Writer, Annie Dillard, in her narrative essay, “It’s Not Talent; It’s Just Work,” opposes the idea of talent and instead argues that greatness is achieved by working hard and using discipline to hone in on abilities. In Annie Dillard’s “It’s Not Talent; It’s Just Work”, she effectively constructs her argument that talent is not crucial for triumph but is achieved through great effort as well as using discipline to enhance abilities by using logical appeals, personal anecdotes, and repetition. Her purpose is to reach out to an audience who believes that success is natural due to one’s talent.
Admiral William H. Mcraven addressed the 2014 graduating class at the University of Austin, Texas with more than eight thousand students in attendance. The address given by Adm. Mcraven touched the hearts of millions from all around the world by his inspirational message of how one person can change the world if they simply helped change the lives of ten others in their lifetime. I chose this speech for my rhetorical analysis because of the simple message it portrays, how helping a few can eventually help many. Adm. Mcraven’s address was especially effective for his audience, much due to how he relates to the students by reminiscing of the day he graduated from UT while providing advice for young college graduates preparing to begin their adult lives.
In Nothing But The Truth, Philip Malloy received suspension after being removed from class for "singing" the national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, during the morning announcements. Throughout the story of Nothing But The Truth, the media supports Philip more than the school district, but if the "truth" turned into a court case, who would be successful, Philip Malloy v. Harrison School District?
I am writing you this letter to tell to you that Tom Robinson should be proven not guilty. This case would have never happened if the truth would have been told and it wasn’t a case between black and white. There are many ways that Robinson is not guilty. One of these reasons that Tom Robinson is not guilty is that if you listened to the Sheriff 's testimony he stumbled frequently and when he said something and then Atticus would say something different he would agree with Atticus. Tom Robinson is a very polite man with great manners, which you could take into consideration that he wouldn’t dare hurt this woman in this kind of manner. The sheriff 's testimony said that Mrs. Ewell had a bruise under her right
Doubt may be irrational, but it can also reveal the truth. Throughout John Patrick Shanley’s play Doubt, Sister Aloysius tries to expose the truth about how Father Flynn could be having an inappropriate relationship with Donald Muller. Sister Aloysius becomes aware of this possibly inappropriate relationship after Sister James tells her that Father Flynn had a private meeting with Donald. Then, Sister Aloysius talks to many people to see if her speculations are true, and by doing that, she hopes that the truth will cause Father Flynn to leave St. Nicholas. After reading the play Doubt, I believe that Father Flynn is guilt of having an inappropriate relationship with Donald Muller because of Father Flynn’s behaviors and Sister Aloysius’ conversations with many people.
One of my strength that I continue to build as a writer is the ability to spend a significant amount of time revising a writing assignment. I have learned the importance of receiving feedback on any writing piece. For example, after going to office hours to receive feedback on the Reader Expectation Theory assignment, I had a better understanding of the theory and how to integrate it into the paper. It is important as a writer to revise your work and receive feedback because often times when we write, we tend to miss key details that should be edited. Although I tend to get bogged down on guidelines and parameters of writing assignments, this has developed into a strength. By understanding the guidelines of assignments, I make certain to include it in my
Based on the reading and research that took place throughout the unit altogether, the conclusion of agreement has been met with Morgan’s central ideas because the famous figures aren 't the only ones who made history take place, the common people did also. In the speech “Chief Joseph Speak…,” the Nez Perce tribe became a big contribute to the westward expansion because they came to the conclusion that instead of fighting with the white men they would try to make peace with them (Nez Perce Chief P4 L22-24). In the chapter “Reporting to the president, September 23- December 31, 1806.” Lewis finally arrived at Washington and reported his seeing of which he had seen while exploring the land they had bought from France. The text states “And the
You might see him on Fox news or maybe shouting in a courtroom, the adjunct professor from Georgetown, Dr. Michael Sheuer, or simply, “Mike”, has major concerns about the way American’s foreign policy has been handled in recent years. The choice isn 't between war and peace. It is between war and endless war , in this age of warfare, the purpose of conflicts that our leaders drag us into, become uncertain as the deaths multiply. Mike has a valid point. During his career running operations in the CIA, the Bin Laden case is a standout, so it is important that people of opposing views at least take a minute to consider his steady, keen outcry against the way American leaders deal with foreign allies. Mike may be filled with
It was just another day of school of another period with the debating club at their semi-finals against Lourdes College Hillview. As we know Ishmael is a very timid and nervous character, that when it was his turn to debate on stage on behalf of St Daniels he completely stuttered on lost of words and surprisingly fainted in front of both debating teams and audiences. I’s wasn’t the part when he passed that was weird and embarrassing but hoe he fell that was. See Ishmael didn’t exactly know what happened after his pass out until the following day at lunch time. His friends asked him if he knew he did at the semi-finals yesterday and Ishmael responded that he just fainted. But his friends the asked him again if he knew what he did with his hand. Ishmael responded that he pointed his hand towards Kelly Faulkner to state his debate but instead fainted, but nothing more than that. James – Ishmael’s friend, then reveals to him that his pointed hands leaned and touched Kelly’s breast when he fainted on stage. Ishmael tries to refuse the weird and embarrassing awful moment which he didn’t intend to commit, but instead it was a classical joke repeatedly said by his
“The Columbian Orator” was the first book Frederick Douglass ever owned as an imprisoned slave. After having the ability to read and write, Frederick had craved more. The Hugh family in the south viewed Frederick as property to their household. As a little boy, he was taught how to read and write by a kind hearted woman who was the wife of Mr.Hugh, which made her the slave owner of him. “My mistress who kindly commenced to instruct me”.Moreover, during the years of slavery, teaching a slave how to read was very uncommon.Overtime,Ms.Hugh’s attitude had began to change and fade away, with slavery becoming a greater mean of power and mastery. When Ms. Hugh had a sudden change in mind, Fredrick had gained his knowledge by little white boys that
teach, or to inform. In this specific situation Nicholas Carr’s purpose is to persuade the audience that the internet is deteriorating our brains and actually doing more harm than good. Throughout the article Carr uses a variety of different rhetorical strategies. One of the main strategies used is the strategy to appeal. In order to have a greater connection with the audience in hopes of persuasion Carr must appeal to them, whether it be through emotional appeal, logical appeal, or appealing through credibility. On page __ Carr says, “Over the past few years I’ve had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain.” This line tugs at the emotion of the reader by making what Carr says more relatable to them.
Oprah Winfrey made “Their Eyes Were Watching God” new by changing Zora Neale Hurston’s masterpiece. She altered the relationships and gave characters new strengths. Oprah distorted the moral fiber that Zora Neale Hurston gave the audience. She deceived readers with false purity. Oprah Winfrey misrepresented what made the book motivating.
Maitin-Shepards’ essay is a better scholarly source than Istvans’ because he has more credibility, it is located in a text book, and the content is more cultured. Maitin-Shepard has more of a stable/logical background in the topic of morality and artificial intelligence while Istvan has more of an opinionated background. Maitin-Shepards essay is located in a textbook which makes it more credible because the school would not give us a book about false information, unless it were clearly stated as false information. Istvans essay is on a website, which is the Huffington post so it makes it seem more credible than it truly is because Huffington post is a popular name. Maitin-Shepards content is more believable because it is more factual than Istvans because Istvan is mostly writing about his opinion.
The author Michael Sadler was a social reformer, a political economist, a recognized radical politician, and a philanthropic businessman. Sadler claimed a seat as Chairman in the British Tory Member of Parliament during a Parliamentary Investigation. In Britain, he wrote The Sadler Report in 1832, published in January 1833, (Spartacus Educational). The report consisted of a transcript with testimonies of 98 child labor workers. The audience comprised of the British Parliament, one of three reports regarding the life of the industrial class. Sadler’s intent was “… an effort to persuade the British Parliament to enact new laws to safeguard the rights of child workers.”, (Enotes) by proposing a limit on the number of working hours in a day to
Jubel's been on the run since he was fifteen, just a dumb kid with an AI in his head, searching for answers to why the AI was there in the first place. He can't remember all the details, not even close, but what he knows is this. He used to be a street kid, the kind that no one ever thought would make it past ten or fifteen. He remembers just clawing for his place under the sun and not even knowing what for, because what's the point when you're going to eventually die some messy young death anyway?