Firstly, well known is the fact of Isocrates weakness to giving out speeches. He felt more comfortable as the role of logographer rather than one who gives speeches. On another note for Isocrates support of written communication is the use of written text. Written text can be saved and utilized for the suited moment, as well as the fact that written text can be preserved in its original words without change in content and ideas. Plato on the other hand sees weakness to written communication.
Tobias also uses Syntax to emphasize the unimportance and futile message. In his final sentence I laughed out loud conveys that, Wolff believes these demands are nonsensical and meaningless by keeping this sentence short and using simple punctuation. These connotations develop
“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared,”- Lois Lowry. In this quote, Lowry addresses the isolation of keeping memories to oneself. In her fictional novel The Giver, Lois Lowry introduces a similar conflict.
After all, the narrator “began to piece together this version of the story” through information given to him by Ethan Frome. Of course Zeena appears to be the epitome of the quintessential antagonist. It is only natural that bias was introduced, for Ethan would certainly not paint himself in a negative light, and due to his infatuation with Mattie, she too is spared from any condemnation. Through no fault of Ethan Frome or the narrator, the narrator’s “piecing together” of Ethan Frome’s life is incredibly unreliable and it is incredibly subjective. Unless a reader mulls over the effects of utilizing certain types of narration, Zeena will forever be seen as the villain of the story.
According to notablebiographies.com Tobias Wolff “tries to treat his characters honestly once he has developed them”. Also his "standards of honesty and exactness," and his refusal "to destroy his characters with irony that proved his own virtue." is evident in this short story. Even if this means the reader cringes at the dialogue of the characters such as: "You fat moron,", "I guess you think I 'm a complete bastard. ", and "If you want to piss and moan all day you might as well go home and bitch at your
The first reason his speech explains how indifference is the worst emotion is by explaining how indifference affects people. This quote️️️, “Indifference is not a beginning, it is an end. And, therefore, indifference is always the friend of the enemy, for it benefits the aggressor — never his victim, whose pain is magnified when he or she feels forgotten.”, helps you understand what happens when one, or many people act with indifference. Another reason that Elie Wiesel’s speech promotes his idea that indifference is detrimental is the way he notifies us about what we as humans can do to do the right thing by not acting with indifference. He gives examples of significant events from the 20th century that are examples of acting with indifference, such as America supplying Nazi Germany with oil or not saving Jews during World War II, but also not acting with indifference, for example the collapse of Nazis, communism and
The dictionary defines the term outlier as “a person or thing situated away or detached from the main body or system”. In both Malcolm Gladwell’s “Outliers” and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Self-Reliance”, a person being an outlier is something that is a fairly common thing. The term outlier is consequently the theme of Gladwell’s “Outliers”, whereas in Emerson’s “Self-Reliance”, being an outlier means not conforming to society's norms. Emerson’s “Self-Reliance” and Gladwell’s “Outliers” tend to contrast quite heavily in as in Emerson’s “Self-Reliance”, self-reliance is key to achieving peace, whereas Gladwell seems to believe that you need to be successful to achieve peace and happiness, and success doesn’t happen on your own. Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Self-Reliance”
The idea that our actions could be meaningless is one that is not uncommon for one to ponder; though a troubling thought, it cannot be denied that once an individual is dead, their previous actions don't make any difference to things anymore. This idea is elaborated on by two great writers, William Shakespeare and T. S. Eliot. A universal theme about the futility of life is shared in Shakespeare's Hamlet and Eliot's The Wasteland. In Shakespeare's play, the main character, Hamlet, regularly has doubtful and somewhat nihilistic views on his life. He maintains that his life has no value throughout the play and contemplates suicide.
Indifference is destructive and inhumane Indifference is defined by Elie Wiesel as lacking empathy or keeping silent while there is discrimination (Anthony, n.d.). He continues to say that indifference is a friend of the enemy because it benefits the aggressor and then disfavors the victims as they feel forgotten. There are two seemingly different speeches, one by Elie Wiesel a survivor of the Holocaust and another by Susan. B Anthony who spoke for women’s right, straight out a theme that the attitude of indifference is destructive and inhumane. The two speeches by Elie and Susan have different topics and subject.
He to strike. My scars were the emblem and symbol of our love” (1). Here it seems that the author used verbal irony which allows the reader to understand how traumatized the character is. Verbal irony deals with something that is said, however it is meant to be completely different. Doug knows that the permanent marks he has does not have to do with love,