According to him, the most common characteristic in political writing is staleness. 4) Various examples are given on how we can be vague, but that this should be avoided at all costs seeing that, it often lacks meaning and avoiding this will result in thinking clearly. 1) To improve your skills you should decide a purpose, practice all the fundamentals, and look for a meaning while writing down new words. 2) State your topic as a question, be specific about what your claim is and try to answer that question. 3) All writing must have a purpose and a goal, what you write and how you write it will be influenced by what you envision, and there should always be a clear
This is a great use of pathos used by Jacoby as it forces the reader to think about what they feel is more morally wrong, and he is hoping that they decide that jailing is worse than the public shaming of flogging. Jacoby makes a convincing argument in “Bring Back Flogging” using ethos, logos, and pathos to persuade the reader into agreeing that flogging a convict would be better than jailing them. Using cited, reliable information helps build his logical argument and his credibility as a writer simultaneously. Jacoby’s use of emotional appeal in this argument convinces the reader to agree with his view on the matter. He puts the three forms of appeal to effective use; therefore, his argument is
Wiesel uses a lot of very detailed descriptions and expresses his feelings in a way that we easily start to trust him. He knows that this is one of the most terrible periods in the history and he tries “to help prevent history from repeating itself” (Wiesel VII). “He does not want his past to become [the children’s] future” and that is why he writes his book to be seen by the people who do not realize how poorly people were treated (Wiesel XV). These two quotes from Night show that the holocaust shouldn’t be repeated. The author shows this with all of the feelings, facts and descriptions he uses.
Effects of Single Stories and Post-colonialism The power of a single story is that it can make us believe that the world is as the story tells it, without questioning the authors who are constructing the narrative. According to Adichie’s “The Danger of a Single Story” speech, That is how to create a single story, show a people as one thing, as only one thing, over and over again, and that is what they become, it is impossible to talk about the single story without talking about power. Power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of that person. The single story creates stereotypes and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story to become the only story (Adichie:2009).
The works of Dittmann and Golding imply that people will be more violent in a survival situations that are difficult to exit because they provide the person with an ideology to justify their actions so that they will not be held accountable. In the article “What makes good people do bad things?” the author states that situations can foster evil by “Providing people with an ideology to justify beliefs for actions”(Dittmann) and by making “exiting the situation difficult”(Dittmann). Golding examines these points in his novel through his character Jack, one of the older boys who fills a
Each acts upon their beliefs as they perceive them, and as a result are poles apart. Mr. Young is passionate about his belief that teaching US Standard English as an anchor is a threat to people who he refers to as “multiculturals” (Young 111). It is interesting to observe that he uses his first vernacular to express himself, but uses the rules of US Standard English to write it with. This use of his preferred language made the article difficult to read, and understand unless the reader was very familiar with that dialect. His dedication to his opinion came across to this reader as extremely aggressive in tone.
“You and Samuel Clemens are the opposite of each other. Whereas Clemens wrote with terrible grammar to show Toms and Hucks verbal skills, you write with a great command of the English language. “However, you talk like a southern hick.” He went on to explain that though my reading and writing skills were well established my verbal skills were severely impeded. And that to be taken serious I needed to work on speaking as well as I wrote. He then asked me about my major and minor.
Just imagine, think about it. And I guess, that you will rather imagine the Bradbury or Zamyatin – shaped word, than Tomas’s More one. It’s just one of the usual stereotypes. Our life is getting worse, and nothing else. But let’s end up with our assumptions and look through facts for the each way.
Nevertheless, there is a turning point, as he states in his article, "Given the level of violence, one can hardly blame people for keeping their mouths shut, but we must also realize that if we don’t nip bad behavior in the bud, it only grows, creating more intimidation, and the vicious cycle continues". Here Carson agrees that it is ok to be angry and speak out about the issues yet, something should be done to end the dreadful behavior. while rejecting the act of violence, he lists several ways that factor in success regardless of the environment; he picks three reasons from the list and explains how the can bring a
Jane Smiley in “Literature’s Dual Life in the Case of Huckleberry Finn” explains that “when a nation’s history is fraught with conflict” it is best to “talk it out” because these subjects are meant to be difficult and the only way to bring true understanding of it is to analyze it (Source K). The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an irreplaceable tool to help understand the true historical context of such difficult issues. David Matthews in “Dumbing and Numbing Down Jim” clarifies that even removing the offensive words in the novel takes away from the actual meaning and history behind the story (Source F). When you take out all of the offensive parts of Huckleberry Finn, you are left with a runny, watered down version of history. The reason why it is offensive is to make you angry and shocked and embarrassed about your