J. Gay- Williams is a fictitious name. J. Gay Williams is cited in many books concerning educational topics. The thesis of this article is “My impression is that euthanasia—the idea, if not the practice—is slowly gaining acceptance within our society. He uses nature, self-interest, and practical effects to defend his case. He gives the arguments against euthanasia nature, self-interest, and practical effects.
Her intention of the article is to engage the readers in her political view and get up a vote for a yes to assisted dying, which is a human right following Toynbee’s view. She backs up her view by using statistics, something that is present several times throughout the article
Theresa Flores’s “The Slave Across the Street,” is a personal anecdote whose main purpose is to make Americans aware of the reality of human trafficking being in the U.S. and in our neighborhoods. The book shows how even in seemingly good life situations, traffickers are able to pick out and victimize those that are vulnerable. This does not only happen in third world countries, or in inner city, low income housing. Human trafficking is apparent throughout the U.S., in all levels of socio-economic classes. By Flores telling her story, she achieves the purpose in showing a different side of human trafficking that most people do not realize it has.
1. Ishmael Beah’s violent experiences educated me about what the intended outcomes or aftermaths of violence are. One of these is causing unrest and coercing the government to change policies and abide to their terms. Another one is making people afraid and thereby establishing dominance. Another effect it can have is making people feel ashamed of their own powerlessness of being unable to save themselves, their families, and their friends. In addition to emotionally hurting someone, physically hurting someone is another outcome. One last outcome of violence is winning a war or fight, which can eventually lead to controlling a country. These are some intended outcomes of violence.
In “The Brain on Trial”, David Eagleman claims that the justice system needs to change its sentencing policies due to the discoveries of neurobiological diseases that cause their sufferers to behave in socially unacceptable ways and/or commit crimes. Eagleman uses a variety of rhetorical strategies to present his viewpoint. The most important one is his appeal to logic. By using mostly examples, along with direct address to the readers, Eagleman is able to argue that the legal system has to modify its sentencing policies to take into account the advances made in neuroscience due to the increase in the amount of accused and/or convicted people who have been found to have harbored some kind of brain disease or damage.
Why his gun violence been a significant issue that is the siding has their heads wrapped around? For over a century, this controversial issue has yet to be further address. Most of all, the allowance of mentally ill person still have access to any armed weapons. More laws to control guns should be put into place because mentally ill and unstable people should not have the right to bear arms.s many people have been killed and injured due to the gun shootings and massive killings. For example, the massive shooting in Newton Connecticut. A 20-year-old man killed 26. 20 of them were first grade students and the other six were adults. He then took his own life. This young man had a history of mental illness and it was too late to be addressed.
Joshua Marquis is neither a scholar, a jurist, or a crusader for the wrongly accused. Instead he has spent most of his time as a prosecutor. His essay is written from a personal point of view where he supports the death penalty; however, his essay is unlike the average supporter. Joshua Marquis believes capital punishment should be decided based on the following: each case on its own, within its own context, using the specific facts of the case, considering the community where the crime occurred and the background of the defendants. With that being said, Marquis believes that for certain cases the death penalty is appropriate. In fact, in 1991 and again in 1997 he stood before the jury and ask them to impose the death penalty.
Violence is a terrible thing, but is also essential in life. Without violence, there would be no such thing as reality, and no such person a real person. We walk in a world of two types of people: real and unreal. The real people have seen and experienced violence. They no longer see the world through eyes that see the wonderful and the paradise, but rather through eyes that “might never see it right again. Or worse did see it right at last. See it as it had always been, would forever be.” The real world is far different from the images one perceives it to be; before one experiences violence. Cormac McCarthy clearly shows this in his book, All The Pretty Horses. John Grady Cole, the main character is on and alleged “adventure” to seek out his cowboy dream. He is brought up short by the violence he had never seen before. The “Cowboy” reality is far
“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented” (BrainyQuote, Elie Wiesel). In life, doing what your enemy wants only encourages them to pay more attention to you, whether it is by violence or speaking down about you. Sometimes staying silent can save one’s abuse; however, sometimes it can also be the opposite way around. Although there are times when silence leads to violence in the graphic novel Maus by Art Spiegelman and the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel, there are also instances in which speaking out perpetuates violence.
May 25, 1997, Sherrice Iverson, a 7-year-old girl lost the chance to grow up and live a full life. Jeremey Strohmeyer, a teenage boy walked into the women’s bathroom and intentionally molested and strangled the innocent child. David Cash was a key factor to whether that girl had a chance to a future or not. Choosing to ignore what he witnessed, he walked out of the bathroom leaving the teenage boy and 7 year old girl alone. Because of Cash’s decision, it created a controversial debate of whether he should continue to go to Berkeley.
In society, there are many standards that people must uphold to. In western society, it is uncommon for men to have long hair or for women to have short hair. Naturally, people will be conscientious of their differences between other people and try to change them or cover them up, and often times people who do not follow the standard are looked down upon. This leads to people trying to fit into the groups around them almost thoughtlessly. However, when people conform without thinking, it can lead to dangerous consequences. Often times, mindless conformity leads to senseless violence that could have been avoided with just a little more thought.
Does violence actually ever accomplish anything? Some people seem to think that it does. Cesar Chavez on the other hand, disagrees. In an article that Chavez wrote for a magazine and made some excellent points and arguments about why nonviolence is so much more effective as opposed to violence. He covers topics such as morality, or lack thereof, shown by violence and nonviolence, as well as honor. Chavez’s rhetorical choices made in favor of his argument seems to have a lasting effect as people today still resort to nonviolent acts of resistance against their government.
My older brother Larry has been in and out of jail since he was 17 years old for hanging out with the wrong crowd. Soon after my brother’s first arrest, my mother lost strength in both her knees and was unable to stand and walk for long periods of time, which made it impossible to work. She developed blood clots in her legs. I was home for spring break during my first year of college when a blood clot in my mother’s leg traveled to her heart and killed her.
We are living in a turbulent world. On average, there are about 150,000 deaths every day because of diseases, old age, traffic accidents, and especially violence. The data from FBI indicates that in 2013, an estimated 1,163,146 violent crimes occurred in America, and somebody commits a hate crime every hour ("Violent Crime”). The fact that more and more gruesome murders happen shows that we are living in fear of violence, and this violence is unacceptable.
The argument that I am analyzing is found in Philippa Foot’s article Euthanasia. This specific section starts at the beginning on page 88. This argument starts once she talks about the true meaning of Euthanasia and the difficulty in how people see or perceive it. In Foot 's article, she wants to prove that an act of euthanasia is morally permissible, as long as you’re performing it for the right cause or reasons. Foot defines euthanasia as "a matter of opting for death for the good of the one who is to die." (Foot, p.100) She further justifies this argument by stating that as long as we put into consideration the interests of the person involved and only the benefits of that person that euthanasia can morally acknowledge. I believe that it