By implementing elements of Catholicism and parts of his Mexican heritage into his rallies using The Virgen de Guadalupe as a symbol for protection, and by protesting through the use of nonviolence and self-sacrifice, Cesar Chavez managed to start a revolution in America to get first class citizenship for Mexican Americans. In order to create a following with the Mexican farm workers, Cesar had to not only fight for the rights of the workers, but he also had to connect with them spiritually. For example, the author writes, “One cannot understand this significant struggle by interpreting it only as a labor one. This was also a spiritual struggle enveloped by Mexican American Catholic beliefs, symbols, and traditions” (Garcia 12).
Cesar Chavez on the tenth anniversary of Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr's assassination, wrote an article in a religious organization's magazine. In his article, he accentuates his argument on nonviolent resistance. By the use of specific examples and rhetorical devices. He appeals to his crowd and provides his argument as to why nonviolence should be used to accomplish their goals. One of the specific examples being that Dr.Kings life exemplifies the farm workers movement.
In the first paragraph Chavez mentions Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, stating that Dr. King’s “entire life was an example of power that nonviolence brings…” This reference to Dr. King causes those who know of his impact to realize that he lead a strong historical example of what nonviolence could achieve. By using Dr. King as an example it indicates that Chavez thinks that if nonviolence had heavily impacted the past, then it would most likely do the same in the present and future. Chavez also makes a reference to Gandhi and his nonviolent boycott in India, claiming that what he taught “is the most nearly perfect instrument of nonviolent change.” By using the word perfect to describe Gandhi’s teachings of nonviolence, it further supports Chavez’s stance for nonviolent resistance.
Cesar Chavez explained nonviolence as a form of bringing awareness to not only the wages, working conditions and treatment of farm workers, but also the overall treatment of marginalized people in the United States. However, growing up with the perspective of the farmworker’s inspired him to spread the word of resistance against the growers and the government as a whole. Cesar Chavez purpose of La Causa not only inspired people to become a part of something so great, but to inflict change individually by encouraging his brothers and sisters to become mentally and physically strong. Which I believe is the backbone to a non-violence protest. It’s also the mentality a social worker should inhibit because dealing with change, it requires many of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an African-American Civil Rights Movement known for advancing civil rights by using nonviolent protest movements. Cesar Chavez, a labor union organizer and civil rights leader, publishes an article arguing about the importance of nonviolence in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Three most prominent rhetorical devices Chavez uses in the article include the use of moral reasoning, juxtaposition, and appeal to history. Chavez uses these rhetorical devices brilliantly to build his argument on nonviolent resistance in honor of the late Dr. King.
Ronith Murali 4th hour Mrs.Schmidt AP Language & Composition During the 60’s in America, the civil rights movements for African Americans was at it’s peak. Following Martin Luther King’s assassination, the common response to the tragedy was violence. Cesar Chavez writes this article in hopes of informing the American people that violence is not the answer, and that if they continued on King’s non-violent path to equality, it would bring about more change. When looking at Cesar Chavez ‘s article, one can clearly see that he is easily able to persuade his vengeful audience to cease the violent protests throughout America, by utilizing several examples of juxtaposition, rhetorical appeals, and impactful diction.
In Anthem, citizens are constantly presented the idea that preaches collectivism and extreme loyalty to the state. The protagonist, Equality 7-2521, has grown up in this restrictive civilization and believed all he was told. Equality is exceptional in many aspects that are prohibited, and he has a tendency to disobey the society’s laws. Equality slowly embraces freedom as he discovers his own ego. The author demonstrates humanity’s need for ego through Equality’s futile attempts to be alone, to separate himself from his peers, to escape his restrictive society, and his desperate endeavor to discover a word for his ego.
Cesar Chavez, labor union organizer and civil rights leader, took the 10th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as an opportunity to remind people about the benefits of nonviolent resistance. Chavez published an article in the magazine of a religious organization devoted to helping those in need. In this article, Chavez shares his views on how nonviolent resistance is more effective than violent resistance. Chavez contracts the outcomes of violence versus nonviolence using an if then format in order to prove nonviolence superior.
Ten years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, Cesar Chavez (A civil rights leader) writes a rallying article against violence. Chavez also promotes nonviolence (not coincidentally during the 10-year anniversary of Dr. King’s death) and aims to persuade his audience of its effectiveness against oppression. By justifying nonviolence, understanding violence, and describing the uses of nonviolence, Chavez persuades his audience to utilize nonviolence instead of violence. Chavez’s justification of nonviolence, through the use of repetition, is his first step in persuasion. In repeating “we” multiple times throughout the paragraph, can, metaphorically speaking, put everyone under the same umbrella.
“I’ve seen the Promised Land”, this statement has power, not only in it's words but by who they are speaking by. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke these profound words in his last speech, he used them to empower all who heard them and to let the people of this nation know that this fight will end. During this speech, King provided his insight on some of the recent activities of the civil rights movement, such as the sanitation worker strike, the direction the movement was headed, and the importance of reaching equality overall. To begin with, the issue of injustice.
As a labor union organizer and civil rights leader, Chavez wrote this article to validate the use of nonviolence instead of violence as means to create change. Chavez presents comparing through counter argument, if-then structure, and parallelism. The article Chavez wrote explains how effective nonviolence is. Chavez argues for nonviolence despite understanding the tendency toward violence. Throughout the article, Chavez counters nonviolence with violence informing the "what ifs".
Cesar Chavez During the 1960’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights movement activist. He used nonviolence to fight for what he believed until he was assassinated in 1968. In the article Cesar Chavez pleads to the audience that the only way to achieve meaningful change is not by killing or violence, but by nonviolent actions.
“When you lose your sense of life and justice, you lose your strength.” (Chavez line 71). Acts of hate and discrimination have always existed and will continue to. Wars have been fought, and lives have been lost to achieve so called “World Peace”. Violence is not the answer to the problems facing the human race.
American labor leader and civil rights activist‒ Cesar Chavez published an article in the magazine of a religious organization to address an obstacle American people were facing. America was facing a problem with the people reacting to events with violent actions, when they should be using nonviolence resistance. The farmers all feel frustration, impatience and anger. They know that many people before them have worked in America’s fields and been treated the same way they are.
Chavez ultimately was successful in helping migrant workers, especially Hispanic workers in California, to obtain workplace safety and fair pay. The problem with scholarly silence around people like Chavez and things like the labor movement and unions is that when we don’t learn about these things, we don’t learn how to successfully resist. How to resist unfair laws and corporate behavior is something that most history textbooks don’t spend any time talking about. I believe such silence exists because the dominant, ruling class doesn’t want marginalized people to learn how to resist – to learn that people and unions were extremely successful in stopping corporate greed, low (or no) wages, and unsafe working conditions.