In Martin Gansberg’s cultural criticism essay “Thirty-eight who Saw Murder Didn’t Call the Police” (1964), Gansberg claims that society should be more involved in taking action when witnessing violent or life-threatening encounters between other people. He elaborates on this theme by providing a real homicide scenario that occurred as a short story. Martin Gansberg’s purpose of writing this essay is to persuade readers in order to make changes in our society’s mindset on public safety. His intended audience was towards anyone in general, especially to those who may witness violent disputes between other people. Reading this essay made me realize how distant citizens are from one another.
Rhetorical Analysis Author Ta-Nehisi Coates in his book Between the World and Me discusses impactful racial issues in American history and educates his son on the past and current realities of being a black American. At the beginning of the book, Coates imposes the question: “How do I live freely in this black body?” (Coates 12).
While on trial, Junior was asked why he had turned to the FBI. “That was not the life that I wanted to live,” he testified. Junior has helped the FBI by leading them to bodies that were buried in various places, while Junior successfully stayed alive and well in MS-13. In the final closing of the article Junior says, “It just didn’t feel right. I had to do something…
Truman Capote’s nonfiction novel, In Cold Blood, effectively explores the effects of the Clutter family’s unexpected murder on the small community of Holcomb, Kansas. This unexpected murder had lasting and detrimental effects on the people of the town. Having been in Kansas during the time the trials and court cases had been executed, Capote observed that the murder had destroyed the community’s sense of trust, shattered their image of the American Dream, and prompted them to reevaluate their stance on the death penalty. The sudden murder of the Clutter family played a huge role in shaking the foundation of trust that had been built up throughout the years in the small town of Holcomb.
In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat” the author uses karma as the theme of his story, as a result, later in the story he has to face the consequences. As the story unfolds, so does the theme, karma. Karma is a widely believed Buddhist Belief that a wide range of people have faith in. Karma implies that a person who does good deeds, will be rewarded with a better life in their next incarnation. Unjust acts committed lead to worse living conditions in their next life.
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee foreshadows a loss of innocence through the symbolic significance of the snowman, fire, and mad dog. First, Lee uses the snowman as a symbol. It is shown in this passage, “ Jem, I ain’t ever heard of a nigger snowman… He won’t be for long.”
To kill a mockingbird is to destroy innocence. Mockingbirds do not cause harm or trouble; in fact their only purpose is to convince others with beautiful music. Tom Robinson’s death can easily be compared to that of a mockingbird; it did no good but also prevented no evil. Mr. Underwood chooses to write an article that basically every citizen of Maycomb can understand, and this proves to the reader the obvious connection between Tom Robinson and the symbol of a mockingbird. Mr. Underwood chooses to ignore the prominent racial barrier that separated Tom Robinson from justice, and chooses to focus on his disability instead.
“There the corpse stood before our eyes. It had already greatly decayed and covered with gore. On its head, with an open, red mouth, and one single eye of fire, sat the beast. It was the same horrible animal that had tricked me into murder.” In the story “The Black Cat,” by Edgar Allan Poe, the subject of the story is how you should control your perverseness.
Have you ever wondered which event in your life made you see everything differently? Everybody faces various experiences with the realities of the world that eventually results in the loss of their innocence. The loss of innocence can be the outcome of an incident witnessed, a final conclusion about an issue, or an understanding of a situation. The loss of innocence is the same thing as maturity. Now, of course, you can’t go to sleep one night and wake up mature.
It is comparable to one of the first scenes where the residents of Berlin are reading out load an article about the new committed crime (00:10:15 – 00:11:12). The scene starts with a previous one because the voice of the reader appears while Bercket is writing his letter. However, in a few seconds one understands that this voice belongs to another character who reads the article in the next scene. Thus, using sounds, Lang creates new frames and various techniques to continue and develop the plot linking visual and audio narratives. Sounds increase the universe of the film, the space of one shot because there is no need to show all acting if the viewer can comprehend it anyway.
In the the book to kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee, shares many pearls of wisdom, a pearl of wisdom is a phrase that can be revealed as a life lesson that can be seen throughout the book. -“ the one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience,” said Atticus. This is saying that someone's conscience will always no right from wrong. Martin Luther King Jr followed his own moral compass when it came down to it. he boycotted and marched.
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it”. In harper lee's novel to kill a mockingbird, The author uses literary elements of external conflict, tone, and setting to show how racism was affecting people with different skin color, these dark days of pre civil rights had innocent people being mistreated and demoralized for no reason due to their appearance For instance, The night before the Tom Robinson's trial, A group of men attempted to kill Tom robinson in the maycomb jail but atticus was protecting his advocate by telling the men to leave and wait for the court in the morning. Tom felt that there was no reason to try to win, Scout then says “Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed.” Tom Robinson was taken to court in a tragic turn of events in which the african american was accused of rape and battery towards mayella ewell. No matter what truly happened mayella ewell's word is the only thing that mattered
The Busy Woman Martin Gansberg describes an incident in his essay “Thirty-Eight Who Saw a Murder Didn’t Call the Police”, in which many people watched a terrific murder for more than half an hour and therefore, no one called the police until the victim was dead. Mainly, the reasons were incoherent as the neighbors were tired or do not know what to do. Eventually, people do not often help when someone is in trouble, they give illogical excuses to be unable to help; there is not a solid excuse that justifies people for not helping. Following this, I witnessed an act in which my aunt, Karla, did not help someone who was running out of battery since she was busy and late for work. Commonly, people are an egoist, they prefer to take care of themselves