Rhetorical Analysis of “Losing the War” by Lee Sandlin War is an incredibly ambiguous phenomenon. In today’s world it feels easy to forget anything but life in relative peace. World War II shook the globe. Now, it has has dwindled to mere ripples in between pages of history textbooks and behind the screens of blockbuster films. In Lee Sandlin’s spectacular essay, “Losing the War,” he explains that in the context of World War II, the “amnesia effect” of time has lead to a bizarre situation; “the next generation starts to wonder whether the whole thing [war] ever actually happened,” (361).
In America, years immediately following World War I were characterized by anger and disillusion. F. Scott Fitzgerald, the novelist, displays in The Great Gatsby he shows how Jay Gatz is a victim to alienation from society and from Daisy Buchanan. In the novel, the character is alienated because of his behaviors. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, he displays the corrupt moral values of the society and culture, also their assumptions, Jay Gatz is alienated because of his class he is killed as a result of alienation. During that time, Gatsby appeared to be strange to others in society and is punished for that.
The well-known author Elie Wiesel’s dystopian society presents a world in which there is no rightness in anything with people being treated as if not humans and they soon become dehumanized while living in worst-case scenarios. The society is an illusion to a perfect utopian world to the offenders but to the others they are literally living in their worst nightmare. The Nazi supremacy is rising and they have a merciless hatred towards Jews. Elie Wiesel witnessed many horrific events and was ripped from his normal life when he was taken from his home and everyday routine by the Nazi Germans in 1944 just because of his religion, Judaism. He may have been a Jew before the events but after everything that occurred his faith became severely wounded
Alienation is a feeling of emotional isolation or exclusion from others and can be in the form of physical and mental and it is most often a combination of these forms. Throughout history and to the present day, hostility and prejudice continue to divide the human race because of the indifferences of people. Alienation can be a driving force that pushes human conscience to extremes as humans feel alienated from social institutions that surround them. Friends, family, and society can all be suspects of alienation, and for victims, drastic changes consequently occur. In the literary works of “First Ice”, First Day, and Shinny Game Melted the Ice, the main characters experience such hostility and exclusion from friends, family, and society.
In the essay "Untouchables" by Jonathan Kozol, he reveals the harsh opinion society has toward the homeless in a blunt way. He exposes an attitude of hatred towards these members of society. Shockingly, the government and society treat the homeless members of humanity as vermin. It seems more important that the homeless are dirty, they hurt business, and that they exist than the fact that they are people who are part of society and with a little help could get back on their feet. Because of this attitude toward the homeless, it seems like the situation is just getting worse.
Jacobo Delara Mr. Horner English II CP September 15 2014 The Great Gatsby The classic American Novel Nick Carraway is man from a wealthy family in Minnesota moving to west egg to learn about the Bond business. Then he gets involved with Mr. Gatsby which then sparks the beginning of the novel. Gatsby then gets involved with the nightmare of the American Dream. Fitzgerald portrays the 1920s perfectly as an era of decayed social and moral values, evidenced in its overarching greed, and empty pursuit of pleasure. This novel shows the lack of social skills in newly made millionaires such as Gatsby that cannot even pick up on an invitation to lunch.
As seen in The Pearl, wealth and the idea of wealth drew people further apart. The wealthy whites of the village is what left the darks on the outskirts of town. This wealth also brought the power disparity. It is common in the world that whoever has the money also has the power to do more. Due to the wealth and power disparity in The Pearl, the darks were left behind and were shown no kindness from the whites.
Howard like many other police officers is struggling to survive with his current wage. Howard recently was forced to purchase a high-tech security system within his home, which he purchased because protesters threatened him. Howard explained, “because I’m an officer and they know that,” he also owns a lot of furniture from a rent-to-own store with an extremely high interest, because he can’t
The most pressing societal problem in the United States is the emphasis that is put on productivity and valuing human lives and human dignity in monetary terms. This emphasis is the cause of many other societal problems such as depression and bullying, which of lead to the ultimate effect of death. This cycle of abuse due humanity infatuation with monetary gain creates rifts in society between the young and the old, husband and wife, parent and child; these rifts cause the loss of human dignity within the workplace because of the greed of the owner or managers as well as in the home due to basic necessity and ambitious desires An example of a loss of human dignity due to monetary is the living conditions and wages of workers in Indonesia who work for Nike in their sweatshops. In a documentary featuring Jeff Ballinger and his crew, Jeff exposes the living conditions (barely-living conditions) of the Indonesian workers, and their
There were three major issues for the enlightenment. First of the three issues were the mistreatment at the hands of the monarchs the people of their country was unhappy, because of the Debt there king got them into because of all the wars they took part in (“Philosophy & Philosophers.” Philosophy & Philosophers, www.the-philosophy.com/.). Since the debt the the people were tired of the way the monarchs ran the country and decided to do something about that. The people began to think differently than traditional ways and overthrow the monarchs. Overthrowing the monarchs would change everything but it wasn't easy, the