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.
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. Fiscal is where State Legislatures forbid the spending of state money on certain material (Lee,
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
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). This then brings fear into the
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
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. 1, 2010, pp.
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. Like many college students I 'm motivated by the success I can obtain.
In a future where books are banned and destroyed by the government, Guy Montag, a fireman in charge of burning books, meets a schoolteacher who dares to read and a girl who tells him of a past when people did not live in fear. Fahrenheit 451 was a hard book to understand. Censorship played a big role in this. Fahrenheit 451 doesn’t provide a single, clear explanation of why books are banned in the future. Instead, it suggests that many different factors could combine to create this result.
For Fahrenheit 451, the theme of the book is that books are the ultimate weapons to humans. The black-out poem “Weaponary Book” was made based off the book theme and has many sensory-details to support. For example, in the poem it says, “The Good Lord knows, angry man and women ran to a book in these days on hell..” This quote shows that when people need help they run to a book for help. It is their aid in a time of war and is their weapon of choice to fight against the bad times.
Montag sat by the blazing fire, filling every bone in his body with warmth, the same fire that he ran away from. He watched as the red and orange tails of the fire flickered upward, sending a smoke rising high above the clouds. The same fire, in which helped Montag destroy books, homes and much more, was now consoling him. He furrowed his brows, attempting to connect the book of Ecclesiastes to himself, as he did not understand how the intellectuals became a book, when a hard hand came down upon his shoulder. “Well aren’t you as scared as a bunny in a foxhole!”
Most works of social criticism are fictional worlds. These works can be completely different from each other, but they all have one thing in common: they each symbolize the faults in society. This “genre” is very popular, especially for educational purposes, because readers must analyze the work to find its meaning. Works like Fahrenheit 451 and The Purge are both good examples of social criticism. They represent corrupt governments and an easily influenced society.