Although most of Andres Martin’s rhetorical strategies are persuasive and effective for his audience, a few of them may be interpreted in a way differently than he may have intended based on connotations, which may make him seem contradictive to the reader. In “On Teenagers and Tattoos,” Andres Martin (2000) speaks on the fact that tattoos have become more popular among young teens, which Martin believes could be a result of a search for individuality, or an identity crisis. Martin opens by discussing that at that point in time tattoos were everywhere, and they were used as a way for teens to express their innermost feelings outwardly. Martin also argues that the tattoos were a potential way for psychiatrist to get to know their patients.
When you hear teenagers, what do you think? Tattoos isn’t necessarily the first thought that comes to mind, but it is a growing conversation, or even argument, among many teens and those around them. Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman, and Andres Martin both made arguments for teenagers and tattoos through their Zits comic. Martin wrote an article called “On Teenagers and Tattoos” and in the article he claims that therapist can learn more about their teenage patients through the tattoos that they are getting, or want to get one. Martin believes that exploring their motives for getting tattoos can not only resolve conflicts, but also get to know them more personally.
As well as with “creative violence”, this term is correlated to the idea of helping children learn how to deal with rage and even be able to control it whenever life becomes challenging. Even though parents may not see the appeal of letting their children be exposed to violent content, they should consider the positives it can provide for their children. Overall, Jones used logos, ethos, and pathos effectively to persuade the audience that parents need to start protecting their children from being selfish or over powered people, but instead help them with exploring violence in a healthy manner to help them achieve a better persona. The intended audience for Jones’ article would be parents and teachers.
The balance of themes that was created throughout Edward Scissorhands by Tim Burton was used to make the film more relatable to teenagers. This then exemplified how teenagers react to certain situations during this period of life. Edward experienced many of these different circumstances. He is shown to be conformed through peer pressure, and the gender stereotypes of his elder peers.
First and most effective way of influence in young people’s behavior is giving a good example. There are cases when parents give their children negative examples by smoking, quarrelling, fighting and even beating each other in front of a child. However, if parents give a good example to their children they may become idols for them and their children will try to behave the same way as their parents to be the same successful, kind and to live prosperous. Adults have more experience, they are wisdom that is why younger people should listen to them and learn on their
These negative impacts can interfere with the healthy growth of teenagers. The only concern of a teenager should be educating their self, to start to make sense about the world and the country they live in. This kind of shows is coming in between the education of teens. Not only the education but teenagers start stressing about their self-image and how they look. This shows not only spend their time for nothing but put pressure on teens to illustrate how to survive in the real-life reality.
Ajit Narayanan begins his speech about the different ways to communicate with kids who have trouble speaking, by telling a real story. In paragraph one Narayanan states that, “I work with children with autism. Specifically, I make technologies to help them communicate” (Narayanan, paragraph 1). This introduction engages listeners, because he offers credibility towards himself. This is not the most effective introduction, but it was still informative.
During this period Muzafer and his wife were monitoring the teenagers without their approval. They introduced tasks which required the cooperation of both groups such as moving a stuck car or looking for water, therefore, the teenagers established a close friendship. As a result, the experiment was a success.
An emphasis is placed on the importance of identifying warning signs and risk factors for depression and suicide amongst teens. According to the research conducted by King and Vidourek (2012) early detection and suicidal warning signs is seen to be crucial for effective intervention. Teenagers need to be encouraged to be more proactive when it comes to their personal mental health. Positive coping mechanisms such as problem-solving skills, effective communication skills, and good conflict resolution skills are all essential in lessening the likelihood that a teen exhibiting depressive behaviors will go forth and take their own life. As most teenagers spend most of their time in school, better prevention and intervention programs need to be in place.
They also believe that children and teenagers may not handle learning about mental health the correct way. Those who argue against teaching about mental health in schools argue that “[educators] are causing widespread confusion among the majority when we engage [children] in discourse about mental health” and that they “might be encouraged to pathologize their emotions” after watching a video. (Gill n.p.). The author of the article is claiming that only a minority of people are affected by mental illness. She is also arguing that children might think of their emotions as “wrong” even though they are not, suggesting that they cannot handle learning about mental illnesses.
The persuasive yet informational article “Individuality vs. Conformity: The Healthy Middle?” explains, discusses, that people want to fit in and stand out. The writer supports her explanation by emphasizing that we all long to be different, however not to the point where we stand out too much. The writer’s purpose is to call attention to the issues of group conformity in order to bring light to what teenagers of modern day times go through. The author writes in an emotional style for young adults and others interested in the topic of conformity and individuality. Of Aristotle’s three rhetorical appeals, the author of “Conformity vs. Individuality: A Healthy Middle?” uses pathos most effectively to get the reader to emotionally connect with
The low esteem of the teenager make the teen feel inferior to the rest of the students due to the comments. That is when the students commit suicide believing that ending life will stop the bullying that the teen is going through from continuing. Some of the teenagers at Madera High School have good intention and are willing to hear and help the teen going through the intimidation of bullying. One of a teenager who was interviewed mentioned, “I would give them advice and if it got out of hand and we could not fix it, I would contact an adult”(Anonymous). It is interesting to see that some teens are willing to help someone dealing with bullying.
The book could help to teach people like the resource officer, that what they did was wrong and unjust. This book has a strong impact on teenagers and children, and they are the one who have to be taught the difference between someone doing bad, and someone being accused of being bad because of who they are. As we see in “To Kill a Mockingbird” the children are influenced by their parents views as is all children. When “He(Cecil Jacobs) had announced in the schoolyard the day before that Scout Finch 's daddy defended niggers”(pg. 99). This child Cecil Jacobs probably overheard his father talking about Atticus defending Tom Robinson and made a comment
Perhaps, as a community, one could create a class that explains to parents how to teach their boys on how not to become bystanders and perpetrators to sexual and domestic violence. Similar to Barbara’s Story in Alternative Interventions to Violence: Creative Interventions, parents within a community could drill the idea into their children’s minds that boys will not be boys, but rather, boys will be held responsible for their actions, or lackthereof, just like everyone else. Feasibly, communities could even help each other to develop their children’s sense of self separate from their masculinity by not adhering to society 's strict gender rules. Of course, these are all ideas that would time a great deal of time and effort to even begin to see a change within our society. However, wouldn’t it be worth the chance for
In the article “On Punishment and Teen Killers” by Jennifer Jenkins, the author shares her thoughts on teen killers and their lives after committing crimes. Throughout the article she also goes through the analysis of the punishment. To summarize, Jenkins starts off by sharing a quote that also shares her opinion on how people act on their own whether they’re influenced or not. As the article goes on she includes her personal experience on how a teen killer murdered her family where she also reveals that she is biased. With research that she might’ve done she implied and backed up the idea that crimes aren’t on impulse sometimes.