This is seen throughout the entire article, but specifically when he says things like “We are also convinced that nonviolence is more powerful than violence” (Line 12). He does this in order to show that together, they can make a change and that no one reader is alienated in their belief that protest of all kinds should be nonviolent. He creates a sense of community and a connection between his readers and himself by using the plural pronoun “we.” Additionally, he contrasts the plural “we” with the statement “those who will see violence as the shortcut to change.” (Line 47). This is extremely effective as he uses it, because he shows that the “we” he is constantly referring to is much different than the “those” who will utilize violence and essentially wreak havoc on the world. He makes the reader want to be a part of the “we”, and not the “those” when he contrasts the plural pronoun with other, non-inclusive words.
In Solomon Asch’s experiment, he found how people are more likely to be influenced by peer pressure into choosing an answer they know is wrong, just because everyone else thinks it’s right. Similarly, people’s tendency to conform can stifle a lot of valuable comments and/or constructive criticism. However, I believe that George Marshall had a strong sense of moral responsibility because he always stayed true to himself and what he thought was
Paine comforts the congregation with fact, instead of presenting them with heartfelt anecdotes full of pathos, he provides the steps that have to be taken shall they choose to take his side. “... Howe, it is probable, will make an attempt on this city; should he fail on this side the Delaware, he is ruined: if he succeeds, our cause is not ruined.” (Paine, 109) Clear, concise battle plans provide reassurance that, hey this is possible, the colonies have a shot at winning. This is an excellent persuasive technique because it solidifies the belief in success in those who are already sided with Paine, and it implants the idea of success in those who were not yet sided with him. Another way Paine uses logos is more reflective. “While our army was
This shows that Cassius is pragmatic because he is efficient in overcoming problems and situations and he will let nothing stop him. A second example of Cassius being pragmatic is that he said he would kill himself if Caesar became king. A pragmatic person will do whatever they have to do to deal with a problem, despite the consequences. Again, Cassius’ problem is Caesar, and even though it would result in death, he believes that being dead is better than Caesar becoming the ruler of Rome. An example of real life pragmatism is my cross country coach, Kristi Speer, I believe she takes on pragmatic qualities because she sets goals, and makes the team work hard to accomplish them.
Brutus is also great friends with Caesar himself; meaning, Caesar would never see Brutus betrayal coming. Both of these attributes are seen as very valuable to the conspiracy by Casca. In act one, scene three, Casca states," Oh, he sits high in all the people's heart's, And that which would appear offense in us, His countenance, like richest alchemy, Will change to virtue and to worthiness." Casca is implying Brutus could do things that would seem evil coming from him because of his popularity with the people. A wrong action by Brutus would be seen as acceptable, giving the conspiracy the ability to do what ever is necessary and not be hated by the people.
Throughout Othello, the ideas of honesty and reputation are used as leverage, mostly for Iago to gain power. The advice Iago gives to adversaries is sound in their eyes, but he plays upon the naïve and trusting nature, especially with Cassio. Iago consistently refers to himself as things he is not unbeknownst to the other characters, and here alludes that he is honest. The characters believe his every word and believe him to be an honest man because he may have been seen as just that in the past. He’s using this idea to propel his ruthless plans.
The emotion and determination that Henry used was a great way to influence the public to go to war. Pathos was Henry's best form of persuasion in his “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech because it helped convince the Convention to go fight against the British in 1776. Speaking to people who love their country about the good and bad incomes and outcomes of the war was their biggest motivation. As I asked before, how effective could it be to emotionally persuade your peers to fight? By the looks of Henry's achievement, it was very
This would normally seem to be a power keg of an idea, fearing a separated fleet. Roger de Loria successfully mitigated the possible conflicts by his strong commanding presence. Roger knew how to control and command his fleets. He knew how to maintain their respect by using a combination of politics and self-interest in his speeches. The crews had undying faith that he would bring them to victory.
Even though he was making some hard choices, his speeches allowed himself to be viewed positively from many people. Hitler will use his emotions that will facilitate to the logic of his speech. Hitler’s speeches are one of his main methods to keep his listeners reeled in to his beliefs. Hitler ends his speech with a very assuring line that says, “I can assure you that I look into the future with perfect tranquility and great confidence. The German Reich and its allies represent power, military, and economic and, above all, in moral respects, which is superior to any possible coalition in the world.
In the early sixteenth century there were two people that wrote about political power and the correct way to rule, both of these people would have great influence on their time period as well as future ones. Machiavelli was a secretary who worked for the Medicis, after the Medici family was expelled from the city he would reflect on what he thought of politics and how he thought they should be by writing The Prince, it would become a very famous book even in the present day. His viewpoint on ruling was that a ruler must do whatever they can in order to improve the state no matter what, or in his words “The ends justify the means”(The Prince). Erasmus was a Dutch intellectual and leader of the Christian humanists who wrote a treatise on political
Beowulf is a good ruler for his people. He will fight for them even when they aren’t with him. I believe he’s a good fit for modern times because we need a good ruler like him now-a-days. Someone who is not selfish and not afraid to do something that’s terrifying. Beowulf states, “That I, alone and with the help of my men, May purge all evil from this hall” (“from Beowulf” ln.
What I learned about myself while doing this assignment is that it doesn 't bother me what people don 't know about me, it bothers me what they think they know about me that 's not right. I also realized that my friends like me for who I am not for what others think I am. They are not embarrassed by me, they are just as crazy as me. During this assignment, I learned that others think of me as a crazy person. They think I am weird, I am, but in a fun and goofy way.