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.
The Gospel of Cesar Chavez: My Faith in Action, by Mario T. Garcia, uses Cesar Chavez’s own words to express his spiritual and religious personality and how it led him to organize a movement for a change in the farm workers’ lifestyle of America. Through his experiences and observations with religion and spirituality growing up, Cesar created his own myth by conveying nonviolence and self-sacrifice as the basis of his American religious experience. Thus, paving the way towards reform for farm workers. To be able to understand Cesar’s motive behind his movement, violence and nonviolence needs to be distinguished. A violent movement is a protest that is set up to achieve a goal by using violent acts (riots, house raids, etc.).
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 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, 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.
Does violence actually ever accomplish anything? Some people seem to think that it does. Cesar Chavez on the other hand, disagrees. In an article that Chavez wrote for a magazine and made some excellent points and arguments about why nonviolence is so much more effective as opposed to violence. He covers topics such as morality, or lack thereof, shown by violence and nonviolence, as well as honor.
“Si, Se Puede” or “Yes, You Can” helped Cesar stand up for human rights by believing anything is possible. Nelson Mandela did all he could to stop segregation in South Africa. Cesar Chavez did all he could to help farm workers have better rights. Both Cesar and Nelson did all they could to help their community and never gave up. They impacted the world with their big efforts.
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.
Cesar Chavez & Nelson Mandela Cesar Chavez was a Mexican American activist who helped mexican Farmers rights. Cesar Chavez made a quote “Si ,se puede.” Si ,se puede means you can do it. Nelson Mandela became the first black president in South America.
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.
Thus, Lewis is conveying to his brothers to stay united and together fight for equality. He speaks with power in every word he says. Toward the politicians he uses his diction carefully in order to but the load of bricks on their backs. Throughout the speech, we come across the understanding of what changes need to be made in order to achieve the same state of equality. Lewis motivates the people by giving them the sense of hope.
In 1980, at the age of 69, Ronald Reagan accepted the nomination to run as the Republican candidate for the office of the President of the United States. Before declaring himself as a republican, he used to hold a very liberal democrat point of view. But, after changing his beliefs, he spoke consistently on several major themes (Medhurst, 2016). Reagan also, having been an actor, been the President of the Screen Actors Guild, worked for multiple political campaigns, ran and served as the Governor of California, and ran for the President of the United States twice before his campaign in 1980, had plenty of practice with public speaking and rhetoric (Marez, 2016). He was a man who had won the hearts of many Americans and set himself up for a landslide victory in his campaign.