Despite critics’ attacks on Chris McCandless as a commendable person, Chris McCandless is an admirable figure to look up to as he shows that taking risks can be beneficial. During McCandless’s trip, he meets with a wide variety of people he get well along with. He has a great time during his adventure and gains a lot of experiences even though he is living a simple life where he doesn’t live with a vast amount of wealth. Kayt Sukel of Fox News quotes, “...helping individuals gain the priceless experience they need to make smarter, better decisions. And within these risks are the very kind of opportunities that can, ultimately, make us happier, healthier, and more successful in reaching our long-term goals… ” (Sukel).
The speech he delivered to a sold out Yankees Stadium full of fans for his farewell was one of the best short speeches ever given in my opinion. Given the length of the speech, he was able to incorporate different kinds of rhetorical devices that make the speech more enjoyable to listen to. Lou Gehrig's ability to use a lot of alliteration and anaphoras make the speech more enjoyable to listen to. For example, Lou’s use of alliteration makes a boring sentence more fun because of the use of the same letter one after another which adds a certain ring to the sentence. “Who Wouldn’t consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert-” The rhetorical scheme of alliteration that Lou Gehrig uses shows emphasis in the sentences which makes it better to say but if too much alliteration is
By including the source from which he derived these statistics, Gilbert could create a more trustworthy evidence and help convince the audience. As the argument progresses, the author uses articles from the New York Times as well as another Daily Beast article when discussing the background of the topic. These evidences are not very authoritative because they come from articles that might have bias. Both the New York Times, and the Daily Beast can be opinionated, so taking sources from less biased and more firsthand sources would be more reliable. The author also employs quotes from the protestors to support his opinion.
By listening to others people are more likely to be open minded and accept other opinions. Author Amée LaTour writes, “One of the best ways to expand that horizon is to expose ourselves to other thoughts, ideas, opinions, values, experiences and perspectives. We do this by opening our ears and minds to them. We do this by listening.” This proves that active listing can not only make someone realize the wrongs in society, but also allow one to experience new perspectives and experiences. Finally, Active Listing is a great way to respond to
I nominate Dr. Nick Lynchard because he’s a very influential teacher and cares deeply about his students. When I tool Psy 101 with Dr. Lynchard he spoke about more than just his subject matter and focused on teaching us things about academia that nobody else does at this level. I’ve never been concerned about how my outward appearance or the way I carried myself would matter in meeting people or getting accepted into better colleges. He taught me about how to get in to graduate school and the politics behind that and what I could expect. He put great stress on the factors of cinching down and doing well in classes that I had little or no interest in and to fully submerge myself in the life on the fields I am interested well before I’m actually
Immediately after reading the title, the reader almost automatically can identify my position on the topic and further becomes clear on what my stance will be in the essay. In fact, it introduces the audience to be in the state of mind that promotes the solution of homelessness being a joint responsibility. By doing so, I am automatically inferring them to think in that direction, before they have even read the first line of the text. In addition, this method then creates a purposeful bias toward that argument within my paper, but also enforces what I am trying to communicate throughout the whole text: Homeless is not an issue that can be solved by only the homeless, but it needs to be taken on by all of society in order to be
Since I wasn 't able to come up with something exciting, I decided to talk to people and seek their opinions about it. And I did manage to think of an enticing plot, but I wished to write about the process rather than the result this time. Because the real contributors were the people I talked to, they laid the foundation for me to build further. "Opinions on colorism please" went the message on WhatsApp to friends. And thus came the replies: "Who cares about color?
An epilogue is more than a body count. This idea is written by T.S. Garp a fictional writer that was dreamed up by John Irving. John, in stating this, isn't just coming up with a nice sounding quote for Garp to say that will gain him more interest; he already had too much of that. On the contrary, he was actually using this statement as a warning to the world, the people that are reading, and more importantly a message that would have been life saving, for multiple people, for Garp himself to hear.
Additionally, I used many phrases beginning with “I believe,” “I couldn’t,” or “I was.” Learning to start my sentences in more creative and interesting way would truly help improve my writing. Moreover, I need to improve my use of creative elements. For my paper “The American Dream,” I was instructed to insert multiple different types of creative elements. I threw in some rhetorical questions, hyperbole, and strong vocabulary. I had neglected to include any similes, metaphors, allusions, or alliteration.
At first I will admit I didn’t want to change my style at all, and I thought if I did it may change the way I write at work which could potentially get me in trouble. So far though I have been able to keep the two easily separated which I guess I never realized a person could write in completely different styles before this, and even though that seems pretty obvious now when I think of a few authors. The truth is that writing from facts is safe for me. I can write a report and say the same things as someone openly taking about it and I know I have all the facts covered. I guess I thought by having the information right that made it good writing.
Ultimately, I do think that the message that Balsamo was trying to make came across to the readers. In other words, I think that after reading this article, people could have changed their mind on the whole idea of whether or not tattoos define you as a person, and in the end, that’s all Balsamo wanted to
Wayne really admired him. “You could tell right away he was intelligent… I think maybe part of what got him into trouble was that he did too much thinking.” (Krakauer 18) Wayne really tried to encourage Chris to accomplish his goals and live his life the way he wanted. Wayne, to this day, is still affected by the remarkable person that Chris McCandless was.