Shirley Jackson uses rhetoric in her fictional short story “The Lottery” to criticize the perpetuation of outdated traditions. She creates a fictional example that includes enthymemes, intrinsic appeals, and extrinsic proofs between characters as well as in the narration to make her thematic argument that mindlessly keeping traditions is foolish. The lottery example is deliberately exaggerated to accentuate her argument and to present an honorable case that her audience will support. In doing this, Jackson establishes a strong kairos and demonstrates her ability to aptly use rhetoric to make an argument through fiction. Jackson utilizes the dialogue between characters to make some of her strongest points and appeals, particularly through
Therefore, normally people feel learning history is a strict, boring and tedious work. However, people must gain access to the laboratory of human experience. It is because the view of history shapes the way people view the resent, and therefore it dictates what answers we offer for existing problems. I believe Graham Greene, the author of “the quiet American” essentially accomplish both quality and excitement of the history to grab the attention of the readers. Through reflecting facts inside interesting nonfictional story, the author encourage people to attain knowledge regarding the colonization of Vietnam in
But, let me consider the reasons to reach this conclusion. First, what captivated my attention was the position the author assumed to tell her story in a moment where mourning was inevitable. I think the author had two clear choices: to write with resentment or to do it with gratitude. “Resentment” is what you feel when you do not receive what you deserve; it always manifests itself in envy; where darkness and pain prevent you to cope with your mourning as well as to regain, step by step, the balance lost. “Gratitude,” instead, is the opposite of resentment; they cannot coexist.
Throughout the essay “The Idea of Justice” Amartya Sen argues that people in an argument people should not only use wrath, but they should also use evidence for the sake of effectiveness. He demonstrates his point by referencing Mary Wollstonecraft, a trailblazer in feminism, in her piece “A Vindication of Rights”. These references include Wollstonecraft’s frustration with not only subjugation of women but of slaves as well. Interestingly enough Sen fails to mention her irritation on how the poor are treated as well. To really understand Sen’s appreciation for Wollstonecraft’s use of wrath and reasoning, one must know how it works.
I chose to do so in the form of an interview because depending on the questions asked by the interviewer, the character, Jean Louise Finch, can fully reveal her current state of mind. In order to effectively portray Jean Louise’s shock, I tried to ask questions that show her disgust towards the racists and hypocrites. This task also aimed to outline Jean Louise’s confusion about her relationships with people around her. I attempted this by emphasizing her respect for Atticus and the romantic relationship with Hank, which intends to give a stark contrast between her previous fond relationships with her loved ones and the uncertainty she now feels towards them. I also expressed her unwillingness to stay in Maycomb to further highlight her disappointment and anger towards her hometown.
Furthermore, to describe how much Lincoln’s actor invested into the character, Gutting explains “Day-Lewis worked from Tony Kushner’s thoroughly researches script, read Goodwin’s book (and much else), and discussed details with her” (379). It’s clear there was an immense amount of historical learning accomplished during the film’s production, and Gutting does not want to discredit this. However, by addressing counterpoints like these, Gutting further enhances his argument as he can explain why his position still holds up despite the drawbacks. Ultimately, he is not arguing that Lincoln is entirely wrong and that people will never have a solid understanding of history, but instead one should merely remain skeptical before taking something in as 100% fact. By addressing counterpoints and arguing a somewhat
She understands the importance of the document and skillfully plays on the reader’s connection to the document. The Declaration of Independence was the most relevant source on declaring equality and establishing justice. By replicating the Declaration of Independence, she establishes that women were fighting for equality not sameness. In her writing, she discusses women’s lack of rights to education, property, careers, and voting compared to men’s rights: “He has created a false public sentiment by giving to the world a different code of morals for men and women, by which moral delinquencies which exclude women from society…” (Stanton, 2007, p. 59). Stanton finds that Americans have to understand the difference between equality and sameness, in order to properly understand justice.
By illustrating the influence of prejudice on society, Harper Lee challenges the perspectives of society, criticizing the nature of humankind to stereotype and be prejudice towards one another and in doing so, she successfully convinces the author to look beyond the facade society creates and locate the humanity that is concealed within everybody. The text is heartfelt, raw and compelling; a must read for people young AND old. Lee explores a variety
These reasons explain why overall, Steinem does a very good job of persuading the reader to think differently about the perception of women’s strength. Throughout this essay, Steinem uses various rhetorical claims in order to establish credibility. For instance, from the beginning the utilization of pathos was applied in order to catch the attention of the readers. Steimen expresses, “I
She says, “The space between the idea of something and its reality is always wide and deep and dark” (37). Kincaid sets out to prove that English life was all just an exaggeration not worthy of the publicity and attention it received. Kincaid makes a fascinating argument that the idea of something and its reality are two completely different things. Using herself as a firsthand source, she uses many metaphors and personal narratives to help the reader understand her views and emotions
Davis ' main question with all the story is to answer what happened, and possibly explain why the people did what they did. People do not run away without reason and motivation. People do not take another person 's life without a reason and motivation. Davis says at the end of her introduction “What I offer you here is in part my invention, but held tightly in check by the voices of the past”. Davis does not have a lot to go off when it comes to personal lives.
In article “A Plagiarism Pentimento” the author Rebecca Moore Howard represent a debate statement argument on a topic of frequent appearance of plagiarism. She believes that the guidelines provided suggestion in responding to plagiarism in any type of methods. In her deep researcher for corroboration in plagiarism she acknowledge that “patchwriting” should be complete in the correct proper format of using author’s passages in quotations, paraphrasing main ideas of original sources in your own words, and citing in safe conditions all figures. She does not agree that “patchwriting” should be counted as action of plagiarism. Rebecca also points out that summary-writing of original text not only be leaned and comprehend but also should be examine
Her purpose, however, is to correct the “fantasy of uninitiated”, and shows that even experienced writers like herself go through painstaking stages. Besides, if he were to support the freedom of wiring process, he has to accept Dila’s as one as well. He occasionally makes a partisan affirmation of her “shitty draft strategy”. To illustrate, he makes it an insinuation to building a house in his passage. He says “the builder would end up with a pretty shitty house; so shitty it would probably be easier to tear it down and start over…”.
Through the weaving together of these voices Brennan is able to analyze Sosua from a transnational scale and chooses to draw from the tradition of ethnography in shaping her work. As George Marcus and Michael Fischer have demonstrated ethnography must be treated as a “form of representational literature”, wherein the anthropologist must “move forward by writing in the ironic mode” (Marcus & Fischer 443). In light of this information Brennan attempts to avoid literary plotting and rhetorics of romance, tragedy, and comedy by constantly reminding the viewer that “very few women ever make it out of poverty”, only some women “break even” and that some may be “worse off after coming to Sosua” (Brennan 20, 56,
Her main message of the article is not “republicans are evil and spread rumors” her argument is more based on the spread of rumors through the internet criticising both groups while it may be more obvious that she is criticising republicans in reality the main point of the article is to enlighten her audience on their own faults while still keeping them on her side. Kolbert uses the birther movement as an example to her argument because it is so extreme to liberals that they can 't believe anyone would ever believe such a silly rumor, it also allows the the audience to detach themselves from the article and listen more to Kolbert’s points. Kolbert is not trying to offer a solution to these problems as she is aware some of the most vital contributors to this problem will not be reading her article. Instead her purpose is to enlighten her audience of democrats and liberals to challenge themselves and find the faults within themselves. The last paragraphs in the article keep the audience on her side while also allowing her audience room to think about their own behaviors.