When Wiesel makes it clear that he has suffered personal loss, he is evoking an emotional response from his audience. By stating that he senses their presence “The presence of my parents, that of my little sister.” the audience empathizes with him and the horror of the Holocaust is made more clear for them. They cannot only understand his feelings; they can connect to them which strengthens their understanding of the need to act whenever they witness inhumanity.
Some examples of the use of pathos come from “Chapter 4, Sold Again”, it seems that everything is going good, because a man named Daniel Queen was educating him and even became a father figure to him. Then everything abruptly changed when his master decided to sell him and threatened to kill him if he were to get out of his sight. This part of the text changed everything and may even sadden the reader because while reading this part of the text the reader, may think about being in Equianos shoes and how horrible that may be. Equianos needs to make the reader sympathize for him in order to make the reader realize the horrid conditions that he went through in his struggle through
A Brother’s Journey Surviving a Childhood of Abuse: An Overview Richard B. Pelzer wrote a follow up book to his brother Dave Pelzer’s book The Lost Boy. In The Lost Boy Dave told the story of his child hood abuse. In A Brother’s Journey, Richard tells the story from his point of view. He says that he had to go along with his mother’s hatred of David because if not, he would be abused by his mother. While going along with his mother he too grew a hatred for the helpless David.
His family experienced hurt in more ways than one, they experienced both physical and mental pain. Though this could be said to be a good thing, Jem and Scout both matured majorly and lost their childhood innocence. Also through the court case and the hearings before the end of the book, the children's view of atticus changed in a negative way, they saw him as less of a father than others and saw his age affecting him. Though one of the largest drawbacks was Bob Ewell's threat which caused mental pain and his attacking of the children." ...
In the novel, The Kite Runner,the lead character, Amir, is often made to resemble those that surround him. Amir is always defined by other characters and never truly gains an identity of his own. Without a defined view of himself, Amir defines himself by the mistakes of his past. Amir defining himself by his mistakes results in him becoming infatuated with them, as they are no longer just actions, but they are a part of his identity. The parallels the author draws between Amir and other characters emphasizes Amir’s guilt over his past actions; Amir’s obsession with his guilt causes him to become self absorbed, as he is focused solely on his guilt and not on how his past actions have affected others; as a result Amir is never fully able to redeem
As a genius, Charlie realized the experiment’s folly. Despite Charlie’s strife with society, he was wrongly used for the experiment. Charlie had faced many conflicts with society, as did most mentally impaired men and women. A testament to this was Frank and Joe; people like them took advantage of people similar to Charlie for something as petty as their own amusement.
Negative words can have long-lasting consequences that spread far beyond the person who is being bullied. An anonymous once quoted, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me,” but words do hurt. Words hurt adults as well as children. Many times children or teens do remember negative words or remarks, especially from important family members or friends and how those words seriously disturbed their self-esteem throughout life. Words do have a deep meaning, which is why
I am in agreement with Krakauer on the fact that Chris McCandless was not a sociopath because he was intelligent, socialized very well, and was able to take care of himself, but he did have his flaws. Being able to be independent, his achievements and his friends all prove the “outcast bush causality” stereotype wrong. Since Chris was a human, he did have his faults. In some cases they were extreme, but they were rooted from an anger that makes it hard to label as “sociopath”. In the end, however, his stubbornness and tendency to dream big left him for dead.
That itself is obvious; even Pete admits it when he says, “when Sucker was a little kid and on up until the time he was twelve I guess I treated him as bad as Maybelle did me”(McCullers 32). When Maybelle starts actually noticing him, Pete starts feeling bad for how he treated Sucker and wanted to make it up to him, so they become good friends, but then it starts to go downhill. Maybelle for some reason started acting differently around Pete and he started getting worried, and then everything Sucker did kept annoying him. Just like any other human being, Pete could keep his anger under control and took it out on something, and that thing was Sucker. Here is where things get weird.
She did everything should could for him so he wouldn’t go down the same path a lot of kids his age were going down. She wanted a better life for Wes. “Well, your grades obviously aren’t bad because you can’t pick this stuff up or because you are stupid, you are just not working hard enough” (75-76). Joy is influential to Wes because she knew that Wes had the ability to learn and to be intelligent, she just needed Wes to push himself to be intrigued in school like how he was in music or outside activities. As Joy tried to get Wes’s grades up she finally came up with a plan to send him to military school.
The stirring use of pathos here makes the audience feel not only for him, but for all others in similar situations. Staples suggests that knowing how many people view him, as a felon, would drive anyone to insanity unless they found a way to contend. The people who assume the worst in others because of their race have created the rage that Staples and many others feel. Learning how Staples and other black men suffer will insight the audience to stop judging people in this
Me Myself and Irene The main character of the movie and the subject of my psychological analysis is named Charlie Baileygates. Charlie married his soulmate Layla but almost immediately after getting married, Layla had an affair with an African-American man named Shontey. About three years later Layla left Charlie for Shontey leaving Charlie to take care of three bi-racial children who were conceived due to the affair. Charlie is also Rhode Island State Police Trooper who despite his social rank has been taken advantage by many of the people that he has encountered, however because of the person that he is, he just lets people take advantage.
Daniel Keyes's science fiction story “Flowers for Algernon” is about a 37-year-old man that was born with a lack of intelligence. He has always been teased and made fun of for his problem. As an adult, he chooses to go to learn at school. He doesn't learn much but chooses to undergo a risky never before done surgery. The surgery promises to triple his IQ of 68 but it may not be permanent.