Definition Essay Think about people who deserve status as heroes—from the past, from the present, from life, and from literature. What defines a hero? Write a multi-paragraph essay that develops your definition of heroism. Be sure to use strategies of definition (function, example, and negation) to guide your writing Have you ever wondered how worried a firefighter is when he steps into a fire? Some firefighters know they might not come out living or come home the next day, but they go out to the world and help out so you and me could be safe.
Throughout the story, Rusesabagina talks about the words he used and how they were no different than the ones he used managing his hotel. “They were no different than the words I would have used in saner times to order a shipment of pillow cases” (Rusesabagina pg#). In this case, he uses words to calmly talk to the people he is protecting, and in doing so, helps them keep their lives. In other times, specifically when the murders were going on throughout the town, words were used to get the Hutus to slaughter the Tutsis. “The words put out by radio station announcers were a major cause of the violence” (pg#).
In this excerpt from Daniel Webster’s address to the loss during the Battle at Bunker Hill, he talks about very emotional and joyful issues. Because of this he alters his tone to sound loving towards his fellow people by appealing to ethos and logos and giving them a sense of hope. He uses specific word choice and vocabulary to keep the piece sounding sophisticated and appropriate for the situation. From the beginning of the excerpt to the end he continues to use a very complex and elaborate sentence structure that also adds to the sophistication of his speech. In the opening paragraph, one of the first things that Webster mentions is the reason why everyone is there.
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.
Miracle's Boys Final Writing Assessment One theme from the book Miracle’s Boys by Jacqueline Woodson is that being a hero could cost you your life. This theme really resonates with me be due to how tragic their father's death was and how sudden it was. This theme is from chapter 9 when Tyree tells us (the reader) on how his father was taken from this world.Just based on the theme it could mean that someone in the book was being heroic and it lead to them going to or did die being a hero.An example of using this theme in real life is, firefighters each day risk their lives to save people from burning buildings.According to Firehousenews.com, about 100 firefighters die each year being a hero. This means that trying to save something/someone
If Bush would’ve added humor to the speech it would effect the message because it would be inappropriate. Bush really executed this speech by using lots of rhetorical devices, fallacies, and loaded words. “The victims were in airplanes or in their offices: secretaries, business men and women, military and federal workers, moms and dads, friends and neighbors.” This is one of the pathos in his speech. Emotional words Bush uses were “peace and security,””prayer,” and these words are meant to touch the hearts of all Americans that were hurt by this tragedy. Logical words that Bush uses were,” freedom and opportunity,””America.” Bush’s language affects because he used words that would help America get through this hard, tragic time.
Every kite runner wants to win and thus had to work hard in order to defeat another kite runner in the tournament. There is also a personification in line 101-102 in that, ‘this (face) one lurking just beneath the surface’. The face is attributed to when a person hides from something or someone. The effect of using this device can be that, the writer wanted to illustrate to the readers how quickly Hassan’s face turned to the ground to avoid eye contact with Amir. Just like when a person hides to avoid being
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. In the speech president Bush used metaphor to compare how the United States is a strong country.
He went out and warned everyone that he was sent to. Paul Revere helped many people by warning them, because if he didn't those people's homes would have been destroyed and possibly their lives as well. Paul didn't want to do nothing about the British tyranny. He decided to help the people and fight back. Paul Revere's sacrifice to his country and what
At this moment, Cole wonders what the point of trying is if you can’t get rid of anger. Edwin tells him that everyone carries anger and happiness, and you have a choice to focus on either one and it’s “What you focus on that becomes a reality”(pg.145). Rolling the ancestor rock was another method that allowed Cole to understand his anger. As Cole and Edwin climb the hill to roll down the ancestor rock for the first time, it becomes a symbol of his anger. After Cole allows the rock to become his anger, he rolls it down the hill and feels his “body growing lighter”(pg.166) as the anger leaves him.
John Hersey wrote that “[Mrs. Nakamura] immediately turned 4 on the radio, which … [was] broadcasting a fresh warning”. Along with radio warnings there were also rumors that Hiroshima might be hit with bombs and air raid alarms when enemy planes flew over the city. Truman also dropped leaflets on many different Japanese cities a month before the attach informing them of what could happen if they did not surrender. PBS translated the leaflets which said that “we shall resolutely employ this bomb and all our other superior weapons to promptly and forcefully end the war”. With the warnings given by radio, alarms, and leaflets, this demonstrates that the Japanese knew what could happen to their beloved city and decided not to evacuate their cities.