In the speech Chavez says, “We are also convinced that nonviolence is more powerful than violence.” He then goes on to say that violence causes deaths and demoralizes the people, while nonviolence attracts people’s support and is morally just. The use of juxtaposition as a rhetorical device throughout the whole speech shows the pros of nonviolence and the cons of violence. This technique helps Chavez develop his argument because it creates a favorable bias
After arguing the failure of prisons, Mendieta establishes his agreement with Davis’ anti-prison rhetoric without introducing the author, her book, or other various abolitionist efforts, “I will also argue that Davis’s work is perhaps one of the best philosophical as well as political responses to the expansion of the prison system...” (Mendieta 293). The article’s author also assumes that readers are familiar with specific torture tactics used on prisoners,“...the United States is facing one of its most devastating moral and political debacles in its history with the disclosures of torture at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, and other such prisons…” (293). Mendieta’s act of assuming that readers will already be familiar with Angela Davis and her work, as well as the specific methods of torture used by certain prisons, may cause readers to feel lost while reading the
Even though it’s nonfiction, it reads much like a fiction novel would, getting comparisons to ¬To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. What makes it even more compelling than the fictional novel is that these are the stories of real people, of those wrongly convicted or unfairly sentenced. Stevenson’s memoir truly shows the power of mercy and what it can do for those wronged by judiciaries. This book’s story of justice and redemption and Stevenson’s struggle to free convicts from unjust or excessive punishment is deeply moving and powerful. The reader will root for him as he struggles to do as much as he can for the accused.
I finally realized Daisy had a huge impact in this book because of the article written by Leland Person Jr. called “Herstory” and Daisy Buchanan. In the first paragraph of the essay, Person explained what other people thought of Daisy Buchanan, “To Robert Ornstein she is criminally amoral, and Alfred Kazin judges her vulgar and inhuman” (250). Person responds to these claims by stating what he believes Daisy really is, “Daisy, in fact, is more victim than victimizer” (250). Person emphasizes that even though many people believe Daisy was evil, she actually should not be faulted because she was the one that was the victim. These findings have important consequences for the broader domain of world perspective.
In Michael Levin’s “The Case for Torture”, he uses many cases of emotional appeal to persuade the reader that torture is necessary in extreme cases. There are many terms/statements that stick with the reader throughout the essay so that they will have more attachment to what is being said. Levin is particularly leaning to an audience based in the United States because he uses an allusion to reference an event that happened within the states and will better relate to the people that were impacted by it. The emotional appeals used in this essay are used for the purpose of persuading the reader to agree that in extreme instances torture is necessary and the United States should begin considering it as a tactic for future cases of extremity. One major eye catching factor of this essay is the repetitive use of words that imply certain stigmas.
These key skills explain why Harper Lee was able to create such a spectacular narrative. But really, if one thinks carefully about this, these key narrative tools were able to save this critically acclaimed classic from attacking the issues of racism and prejudice head-on, but instead talk about them in a more subtle manner. This skillful writing was able to lift To Kill A Mockingbird up to the legendary status that is has rightfully earned up to this
Tim O’Brien never lies. While we realise at the end of the book that Kiowa, Mitchell Sanders and Rat Kiley are all fictional characters, O’Brien is actually trying to tell us that there is a lot more truth hidden in these imagined characters than we think. This suggests that the experiences he went through were so traumatic, the only way to describe it was through the projection of fictional characters. O’Brien explores the relationship between war experiences and storytelling by blurring the lines between truth and fiction. While storytelling can change and shape a reader’s opinions and perspective, it might also be the closest in helping O’Brien cope with the complexity of war experiences, where the concepts like moral and immorality are being distorted.
According to Wilterdink, there are anti-heroes like Hannibal Lecter that are natural evil, not morally neutral. Hannibal Lecter is also a popular and sympathetic character because according to Mittell (cited in Wilterdink,2015), immoral scenes test the moral limit of the audiences and it makes the show more exciting. According to Wilterdink, for example, from the Game of Thrones series, the biggest goal of Jerome Flynn is to be rich and Cersei Lannister who is a female anti-hero often exposed to problems that are related to sexuality in the series. Even though there are many sexual scenes that are not morally appropriate, viewers like and sympathize with the characters in the Game of Thrones series. Therefore, we understand that and also Smith (cited in Wilterdink,2015) claims that since behavior is mediated through audiences’ own moral compassion, they can satisfy by looking at the characters who can make morally spiteful decisions.
In retrospect, my speech could have been worse or better, but at least it is over so I can learn to improve for my next speech. The speech started off great. I looked at the audience, paused, and told a true life story that gained their attention. The Central Park Five’s story enhanced my speech my giving a real life example of the problems and consequences of false confessions in our legal system.
However, many times “enhanced interrogation” produced false and misleading information (McCain). Out of the prior 56-24 Americans, 59-31 of them said that the torture inflicted was justified (Blake). Terrorism brings up the desire for torture and due to the past event of 9/11, the desire for security and safety in America has gone up drastically. Those who approved of torture techniques wanted to protect Americans and “keep faith with the victims of terrorism and to prove to [their] enemies that the United States would pursue justice relentlessly” (McCain). Compared to the previous events, it’s understandable that the U.S. has such a high torture acceptance rate, however countries around the world have margins that are much less in favor for torture, so what’s the difference?
In the article “The Case for Torture”, Michael Levin argues that the use of torture as a way to save lives is justifiable and necessary. Levin draws a series of cases where torture might be acceptable so as to set certain precedent for the justification of torture in more realistic cases. HoweverLevin illustrates three cases where torture might be justifiable.he describes a terrorist keeping city of millions hostage to an atomic bomb, the second, a terrorist who has implanted remote bombs on a plane and the third, a terrorist who has kidnapped a baby. torture and its consequences have been recorded in countries around of world over a vast span of time, and for a variety of reasons. Levin makes no such attempt to expand his article beyond
Alterman starts off explaining his view that using the term “war” is a misleading notion which has been erroneously used by leaders. Alterman states, “We like the idea of fighting wars because we think we can win a clear victory. And in our long history of wars against other nations, we 've defeated many of them. But we can 't win a war against a complex phenomenon like poverty, drug use, or terrorism.”
If your looking into gay being an option you have to consider what consequences would follow. People are born with hatred which will eventually turn into picking on people that are gay. If people judge you based on how they see you it 's going to result it them being rude but the author Stephanie didn 't care if people were rude she stuck to what she believed. Stephanie researched the topic on being homosexual and heterosexual and the ideas found really supported her overall top. When she talked about D’Emilio essay”Born Gay” really stood out to in a way that it almost made me focus solely on it.
This is a few of many different legislative avenues for the victims to receive assistance and escape; as well as giving investigators the legislative authority that is needed. Methodology Most methodological approaches to the research within and about this topic has been ethnographic in nature and this is due to the ethical dilemmas and challenges that arise. Mostly noted was the ethnographic approaches used in the varied research affected the research method that was selected. Some of the methodological techniques were easier to apply in theory than in practice and this is because of the response to gender