In “The Biggest Loser” (October 23, 2015), Paul Krugman asserts that the Benghazi committee is a witch hunt and that ¨Trey Gowdy and company” are chumps. Mr. Krugman illustrates his displeasure with the committee and the head of it, Trey Gowdy, through belittling diction and Rhetorical question. He uses this choice in diction and rhetorical question in order to deter anyone from taking the accusations of the committee seriously by calling not only the committee “chumps” and but anyone who listens to the committee an ¨ even bigger chump” then the committee is. Krugman appeals to his more liberal audience by talking about the committee, and its tea party support, with a tone of contempt by using insulting diction like “loser” and “chump”. Krugman
The Great Corrupter “The great corrupter of public man is the ego. Looking at the mirror distracts ones attention from the problem” (Dean Acheson). Anthem by (Ayn Rand) illustrates that people, in general, are egoistic, she demonstrates this through the book Anthem. Near the End of the book Equality uses a new set of rules for him and the Golden One, they just got away from a controlling gov’t, but Equality is now controlling the Golden One. What the Council doesn’t understand is that everyone has a personality, and they often have very different personalities, a few characters stand out, their ego is very large, the world council and Equality.
“Give a man a few lines of verse and he thinks he’s the lord of all creation.”(Bradbury 143). Beatty now says that knowledge is too powerful, so powerful that it drives people like Montag(who receive knowledge) mad. Knowledge is powerful, and some like Beatty believe that the population should have this power taken away. Bradbury uses Beatty to represent knowledge is power, and that getting rid of knowledge would make the world into a boring place without diversity, individuality, or
He then used armies of men to push out the leftover tribes. Jackson’s forceful tactics against the natives resulted in a total of about 2,000-6,000 deaths, renaming the movement “The Trail of Tears”. Another example of Jackson’s favoritism towards the common man was during the destruction of the National Bank. The National Bank was a place for federal funds and paid national debts, but only benefited the stockholders of the bank, i.e. the wealthy, and not the common man.
Iago’s jealousy is essentially what creates the whole play of Othello. His jealousy is what motivates him to start manipulating everyone in order to get revenge. His actions done in jealousy cause multiple deaths and make a great man turn into an insecure and irrational one. He creates a domino effect in which every action has a consequence that benefits him but slowly ruins everyone around him. Iago tells Othello to beware of jealousy because “..it is the green-eyed monster…” (Shakespeare.
The famous Roman orator and senator Publius Tacitus once wrote that “the more the laws, the more corrupt the government.” A corrupt system always tries to put restrictions and create laws in order to ensure that their power as an authority is not in danger of being disregarded. In Suzanne Collins’ renowned novel The Hunger Games, the Capitol is a corrupt system in Panem because it abuses its powers to control the citizens. It does so by forcing restrictions on the freedom of the people, favoring the rich and imposing harsh punishments. Firstly, The Capitol believes in a system that restricts the citizen 's freedom to ensure their supremacy on the public. For instance, when Katniss sneaks into the woods and comments about the situations of starvation
During this speech Henry appeals to the Pathos side of an argument by using emotions to try to convince his knights of their wrong doing. King Henry says “But, oh, what can I say to you, Lord Scroop? You cruel, ungrateful, savage, and inhuman creature! You who had access to all my thoughts, who knew me to the inmost part of my soul,...” (Sparknotes n.pag.) He uses emotional words and sayings like “ungrateful” and “inmost parts of my soul” to really drive home that fact that he felt personally victimized by their betrayal.
Analysis of Judge Pyncheon from an Excerpt of The House of Seven Gables Politicians nowadays are seen as manipulative, greedy beings that only do what isgood in order to make a quick buck. That certainly alludes to this case with NathanielHawthorne 's memorable character, Judge Pyncheon, seen in an excerpt of The House of Seven Gables . The narrator 's acknowledgement of Judge Pyncheon seem quite as severeas the character himself. To the reader, the image of Judge Pyncheon is somewhatclarified due to a mass of hidden meanings. This excerpt seemingly mocks the Judge based on a numerous variety of notions.
Power, craved by most, looked down upon by others. Although it is taken advantage of, ‘absolute power corrupts absolutely’ quoted William Shakespeare. As abuse of power comes into play, injustice through fear and violence results; leading to a lack of freedom and control of individuality. Through a totalitarian governments abuse of power, fear is forced among society and manipulates any mass into obeying to their rules. The allegorical novella Animal Farm written at a time of political chaos by George Orwell, alongside James Mcteigue’s dystopian film V for Vendetta which is based and influenced by Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot and
Lord of the Flies has many parallels with our real world both historically and currently in 2018 with leaders such as Adolf Hitler and Kim Jon Un, who have proven that mankind itself is the principal threat to our civilisation because of man’s inner evil and greed for power. I will today convince you how the main threats to civilisation and social order both in the play and our real world is definitely humanity itself. “Which is better - law and rescue or hunting and breaking things up? To have rules and agree or to hunt and kill like a pack of savages?” These powerful questions are asked by Piggy in Act 3 of the play to the group of boys on top of the mountain just before he is murdered by Roger. These questions go to the core of the main theme in the play – the conflict between civilisation and savagery.
Power is the source of all evil in the world which makes it more dangerous than everything else. Particularly, all of the most horrendous people in history all wanted this one thing called power. Power changes people by corrupting them, making them greedy, and bring out the darkness in people. Corruption only helps a society by trying to gain more power for that one ruler in the region. All this leads to is “major losses to public assets and to the interests of the states and people,” (Buckley).
Thomas Hobbes once said that “curiosity is the lust of the mind”; that humans naturally gravitate towards knowing more of the unknown out of pure desire. In the context of power, this statement could not be any more truer. In history, we have seen countless examples of power-hungry figures who have only been detrimental to their societies. The Mussolinis and Maos of this world have proven time and time again that the desire to elevate one’s status of power ends more often than not in terrible consequences. The increase in party polarization that the United States sees today can be linked to a power-hungry society.