The short story "Quitters, Inc," by Stephen King, is suspenseful and filled with many twists. Quitters, Inc is a rehab fasiclity for people that want to stop smoking, but their healing treatment is very unique. Jimmy McCann recommends his friend, Dick Morisson, to join the same program that changed his life and helped him to stop smoking. But Morrison does nit know what is in store for himself and his family. Stephen King uses foreshadowing to anticipate the tortures done to a family member, if they do not meet the rehab's requirements.
In Patrick Henry’s “Speech to the Second Virginia Convention”, used figures of speech, metaphors and similes, and rhetorical questions to persuade his audience to agree with his views on the war and the conditions of America. Throughout his speech, Henry used figures of speech to engage his audience. One example of this is the phrase “Suffer not yourselves be betrayed with a kiss”, by this he meant that he hoped that his American comrades would not be fooled by the British and their false promises. These figures of speech, especially figurative language, were used to persuade the audience into turning against the British. Metaphors are another key aspect of Henry’s speech.
The use of repetition, allusion, and diction solidify and strengthen his speech. Authors usually use repetition to hint at a main idea or to get the audience really thinking about the word, phrase, or idea they repeat. “All dreaded it, all sought to avert it.” At this point in time Lincoln is speaking to an audience of people affected by civil war. Brothers fighting brothers. By repeating “all” Lincoln brings a sense of unity to his audience.
In the years leading up to the American Revolution, there was a tense relationship between the colonists and their British rulers. Large gatherings in the colonies to discuss the grievances caused by the actions of the British were common. Patrick Henry applies the rhetorical strategies of allusions and repetition in his “Speech in the Virginia Convention” to assert that the colonists should believe fighting for their freedom and rights is necessary and that they must fight as soon as possible. Although Henry has rather radical beliefs in comparison to the other members of the Convention, he connects with them through religious and literary allusions that are able to convince them of his assertions. In his speech, Henry alludes to
The song One Tin Soldier, written by Dennis Lamber & Brian Potter, is a song that is about the demonstrations in America during the Vietnam War. This song is trying to say that the higher-ups have something they want which is “Peace on Earth”, or in this case the Earth being Vietnam, they want to end the war. The artists are saying that the conditions of these demonstrations are caused the by the ‘One tin soldier riding away,’. It seems like the artists make it so that the soldier is not going by will, they’re forced to go. This is referencing the draft, a ‘soldier’ leaving town heading to war, causing the people to be angered.
My mom told us he was sick and was getting help from doctors. Our family was extremely grateful to find out that he beat cancer and could enjoy the rest of his life. I have also lost my grandpa due to lung cancer. It’s tough seeing someone in so much pain and knowing what they have but not having a clear understanding of what it is or what’s going on inside their bodies. What do I already know about it?
Isolation can be a very effective way of protection but at some point, it becomes harmful since people need each other in order to overpass adversities. The elders ' found comfort in each other after they lost a loved one. They could have isolated themselves, but instead, they came together from a tragedy as a community, and they founded their own town where they stayed out of the real world. Sometimes a major event is needed to change the way a person
One of the main arguments is that euthanasia could be an ethical issue and can be seen as assisted murder. Physicians are not forced to provide the euthanasia doses; the physicians who do, have agreed to do so. As well as the patient is asking to die, they are not being killed against their will. Another argument is that medical resources and money will be spent for a patient to kill themselves, when they can just commit suicide on their own free will. More medical resources would be spent on keeping that patient alive, than it would euthanize them.
For starters, Robert compares himself to how everyone might be feeling by bringing up the fact that he lost a member of his family to a murderer too. This gave people the impression that they were not alone and that Robert had similar emotions to them. A final way Robert makes the reader care is by telling them to do certain things like pray for Martin’s family and the country. Some rhetorical devices used by Robert in his speech were repetition, antithesis, and epistrophe. Repetition is used in the words “we” and “love.” Antithesis is used when Robert compares three things side by side, the past, present, and future, “We can do well in this country.
With the legalization of euthanasia, people with disabilities and other vulnerable people such as the elderly would feel encouraged to seek euthanasia as a means to end their medical problems. Although many people are against the legalization of euthanasia, other people believe that the decision to end one’s life is a personal decision and it follows the principle of autonomy. In the medical world, many people believe that it is unethical to violate a patient’s autonomy even if it means that they want to commit suicide. People feel that if a patient is suffering, especially due to a terminal illness, the patient should be able to avoid further suffering by committing suicide earlier on. Many people also believe that physicians assisting someone to commit suicide is the most humane way to pass away compared to other methods in which one commits suicide.
The literary criticism I chose for the Heart of Darkness focuses on how is “easier to give good advice than to take it.” This criticism was written by Theodore Dalrymple, who is a doctor and provided an example of how he would prescribed his patients an act that they should do to improve their life and they would nod and say they would. At first, one believes they would take measures, but they would not. This he related to this book by demonstrating that is difficult to change individuals but it more difficult to change nations and even more cultures. Darkness (and light) is the main motif and he tells, not directly, that the characters are stuck in the darkness. In their setting and how hard it will be to change the minds of individuals
Paul adds Sarkin into the story because he yearns to get his mind off of the war around him, so he develops a love interest in his story. O’Brien utilizes this similarity to aid the reader in understanding Paul is making up the story of his desertion. Additionally, Paul remembers when Sidney Martin, his deceased lieutenant,