In this unforgettable scene, Michael calls a conference meeting to clear the air about his stance on homosexuality and gays, being that he accidentally “outted” one of his staff members, Oscar Martinez, earlier that day. From a phonological perspective, this scene does not seem to show variations in national/regional dialects or accents between the characters. Both Michael and Oscar express and verbalize in GAE. The use of GAE is standard and customary amongst many American television shows, with the exception of a specific roles and genres (such as “bad guys” having British accents). However, the use of paralanguage covers all areas.
Thesis: Both authors in the essay “In Defense of Prejudice” and “Mommy What does ‘Nigger’ Mean?” address controversial topics in the world. While Rauch tackles the idea to protect minorities, Naylor discusses the power of language; however, they both hit on the different stereotypes presented to them throughout their own lives. By successfully using their own personal stories, both authors are able to justify their arguments and create credible personas for the audience. Paragraph I Topic Sentence: Rauch and Naylor were born in two different social spectrum of the world. Through their essays, they break down the social stereotypes through informing the audience of the unknown.
He starts to allow the reader to empathize with him by going from identifying the woman as his victim to stating how her response caused him to feel bad about himself. Staples does an excellent job in drawing a guilty sensation from the audience, which is important when gaining an emotion response. "I grew accustomed to but never being comfortable," in my opinion, this is the most influential statement because it makes the readers feel guilt and think about being in the writer 's shoes (614). He accomplishes a rhetorical goal by pulling emotion from his audience. He makes the audience see from his level that racism still exists whether society chooses to believe it or
Axelrod explains that Roosevelt was not afraid of the problems the United States were facing at the current time, and he was not going to back down against it. Roosevelt was a strong and courageous leader, which was a perfect fit for president. Franklin Delano Roosevelt seen the problems they faced just as material things. He believed that they were able to overcome the issue. Roosevelt said in his speech “Compared with the perils which our forefathers conquered because they believed and were not afraid, we have still much to be thankful for,” (page 295 online, paragraph 8) this proves that he had hope for the American people and would do anything to defeat the
In his speech, Wiesel remarks “And now we knew, we learned, we discovered that the Pentagon knew, the State Department knew” (Wiesel 70). Wiesel remarks that the Pentagon and State Department knew about the injustice in World War II but did nothing about it. They were not responsible for the rights of the people imprisoned and
By the usage of two different of voices in the story the author manages to separate the similarities and differences of how life is like as an American soldier and an American citizen. And by doing so it gives a chance for the reader to have clear idea of
J. Edgar Hoover, the first director of the FBI stated in a speech in 1947 that “Communism, in reality, is not a political party. It is a way of life-an evil and malignant way of life” (Document B). Brigadier General Frank T. Hines was also very vocal about his anti-communist sentiments. Further, during a speech in 1944 he
In many ways, Whitehead’s novel itself, is a fierce symbol of resistance. He encourages individuals to resist the attempts of the unjust, who wish to erase the diverse nation that history has worked so hard to build. Today, freedom in American is often taken for granted. Taking a look at the struggles faced by those enslaved, therefore, forces individuals to pay close attention to and learn from America’s frightful history. In doing so, modern generations have the ability to work towards building a better world, laid alternatively, on the foundations of equality and acceptance of all, regardless of sex, gender, and
The book Worldshaker mirrors real life because it shows how people can discriminate against one another leading to inequality and injustice, resulting in people wanting to make a difference and revolt. Within the text Worldshaker, the two main characters, Colbert and Riff, decide to create a change.This is because they realised that inequality
Georg Gugelberger and Michael Kearney’s article, “Voices for the Voiceless: Testimonial Literature in Latin America,” first discusses the development of testimonial literature as it relates to contrasting the misrepresentations of marginalized groups of people in canonical literature. The article then explains the current importance of testimonial literature in “transforming objects into subjects” (8), moving away from normative Western discourses that inherently maintain power in the Western white man. Gugelberger and Kearney also write about the content of testimonial literature, emphasizing the central common theme of “the violation of human rights of members of the community by agents of the state” (11), as well as countering the dominance of Western ideals and literature, giving power to those who have been historically and systemically powerless. Overall, the article defines testimonial literature as resistance literature (11), differentiating it from conventional literature – a reinforcement of
Herbert starts his letter with his claim to the slogan it 's the real thing and states that Seaver has no right to the slogan. Herbert then backs up his argument by saying that Coca-Cola has a history with the slogan and that therefore the slogan belongs to Coca-Cola. Seaver then replies to Herbert 's absurd claim with a very sarcastic tone. Seaver mentions in his letter how they have instructed all of their salesmen to notify bookstores that whenever a customer asks for a copy of Diary of a Harlem Schoolteacher that the salesman asks the customer to clarify and make sure that what they are asking for really is a book and not a six pack of Coca-Cola.