Sometimes authors use words to bring up strong feelings in others. They can be used to inspire action, provoke or calm people, or even persuade people to make changes and view things differently. Writers use methods such as: analogy, allusion, pathos, or charged language. Starting in 1962, Americans started a movement to try to end the use of pesticides. There were many activists throughout that time who stood up against farmers who were using dangerous pesticides.
Cesar Chavez was a civil rights activist, Latino, farm worker, and a leader for non-violent social change. He was born on March 31, 1927 after his family lost their farm during the Great Depression. When he was young, Chavez traveled the southwest, while working in fields and vineyards. Cesar knew what hardships migrant workers went through everyday. In 1962, Chavez founded an organization known as the UFWA, or the United Farm Workers of America.
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.
Cesar Chavez and Gandhi are both two different people that defended other people. They both wanted to accomplish an important goal that would change the future for other people to have their rights. Cesar wanted to get paid more money for what they were working for by protesting to the owner of the company and not eat the food the company distributed. Gandhi wanted India to be free once again and not ruled by Great Britain so he gather people to go protest to the government he wanted to accomplish a goal that would help the people of India. He was remembered to a model to the people for helping to free India.
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.
Martin Luther King Jr. was extremely passionate about nonviolence. He just wanted people of all color to get along. In 1978 a guy by the name of Cesar Chavez read a speech about how important Martin Luther King's beliefs were. In his speech, Cesar Chavez uses hypophora, pathos, and repetition to support his opinion on non-violence. One of the rhetorical strategies Chavez uses is Repetition.
When the world is engulfed in injustice, it calls for brave men and women to fight back, but the question is how should one fight? Most would resort to violence to kill off injustice, but this leads to even more violence and chaos in most cases than intended. If someone is going to be shot the first reaction is to fight off the killer. However, Cesar Chavez implies in his powerful essay the weakness of violence in a unjust situation and instead the power of nonviolence.
In a magazine article by Cesar Chavez on the 10th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, Chavez discusses the advantages of nonviolent resistance versus violent resistance, arguing that “nonviolence is more powerful than violence.” Chavez successfully develops his argument for nonviolent resistance by utilizing the rhetorical strategies of repetition and allusion. Chavez utilizes the rhetorical strategy of repetition throughout the article, repeating words like “nonviolent” and “we” to develop his and others’ stance on nonviolent resistance. Whenever Chavez states the word “nonviolent”, it is usually followed by its positive effects. For example, in the quote “nonviolence supports you if you have a just moral cause,” the word nonviolence is stated and is followed by its positive effect of supporting those with a righteous reasoning,
Cesar Chavez wrote a piece in the magazine of religious organization on the ten year anniversary of Martin Luther King. He starts off saying that Dr. King was a very powerful man with nonviolent means. Throughout his writing he gives many example of why nonviolence will ultimately succeed over violent means, and give of many appeals of emotional, logical, creditable justification. Dr. King may have dies, but with his death only more power has come to the peaceful citizens of the world.
I chose the movie Cesar Chavez because is about an labor organizer and activist man of the civil rights. Scene ---In 1965 many grape farm workers march 300 miles from Delano, California to Sacramento. Demanding labor rights for farm workers and increasing their wages and to improve their work place conditions. Mexicans and Philippine’s got united and they strike for five years until they got to sing a contract were The scene that I choose is when growers were telling the workers in the vine yards that anyone that follow the strike will stop working there and they were not going to be higher from anybody else and workers were really afraid to strike against the growers.
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.