Batman Why The Revolution Will Not Be Tweete

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The problem with sit-down activism In this time and age, when there is a social problem most of us take to social media to vent out. While this outlet does get the word out to the general public, nothing usually gets done. It usually becomes known as a “minute headline” meaning that people are riled up about that one particular thing for a moment or two before the next “outrageous” thing comes along and distracts us. As many social activists such as the students in Greensboro, North Carolina during the civil rights movement know that in order to make something change, one has to initiate the change themselves. Fictional characters such as Batman further emphasize this throughout the Batman series by giving the citizens of Gotham something to look forward to; hope in not only themselves, but also in their fellow citizens. Like Batman, Malcolm Gladwell also believes that in order to get around social problems, something more than complaining about it on Twitter or Facebook must be done. This is further explained in Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not Be…show more content…
Batman believes in setting an example and letting the citizens of Gotham follow that example. On the other hand, Gladwell believes that without a “central authority and hierarchy” the chances of change are close to none. Batman goes from experience and doing what he believes is right for the city. He molds himself into what the city needs, whether it be a hero or a villain. Throughout his essay, Gladwell displays that he has extensive knowledge and has done plenty of research on the topic, builds a solid argument which is later supported by countless of examples, and uses underlying emotions to prove his point, which in turn makes his article rhetorically effective and persuasive. However different they may be, the main point stays the same: without action there will be no
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