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This is shameful. Today, here we have a sensible, honest, productive member of our community. I cannot say I am quite sure how girls dancing in the woods singing songs translates to witchcraft, but the community says it so. With only fingers pointed and no factual or realistic information, we condemn our village to be hanged. A village, where we put the lies of young children above the credibility of our greatest elders! Look at the blasphemy! We are killing our generation, and you all refuse to believe that maybe this was a mistake! But instead we say we are curing Salem! John Proctor only wished to stop the killing and save his wife from prosecution, and so we pointed fingers at him next.
Matthew McConaughey, was born on November 4, 1969, in Uvalde Texas. McConaughey attend high school in Texas and stayed in Texas to attend The University of Texas at Austin (Matthew McConaughey Biography."). Listening to McConaughey speak you automatically think southerner, he has a rich southern dialect that can’t be missed and is used for every character he plays. McConaughey in 2014 won best leading actor at the academy awards, during his acceptance speech you could hear him speak in his natural
McCullough’s compelling speech, “You Are Not Special”, grabs the listener's attention through the devices he uses to further progress his main point in his speech that you shouldn’t try to be special or different for the recognition or praise of others, but for your own rewarding gratification. McCullough discusses the motif of similarity and notability, but then begins to overturn this towards the end of his speech and say how no one is solely special, but that everyone is special. McCullough addresses his purpose by using powerful symbolism, descriptive logos and a delayed sentence.
What are trophies? They are memorable tokens that symbolize hard work and excellence. They are symbols of winners who worked hard to try and reach their goal. Children should not receive trophies just for participating. It teaches them bad life lessons and can set them up for failure in the long run.
In the speech of Malcolm X “Address to a meeting in New York, 1964” there are many words or phrases that I had trouble understanding. Some of the words or phrases are Pilgrimage, Devoutly, Complacent, Strife, Animosity, and Brutality. I am using my context clues to figure out what those words mean.
Young adults seem to be achieving adulthood at a later time in life. Whether it’s college students going back to their home or living on their parents budget late into their lives, many adolescents seem to be achieving adulthood less and less in their twenties than generations before. In Henig’s article titled, “What Is It About 20-Somethings”, she states that “getting to what we would generally call adulthood is happening later than ever” (200). Trying to explain this new advancement, Henig sources Professor Jeffrey Arnett, who has introduced the rise of a new life stage, identified by exploring one 's identity, self-focus, and endless possibilities for the prospect called “emerging adulthood”. A bulk of the blame for the development of Arnett’s new stage of life that Henig explores can be sourced on the recent popularity of social media that is discussed in Maria Konnikova’s article “The Limits of Friendship”. Some of the negative results of the increasing use of social media are a greater change of friend groups and acquaintances, increased awareness of the livelihood of our fellow peers, and more exposure to the world around us. With all these results, it is easy to see why young adults continue to become distant and flexible later on in their lives than those of previous generations. One of the most prominent consequences of the continued use of social media is the increase in average age of
This commemorative coin was based off of the Capitol building in Colonial Williamsburg. The Capitol was where Patrick Henry gave his speech Caesar Brutus. This speech was very inspirational and important to the colonists. This is why on the front side of the coin Patrick Henry’s face is shown along with his famous words “Give me liberty, or give me death!” These very inspirational words are a sign of liberty which is why on the back is the Grand Union Flag. It was first raised at the Capitol and is a sign of Colonial Unity. This means being united or joined together. The symbols on this flag are the Union Jack located in the left corner which is Great Britain’s flag. The rest of the flag consists of six white stripes and seven red stripes
There are so many topics I believe that Richard Wright would've talked about today that it is hard to narrow down to just three. If someone told him that we would have a black president in the next century we definitely would have looked at you like you were crazy but if he were here today he would be proud of how much better we have come today. We have improved as a country today for equal rights and treatment of black people but we also still have a long way to go for we are not perfect. For example he would be very ashamed how black people are still getting killed just because of their skin color. He would also be disappointed that blacks are still getting paid less statistically less than whites considering how many jobs Richard had growing up.
Many things happened in the 1700’s that caused conflict. On March 22, 1765 the stamp act was passed by parliament,the law was any goods would be taxed and sold to the colonist. In 1775 Patrick Henry created a speech to encourage the colonist to boycott and get the parliament to repeal the stamp act. The speech said “ give me liberty or give me death”, what he means by that is give us freedom or give us death.How does this speach affect us today?
Killing two birds with one stone is exactly what Florence Kelley does in her speech at the National American Woman Suffrage Association convention on July 22, 1905. She argues against unfair child labor laws by utilizing emotional appeal, using rhetorical questions, and employing repetition. Kelley does this in order to convince her audience if women had the right to vote there would be better child labor laws.
Prolific for its apocalyptic portrayal of President Abraham Lincoln’s election, Senator Robert Toombs’ speech to the Georgia state legislature reveals how Southerners were concerned about the longevity of their lifestyle. Utilizing passionate rhetoric, The South Must Strike while There Is Yet Time illustrates how the future of the Union has become unpredictable and warrants action from legislators. An address of vigorous pathos, Toombs details how the security of Southern values remains paramount to the decision of secession. Moreover, the discourse over secession often features slavery and emphasizes its role in Southern identity, deeming it essential to the preservation of their way of life. The perception of Lincoln as a radical abolitionist
Detroit’s republican congressman, Robert Clancy, in his persuasive speech, “Un-America Bill”, elaborates on the racism of Quota Act of 1921 additionally, consequently, the patriotic acts of immigrants. Clancy’s purpose is stamping his disdain of the recently formed Act, onto any listener. He molds a nostalgic tone in order to emphasize his feelings to his listeners, that explains the Quota Act of 1921, moreover his opposition of this. Robert Clancy of ‘Un-American Bill’ does a checkered job of convincing the audience by strong pathos, such as when he talks to elderly citizens of Irish as well as German heritage, patchy ethos, he’s a congressman, also sturdy logos, by using his own experience.
Sam: Good morning Declan and viewers. Today we will be discussing and comparing the ‘true blue’ Aussie novel; The Story of Tom Brennan by J.C. Burke and the classic low-budget Australian film 48 Shades by Daniel Lapaine.
The article “The Me Me Me Generation” by Joel Stein mentions how Millennials are a self-centred generation who have been raised with many participation awards and parents who mistakenly believed that strengthening their self-esteem was they key to success rather than focusing more on strengthening up their character and skills. Stein mentions that the younger generation lives mostly through screens, whether those on phones, iPad’s, or computers, and believes someway that it is entitled to success without experiencing the rough situations in lifetime. Stein also presented studies showing that the incidence of narcissistic personality disorder among Millennials is massive. Stein concludes the article by mentioning that this has not taken him by surprise, because this began with their parents’ generation, the Baby Boomers, or known as the “Me Generation.” Millennials seek to make their own mark on the world. This generation exhibits higher levels of work ethic than any other in history.