Moore illustrates the many ways American citizens can obtain guns and the many controversies that surround gun possession. Moore represents the ‘white Americans’ in favour of gun ownership as extremely fearful to the black population and discusses how the media plays a role in fuelling this fear. Moore illustrates this by use of a small cartoon clip, segments from various news shows as well as comparing the Americans to their north neighbours, the Canadian population. Moore starts his segment on fear by using a small animation clip, concerning the history of the United States of America. This clip particularly focuses on the way fear made the Americans behave a certain way.
The civil rights movement was a strong topic of discussion in politics during the mid-twentieth century. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most influential leaders of the civil rights movement, was assassinated which caused many protests and calls for violence. In Cesar Chavez’s speech, he is telling the people that nonviolence resistance is the best way to go about the situation. Chavez’s uses juxtaposition, diction, and rhetorical appeals to strongly convey his argument about nonviolent resistance. To begin with, Chavez uses juxtaposition to contrast the effects of violent and nonviolent resistance.
In Darrow’s closing argument he gives his famed “A Plea for Mercy” to the judge. This plea not only acted as a conclusion to his defense, but it also acted as an introduction the eradication of the death penalty. Darrow uses a mix of ethos, pathos, logos, and other rhetorical devices to impose a merciful effect on his audience in hopes to reduce his clients punishment and the use of capital punishment. Darrow gracefully uses all three appeals when referring to the rise of crime after war “I know that it has followed every war; and I know it has influenced these boys so that life was not the same to them as it would have been if the world had not been made red with blood. I protest against the crimes and mistakes of society being visited upon them.
Pointing fingers at the government, Dylan claims that they only build in order to destroy. The song states, “You put a gun in my hand and you hide from my eyes and you turn and ran farther when the fast bullets fly.” This represents how little concern the U.S. government seems to have for the high death rates caused by the war. He claims that their only goal is to win and nothing else seems to matter. By wishing death upon the ‘Masters of War’ at the end of the song, Dylan emphasizes the deep feelings the protesters had about wanting to end to the war and bringing peace throughout society (Margotin
In the protest play “The Buck Private” by Luis Valdez argues that the vietnam war was an immoral thing ; he uses a humorous and ironic narrator, Death, to show that he Vietnam War killed many young men. Valdez supports his argument by telling a story about a soldier who enlisted into the United States Army and later died while fighting for the U.S. Death tells the story using flashbacks. The author’s purpose is to show the audience the life of so many families to give emphasis on the harsh reality of war. The author writes in humorous and serious tones for the audience to understand the horrors of war. Johnny is mostly a tragic hero, because he is a good man with sincere character who dies because of it.
“What's wrong with the world, mama, People livin' like they ain't got no mamas” This verse illustrates how this generation of people that act off of impulse as if they have no home training or morals being reckless in the decisions that have lasting consequences that not only affect the individual but others as well. Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism, But we still got terrorists here livin' In the USA, the big CIA The Bloods and The Crips and the KKK. This verse talks about all the violence that happens overseas like the feud with Iraq but more so the feuds that we have on the day to day basis: Gang violence, senseless killings over drugs and crimes the actual harm that we cause to each other. But if you only have love for your own race then you only leave space to discriminate and to discriminate only generates hate and when you hate then you're bound to get irate, yeah Madness is what you demonstrate. In this verse it talks about the tolerance and open- minded; we must have for everyone and not just our own race because to do so only leads to prejudice discrimination.
When George W. Bush delivered his “Freedom at War with Fear” speech at the Congress on Sept 20th, 2001, America has just suffered from the single deadliest terrorist attack on US soil. Apart from the intention of establishing himself as a capable leader in times of crisis, Bush’s speech dealt primarily with how terrorism has trampled the very core of American values and how America should respond accordingly. Knowing that Americans were already raged about being attacked on their homeland (“our grief has turned to anger”) and the fact that many demanded actions (“and anger to resolution”), Bush’s general purposes was “strengthening commitment”; more specifically, to strengthen citizens’ and congressmen’s commitment to a long-term war on terror “until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated”. Throughout his speech, Bush extensively used common knowledge – universal beliefs and values shared by people of different cultural and religious background1 – to support his argument. He mentioned freedom, a value held highly by most Americans, thirteen times during the speech.
A gun, like almost every object, has the power to kill. Yet the gun is merely the instrument of death and destruction, only human beings are capable of pulling the trigger. Michael Moore is an inspirational documentarian that created Bowling for Columbine (2002) a contentious documentary that comments on the violence surrounding school shootings and gun laws that devastated America. Documentaries do not simply record the truth in a purely neutral, objectively disinterest manner” (Nowlan R 2010), but provide inspiration for social change by creating world-wide awareness of the gun laws in America and the way the American media creates fear in its people, however, his biased editing and use of film techniques did not reveal the ‘truth’, which is what you are expecting when you sit down to watch a documentary right? Through Moore’s exploration of America’s obsession with guns (would you believe a bank which gives you a free gun when you open up an account!)
Presidential candidates like Ben Carson also commented on the shooting, saying what he would have done in the situation as a victim. This event, along with the other shootings in the past few years, have raised questions over the security in the nation. Shootings and bombings have happened on the streets, in schools, and in workplaces, causing many people to worry about themselves and their families. But with people taking sides over what to do with gun control laws, politicians and citizens will have to compromise to make achievements toward a safer United
Brittney Radley Mr. Bredemeier English II October 15, 2015 Title Do you believe that guns kill people or that people kill people? I believe people kill people. Due to this statement and the stigma surrounding it, people debate on gun control. Some say it is good thing while others believe that it is a invasion of their rights. According to Merriam-Webster, Gun control is to regulation of the selling, owing and use of guns.