In Brent Staples article “Just Walk on By”, Staples shares his thoughts on the way marginalized groups interact. He uses his own experiences as a young African American man to shed light on how people can have implied biases that affect the way they treat other people. Staples does this to demonstrate how society develops preconceived notions in the minds of individuals about marginalized groups, primarily African American men, which are often a flawed representation of the people within these groups. The rhetoric he uses is key to developing an understanding persona and an emotional appeal that exposes the implied biases of people without alienating or offending the audience, to whom-- among others-- he attributes these biases.
I have lived in East Oakland my whole life. To the majority of people, the mention of East Oakland evokes thoughts of violence, shootings, and gangs. I was one of the people who believed in these stereotypes, and for a particularly long time. I was one of the people who saw Oakland as a wasteland, a place with nothing to offer me, and a place I had nothing to offer to.
Coach Gary Gaines. In the movie “Friday Night Lights” has a speech or two throughout the movie. “Being Perfect” is the speech that is really appealing to my eye. “Being Perfect’s” purpose is to inform you that it doesn't take much to be perfect. This speech in not your normal locker room speech.
This document acknowledges oration by Joseph Warren on the Second Anniversary of the Boston Massacre on March 5, 1772 in which he questions the British government policies and democracy in the province. He slams their legislation of the late acts for taxing America. He detests the fatal massacre of 1770 that painted the vivid images and sound of mutilated bodies in the mind of Bostonians. Further, he adds to the fear and imagination to live in with their children being forced into violent soldiery, disrespecting virgins by exposing them to unbridled passion, which he labels worse than brutal violence. In his oration, he also revealed how the channel of commerce from the colonies is prospering the city of Britain. He doesn’t fancy
Being supposedly made up on the spot, Noah S. Sweat did not have time to compose an eloquent speech about a controversial topic. He instead spoke a purely unfactual and highly descriptive banter using doublespeak to voice his opinion of whiskey. Both sides of his argument include impactual adjectives to describe the drink. Or as Mr. Sweat would say on line 6, “the devil’s brew,” or on line 12, “the philosophic wine”. Each side of his argument is entirely one sentence long, implying that he emotionally fuels his speech as he works out his thoughts with the audience as one thought flows to the other. He uses metaphors also to describe whiskey; he sets situations which one could “feel” how whiskey affects the person. Mr. Sweat
Matthew McConaughey, was born on November 4, 1969, in Uvalde Texas. McConaughey attend high school in Texas and stayed in Texas to attend The University of Texas at Austin (Matthew McConaughey Biography."). Listening to McConaughey speak you automatically think southerner, he has a rich southern dialect that can’t be missed and is used for every character he plays. McConaughey in 2014 won best leading actor at the academy awards, during his acceptance speech you could hear him speak in his natural
General Purpose: To inform my audience of Gentrification in the Norther part of Chicago around the 1960s.
Every hockey player knows of the 1980 miracle on ice where the young American team took down the international powerhouse of the Soviet Union. Going into the game against the Soviets in the semifinals of the 1980 Olympic games, Herb Brooks gave one of the most inspirational speeches known to date. This exact scenario was portrayed in the Disney film, Miracle, released in 2004 directed by Gavin O’Conner. The scene starts with the young American squad sits quietly around the dressing room knowing they are the underdog and may be playing the last game of their Olympic career. The entire speech relates back to the theme of seizing opportunity; he starts with saying “Great moments are born with great opportunity, and that’s what we have here tonight.” Throughout the speech, Herb Brooks does a phenomenal job of transitioning a beat down, hesitant team of boys to a motivated, fearless team of men.
American journalist and politician, Clare Boothe Luce, in her opening speech at the 1960 Women’s National Press Club meeting, prepares her audience, qualifying and defending her forthcoming criticism. Luce’s purpose is to provoke thought in the journalist’s minds on what journalism is really about at its core. She adopts a frank and humorous tone to best capture the attention of her intended audience of female journalists. Through, appealing to the ethos, logos, and pathos with flattery, syllogism, and rhetorical questioning to prepare the audience for her message: “the tendency of the American press to sacrifice journalistic integrity in favor of the perceived public demand for sensationalist stories.”
The various ideologies of love mentioned by speakers in Plato’s Symposium portrayed the social and cultural aspect of ancient Greece. In the text, there were series of speeches given by Phaedrus, Pausanias, Eryximachus, Aristophanes, Socrates, and Agathon about the idea of love, specifically the effect and nature of Eros. Within the speakers, Agathon’s speech was exceptional in that his speech shifted the focus of the audience from effect of Eros on people, to the nature and gifts from the Eros. Despite Agathon’s exceptional remarks about Eros, Socrates challenged Agathon’s characterization of Eros through utilization of Socratic Method.
On November 13th, 1969, Spiro Agnew, who was the Vice President at the time, gave the speech, Television News Coverage, about how news producers are becoming too powerful (Bibliography.com.) To successfully inform his audience, he uses many rhetorical strategies to keep everyone engaged and attentive. Agnew delivered an exceptional speech by using multiple techniques such as analogies, anaphoras, parallelism, and rhetorical questions to justify this problem to his audience.
Lance Freeman, an associate professor of urban planning in Columbia, wanted to investigate if there was any displacement going on in two predominantly black neighborhoods that was briskly gentrifying. Much to his dismay, he couldn’t find any correlation between gentrification and displacement. What was surprising to Freeman was his discovery, “poor residents and those without a college education were actually less likely to move if they resided in gentrifying neighborhoods”. (Sternbergh, 19) Freeman adds, “The discourse on gentrification, has tended to overlook the possibility that some of the neighborhood changes associated with gentrification might be appreciated by the prior residents.” (Sternbergh, 19) Essentially, we can concur that a blighted neighborhood that goes through gentrification doesn’t displace the current residents living there, but in fact makes the residents want to stay. With gentrification the area becomes safer, more businesses open up and the neighborhoods become a welcoming, family friendly place to live. Without gentrification a blighted neighborhood stays, as is, a neglected area that doesn’t attract businesses or
President Ronald W. Reagan was known as a great communicator. In his “Address from the Brandenburg Gate (Berlin Wall)” speech, President Reagan called upon the leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, to open the gates and tear down the wall that divided Berlin. Reagan appealed to the West Berliners by connecting with them through emotions because they rebuilt their city and had prospered and were free. He uses facts to persuade the West Berliners they would benefit from tearing down the wall. He uses examples how other countries who have achieved freedom have been successful. He appeals to their logic that being an economic giant is a positive thing, and also tells them about the outcomes of having freedom.
Living in New York City for my entire life, I felt personally connected to this speech. Former Mayor of NYC, Michael Bloomberg, in the eyes of many, was not the most sympathetic person during his many years in office. This is why his speech supporting the proposed mosque near ground zero, recalling the first responders who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001, attacks, shocked so many people.
In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, starting on page 54 the character Beatty makes a speech discussing the origin of the firemen. He claims that the civil was is what began the build to the creation of firemen, bringing about the radio and TV, causing everything to have mass. Then, due to mass production, things become simpler with and exponentially growing population. The simplicity cause films, radio, books, and movies to be movie to cut down, leaving even the classics with snap-ending. These snap-endings lead to school being shortened with the mind set of, why learn? After that, the laid attitude created the obsession of sports, with everyone focusing on group spirit, slowly causing more people to go on nomadic surges. Minorities in these