After the gruesome attacks of 9/11, the United States government passed a legislation called the Patriot Act in attempt to cut down on the terror attacks. This act gives the NSA, or National Security Agency, the ability to oversee our actions. The NSA’s approach to surveilling the population is obtaining the information by tapping into technology, such as phone calls, internet pages and searches, and viewing emails and texts. Thus, controversy has triggered due to the fact that these actions are unconstitutional, and much terrorism that remains. The NSA should be greatly altered because they invade the privacy of Americans, unlawfully goes against the constitution, and we lose our rights.
They use metaphors to help connect their own lives to the lives of others. Whether it is from literary works that they are reading or connecting to each other’s lives. This use is very effective because it helps us to know what is going in the student's lives by connecting with things and sayings that we can understand.
A metaphor is a figure of speech which makes an implicit, implied or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated but share some common characteristics. An example of the metaphor she uses would be “hummocks that sink silently into the, slack earth soup” meaning that there is quick sand that drags you down into the nasty muck in the swamp
On November 10th 1963 Malcom X ( Muslim Civil Rights Activist) delivered a speech to many African Americans attending the Northern Negro Grass Roots Conference. This speech would help in the fight for African American rights. Here Malcom X demonstrated how African Americans were being oppressed and directly exposed racism. This speech is important to history because it began to encourage people to act instead of wait.
Marlon Brando, a world renowned actor, once said that “Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite” (Brando). Privacy should not be given, but privacy should be automatically had. Also, if one is not given privacy it would prohibit them from doing certain things in life. In “Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird” by Toni Cade Bambara, Granny, the protagonist, Granddaddy, and the rest of their family find their privacy being breached by people taking pictures of their family, without their consent, for the food stamp program. They believe that this is unjust and that they deserve privacy. In “Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird”, Bambara asserts that all people have a right to his/her privacy no matter his/her race or social class. The theme is exhibited through the use of metaphor and symbolism.
In this paper, I argue against Government Surveillance. Although a society full of cameras could help solve some crimes, it is also true that the Constitution, through the fourth amendment, protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. Despite the fact that this is not a guarantee against all searches and seizures, only those that are deemed unreasonable under the law should be monitored. In addition, increasing political surveillance with the excuse of protection against war or enemies only fuels the fact that innocent people’s lives are being monitored. Finally, the information collected by the mass internet surveillance programs could be used for other harmful purposes since hackers could gain access to the databases and sell the information to other companies or terrorist groups.
Stereotypes have changed throughout history. Toni Cade Bambara’s short story “Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird” uses stereotypes to develop characters and set a realistic setting. Bambara sets her story in the rural South in the United States of America. With a house near some woods, Granny, Granddaddy Cain, and a group of their relatives enjoy a private life away from white people. In this time period, during the civil right movement, there was a distrust between the African-American community and the white people. Through stereotypes, Bambara creates characters with conflict leading the reader to learn about what life was like as an African-American family in the South.
believe that if they do not do anything wrong in the face of technology and security, then
In the short story, “Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird”, a young African- American girl and her family’s privacy is invaded by two white cameramen. In this story, Toni Bambara uses symbolism, setting, and point of view, to portray the hardships of an African-Americans in American during the mid 1900’s.
The recent revelations about the NSA surveillance programme have cause concern and outrage by citizens and politicians across the world. What has been missing, though, is any extended discussion of why the government wants the surveillance and on what basis is it authorised. For many commentators surveillance is wrong and it cannot be justified. Some commentators have argued that surveillance is intrinsic to the nature of government and its ability to deliver the public good. Few, though have looked at the surveillance within a wider context to understand how it developed. A notable exception is the work by Steven Aftergood.
The Dare by Roger Hoffman and Blues Aint No Mockin’ Bird by Toni Cade Bambara both use their language and dialogue to get the theme and ideas of the stories across to the reader, however both using it differently. Blues Aint No Mockin’ Bird is told in vernacular about fictional events, and The Dare is written more formally as a non-fictional essay. It is told from the perspective of an adult who looks back on his childhood and the kids in it, always daring him, while Blues Aint No Mockin’ Bird is told from a little southern girl’s point of view. The difference in narration sets different tones in each, and has a different connection with the reader, one resonates with a child’s view point and one with that of an older man. Dialogue is also
What do readers similar to Eudora Welty have a deep affection for and what are its challenges? Growing up Welty had a passion for reading, but was driven crazy by the fact that all books have an end. Obtaining all of her reading material from the library guarded by the “dragon eye” of Mrs. Calloway was an immense challenge that Welty adored completing. The metaphoric language Welty uses to illustrate Mrs. Calloway displays the intensity and value of her childhood experiences in her future writing.
Metaphors are an influential piece to the literary world due to, “the process of using symbols to know reality occurs”, stated by rhetoric Sonja Foss in Metaphoric Criticism. The significance of this, implies metaphors are “central to thought and to our knowledge and expectation of reality” (Foss 188). Although others may see metaphors as a difficult expression. Metaphors provide the ability to view a specific content and relate to connect with involvement, a physical connection to view the context with clarity. As so used in Alice Walker’s literary piece, In Search Of Our Mothers’ Gardens. In Walker’s writing, her metaphoric message is expressed as a journey to understand elders cruel unjust past life, searching for a connection for her own
In life, people never truly realize what they have, until it's gone. Imagine having to wait seven years for the sun to come out again, but only for a few hours and then disappearing again for another seven years. Well for the kids of Venus, that is typical life. Ray Bradbury's All Summer in a Day uses a variety of author's craft such as imagery, similes and metaphors to show readers the childrens deep need for freedom away from the rain that consumes their lives. The short story All Summer in a Day is about children growing up on the planet Venus were it rains nonstop. The sun makes an appearance only once every 7 years. Majority of the kids living there don't even remember what the sun looked and
A metaphor is a figurative speech which makes an implicit or hidden comparison between twothings that are very different from each other but have a common characteristicshared between them. A metaphor emphasizes the mutualcharacteristics, without a verb such as appears and a connective such aslike,of terms that areliterally mismatched. In short, two contradicting object compared due to a single common feature.