While this line is also sarcastic, Klosterman is able to enhance the humor of the line with profanity. In Klosterman’s Harry Potter essay, he states, “I honestly don’t give a shit if my assumption is true or false” (“Death by Harry Potter”). Klosterman casually throws around words most professional writers avoid because it fits his style of humor and connects him with readers. Since Klosterman’s essays are already more informal due to his biting sarcasm and hyperbole, his use of curse words only adds to his growing bond with the audience. Modern society has built crass language into our basic vocabulary; Klosterman’s use of profanity presents him as an average person to his audience in order to connect with them.
When people make decisions they weigh the pros and cons, so when it came to the time where Corrie made her decision, she knew the good most definitely outweighed the evil. Corrie made the decision to lie and save the Jews because they are still people, it was God 's will, and the only person that should be feared is God. In the beginning, the Jews were treated poorly by the Germans, and no one really knew why. All the Ten Booms knew was that the government said treating them this way was right. This is because in the new government system, the Germans taught that the Jews were not people.
A paradox, or self contradictory statement, is the perfect way for the speaker to express his predicament. He does not “ deserve pleasure”, but he also “does not deserve pain” explains the speaker’s feelings of guilt and remorse for his immense fortune, while the working class can barely get by. In parallel lines in his poem, the speaker uses the words “failed” and “successful.” He uses these words so close together to demonstrate the failure he and civilization throughout history has faced in order to be
Boaz and Unk’s relocation to Mercury, and in particular the former’s contented acceptance for the externally meaningless task of taking care of the Harmoniums, reveals the possibility for personal happiness and growth when one forgoes society’s expectations: Unk, who “was at war with his environment”, fared far worse in his exile compared to Boaz, who “had never felt better in his life”(203). Boaz, though effectively carrying a bigger burden than Unk as a commander, takes the situation much better as he decided to make the most of his circumstances, disregarding the duty imposed onto him by his society in favor of finding passion and beauty in the simplicity of the Harmoniums and life itself. Unk/Constant’s return to Earth and subsequent public humiliation (in the name of Rumford’s religion), contrasted with his comparative isolation in meaningless tranquility on Titan reveals a potential for personal growth when freed from the demands of society. Upon his return to earth, Rumford’s “just” utopia applies their “reformed” societal standards onto Constant, trapping him once again into a social construct that curbs his individuality and potential for growth, granting him the role of “the most memorable, magnificent, and meaningful human being of modern times” (261) while
Lastly he uses his renowned tone of sarcasm and humor to bring to light serious topics that aren't commonly talked about while promoting a lighthearted way to deal with your issues. Sedaris starts by posing himself as an intellectual who looks down upon those who are only“limited to doing puzzles in People magazine” (Sedaris 201) and criticizes his former boyfriend saying “it’s simply unfair for
He describes “they, representing the office” as selfish and insensitive to tragedy. For example, during the Holocaust railroad tracks were not bombed, and 1,000 Jewish refugees were turned away. Other modern events he lists also appeal to the logical mind, including assassinations, World Wars, and civil wars, where the listener understands that the impact could have been, if not prevented, at least reduced, if humanity would have become more involved.“Surely they would’ve moved heaven and earth” if they understood the consequence of indifference. Wiesel acknowledges the fact that it is so easy to ignore issues and even rely on others to solve them, but if one is not living to do good, then what is the
In the novel, “The Kite Runner,” by Khaled Hosseini, the imbalance in Hassan and Amir's relationship is obvious throughout the content. Amir regularly utilized his knowledge as a way to criticize Hassan. Hassan's insight is self-evident, however, his absence of schooling implied that he was ignorant and incapable to gain the delight of perusing, instead, he needed to depend on Amir as the reader. As the writer states that Amir’s malevolence gets to be obvious through his part where he states that his favorite part of reading to Hassan was when he didn’t know the meaning of the big words. “I’d tease him, expose his ignorance.
In a time of war and evil with barely enough to survive, would you be able to help others and bring happiness? Even when you can barely be happy yourself, can you make others happy? In The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Liesel Meminger and others were able to do this. They are some of the few doing the right thing, even with how dangerous it is. The Nazis think they are doing the right thing themselves and think it is best for their people.
We all know that satirical stories are written to attract readers; we, as readers, somehow relate to them as we compare and contrast them to our own lives, looking unto both sympathetic and unsympathetic characters, and questioning which are we most like. Raymond Carver, who is noted for his “minimalistic type of prose,” proves what we know of the typical satire. In his short story, “Cathedral,” we realize the difference between looking and seeing. The sympathetic character of the story is Robert, a blind man who sees the world not with sight but with insight. He meets a man whose vision is intact but fails to see the world at its best.
Mark Twain wrote this essay in a pessimistic and biased manner, which forced his readers’ to reflect upon a deeper meaning. His writing style was biased by not including any favorable qualities that people possess. He spoke of man's moral sense being worse than the disease of rabies, yet didn't offer any solutions. He disproved his own thesis by basing his stated theory on satire, which leads one to believe his stated thesis was not his motivation in writing this piece. Using Satire was a way for him to address the problems he saw within society without directly insulting his audience.