1) Koch 's article relies heavily on pathos. How is his article designed to make the reader feel? Why did he design it this way? Koch 's article is designed to make the reader feel guilty for underappreciating retired football players. Koch designed this article in this particular way to gain sympathy for the struggle football players go through to play the game so many rave about.
In Martin Luther King, Jr.’s essay, “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” and Henry David Thoreau essay “Civil Disobedience,” both share their opinions on social injustice and civil disobedience. They both believe that people can protest unfair and unjust laws imposed on them in a civil way. In addition, King and Thoreau are challenging the government with their essays, which they wrote after they got sent to jail. For protesting the treatment of blacks in Birmingham, Alabama, King spent eleven days in jail; Thoreau spent a night in jail for refusing to pay his poll tax. Both King and Thoreau’s essays present similar plans for a resolution.
The book Concussion focuses on the dangers of concussions in football and exposes the NFL to its audience for neglecting what concussions were doing to their players. In the book Concussion the author Jeanne Marie Laskas uses Logos and Analogy to persuade NFL players, families, and fans that the NFL should be discredited for endangering NFL players and to spread awareness about the dangers of Football. In the Book Concussion Jeanne Laskas uses statistics in the book to spread awareness about the dangers of football. “ The G-Force for a football being knocked out is about 60-90 G’s to compare a fighter pilot will pass out at 5 or 6 G’s but that’s over a long period of time” (Laskas 164) This shows over a period of time the number of hits will add up and causes problems in the head, and that it’s possibly more dangerous being an NFL player than being a
Patrick Henry felt as though many of the citizens were not aware of the seriousness of what was happening and that the needed to have a wake up call. Patrick Henry's speech was to connect to the audience and show then exactly how serious this issue is and he did that by using a lot of emotion. The most effective persuasive technique that Patrick Henry used in his famous “ Speech to the Virginia Convention” is pathos because it was used sufficiency throughout his speech. It was important for Patrick Henry to persuade the colonist because he felt like their freedom was at stake and there was not much being done about it. The persuasive technique was used when asking whether staying peaceful and not fighting is worth getting our freedom taken away.
For example, when he states, “It is true, the brave deeds of our fathers have failed us,” he backs it up with, “our duty is not to cavil over past grievances.” Also, he expresses the idea that although people are saying they shouldn’t, they should fight for the Union anyway, which is another reason they might be against enlisting. Alfred M. Green’s speech encourages African Americans to prepare to enlist because of the many different methods he uses. He uses themes in his speech, patriotism and religion, to appeal to their emotions because he knew that African Americans wanted to be treated as American citizens and most of them were Christians. He also uses his word choice to sway them to enlist. For example, he uses “us” throughout the speech which makes it seem like they were all one and that they should unite and fight
During the first three preseason games of the 2016 NFL season, Colin Kaepernick formerly quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers sat through the national anthem in protest of police brutality towards African American individuals. When asked about it, Kaepernick said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour.” News outlets immediately attacked
We all know Colin Kaepernick. If you don 't, I will tell you. He is a quarterback in the NFL and he plays for San Francisco 49ers. He is the one that started the movement for kneeling during the national anthem. He thinks that he is starting a movement for Blacks but all he is doing is dividing the country even more.
We have been through a lot and we continue to go through different things. The different things that we continue to go through, in my opinion, continues to put more and more meaning behind the American flags and our beliefs as Americans. When people do anything bad to the flag, it’s like they don’t even want to be an American or they aren’t proud to be an American. In the article, ACLU: Lafayette ‘flag desecration’ Arrest unconstitutional, I found this quote “Police said video from another surveillance camera showed the same man tearing up another flag in front of a business”. In another article, Judge: man won’t be prosecuted for flag ‘desecration’, I found this quote “Allegheny Township police charged Brubaker with two flag desecration crimes.
Holly Pryle Emily Chappell English 121 22 March 2018 Kneeling for the Anthem Every American child is raised with the knowledge that they were born in a country that by law gives them freedom of self-expression and the right to protest. However, this right does not mean that people must agree with you and in many cases, groups wind up at odds over differing opinions. Over the past few years America has seen many examples of this, most notably football players protesting injustice by kneeling during the anthem. This form of protest has sparked much controversy and has caused more harm than good. The protesters have divided their fans and disrespected the nation.
Controversy is currently plaguing the nation as arguments concerning the President’s comments toward the NFL players that didn’t attend the singing of the nation anthem and those who kneeled during the singing. Many people believe he is suppressing, or otherwise putting an end to, the natural rights of these player as he stated, @realDonaldTrump “ ...our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, YOU 'RE FIRED. Find something else to do!” Twitter, 23 Sep. 2017, 11:18 a.m. In order to fully understand if he is indeed terminating their rights, one must apprehend the meaning of natural rights.
President Donald Trump stated, “It’s important that NFL players stand for our national anthem next game. Respect our flag and our country!” The President is shocked when he witnesses people contempt those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom in this country and is not afraid to denounce it. The athletes are protesting their very own right to protest at all.
Over the past several decades there have been many protestors against the use of this term for the NFL team in Washington D.C. The term “Redskins” has been used in reference to football since 1933 (“History”), but is it time for that to change? Many people say that the name “Redskins” is racist and offensive. Being under constant pressure, the Redskins are going to be forced to make a final decision on the name of their franchise. People all over the country are battling the name change from every day football lovers to
Even though it is supposed to be used as a memorial to fallen Civil war heroes, it is more commonly used as a hatred symbol in today’s society. This flag has caused many social issues throughout the country. On June 17th, 2015, Dylann Roof shot and killed nine people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. When he was convicted, he admitted to only serving the Confederate flag. Of course this terrible thing sparked numerous debates about the confederate flag being waved at public places.
Heritage or Hatred: The Confederate Battle Flag There is a lot of attention and opinion surrounding what we know now as the Confederate flag. Until recently the outcry of support and opposition to the flag has always been there with events bringing it back to the forefront. After the horrific events at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17th, 2015 the support and opposition surrounding the flag reemerged. The argument again became main stream on whether the confederate flag represents racism or heritage. During a recent survey conducted by CNN showed that of the people polled, fifty seven percent agreed that the flag represented pride and heritage while thirty three percent agreed that it represented racism.
Did he enter in the right time? What I believe is that Kaepernick did the right thing at the right time because he had the right intension as to why he refused to stand up during the national anthem. Jaweed the author of this article said that “Politicians has entered the fray:” and when politicians enter a situation like what Kaepernick did. Would just like what Peter Dreier in the article said “We’re in the middle of an election campaign that adds to the tension. The Black Lives Matter…police shootings... and mass killings… All these things are in the mix that make it a rip time for controversy over racism,” so Kaepernick picked the right to time to speak his voice.