William McEwen Professor Weatheril English 121.4 September 13, 2016 Rhetorical Analysis “Reasons are bullshit”(Roth 41), author Bernard Roth states in his book The Achievement Habit. Chapter two which is based on reasons and the BS behind them gives great detail of what the mind truly thinks, but just doesn't fully interpret. Roth covers this topic with lots of personal beliefs and evidence. Roth touches on all the topics of rhetorical appeals throughout the entire second chapter, in an efficient, but very unusual way. Roth likes to speak directly to the soul and heart of the reader, using real life examples, along with personal evidence.
Operation Rescue is a Christian organization that protests various books. There are many groups that advocate censorship on both sides of the political spectrum. Right-wing groups, like Operation Rescue, want to censor books dealing with civil rights and slavery. Left-wing groups, however, want to eliminate books that they think offend minorities (Hechinger, 2). Both groups are finding that the most effective method of censorship is “fiscal” censorship.
He makes it appear that stories are almost like living things. The author, Ray Bradbury uses personification in this paragraph to make it appear that the books can breathe, since they have pores. Montag is not only looking for books, but the genuine meaning behind each and every one of them. This reminds me of when I read the Harry Potter series. Reading all these books helped me visualize the characters, the plot, the setting, and also helped me to understand the story
The article “The Dumbing Down of the American Mind,” by Doug Soderstrom, states that there is a very dangerous phenomenon occurring in the United States of America. It is the willful tendency for Americans to forgo reality in favor of believing what they want to believe. The author, Doug, uses irony and sarcasm to voice out his opinion about the Bush-Cheney administration, and somehow relates it to the five reasons he gave why we are in the state of “dumbing-down.” According to Doug, the unwillingness to learn of this generation, the tendency of our country to compartmentalize their religious belief from science and philosophy, and the procurement of freedom with the expense of responsibility and the interest in the needs of others
First, in Fahrenheit 451 the government censors different forms of literature. For example one form of literature that the government censors is The Bible. In Fahrenheit 451 the mention of The Bible startles the characters. This also relates to when Pope Paul IV starts the Sacred Inquisition in the name of the Roman Catholic Church. Tisdel states that Pope Paul IV orders the first Index of Prohibited Books that guardians enforce as the Sacred Inquisition, which bans and burns books and sometimes the authors too (1).
We sometimes get looked down on or said to be blaspheming. In the book The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt, we learn in detail why De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things) is a poem that became such a threat to the catholic theology. This poem was written by the late great Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius in an attempt to breakdown the epicurean philosophy. A brief breakdown of this is by the meaning of epicurean
The relevance is that the government is telling people false statements, like you shouldn’t read or books should be burned in order for people to stop reading them. In the conversion, Beatty seems to be saying that he is putting words into Montag’s mouth that are diseased. “Knowledge is power!” pg 109 The source of this quote is from a series of essays called “Meditationes Sacrae” by Francis Bacon. The essay this quote is featured in is called The New Organon, which is about how Bacon is trying to develop a new philosophy. The significance to the conversation is that Montag uses this as a “reply” to say he has knowledge and power.
Second, the readers of "Beowulf " poem often confuse about whether Beowulf fought monsters for wealth or for pride. In my point of view as a reader I belief Beowulf fought monsters and beast for his pride and faith. So I chose "Goldgyfan or Goldwlance: A Christian Apology for Beowulf and Treasure " by Joseph E. Marshall from Studies in Philology journal as my critics to support my statement. In Marshall, Joseph E. “Goldgyfan or Goldwlance: A Christian Apology for Beowulf and Treasure.” Studies in Philology, vol. 107, no.
They both define deviance as “a behavior, trait, belief, or other characteristic that violates a norm and causes a negative reaction” (153). An example of deviant behavior that was portrayed in the film was Danny writing his book report on Mein Kampf written by Adolf Hitler. This is considered deviant behavior since the average person would not be so invested in the life and ideology of Hitler. This is the reason as to why Dr. Sweeney told him to rewritten his essay. Another deviant behavior exhibited by Danny was his appearance.
Another weakness in Spencer 's writing is that a lot of the points he made to show the difference between those with a heart for truth and and drug addicts could be used for the future gain addicted group. Ostrander on the other hand despite the title of his writing “Why College Matters To God”, he focuses on the reason why students should a Christian institution instead of Why college matters to God. Ostrander 's misleading title is the biggest weakness in his writing. I was able to personally connect with Spencer 's writing more so than Ostrander 's. Spencer 's writing helped me to see that my motive for wanting to gain knowledge was wrong.