Mentioning Gandhi, and stating his thought son the best ways peacefully cause change. This is showing the audience that Chavez realizes that these men have proved their methods the best, and he doesn't want to change them just try to use them for the benefit of the people. “ The boycott, as Gandhi taught, is the most nearly perfect instrument of nonviolent change, allowing masses of people to participate actively in a cause”. This quote really does work so well because of the organization that is used by Chavez to convey Gandhi’s message. If Chavez had not eased this very power quotes into is writing, they would not have been hear the same way.
Acclaimed activist and political leader, Cesar Chavez, in his article, attempts to convince the laboring class and those in need in America to restrain from any use of violence during their struggle. Throughout his article Chavez is able to maintain a predominantly straightforward positive tone in order to motivate his audience to lean more towards a non-violent approach to their problems. His purpose is to persuade the laboring class in America to abstain from any use of violence during their struggle. Chavez further elaborates his desire and purpose for his followers by utilizing the use of pathos and logos. Chavez is in the mentality that nonviolence is the only way his followers- the rest of the labor union- will achieve their goals and abstain from any injuries or harm that could possibly happen to them.
To begin with, Chavez uses juxtaposition to contrast the effects of violent and nonviolent resistance. In the speech Chavez says, “We are also convinced that nonviolence is more powerful than violence.” He then goes on to say that violence causes deaths and demoralizes the people, while nonviolence attracts people’s support and is morally just. The use of juxtaposition as a rhetorical device throughout the whole speech shows the pros of nonviolence and the cons of violence. This technique helps Chavez develop his argument because it creates a favorable bias
Samantha used pathos in response to the first Harvard Debater who proceeded to talk about how civil disobedience isn 't moral just because it happens to be nonviolent. He continues to talk about how violence can be moral to a certain extent such as in protecting your country. Samantha believes otherwise, as she again uses Gandhi to support the logic behind her point of view. As she says, “Gandhi believes one must always act with love and respect for one’s opponents” (Washington) as Samantha continues with a joke saying, “even if they are Harvard debaters” (Washington). By using a joke Samantha gains the crowd 's attention and they start to like her a bit more, also using words like love and respects towards others over blood and violence.
However, while the main storyline overall does promote the conservative ideology, multiple scenes of the book contain specific attacks on conservative elements. In particular, the story distinctly shows a rejection of the subjection to authority, the passivity of the community and the mindless preservation of stability. To begin with, according to the conservative view, obedience to authority is fundamental. To integrate into the society, individuals are expected to follow orders without questions rather than make their own choices. Consequently, promoting obedience benefits the upper-class by helping them maintain their status and control over the community without being challenged.
Orwell exhibits the citizen’s oblivious attitude toward everything shown to them and their growing faith for the party allows them to follow the party’s orders. Their new language’s, Newspeak, main purpose was “not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of Ingsoc, but to make all other modes of thought impossible.” The Party utilizes this language to create more ignorant citizens. The strength of their nation is its ability to allow individuals to forget all traces of rebellion and continue to fight with the country without knowing what is right or
These more primitive roots of war have developed into something a surprising number of people rally around and support. Scientists have determined that war has positive psychological effects because it creates a central conflict to rally around with a community of other people. This “brings a sense of cohesion, with communal goals, and inspires individual citizens (not just soldiers) to behave honourably and unselfishly, in the service of a greater good” (Taylor). Although it might be disconcerting to accept that war actually brings people together, that fact reinforces that meaning does exist behind war because people will not come together and risk their lives for something
By proving himself to be loyal he can have an easier way of influencing the other characters. He also has another advantage of being “loyal”, it means that the characters will let him do what he pleases without suspicion because they trust him so much. In the beginning of Othello, Iago protests against Othello to Roderigo “I follow him to serve my turn upon him” proving that Iago clearly does not want to honestly follow Othello. Roderigo is affected by this, because he believes him and keeps letting Iago use him unknowingly, leading to his death. Although Roderigo is misled by Iago’s he still keeps his mental and emotional state normal with little doubt, until the end.
Both Gandhi and Thoreau are alike because Gandhi admired Thoreau’s civil disobedience. Both Thoreau and Gandhi wanted peace and equality considering the fact that both men fought for what they believed was right. In their determination for freedom and tranquility, they believed that injustice should be no more. In both “Civil Obedience” and “On Civil Obedience both men interpret that the government
Dr. Kings faith encouraged his peaceful approach to changing the world we live in. His use of peaceful protests proved useful not only in achieving his goals but also in gaining a following. Martin Luther King Jr had many leadership qualities, he was very patient, recognizing that change wouldn 't happen overnight, he wasn 't afraid to ask for what he wanted in a confident but calm manner, recognizing that violence was only a temporary solution, he was quick to inspire and encourage others, and he was utterly devoted to his cause, going as far as to give his life for it in the end. In his speeches, he would commonly inspire others with his promises of a brighter future and references to his faith, well repeatedly affirming that he intended for the changes he spoke of to go threw, reassuring his listeners that the African-Americans of America would not waver in their goal, no matter how long it
strengthens his credibility and that of the non-violent direct action protesters. He does this by describing the qualities of the people involved in the non-violent movements, namely the ability not to retaliate against violence. Second, the ethos of the movement is shown through justifying their need to act. “Mindful of the difficulties involved, we decided to undertake a process of self-purification. We began a series of workshops on non-violence, and we repeatedly asked ourselves: “Are you able to accept blows without retaliating?” “Are you able to endure the ordeal of jail?” In this example, King establishes credibility for himself and the direct action plan as a whole by stating that he and his associates partook in a series of workshops, he shows that they are willing and able to carry out the plan without the use of violence.
That protest gained worldwide attention and it made its mark by telling the world that equality is for everyone. The city officials could not pretend that the Civil Rights Movement isn’t a big deal (Gilmore). The U.S. Department of Justice had to step in and help end the protest on May 10. The SCLC and the local government reached a deal where the city would desegregate and release the children from jail, only if the SCLC would stop the protests and boycotts (Children’s Crusade). The whole protest was a turning point in favor of the Civi Rights Movement (Gilmore), and it inspired the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom campaign and the Civil Rights act of 1964 (Children’s Crusade).
Although he may be considered an anarchist, I agree with many of his beliefs to a point. He states, “That government is best which governs the least” (Thoreau, n.d.). This I believe is true, in that, the ever expanding regulations and restrictions set up by the government tend to stifle our liberty. Although most regulations are set up with the best of intentions they tend to bog down the free spirit of America. I feel that letting the free market create its own “regulations” through supply and demand is the best course of action in most cases.
lead his protests, he not only effectively brought entire communities together, but preached non violence. He once said “Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.” Non violence effectively isolates persecutors of violence that stand against your cause, and also brings moderate people to your movement. Consequently protests of police brutality turn brutal.