Finally, the film “The Patriot” by Robert Rodat uses the archetypes of the quest for revenge and the fall to reveal how we as humans are willing to go to war for freedom, and for family, and unite people together under one cause. People are willing to go to war for family, freedom, revenge and to bring together a country or group of people.
To appeal to logos she uses a fair amount of facts and statistics, “In the Army Air Forces, or AAF, there were 52,651 stateside aircraft accidents over the course of the war, killing 14,903 personnel. Though some of these personnel were probably on coastal patrol and other duties, it can be presumed that the vast majority were trainees, killed without ever seeing a combat theater. In the three months in which Phil’s men trained as a crew, 3,041 AAF planes--more than 33 per day--met with accidents stateside, killing nine men per day. In subsequent months, death tallies exceeding 500 were common. In August 1943, 590 airmen would die stateside, 19 per day (61).”
The implication that most of the infantry soldiers are working class men is presented through the use of language in the speaker’s speech. On the other hand, it also shows that the upper class people are not interested in joining the military. To explain, the way in which the speaker uses simple language throughout his speech shows that he, who sign up to become a soldier, is not high class people. This is because the upper class people tend to use more grand style of speech to show their power and authority, while most of working class men use less grand style of speech or complicated sentences. For example,.
Despite a similar internal struggle, Paul and the speaker cope with their emotions in different ways. Although both characters do in fact suppress the guilt of killing an enemy, Paul still struggles with some regret. In “The Man He Killed”, the speaker acknowledges the fact that he is at war. The idea of killing another man becomes normal to him as he realizes that he enlisted for this purpose. The speaker states that “I shot at him as he at me”, if he had failed to shoot, he could have been the one dead, thus he had to fire back in order to survive.
On Pages 339-340, Capote uses selection of detail and diction to argue against the use of the death penalty. (Dick) “...hung for all to see a full twenty minutes before the prison doctor at last said, ‘I pronounce this man dead.’” (Capote 339). (The guard says), “They don’t feel nothing. Drop, snap, and that’s it.
Liam O’Flaherty was an Irish author that wrote short stories that had a mix of brutal naturalism, psychological analysis, poetry, and biting satire (The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica). He wrote many short stories that got readers to think in a different way to solve what is going on in the story. One of his many short stories, The Sniper, is one of his most popular and most abstract pieces of his work. Knowing this, The Sniper is a perfect candidate for a rhetorical analysis paper.
Adapting military jargon and techinical writing into something understandable for the general public is an art. In the military, we use a lot of phrases and acronyms to describe or relay information to each other. Changing these words and explaing the acronyms to a regular civilan can be frustrating and sometimes confusing. I would keep it as simple as possible, or how some troops say “Barney Style” becase most people watched or heard of Barney the dinosaour. In the military, we have technical manuals (TM’s), Field manuals (FM’s), and regulations.
Now and again, it is difficult to understand our nation’s trials and tribulations throughout history since often times the event in question comes from a part of history that does not carry any survivors into present day. For instance, America’s Civil War, occurring from 1861 to 1865, it is a part of history that no one remains from, and therefore, not a single soul to pass on that first-hand experience and shed some light on the era for those of us living today. However, with documented accounts such as Louisa May Alcott’s Civil War Hospital Sketches, a part of the Civil War experience lives on and provides a glimpse into what it was truly like to live during such huge changes in our nation. Miss Alcott begins her sketches where her journey to