Eduardo Mendieta constructs an adequate response to Angela Davis’ Are Prisons Obsolete? in his article, The Prison Contract and Surplus Punishment: On Angela Y. Davis’ Abolitionism. While Mendieta discusses the pioneering abolitionist efforts of Angela Davis, the author begins to analyze Davis’ anti-prison narrative, ultimately agreeing with Davis’ polarizing stance. Due to the fact Mendieta is so quick to begin analyzing Davis’ work, the article’s author inadvertently makes several assumptions about readers of his piece. For instance, Mendieta assumes that readers will automatically be familiar with Angela Davis.
He is trying to state that all people, no matter the race were and still should be equal. That we should end slavery and all the racism out there, to have a free and equal country again. In conclusion, Abraham Lincoln delivers a very persuasive speech due to his use of figurative language and utilization of pathos styled techniques. He uses these examples very well in his speech to persuade people to believe him when he says that these men that died in the battle of Gettysburg shouldn’t of died in vain, that they died for a reason, and that reason is that all men, no matter the race or religion, should be treated
Instead of a pen it is our actions and instead of the ink on paper it's our words. Cesar uses a mixture of Personification, Irony, and Antitheses to prove and justify his point about non violence being the solution to life's problems. Chavez’s uses of Personification such as the use of it within the sentence “ This observance of Dr. King’s death gives us the best possible opportunity to recall the principles with which our struggle has grown and matured.” helps us to better grasp what he is talking about by giving it a human trait that we can relate to. In another sentence Cesar says “ The burdens of generations of poverty and powerlessness lie heavy in the fields of America.”
On April 4, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy gave his remarks on the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Robert’s goal was to inform people on Martin Luther King’s journey and to strengthen people’s attitudes on the whole situation. Robert’s main points throughout the speech were how the country as a whole should move forward, why the states should not resort to violence but unity instead, and he also addressed that the country needed unity, love, and compassion.
First, the SCLC confirmed that Birmingham had been practicing institutionalized racism, and then attempted to negotiate with white business leaders there. When those negotiations broke down because of promises the white men broke, the SCLC planned to protest through “direct action.” Before beginning protests, however, they underwent a period of “self-purification,” to determine whether they were ready to work nonviolently, and suffer indignity and arrest. When they decided they could, they then prepared to protest. King was met with unusually harsh conditions in the Birmingham jail.
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.
This spark is the very same thing that builds their characters. Thus, after realization of the ugly truth about the socially higher ranked people about how shallow, selfish and uncaring he isolates himself from the social life. This isolation includes being isolated from Buchanans and Jordan Baker as
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee demonstrates that social inequality breaks down a society through the use of conflict, symbolism and irony. Social inequality plays a pivotal role in the novel because the whole conflict between Bob and Tom is wrapped in it. From the first accusation to the final conviction inequality is intertwined in every paragraph, every word. To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel that stands the test of time because while our society has made improvements, inequality will never truly go away. This novel displays characters you relate to, ones you despise, and all that you fall in love with.
The Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech written by Elie Wiesel was delivered in 1986 at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. Wiesel writes the speech using his experiences of the Holocaust and his personal thoughts mainly to persuade people to do the right thing. The speech was written to show the suffering that people went through during the Holocaust so that no event like the Holocaust would happen again in the future; that no person would ever have to go through the suffering and torture the Jews went through. Wiesel develops the idea that when people face suffering or humiliation they should not remain silent through the use of pathos, allusion, and parallelism.
In the novel, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, the author uses foreshadowing and symbolism in order to contribute to the discourse on the topic of loyalty in society. In the beginning of the book, Hosseini uses foreshadowing when Amir talks about how “Hassan never denied [him] anything,” on page 4. This foreshadows to page 105 when Hassan says a simple “Yes,” to admit that he stole the watch and the cash when he did not. This shows Hassan’s loyalty because he would take the blame for Amir which shows what a good friend he is.
Just like Poe and Hinton another author uses his writing and novels to express his life to readers. Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, expresses his experience and sacrifices throughout the Jewish way of life during the Nazi takeover and World War II. Wiesel didn 't just write the book for his own fame though. He brought many interesting reasons to make such a horrible event in history more clear in others eyes. Wiesel explains that one of the reasons for writing about his experience is to leave behind a legacy of words that will influence people and prevent history from repeating itself (Wiesel vii).
Ellie Wiesel said during his Nobel Prize speech that silence is nothing but trouble. There is a lot of things in this speech relevant to today. The German Nazi’s were after the Jewish and today terrorists (Isis) after Christians. We need to speak up and not be silent.
strengthens his credibility and that of the non-violent direct action protesters. He does this by describing the qualities of the people involved in the non-violent movements, namely the ability not to retaliate against violence. Second, the ethos of the movement is shown through justifying their need to act. “Mindful of the difficulties involved, we decided to undertake a process of self-purification. We began a series of workshops on non-violence, and we repeatedly asked ourselves: “Are you able to accept blows without retaliating?”
Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate, talks about the significance of the rescuers of the Holocaust. He gives us an important piece of advice when he says, “Let us not forget, after all, that there is always a moment when the moral choice is made. Often because of one story or one book or one person, we are able to make a different choice, a choice for humanity, for life”. Having been through such a traumatizing experience, Wiesel gives us a critical piece of advice: we as people are given the choice to do the right thing and stop hate all over the world. Muhammad Ali has done just that.
Like Weapons Training, 1984 has similarly explored the power of speech with a paradox and oxymoron in a slogan, ‘WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVER. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH’, that has been capitalised and appears as a motif consistently throughout the text. The government uses this as their principles because their knowledge knows that it will successfully maintaining peace within their country, especially avoiding rebellious acts like Winston. Orwell exemplifies another essential motif in the text that creates a menace atmosphere, ‘BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU’ once again, has been capitalised written on the poster’s monitors, a repetition that forms psychological manipulation on its people.