I feel that the speech that you chose was very unique. Robin Williams was such an amazing person and he truly connects with the audience every single time he speaks. I agree on how important it is for a speaker to maintain eye contact at all times to demonstrate respect and that he put effort at learning the words and at the same time being extemporaneous. Confidence is also a very important factor and Williams showed it throughout the whole speech. You did a wonderful job, just remember to include the main points and how he managed to pass from one point to another. Good
Written in the 1950’s by William Golding, Lord of the Flies is a novel that follows a group of young boys who are stranded on an island with no contact to an adult world. Throughout the novel Golding shows how savage humans can be when there is no authority controlling them, and Golding’s use of thematic vocabulary conveys how power and corruption can lead to a dismantling of order. This disruption in society in turn causes people to reveal their true savage human nature. In chapter 9 of Lord of the Flies, William Golding employs repetition, diction and symbolism to convey the theme that civilization has become a shield that conceals humanity 's natural wildness and savagery.
“What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages? (79)”, this quote is from the book, Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Which is about a group of young boys that are marooned on an island for quite some time and have to make their own society. Ralph steps up as the leader of the boys but later on in the book, the position is taken by Jack which turns chaotic. The chaos leads to many problems within the group of boys. In the book, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, it is shown that individuals make up society, Jack’s tribe shows this by controlling the boys with his beliefs, and making up his own rules that break the initial ones, although, the opposing side may say that society shapes the individuals.
In the beginning of the story "The Monkey's Paw" readers are introduced to the monkey paw with two different viewpoints one from Sergeant-Major Morris ,someone who knows what it can do.Then there is another one from Mr.White someone, who does not know anything about it yet. These different points of view are used to create suspense.With 2 completely different viewpoints we can predict and use the experienced viewpoint, Sergeant-Major Morris to enhance our prediction which gives us a sense of foreshadowing.
The famous Charlie Chaplin speech from The Great Dictator and the speech from The Inglourious Basterds, two speeches that are delivered by two different characters, one a Jewish barber hurled into the position of a dictator, the other, a Jewish American Lieutenant; Delivering the speeches to two different crowds, the barber has a nation, an army, even the world listening to his words, the other addressing his newly formed squad. The question that will be looked upon is not which one of them is the better, but more simply it is about what rhetorical devices they go for and if their is any similarities in them.
In the autobiography Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler, he expresses his political ideologies and strategies in ruling over millions of people. He mostly reveals his perspectives on racial matters, asserting that the Aryan race is dominant over any other ethnic groups. Although Adolf Hitler’s statements successfully convinced and appealed to almost all the people in the Germanic nation, his arguments, however, are undoubtedly loaded with logical fallacies.
The French and Indian war was a huge influence in the American Revolution. The War caused the huge debt for the British and to help cover that debt the British began taxes on the colonist. The French and Indian War was just the top of the iceberg. It was also a commutation of the Sugar Act which imposed a tax on imported goods on textiles, coffee, wine, sugar and molasses. Then the Currency Act was enacted the prohibited the colonist to print their own money. There was also the Stamp Act and there was also the Tea Taxation which led to the Boston Tea Party. I believe the finale tipping point was the Coercive Acts that the King enacted to punish Boston. The King believed that he was making an example of Boston but what it did was unite the thirteen colonies.
Due to the unworthy acts of the so called “protectors” of the colonists, five men are dead and six others have been injured. The soldiers fired and killed, without orders, five men who were irritated by the controlling English Parliament. The soldiers have claimed this massacre as an act of self-defense, but the killing of unarmed men is anything but self-defense.
Truman Capote incorporates unusual diction into his writing to convey a haunting tone. For example, he uses the words “wet twilight” to enhance his tone. These words are not commonly placed together and when they are, they create an eerie feeling. The way that the author chooses to use to word “staring” creates a spooky mood. It reconstructs the way people feel when they feel like they are being watched. A “staring teddy bear” is a very unnerving thought. The diction that Capote employs sets the tone for the story as it mirrors the actual story of the two murderers who massacred a whole family. At the trial for Perry and Dick, the judge entered and “a hurriedly donned black robe billowed about him.” The word “donned” was used to further illustrate
It is a gripping time in today’s America, as now is the time to decide the people who are going to run this country. In many people's eyes the stakes are particularly high, as political leaders in today's election specifically have vastly different ideas. This is mostly due to the candidates running for president, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. There have been many past candidates that had the chance of becoming president, one of the more prominent ones being Bernie Sanders. Ever since Sanders came around, he has created a very big follower base, this is especially true here in Vermont. However, since he lost many people are looking elsewhere to find someone similar to him. Probably the most prominent person running for office behind Sanders here in Vermont, is David Zuckerman. Zuckerman being a candidate for Lieutenant Governor, has always been a very big and open Bernie supporter. There are many instances where he always talks how he is always trying to take after Sanders, and one of his mottos is “Bernie Approved”. Having said all of this, it is utterly obvious for most people to realize that he is considered a democrat with very progressive ideas. This
Gender doesn’t define who you are and how you act. Men think they are invincible and it sometimes leads them on to say bold things. In “The Dinner Party”, by Mona Gardner the story takes place in India around the time period of 1940’s . During this time, society pushes the perspective of women in a negative way. Among the many guests there was a young girl and a high ranking colonel. The story opens with a spirited discussion between the two about their attitude that some men react better in a crisis. Mona Gardner uses the colonel, American, and Mrs. Wynnes to prove the thesis “Gender determine the amount of self control you may or may not have.”
“The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.” A quote by Victor Hugo that suggests the ability of humans to become savage and animalistic in the face of nature. All Quiet on the Western Front discusses the story of a young soldier during WWI including the dangers and problems of the war. The Man I Killed discusses the similar topic of a soldier who kills a man and spends some time talking to the man's decomposing corpse. All Quiet on the Western Front expresses that the dangerous situations a person can be placed in, specifically during war, can expose the savage or bestial aspects of humanity. The Man I Killed corroborates this. Both uses imagery, but All Quiet on the Western Front uses simile and metaphor while The Man I Killed uses repetition.
The Dirty Dozen is a historical fiction film, released in 1967. It won an Oscar for Best Effects, Sound Effects. The film also received three Oscar nominations and one Golden Globe nomination. The Dirty Dozen was directed by Robert Aldrich. Robert Aldrich started his film career in 1941 as a production clerk at RKO pictures, he worked his way up and in the mid 1950’s created his own production company. His most renowned films are Kiss Me Deadly, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, and The Longest Yard (1974). Among the stars in The Dirty Dozen were Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine. Lee Marvin was born February 19, 1924. He was named in honor of Robert E. Lee who was his first cousin, four times removed. At the age of 18 he left school and enlisted
I liked reading about how exaggeration and incongruity were used in other works; it is helping me to look deeper into the topic I have! Swift 's ridiculous story to point out some awful things that were happening in his day. It 's funny to think how these techniques are still used today to point out things amiss in today 's society as
Most filmmakers love to push the boundaries and take us places we never thought we would go. They do this not only with twists and special effects but also introducing surprising content, dialogue, and characters. Sometimes these controversial pictures just flop and other times the thrills and shocks elevate them to cult status with runaway success.