Throughout his passage, “Just Walk on By”, Brent Staples sends the message that discrimination has affected the lives of many in several negative ways. He particularly uses irony and satire as tools to prove his point, using them almost like a verbal blade to cut through public image and stereotypes, as well as his proficient use of powerful diction and syntax to strike rememberable points into the reader’s mind. Staple’s use of irony is very simple yet effective. His message is that he is not a stereotypical black criminal, so he portrays himself as one to show how ridiculous that it really is. When he says “My first victim was a woman”, he tries to conjure up images of a stalker or a murderer or even just a plain old mugger, which is what the stereotype of a large, black man, like he explains that he is immediately following this statement.
He somewhat makes Charley seem human when he says, "A wealth of combed and clipped mustache gave him the appearance and attitude of a French rake of the nineteenth century"(Steinbeck 124). His comparison between Charley and humans portrays his sarcastic, comical side. This sense of humor made it easy a reader to follow Steinbeck on his journey across America.
Martin Luther King demonstrated precisely this sort of finesse when writing about the racial injustices faced by black Americans, as well as when refuting the criticisms he faced from white clergymen. King was able to employ a number of persuasive devices when writing Letter from Birmingham Jail which only added to his own
In both of these articles, the authors show similarities of discrimination however the articles highlight differences using diction, anecdotes, and tone throughout their writing with the soul purpose to account for racism. The authors write and project towards a certain audience to acknowledged the racial issues the people are still facing.
Portrayal of women is in answer to all the women in the Odyssey. There are different ways for women to be portrayed in the Odyssey. They can be disloyal, sexual, and loyal woman that gets used for these things. Could you ever grasp a point of how you would feel if you were the one being portrayed? In the first section of the Odyssey, women are presented to us as controlled by the culture of the day, and it is only within that area that we can consider the way Odysseus provides women to be admired or despised throughout his journey.
The graphic novel is a powerful literary weapon that helps authors explain the complicated and subtle nuances that are crucial to the greater story. Images and text help challenge the reader to become more entwined with the story. Through his creation of the animals representing race and religion, Spiegelman uses the comic medium to make the racial discrimination more approachable to his audience. Helping the audience enter Vladek’s world shines light on his outsider status, showing what the comic genre is truly capable of. Same story with Bechdel and Fun Home.
Humorists are those people who can say and do things that the average person will not say and do. For example, on the tonight show with Jimmy Fallon he makes fun of highly important people, either by making a skit and making them seem a certain way or just plainly saying something rude about the person that others may find funny. Television shows such as Family guy or American Dad sometimes uses events that people usually don’t associate with light-heartedness and makes a joke out of them as well. Humorists have the ability to make a comment that would usually be very offensive into a safe joke that most won’t take to heart. In today’s society, comedians and cartoonist say pretty much anything that comes to mind.
In his letter “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, Martin Luther King, Junior, effectively uses diction and syntax, employs many rhetorical strategies, such as ethos and anaphora, and supports the audience, speaker, and his purpose to help further his argument to convince people that segregation is wrong. Martin Luther King, Junior, writes from his jail cell with a purpose. A purpose to answer criticism of his work and ideas that lands him in jail and to explain the reason behind his work and ideas, so that others will understand and agree with him. He wants to justify his actions to stop segregation and help people realize that they should not be throwing him in jail, but instead they should be looking through his eyes and seeing what hardships he, along with every other African American, is experiencing due to segregation. To help strengthen his argument and establish trust in his letter, King Jr. uses ethos.
Tufan Mısır 21101566 Elit 443 Take Home Mid-Term Option B- Question 6 : Cicero defined comedy as ‘an imitation of life, a mirror of customs, and an image of truth’. How helpful is this definition in thinking about The Importance of Being Earnest as comedies? Başlık gerekli Marcus Tullius Cicero is known a great verse writer, lawyer and a philosopher. He has many speech about comedy, art, politics, philosophy, and war. He is not interested in war though in a short time he involves and in a short time he is sent to exile.
Also, the use of adjectives, similes, and personification are very important to the story. The conversations between the soldiers are short, crude, and filled with dirty jokes and insults. They speak what is on their mind, including Nathan. He says whatever he wants to whoever he wants, including the lieutenant. Surprisingly, he is very cunning and flirty, which helps him pickup “little Buttercup.” Starting in the beginning of the short story, everything is described in great detail.