Chris Bachelder, the author of “Rewatching the Theismann Injury”, published on November 18, 2015 by the New York Times, did a good job of further informing football watchers of the events that occurred when Washington Redskin quarterback, Joe Theismann suffered a career ending injury. Bachelder explained how most people say they know of or have even seen the injury to Theismann, but people may not remember everything that happened when his career was ended. The way Bachelder explained what happened was he did a memory test on himself to see what he remembered about the play and testing it with what really happened, which informs the reader on what transpired back in 1985. For example, Bachelder recalled that he was young at this time and his
At the start of this article, the author began to describe the peaceful day before the bombings at the marathon. It was not shortly after where the author then abruptly transitioned to the bombing itself. A quote that represented this states, “A crisp morning, a day off work, beers and highfives all around... Then comes the second blast.” Because of this sudden change it is very powerful and effective in relaying this tragic event, and I was personally taken back by it.
Bush’s speech contained all the elements of ethos, logos, and pathos in his speech addressing the traumatic events that happened on September 11, 2001. Bush was able to address the country and stand up to what happened and take control of what is to happen next. In our life today, there are a lot of things that happen whether it be something that us kids deal with at school like who left the garbage on the floor or whether it be out in the world in an event when someone gets shot and we are trying to figure out who did it. We need more people like President Bush in both situations where people stand up and take responsibility for what they did or what happened. The world is a big place and everyone needs to work together to make things change.
“Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere. ”(Ellie Weisel). The Holocaust is often a topic authors use to educate readers about the horrors that happened in our world over 70 years ago. However no matter how many years go by it is not only important that the victims are never forgotten but also the moral message is passed on from generation to generation. The Terrible Things, by Eve Bunting, and Child of the Holocaust, by Fred Gross, both depict the topic of the Holocaust but emphasize different evidence and information to create an overall message to the reader.
Lupe Fiasco uses motivational and inspirational phrases throughout his song that motivate me to keep fighting through struggle and pain because in the end it’s worth it. In conclusion, as cliche as the message of this song may be, it’s a tremendously important message. The spread of peace and social equality are issues in today’s society that we see everyday. African-Americans are getting killed in the streets by police officers for misdemeanor crimes.
The National Football League should be held responsible for the head injuries caused to players, because the improvement of equipment, such as helmets is possible through the use of technology. As a consequence of the physical contact that is required in the National Football League, there are a great number of players that have come to face brain injuries during or after their careers. Many players have productive careers in the National Football League, which help lead to them developing horrific health issues. The players of the National Football League play with great effort and passion until they are physically incapable. In the book, “Slow Getting Up”, author Nate Jackson gives insight to how, “In the NFL, you are alive until you are dead” (Jackson 7).
Historians should interpret and disperse the first-hand accounts that are compiled into the book 100 Years of Lynchings, to help Americans understand exactly what happened from 1865 to the late 1900s. These accounts are written from a variety of stand points, allowing for a wide array of opinions. The majority of the
To Kill a Mockingbird has many themes that can affect and relate to any readers. Although the novel is around sixty years old, its important messages still impact readers today. The novel is based on the childhood memories of Harper Lee, the author, during the times of the Civil Rights. In To Kill a Mockingbird the main characters Scout, Jem, and Atticus are greatly affected by the racism going on around them and it shapes them to go against society 's norm, while also informing and inspiring all readers in a variety of ways.
George W. Bush’s “9/11 Address to the Nation” was a speech given after the tragic event that occurred on September 11th. He addressed this speech to the people of America on the night of the tragic event, highlighting how Americas freedom was attacked. Bush sent out special forces to find out who was responsible for this, so they can give them the punishment they deserve. The speech was to commemorate the lives lost in the incident, as well as to show that the United States is a strong, bright country.
Wallace mentions suicide in the line, “And the truth is that most of these suicides are actually dead long before they pull the trigger.” A simple google search can revivel that suicidal thoughts were a very real stuggle in his life, but that shouldn’t discount everything he has ever done. If anything his struggles in life should give him more credibility, because the only way to truly understand something is the experience it first hand. His experiences shaped who his was and helped grow the wonderful idea’s found in the
In this informative article titled “Everything, you need to know before watching the people vs. O.J. Simpson.” Writer Ashley Ross from Time magazine does just that. She gives you a rundown of what some people call the trial of the century. With the brand new television series that just aired on FX it was nice to have a reminder of what all led up to this monumental trial. As we are watching this series unfold with all of its glory it may slip your mind that this actually happened in 1994, when a very famous football player was accused and found not guilty in the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson as well as her friend Ron Goldman, who was just dropping off a pair of glasses when he was brutally murdered.
All quite in the western front was a very good war book. For people like me who have never experienced the horrors of being in battle during war, this book painted a good picture of what it was like being in battle. The emotional trauma that these men had to endure, words cannot express what they must have been through. The book All quite in the western front had many traits that it expressed in it such as loss, despair, and alienation. Many would agree that this book expressed the trait of loss in this book many times; however, this book portrayed loss not only in death, but also innocents, and how the characters have changed.
The Boston bombing took place on April 15th, 2013; the attack took place during the Boston marathon that normally takes place every year around the same time. I believe that the response that was given to such an event was exactly what was needed, and for the local authorities to shut down MBTA and many other things along with it was a smart move. Then calling in for restrictions on the airspace over Boston was a right decision for the safety of the citizens within the area, after that federal official Eric Holder called for all resources within the US Department of Justice. Now all these measures they decided to take were the right ones to take considering with what happened on September 11th 2001, which is something homeland security was aiming to avoid. another action that was taken so victims’ families could get information quickly was google using their person finder combining it with a disaster service under a log titled “Boston marathon explosions”.
Writers use language to inform readers of past events throughout history in order to impact people for the better. The book, Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki informs the reader of a crime committed against Japanese citizens during the war. Wakatsuki writes a detailed account of her time at the Manzanar internment camp during World War II. In addition, the article,”Ohio town holds rare history: Races mix freely for nearly 200 years” by Washington Post tells about a town in Ohio that disregarded racism, even when racism was at it’s peak. The authors of these selections wrote their content in order to make people aware of history and to make sure that people do not commit the injustices of the past again, or to bring light to an innovative
The author makes the reader gain sympathy for him, as he explains as he is a few of the lucky from his community to be successful and not lose their lives to violence. In paragraph 7, Staples states, “As a boy, I saw countless tough guys locked away; I have since buried several, too… a teenage cousin, a brother of twenty-two, a childhood friend in his mid-twenties- all gone down in episodes of bravado played out in the streets” (Para 7). The third and last reason why I picked this essay is because the essay was extremely detailed, which helps the reader believe that these stories are actually true then rather false like the other paper is like. For example, in paragraph 3, Staples stated, “At dark, shadowy intersections, I could cross in front of a car stopped at a traffic light and elicit the thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk of the driver…” (Para 3).