His spontaneous decision to become Beatrice’s husband shows that Don Pedro is willing to change his entire lifestyle to accommodate to someone else’s desires and feels strongly about Beatrice. To Don Pedro’s dismay, Beatrice declines his proposal. Instead of reacting resentfully, Don Pedro responds with, “Your silence most offends me, and to be merry best becomes you, for out o' question you were born in a merry hour” (II, i, 280-283). Responding in a civil manner to her rejection shows that Don Pedro respects Beatrice and wants her to be happy even if that’s not with him. Reacting this way also shows Don Pedro’s sacrificial love.
The Declaration of Independence is taught to children as a letter sent from America to Britain almost like a breakup note, but this is not really what it was. The intent of the document is to convince a disparate group of British farmers and tradesmen, who lived in a colony far from England, that they had no choice but to unite in revolution against the tyrannical King. The Declaration of Independence artfully sought to find common ground among slave and free colonies, rich landowners and poor settlers by reminding them that they could all agree that the King was their enemy. Jefferson carefully used his words to single out the King as a tyrant that abused all colonists collectively. His patient recounting of a long list of intolerable acts of the King portrayed the dangerous and rash prospect of a rebellion as their only option and a sacred duty all colonists had to each other.
Lead by Senator Joe McCarthy, this modern witch hunt for communism ruined lives and spread lies, with the initial victims being the disliked, the outsiders. One of the first of those blacklisted was Owen Lattimore. He was outspoken about his unpopular liberal views and so it was easy for McCarthy to shift blame and suspicion towards him (Victims of McCarthyism). McCarthy played off the existing fear of communism left behind by World War II to gain support for his lagging political career by fighting a problem that did not really exist. As in The Crucible, people easily accepted that Lattimore and others like him were to blame, in this case for being communist.
Though he does not blame Rose for this, he refuses to apologize for cheating. He says his conscience is clear. He rationalizes his infidelity with the idea that the pressures of his life as a provider have led him, quite naturally in his view, to find an outlet, as he tells his wife. His response to her anger and pain is an admission that the other woman offers an escape from his responsibilities. She makes him forget the endless repetition of his life for a few moments.
Following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, a New York senator at the time, delivered a speech to the Cleveland City Club, lamenting the prejudice and hatred that killed Dr. King. In his speech, Kennedy appeals to ethos, utilizes metaphors, and employs 3rd person point of view to advance his purpose of how American society fosters prejudice and how, as a nation, they must change their ways to see any significant changes. Ethos plays a unique role in The Mindless “Menace of Violence”. Although it is prevalent in the essay, it’s most important components are never outrightly stated; rather it is understood through background knowledge and analysis. If the Kennedy name were to call to mind anyone in
For this reason, people tell Scout. Atticus is a “ N word lover”. Although this bothers Scout, Atticus tells her “you just hold your head head high and keep those fist down. No matter what anyone says to you, don't let ‘em get your goat”(76). What Atticus is trying to tell Scout is not to fight no matter what they tell her because he knows that they're going to nag her about the case.
Mark Antony applies pathos effectively to persuade the mob, who previously cried “live Brutus” to “burn the house of Brutus”. Antony uses pathos to trigger an emotional response to the death of Caesar and passionate hate towards Brutus and the conspirators. He repeats sarcastically that “Brutus is an honourable man,” while reminding the mob of the good of Caesar to accentuate his message that Brutus’ honour is a ludicrous thought. He expresses his own sorrow for Caesar’s death, telling the audience that his “heart is in the coffin there with Caesar”, letting the audience remember their own sorrow and grieve Caesar’s death. Furthermore, he appeals to their greed when he reads Caesar’s will in which Cesar leaves the people “all his walks, his private arbours and new planted orchards”.
"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls. The massive characters are seared with scars. "- Khalil Gibran. In the short story, “The Cask of Amontillado,” written by Edgar Allen Poe, the main character, Montresor, suffers from an abnormal physcology for revenge due to his name being mocked by a man named Fortunato. Montresor is so consumed by his hatred for Fortunato that he deliberately creates a plot to murder Fortunato to seek justice for himself and his family name.
In Graham Greene’s The Quiet American, Fowler is more justified as portrayed through Greene’s themes of American ignorance, and the views of the Vietnamese. While Pyle claims to want to protect Vietnam, Fowler understands that American intervention is not sustainable due to the lack of interest the Vietnamese people show towards a central government. When Fowler is discussing the Vietnamese viewpoint to Pyle, he explains that, “They want enough rice...they don’t want to be shot at”(Greene 86). Fowler’s statement to Pyle claiming that “they don’t want to be shot at” is an allusion to what American intervention could do to the Vietnamese people; the Americans would be the force that kills the Vietnamese if they were to intervene, not the people
Pecola finds herself drawn to the prostitutes because they do not accept the ugliness forced upon them and instead find themselves worthy of love and beauty. While the prostitutes may look like Pecola, they do not think like her. Pecola’s family “wore their ugliness, put it on, so to speak, although it did not belong to them” (38). Her whole family falls victim to the mask of ugliness placed upon them by their economic status and race. Her parents accept their ugliness and teach it to Pecola, who accepts her ugliness without question.