The main character continuously faults himself for the way that others treat him . When the character is treated as though he is as bad as a rapist he feels “ embarrassed, and dismayed..” (542), when he has done nothing wrong to get this kind of treatment ,and he is only being judged by his race. Staples uses diction and syntax to make it sound as if the character believes that it’s his fault that he is stereotyped. This emotional appeal grabs the audience’s attention and their sympathy. Self blame isn’t the only emotion that staples uses, but he also shows anger in his writing.
Purpose- The purpose of this novel is to discuss the type of environment we live in due to the media, which humorously discusses the beauty in human trial and error, underdogs, relationships, the unusual, life experiences, and thought. It serves as a purpose to inform the general population that society is turning more conventional and two-dimensional. Also, another purpose that the novel justifies why humans act the way they
Villains often play a vital role in contrasting the protagonists, which brings upon sympathy towards the protagonists. In The Stranger by Albert Camus, society directly criticizes Meursault 's actions and beliefs, evoking Meursault 's sadness in the story. While in The Meursault Investigation, Merault is the antagonist of the story because he kills Musa, Harun’s brother. Meursault indirectly provokes Harun’s anger and fuels his ambition for his actions. Both stories present villains differently, where society is directly criticizing Meursault’s beliefs and actions in The Stranger while Meursault is indirectly hurting Harun in The Meursault Investigation.
Then he argues the negative news effects and he believes it is negative forwards to the public. In the last part of the article, the author claims his feelings of negative news and we could know he doesn’t want people to see the more and more negative news reported by the media. The author is very angry about the effects of the negative news, he hopes the general public to read his article and realize the harmful influence of the negative news. Generally, the author doesn’t use any strong facts to support his ideas, so I don’t think the author’s words are effective enough to convince readers. The author wants to explain the harmful effects to the general public by using the logical frame to write, readers can find the two logical examples that the author uses in the article.
Mills (1959) Theorised that every individual was shaped by the society they lived in, and vice versa, to a certain extent so did people help shape their society to suit them, “By the fact of this living, he contributes, however minutely, to the shaping of society and to the course of its history, even as he is made by society and by its historical push and shove.” (Mills, 1959: 12). With saying that, sociological imagination allowed people to receive necessary expertise and skills of comprehension to engage in political issues. Mills’ ‘Personal troubles of Milieu’ is all troubles and issues that individuals experience, however sociological imagination enables people to see that it is actually the structure and arrangements of societies, as well as failure of institutions in a society that cause an individual to experience troubles and issues (Mills, 1959). In a society, privileged people believe in individual responsibilities and controlling their own lives, however the less privileged see aspects such as race, culture, class and gender as fundamental factors in shaping their lives. Troubles are defined as problems which are privately felt from an individual and would come from events, situations or feelings in one’s own life, however, issues affect a larger number of people, and would originate in societal arrangements and
Brent Staples, in his literary essay “Just Walk On By”, uses a variety of rhetorical strategies. The devices he uses throughout his essay effectively engage the audience in a series of his own personal anecdotes and thoughts. He specifically shifts the reader 's perspective towards the unvoiced and the judged. Within the essay, Staples manipulates several rhetorical strategies, such as perspective and metaphor, in order to emphasize the damage stereotypes have caused against the mindsets and perceptions of society as a whole. Staples illustrates how the nature of stereotypes can affect how we perceive others around us in either an excessively admirable light or, in his and many other cases, as barbaric or antagonistic.
Maybe it’s because many people place stereotypes and other ideals towards another individual, whether they have a different skin tone, whether they are male or female, as well as other characteristics one may notice. Author and editorial writer, Brent Staples acknowledges this issue as well as experience many situations in which people distinguish him from others. Brent Staples message in his essay titled “Just Walk On By” is conveyed to the audience through many rhetorical devices in which he suggests that stereotypes of race and gender can impact someone 's life in the easiest ways. Brent Staples use of pathos creates an emotional connection and pulls the reader into his essay, through his anecdotes and diction. His intro paragraph tells an interesting story, in a way that readers often forget what type of passage they are reading.
As related earlier, catharsis aims to elicit pity and fear in order to purge such emotions from the audience. As such, the tragic hero’s punishment must not be considered entirely deserved otherwise it would be seen as justice and the cathartic effect would not take place. Instead, the punishment must be somewhat excessive so that pities the tragic hero for his misfortune as well as fears for their own lives after seeing the world is not always fair. However, in order to confirm that Oedipus’ punishment exceeds his crime, both must be identified. Oedipus’ crime is quite simply his attempt to escape his own fate.
Material and nonmaterial culture in my world University of the People It’s fascinating to do a contrastive analysis of material and nonmaterial culture, together with exploring sociological factors that unknowingly shape my life. As it kind of offers an insight into the world around me, and opens my eyes to those unnoticed patterns which exist in our society. Hence, let’s discuss these areas in depth next. First and foremost, the big difference between material and nonmaterial culture is: whether tangible or invisible. The former refers to man-made things that people not only give a meaning to them, but also assign a function or value, whereas the latter encompasses abstract ideas and implicit forms of social interaction.
Mark twain demolished coopers romanticism in his novels. Cooper’s tone was also criticized as being reactionary, romantic and pedagogical in tone. Sydney Krause States that all of the harsh criticism and the bad talk about Cooper is not the words of a person with good judgment. She is not saying that Mark is wrong, but that he is over stressing the criticism and even though she does agree with him in some ways Cooper is still an amazing writer (“James”). John McWilliams also believes that Mark twain‘s attack on Cooper is not justified.