American journalist and politician, Clare Boothe Luce, in her opening speech at the 1960 Women’s National Press Club meeting, prepares her audience, qualifying and defending her forthcoming criticism. Luce’s purpose is to provoke thought in the journalist’s minds on what journalism is really about at its core. She adopts a frank and humorous tone to best capture the attention of her intended audience of female journalists. Through, appealing to the ethos, logos, and pathos with flattery, syllogism, and rhetorical questioning to prepare the audience for her message: “the tendency of the American press to sacrifice journalistic integrity in favor of the perceived public demand for sensationalist stories.” In the first paragraph of her speech, Luce assures the audience that “[she is] happy and flattered to be a guest of honor…” This explains her genuinity and the caring nature behind the criticism to follow. This is done while also building up her personal ethos, saying that she is the guest of honor and was asked to be there gives her a sense of authority which enhances her credibility in the eyes of the audience.
Mairs herself doesn’t fully comprehend why she decided on this title, but she believes that she wants others to see her as a “tough customer”. A person who “fates/gods/viruses have not been kind”, yet still can accept the brutal truth. By claiming all this, Mairs makes the reader realize that she’s a unyielding individual, yet also appeals to pathos by invoking feelings of sympathy from the reader. Also, one would likely agree that
Thus, when a conflict arises, Nick possesses the ability to humanize or dehumanize another character. During his separation discussion with Jordan, he dehumanizes (makes her less humane or civilized) her to the reader. Nick recalls her stating “I don’t give a damn about you now” (Ch 9, Pg 87). Essentially, Jordan was humane before the break up, but afterwards Nick allows the reader to know her harsh, inhumane statement. Nick’s response to her statement was that he was “angry”, which confirms that her actions were inhumane (Ch 9, Pg 87).
Using both her word choice and the tone in which it set, her use of language foreshadows the true intentions and outcome of the lottery and its devastating ending. When she states, “[The] feeling of liberty sat uneasy on most of them,” she creates an uneasy and negative tone when she uses these certain words ( Jackson 264). It creates the sense that the villagers’ liberty and freedoms were about to be threatened and it truly foreshadows the events that are to come. She also continues her negative tone and word choice towards the event and the black box when she says, “They stood together, away from the pile of stones in the corner, and their jokes were quiet and they smiled rather than laughed” (Jackson 264). This created an uneasy feeling in the readers mind and led to the foreshadowing that the towns people weren’t so excited to participate in the lottery.
She told people that racism led to unfortunate outcomes for society and this is the reason Americans needed to make a social change or else it would affect everyone. In addition, Addams also told people that lynching was becoming a bigger problem in America and that it needed to come to an end. Many listened to her on this subject because she had been “partners” with Ida. B. Wells to make a difference, “A community has a right to protect itself from the criminal…” (Public Pragmatism: Jane Addams and Ida B.
They could tell what ‘race’ meant.” (pg.3). This quote shows just how the questions were affecting her. The Norton’s were asking her questions that she had no idea how to answer because she was unsure of what they meant. The questions made her feel uncomfortable and hurt, however, they kept asking Carole about her race. Another example of racism in this short story is how close minded Betty is towards the idea of mixed children in this world.
One such instance, reoccuring several times throughout the scene, is when Atticus calls her ‘Miss’ Mayella Ewell to which she responds with hurt and anger, saying “Won’t answer a word you say long as you keep on mockin‘ me.” Lee also uses Jem, who (in his wise old age) is proficient at reading people, to help set the tone for Mayella being honest and victimized by all those around her. Jem says comments throughout Bob Ewell’s testimony that he was probably lying, but Mayella’s tears seemed real. Also, while being questioned by Atticus, Mayella cries often and, at the beginning tells the judge that Atticus scares her. Because there are
Screaming is usually negatively seen since it relates to aggressive behavior. The two cultures inside Maxine put so much built up pressure inside, resulting in a sudden”burst” with no warning. By bursting Maxine is showing how most Americans would find it acceptable to release their thoughts. Subconsciously she is also straying away from her Chinese roots by expressing her feelings in a disrespectful tone, instead of keeping her negative thoughts inside
Kelly walked over to some other students that were on the next row and said, “They are some wigger lovers”. This is a term I was unfamiliar with, but amazingly close to sounding like” nigger” lover. I was insulted, she was trying to talk about me personally on the ground that, the people surrounding me weren 't black. More than likely she was saying it directly for me to hear, and this made upset, I walked over in a rage to confront her. “Kelly what the hell did she just say?
She felt like there was a hurricane in her mind, she really wanted for people to like her but she was to insecure to even speak. She closed her eyes trying to ignore what these two girls were saying. “Hey!” someone shouted. “Stop being so mean to her”. Haley opened her eyes and there were the two boys she saw before.
(You should have heard the emotion and excitement that permeated my voice!) RH: Pascale, it is so nice to finally be able to talk to you and make this connection. So many people have left comments for you and have been very excited about this interview. PH: Oh, that 's so nice, Ruth. Nice to get to talk to you, too.
She decided to misuse her freedom and tried to go extreme in the lifestyle of a bad girl. Correspondingly, freedom of power can over power the will of being good. Gladwell writes about one of the guards, who said that “there were times when we were pretty abusive, getting right in faces and yelling at them” one guard remembers “ It was part of the whole atmosphere of terror”. As the experiment progressed, the guard got systematically crueler and more sadistic”(Gladwell 158). The freedom of power was so influential that the guard forgot his real identity and started to act like a real guard.
Today the crowd would be stunned with disgust towards the man. In the discussion of marriage, one controversial issue has been abuse. In the 1800’s there was uproar over the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston. Some women claimed that female abuse was finally being exposed. However, many feminists were outraged that Hurston displayed the problem of abuse so lightly.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s Miss Representation successfully conveys the dangers that are associated with the demeaning methods the media uses to displace women from inspiring, valued positions and the effects of it on the American female population. The documentary explores the negative portrayal of women in the press and Hollywood, lack of female participation in major fields, and the side effects of the antifeminist movements on impressionable, young girls that have become highly visible through the media. The documentary reports of how even the most casual hints of misogyny distort the public’s values and expectations for women. The targeted audience is everyone because society can only right its wrongs by working and empowering together. However, Miss Representation does emphasize that young women in particular were the most important group of their intended audience.
The nazi’s will most likely to be forgotten to this day even though it caused terrible destruction for the jews. The flaws to the american propagandas was the lack of women rights that they should of had. Yet it did encourage a lot of women when the caption on one of them said “We can do it”. I think that women need to be represented more often. The flaws for the nazi’s were the killing of the jews and the massive destruction.