wanting to be independent, but that wasn't the only thing he showed interest in. Westerberg said that him and Chris "talked about books for hours... he went on and on about Mark Twain." Chris is very intelligent, it was an accident that he died. That wasn't in his plan whatsoever. His attraction to be independent and strongly minded in nature led to his attraction to these high-risk
A Superhero is not judged by the power he has,but only by the choices he makes. In the essay,”Superman and Me” by Sherman Alexie, the author uses an extended metaphor to explain his relationship with the fictional character Superman. Alexie uses many things in his life to compare himself to Superman. Although Alexie may not be seen as a hero with actual superpowers, he demonstrates the qualities of a superhero in different ways. Alexie is seen as someone that almost resembles an alien in the eyes of his society.