A further example is the true meaning of segregation, “Segregation means that he puts you away from him, but not far enough for you to be out of his jurisdiction...i’ll die saying one thing: the ballot or the bullet…” (Malcolm 48). Malcolm uses powerful word choice to convey that they need to gain freedom, and if the movement for rights does not work out as planned, come down with pride saying: “the ballot or the bullet.” Malcolm X focuses his entire speech on the “ballot or the bullet” reference. In these cases, he uses them to establish what they need to execute to take action against the government that is abusing their human and civil rights. In conclusion, “The Ballot or the Bullet,” presented by Malcolm X, includes the rhetorical strategies ethics, establishing a commonplace, a historical reference, anaphora, and analogies to display to the reader we must strive for equality. Malcolm X uses these examples to fabricate his point: setting aside differences, the problem is the Democrats, America is being corrupted, black nationalism, and the “ballot or the bullet” reference.
At every argument, the villain side had cold hard claims to back up what they supported. Our position lacked evidence, and all of what we said was full of ‘what if’s and observations. By being on this side, it made me more aware of what I was arguing against. Being aware of what the other stance had to say made writing and expressing my views on Columbus easier. I also got to note on his impact on the modern world and how having a holiday named after a mass murderer isn’t very remorseful to the people he killed.
In Martin Luther King Jr.’s piece, “The Ways of Meeting Oppression”, he tries to inform and persuade the reader about the most effective way of dealing with oppression by listing and and describing three characteristic ways people approach and deal with their oppression: acquiescence, physical violence, and nonviolent resistance. King states that by giving in and submitting to their oppressors, one is “cooperating with that system”, a system which is unjust; therefore, the oppressed does not become any better than their oppressor and proves their inferiority. By resorting to physical violence, they often create more complicated problem instead of solving solving them, leading to more destruction. Instead, King advocates nonviolent resistance.
This informs the reader about the state of mind present in those who are homeless. This purpose is present in “Why Beggars are Despised” because Orwell provided information on the ideas that result in the hatred of Beggars. He explains how the working class despises those who beg because the working class feels that they have all this work to do while beggars just ask and receive. The next purpose that is represented is to Persuade. Both authors use their informative ways in order to create an essay that would push the reader into agreeing with a certain side.
The author describes how language can be used to characterize this type of morality as loyalty, duty, and discipline. The use of language and its complexity is similarly described in “The Death of the Author” and how Barthes argues that the writer and his creation should be as separate as possible. Language or the use of words like “duty” and “loyalty” allow the author to understand the justification behind the teachers’ behavior. The way Barthes disassociates the author from his work, the teachers try to disassociate their emotions from their behavior. Furthermore, this experiment proved that ordinary people can easily become agents to committing terrible acts using the justification that they simply followed orders.
Motivism is determining the rightness or wrongness of an action based on the motive for said action. The motive for Manson 's actions stems from his hatred and lack of understanding of society, saying "I look at the things that you do, and I don 't understand" (Manson). By saying this Manson is sharing with the court that his ruthless killings are a direct reflection of what is wrong with society. This strategy can be somewhat convincing, showing that the way you act can be a reflection of the interactions that you have with people in society. Manson used this strategy to distract the court from his wrong doings and focus more on the issues in our
Some people counter that such public shaming will spur retribution toward the offender. June Tangney argues in her essay “Condemn the Crime, Not the Person,” that public shaming “is typically accompanied by a sense of shrinking, of being small, worthless, and powerless, and by a sense of being exposed” (Rosa and Eschholz 577). However, the utmost concern must be for public
People should not be targeted just because of their race or color. In our societies, Racism has only gotten worse because of the lack of education that is globally happening. The theme of interdependence is shown clearly because if one person supports a stereotype then it influences others, because the main group depends on individuals to participate on continuing
Just like Ray Bradbury explains, books are important because they emphasize the mistakes and “pores” in society. This is exactly what Fahrenheit 451 does. The characters are like a mirror image of people in society today. What kind of characters are people, cowardice or brave, motionless or
Elie Wiesel performed the speech “The Perils of Indifference” and explained his aversion for people who were not helping others in need. These authors showed how indifference in the world takes away humanity and takes away the basic rights of every human being. Both authors hope to use their literature to change how people see the victims of brutality around