It’s gossip really, but in historical terms, it’s a document. By writing this document the author kept a record of the start of an ongoing war that continues to happen today. The author put names of people who outshined the rest and expressed struggles and gave descriptions of where and what had occurred during the siege of Jerusalem. These descriptions give hints that the document was intended for more than just his generation to gaze upon it was intended as a record in history. To tell a story that no one other than those at the Crusades would experience.
They comprehend the amount of damage Japan inflicted upon multiple territories and they comprehend that their enemy has enough power to kill thousands. Roosevelt goes on to reveal that “This morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island,” (Roosevelt) proving that Japan shows no signs of stopping. Therefore, the audience speculates if any other part of the USA is in danger. !The president’s use of anaphora then an update of that morning’s attack go hand in hand to build Roosevelt’s factual, yet urgent tone.! By using anaphora and an update, Roosevelt is able to scare his audience and introduce a factual and urgent
On April 12th 1999, Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate, delivered a speech that would change the minds of citizens in America for generations to come. As part of the Millennium Lecture Series, Wiesel discussed his horrific experiences in the concentration camp of Auschwitz and turned them into numerous knowledgeable life lessons. The message of the speech, titled Perils of Indifference, portrays citizens around the world should discourage indifference being tolerated, and it is achieved by creating credibility (ethos in beginning ), by using strict logic and reason (logos used in middle), and by discussing the morality on being indifferent to victims of injustice and cruelty (pathos used in end). In the speech Perils of Indifference, Elie
Elie Wiesel is a very significant man for surviving three horrendous Nazi concentration camps. He describes theses terrifying times in his novel Night. Elie describes in his novel go against human rights and deprives humans of their basic needs to survive. In the universal declaration of human rights there are 30 articles that describe are basic rights as human and all of these rights were broken in novel Night. The new york times describes the novel as “A slim volume of terrifying power.” “Did I write it so as not to go mad or, on the contrary, to go mad in order to understand the nature of madness” (Wiesel 25)?
Winthrop’s excerpt is an example of a life event that will encourage individuals to come together for centuries. When I think of a more current event, I feel on September 11, 2001, a similar impact on individuals was made when the worst terrorist act in the United States occurred. I think of the 9/11 terrorist act in New York City, Washington, D.C. and the United Airlines Flight 93. This is an example of American history where on that day people were forced to look beyond their differences, arguments and competitions and work together. During this incident, many regular working class people became heroes.
This parting line reminds the audience that the Holocaust is a real and significant event, that other humans had to experience for themselves. Through Eliezer’s point of view, the audience sees his loss in humanity as he is constantly exposed to death, even losing his father to this tragedy. If banned by administration, the high school canon would lose an extremely valuable novel that combines a well-written and tragic novel that brings to light an example of the many injustices faced by the Jewish people during World War II. Therefore, Elie Wiesel’s Night is a work that acknowledges and honors the significance of the Holocaust in relation to humanity, passing on
When George W. Bush delivered his “Freedom at War with Fear” speech at the Congress on Sept 20th, 2001, America has just suffered from the single deadliest terrorist attack on US soil. Apart from the intention of establishing himself as a capable leader in times of crisis, Bush’s speech dealt primarily with how terrorism has trampled the very core of American values and how America should respond accordingly. Knowing that Americans were already raged about being attacked on their homeland (“our grief has turned to anger”) and the fact that many demanded actions (“and anger to resolution”), Bush’s general purposes was “strengthening commitment”; more specifically, to strengthen citizens’ and congressmen’s commitment to a long-term war on terror “until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated”. Throughout his speech, Bush extensively used common knowledge – universal beliefs and values shared by people of different cultural and religious background1 – to support his argument. He mentioned freedom, a value held highly by most Americans, thirteen times during the speech.
He believed that “the upstart Japanese would soon be taught a salutary lesson.” He also wrote to his mother: “So the war has begun, our brave men will surely be victorious over the foe.” In contrast, the Russian navies were “all sunk in a single day in the battle of Tsushima.” Nicholas II still did not awaken; he even showed his pugnacity to his own people on the Bloody Sunday. On January 9, 1905, thousands of protesters were killed by Nicholas II’s infantries. After that day, Nicholas wrote on his diary: “Serious disorders took place in Petersburg when the workers tried to get into the Winter Palace. The troops were forced to fire in several parts of the city and there are many killed and wounded.” Even Rasputin did not had the capability to stop the Czar’s pugnacity. When Nicholas II decided to go to war with Germany in 1915, Rasputin wrote to him: “Let Papa not plan for war, for with war will come to the end of Russia and of yourselves, you will lose to the last man.” Then the Czar “read it, tore it into shreds and gave the
The first line of defense was that they sent their troops down to guard the wall. The second was the command to shoot anyone who was escaping on sight, which is why there were hundreds of casualties. The West Berliners desperately tried, again, to get the help of the U.S. The following quote is President John F. Kennedy’s response to the cries of help, “A wall is a hell of a lot better than a war.” When he realized that this aggravated the West Berliners, he made a speech near the wall and tried to comfort them by saying, “Ich bin ein Berliner!” which translates to “I am a Berliner!”... or so he thought. It actually translates to “I am a jelly donut!”, but JFK had no idea
Pointing fingers at the government, Dylan claims that they only build in order to destroy. The song states, “You put a gun in my hand and you hide from my eyes and you turn and ran farther when the fast bullets fly.” This represents how little concern the U.S. government seems to have for the high death rates caused by the war. He claims that their only goal is to win and nothing else seems to matter. By wishing death upon the ‘Masters of War’ at the end of the song, Dylan emphasizes the deep feelings the protesters had about wanting to end to the war and bringing peace throughout society (Margotin
The Japanese Internment Camps were United States controlled concentration camps during WWII for the accused Japanese-Americans, urged on by the paranoia citizens and ended by the Nisei’s loyalty. The establishment began by the relocation order, also known as Executive Order 9066. All of the American citizens of Japanese descent were relocated in a short period of time and endured the conditions of the war camps. An intern based army on the Allied side and two major court cases made the US reconsidered the Executive Order and shut down the internment camps. When Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in December, the citizens of America were terrified and blamed the Japanese-Americans.
The majority of this article is emotion appeals. The author draws the conclusion that the way the Republican leaders in the United States are responding to this refugee situation is a way of repeating history. The number inferences made between the current situation and the Holocaust pull at the audience’s emotions. The Holocaust is such an powerful part of history with extreme hate and tragedy that at the mere mention of the word “Holocaust” emotions are being affected. The author furthers this tug at emotions by mentioning the story of St. Louis, reminding the us that United States has turned away people in need before and forced them into a death by ignoring their need for help.
Ever since 9/11, Americans have felt vulnerable to another 9/11-type attack. Even today, all that is on the news are terror groups wreaking havoc all over the world. Susan Faludi wrote The Terror Dream that outlined how America came to the impression that manly men are needed to protect our nation/women. After 9/11, America needed heroes, someone to look to for inspiration. As 9/11 played over and over on television for weeks after, America found that the first responders were the heroes they were looking for.
It provides legal services to those who have had their civil rights violated and promotes diversity through education. It formed the night of September as a response to violent attacks against Sikh Americans and now has offices in New York, California, and Washington. In order to bring awareness of bullying,The Sikh Coalition had launched an anti-bullying campaign called ActToChange. This campaign is in the search to address bullying, including in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Recently, this organization helped desegregate a Sikh employee, Gurdit Singh, at Walt Disney World.
Muslim Americans endured more government scrutiny after September 11, 2001. The United States government decided to monitor this population. This involves surveillance on phones, worship place and funds. The US government needed to pass a law to collect data to use concerning risks. Consequently, the Several days later after the 9/11 attack, the U.S. passed the USA PATRIOT Act which is an acronym for “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism” (Stan, 2014).