After reading both excerpts, the audience is able to identify the use of repetition as Emerson and Thoreau emphasize how urgent it is for people to free themselves from conforming. In Emerson’s piece, the word “misunderstood” is repeated a lot as a way to create effect to his stance on how people are seen in society when they challenge popular common beliefs. He states, “...you shall be sure to be misunderstood! Misunderstood! Is it so bad then to be misunderstood?...
George Orwell’s “desire to push the world in a certain direction, to alter other people’s idea of the kind of society that they should strive after” can also be seen through Ian Leslie’s strategies in his book, Curious. In the book, Leslie demonstrates excellent use of rhetorical strategies to convince his reader of his thesis that knowledge is the force which powers beneficial curiosity. Leslie even goes as far as to say that curiosity without any previous knowledge can be dangerous. Throughout the book, Ian Leslie attempts to push the world in the direction of his thoughts, and convince them that knowledge truly is the key to positive curiosity.
He also says that because the consumer is experiencing what the expert and planner want them to, it means that they are being cheated or are missing out because they are being told what to see and experience. This causes the consumer to see and experience things through the lenses of the expert and planner. This takes away the ability of letting the consumer experience things how they would like or want. In
(p. 452) This helps the audience to see that just as described in A Brave New World American’s are allowing their everyday lives to become amusements that have no substance in reality. By using this and other examples, Postman helps the audience to see the logic of his argument because they are to see the truth for themselves based on their own experience and
Political theory is all about speaking to people to get their attention and make them think that that politician is the right person for the job. Engineering rhetoric uses the speaking aspect, like politicians, but not on a maximum scale. The difference has brought out many theories about the differences between the two jobs, for example, Samuelson talks about how rhetorical theory has changed and how it is implemented into jobs, “The latest evidence of the gap between political rhetoric and economic reality is the Democratic controlled House 's decision to set aside, possibly indefinitely, the free trade agreement negotiated with Colombia by the Bush administration”(Samuelson 1). Rhetoric has a major influence in the job creation and how people make a career and advance in their specific job field. Engineering makes the rhetorical stance for speaking to people to get the approval for their projects.
(Gladwell, Malcolm.) In fact, the truth is that even without realizing it we make decisions based on this sticky factors of products. A clear example on how this affects us is at the moment we make decisions. If one starts thinking about the last time that you decided what to wear, or where to go to eat, you may surprise yourself by noticing that most of this decisions came from the idea of what you already knew about that style of clothing or what you have heard about that certain place, not just through friend but through the different forms of mass communication, where these rand publicizes themselves as
In life people tend to heavily rely on others, because we aren’t an independent species. Because of this, when we are told what things are “right” and “wrong” by our leaders, we believe them and follow what they say. This is how society has functioned since the beginning of time. As people, when we follow our leaders we begin to heavily rely on them losing all of our ability to step back to our own conscious reality, and decide whether or not the actions we are doing are humane or inhumane. In the story The Lottery we see this to its full extent, as well as in The Last Duchess, both of these stories show How a group of people can lose their morality, and follow a blind tradition without any regard to the outcomes.
People changing and being influenced by society. People have adapted to being stereotypes even if they do not realize it. They say things without thinking first because of the sources that surrounds us. Like electronics and books that show us their perspectives on Native Americans. It is good to watch what one says because many Native Americans can be offended if called Indians, since they are not from India.
Growing up as an Immigrant in America, you grow to learn social conformity is prevalent and plays a key role in the systematic oppression of free thinkers. Social conformity does not only dictate the way you view issues but also makes you shy away from letting your own beliefs be heard. There are many ways people conform, television and social norms being the predominant forces. By having observed these behaviors at an early age, I’ve grown to develop my own moral judgment and have met like-minded individuals who share the same outlook on the ills of society. Living in a third world country, America and other European countries are practically seen as heaven on earth or the promised land.
Ethnocentrism and its prevalence in U.S culture Ethnocentrism is judging another culture solely by the values and standards of one’s own culture. Individuals who are ethnocentric judge other groups in relation to their own ethnic group or culture. I think The United States likes to refer to themselves as the “big mixing pot” of cultures. I would agree, we do have a wide range of different cultures, but that does not mean that we do not “evaluate and judge other cultures based on how they compare to our own cultural norms.” I think us as Americans feel this way, because we are too scared to change what we have learned and known since birth.
Lewis complicates the matters further when attacking government officials for “nine of our leader being indicted…by the federal government for peaceful protests” (para 6.5). In other words, the government responds when a group of citizens becomes a threat intending to create changes. The immediate reaction is suppression of radical actions. Lewis includes logos in order to engage the audience about the harsh behavior of the police. By including a historical evidence, Lewis’s argument is stronger rather than providing a claim without proof.
E. B. White was very passionate about writing and more specifically the style of it. So when White found William Strunk's book full of writing rules and tips, he knew he could not let his old professor's book disappear with the times. So he took the time to publish a book to share Strunk’s wisdom with the world. E. B. White cherished this book written by William Strunk. White refers to this little book and its content as a “rich deposit of gold.”
The purpose of this paper is that William Lutz believes that the American society have produced words (doublespeak) that have a double meaning that hide or mislead the truth. He uses descriptive writing to tell his story in this essay. Companies use these words to their advantage to evade information that would stain their company reputation. Lutz poses the question "How many kind of "chiefs" are there?"
In 2011, Avi Weisfogel created the innovative medical information program, “Healthy Heart Sleep” and “Owner Unlimited Sleep Patients,” informing medical practitioners and dentists about sleep apnea. To coincide with the initial two programs, Avi Weisfogel established “Dental Sleep Masters,” a program informing dentists the proper use of oral devices when working with sleep apnea patients. Avi believes there is a direct correlation between sleep apnea and dental issues. He is a graduate of Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, holding Psychology and Biology degrees and earned his dental degree-DDS-from the College of Dentistry at New York University. Avi is compassionate about what he does and always has time for helping others.
In "Contest of Words," Ben Lerner’s writing style seems, at first, all over the place. He tells a variety of stories and brings up examples that don’t seem to be related in the slightest. Having read the piece in its entirety and looking at the bigger picture, it is far easier to see the commonalities. Most of the evidence and examples he uses are based on his own experiences. He also draws in information from politics and refers to real life examples that people can identify with, fine print on agreements too small to understand or the speaking side effects in commercials too fast to understand.