A twelve year old boy a world away from his parents once wrote in a letter to his parents: “And I have nothing to comfort me, nor is there nothing to be gotten here but sickness and death.” This child was Richard Frethorne, and in “Letter to Father and Mother,” he communicates his desperation caused by the new world’s merciless environment to his parents to persuade them to send food and pay off his accumulated debts from the journey. He accomplishes this with deliberate word choice and allusions to the bible to appeal to ethos, pathos, and logos. Frethorne uses diction, imagery, and facts to create a letter to his parents which aims to garner sympathy for his state of life and to persuade them to send food and pay off his debts. Frethorne begins his letter by demonstrating how he has matured through experiencing the hardships of life in the new world. Because of the context of the letter, Frethorne is also attempting to ingratiate his parents to aid him in his plight. Frethorne writes: “Loving and kind father and mother: My most humble duty remembered to you, hoping in God of your good health, as I myself am at the making hereof” (par. 1). Frethorne’s use of diction in the words “Loving,” “kind,” and “humble” reminds his father and mother of their role as caretakers and paints himself in the light of a son thinking of his parents to strengthen his case for assistance later in the letter. To accompany this, Frethorne uses the imagery of his diet to appeal to his parents’ compassion. Frethorne stresses his meals of “peas, and loblollie… A mouthful of bread for a penny loaf must serve for …show more content…
In an effort to make his argument as persuasive as possible, Frethorne uses intentful word choice and allusions which his Protestant parents are able to recognize to persuade them to send him provisions and pay off his
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In the intercalary chapter number 25, Steinbeck shows the decay of morals and also physical decay in the chapter. He contrasts land that is used naturally for its nutrients, and land used, or in Steinbeck’s eyes, wasted for profits. The chapter has some apocalyptic overtones throughout. Steinbeck uses vivid imagery and harsh statements to convey his message. The chapter seems to show how there are consequences for interrupting the lands life force to line ones pockets.
Her rhetorical question suggests that you can not be faithful to two masters if you are serving both. This leads to the audience shouting heresy and a church filled with uncertain attitudes. To establish her presence she suggests that her statement is common sense and of England’s high moral
This can be seen, for example, in his reference to the love of Sir Eustace for his “young lady. ”5 However, Froissart’s interest in chivalry is particularly seen in how he emphasizes exciting stories and heroic deeds, as opposed to such “boring” details as “the financial and administrative burdens of continuous warfare, or the unchivalric actions of court
Payton Ike Perine English 10 Hon 22 February 2023 Disintegration of the black body in America American writer and activist, Ta-Nehisi Paul Coates, attempts to address the issues that have plagued him his entire life in the article titled "Letter to My Son," in which he writes a letter to his 15-year-old son Samori Toure. The letter explains what it means to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it in the United States. After 150 years since the end of the Civil War and ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, he dissects the story of America's most immense movement, in a time when African Americans are viewed as inferior due to the color of their skin. Coates recounts different times in his own life when his innocence was lost, his internal sense of terror was threatened, and a wall of rage was erected around him. Throughout the use of syntax, figurative language, ethos, and pathos,
Rhetorical Analysis Draft Three “The Privileges of The Parents” is written by Margaret A. Miller, a Curry School of Education professor at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. This woman was a project director for the Pew-sponsored National Forum on college level learning from 2002-2004. This forum assessed the skills and knowledge of college educated students in five states by a way that allowed the test givers to make state-by-state comparisons. Miller believes that “[a] college education has benefits that ripple down through the generations” and this has enabled her to work and speak on topics such as: college level learning and how to evaluate it, change in higher education, the public responsibilities of higher education, campus
Analyzation of Elizabeth Sprigs Letter Elizabeth Sprigs letter to John Spyer (her father) was written in Maryland of September 22, 1756. The theme of the letter definitely displays hardship from a young woman’s perspective as she desperately tries to ask for help. Just as quickly as I found out about her unknown complications with her father, she jumps straight into her sufferings. From reading, I discover she’s an indentured servant, which is someone who works under contract for a period of time in exchange for citizenship or sometimes acres of land (Notes). Not only does the language thoroughly explain her situation but provides a bit of relief, if possible.
That and a pinch of salt under the tongue could usually quench hunger until Guy found a day’s work or Lili could manage to buy spices on credit and then peddle them for a profit at the marketplace” (49). Lili and Guy do all they can for their son. They endure sufferings for
In life difficulties may arise, but an “instructive eye” of a “tender parent” is a push needed in everyone’s life. Abigail Adams believed, when she wrote a letter to her son, that difficulties are needed to succeed. She offers a motherly hand to her son to not repent his voyage to France and continue down the path he is going. She uses forms of rhetoric like pathos, metaphors, and allusions to give her son a much needed push in his quest to success.
The hiss of his voice fills the air as a chilling sensation trickles down your spine. You are standing with hands raised singing praises in the middle of a church service when he leans over and whispers into your ear, “You need to leave. Move out. And if you don’t, I will take your children.
Past leaders such as Andrew Jackson, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Marc Antony are evidence that society does not reward morality and good character in leadership. Society is drawn to leaders that have good rhetoric, propaganda, and charismatic personalities, and society supports them despite their immorality. Society is concerned about stability more than the morality of their leaders and will support immoral leaders in times of crisis to provide stability. In history there have been multiple leaders that have used rhetoric, propaganda and charismatic personalities to gain power, despite their morals.
In his letter he described his life as an indentured servant as one where he has nothing to comfort him but sickness and death. The life that he was living in colonial Virginia was one where you couldn’t escape or else you will be captured. Attempting it could of cause him to die, therefore he hoped his parents brought his escape but with his parents being poor there was no way of escaping the life of an indentured servant. Having no escape as an indentured servant, he wrote to his parents a letter asking that his parents bought out the indenture. In his letter, he wrote that he was trapped in a place filled of diseases that can make any body weak and leave you with lack of comfort and rattled with guilt.
Madeleine Thien’s “Simple Recipes” is not mainly about the father cooking food and his treatment towards his son, instead, the author uses food to symbolize the struggles her immigrated family experienced in Canada. While it is possible to only look at the narratives that food symbolizes, the idea is fully expressed when the father is compared with the food. The theme of food and the recipes are able to convey the overall troubles the narrator’s family encountered. Although, food is usually a fulfilling necessity in life, however, Thien uses food to illustrate the struggle, tensions, and downfall of the family. Yet, each food does represent different themes, but the food, fish, is the most intriguing because of the different environment
One generally invites one’s friends to dinner, unless one is trying to get on the good side of enemies or employers. We’re quite particular about those with whom we break bread.” (Foster, 9) Through the breaking of bread, or in this case the laborious cleaning, cooking, and finally the eating of chitlins is representative of a communion, between the almost sacred bonds between a mother and her daughter. Throughout the exposition of the short story, we constantly see that the other members of her family reject the chitlins for being “country” or smelling strange.
In this passage, Charlotte Perkins Gilman highlights the theme that women must use their intellect or go mad through the use of literary qualities and writing styles. Gilman also uses the use of capital letters to portray the decline in the narrators’ sanity. This shows the decline in the sanity of a person because the words in all-caps is shown as abrupt, loud remarks. Gilman uses this method multiple times in her short story and this method was used twice in this passage. When the narrator wrote, “LOOKING AT THE PAPER!”, the major decline in her mental health was shown.
It was the eve of a grandeur celebration. Sounds of rushing feet, deep breaths, and hectic eyes pervade the Bondoc household. Spirits were up from the wake of dawn with each person in our abode actively participating in the preparations for the night’s celebration. During the day, my mother placed twelve rounded fruits on a display plate ranging from small grapes to large watermelons while my father stayed with her preparing the cuisine. Consequently, my brother drove around the village to buy supplies and groceries.