It is over. What ever happened to self-accountability; everyone always has an excuse about why a tragedy has happened. Instead of looking in the mirror and saying I fucked up; self-accountability isn’t common, instead of saying I didn’t prepare from point A to b will blame our laziness on depression or our surroundings. An example of this is when you’ll hear a poor person saying that person must be in the Illuminati; or they say they must have taken it from behind to become famous. Usually when someone is doing better in life then us will use racial slurs to tear down that persons confidence; instead of working harder and worrying about yourself, we feel the need to crush the next persons confidence to make ourselves feel better.
Equality follows through with this statement not much longer after he makes it. He gets lashed repetitively instead of risking the chance his light gets destroyed “But we jerked our head away, hid our face upon our tied hands, and bit our lips” (65). If all of Earth’s societies were willing to break laws and take cruel punishments on their bodies in order to get their goal, then who’s to say they won’t perish or kill for it
It doesn’t prove anything.” Beforehand Ponyboy talks about how he is sick of fighting and that fighting won’t make anyone win, this is further proven by the fact that nothing changed after the rumble. Ponyboy talks to Randy about how things will always be rough all over, even if you’re rich and famous you will have hardships and tough times just like the people who aren’t rich. In conclusion, with understanding and love people can stop hate without causing more hate to
The Dangers of Following Traditions Blindly Why do people follow authorities and traditions blindly without reflecting upon what they are doing? The two short stories, The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and Examination Day by Henry Slesar, are perfect examples of societies that don’t question what they are doing because killing a person is rather an uncivilized and barbaric act. People will often be cruel when following traditions, beliefs, religion, or authorities. Thus, in the two short stories The Lottery and Examination Day, the authors are indirectly warning the reader about the dangers of not questioning authorities or traditions, and how we tend to be sheep that simply follow and don’t question. In The Lottery, the characters of the story follow traditional ideas, however they do not inquire about these ideas that are not moral at all.
This interpretation is most important because it tells the reader that not all bad, and traumatic things have to end up so horrible as everyone tends to think; oneself would only have to try to make the best of the particular situation to change themselves for the better. Now it will be explained how Ender decides to tell nothing but the truth. First, Card illustrates how traumatic events can affect a person for the better when Ender
She throws a fit and tries to refuse it and blame others. Likewise, Katniss seems to be making fun of the popular slogan of the Hunger Games: “May the odds be ever in your favor.” Obviously the odds are not in anyone’s favor because at the end of the day the tributes are either going to die or they are going to kill everyone else and have to live with the memories for the rest of their lives. Their is no real winner in that situation, yet the Capital makes it seem like a fun game, the Hunger “Games”. Capital children are mocking it because they know they never have to live it. According to Maria Magher, “The people of District 12 suffer daily from hunger and poverty.
Wiesel’s speech shows how he worked to keep the memory of those people alive because he knows that people will continue to be guilty, to be accomplices if they forget. Furthermore, Wiesel knows that keeping the memory of those poor, innocent will avoid the repetition of the atrocity done in the future. The stories and experiences of Wiesel allowed for people to see the true horrors of what occurs when people who keep silence become “accomplices” of those who inflict pain towards humans. To conclude, Wiesel chose to use parallelism in his speech to emphasize the fault people had for keeping silence and allowing the torture of innocent
Trust it not,sir; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss.” (Henry 102) Henry uses pathos,using words that have a deep meaning such as “insidious” and “kiss”. The insidious smile makes it seem like the no matter what you do to try to change the British minds such as with the petition, they will always find a loophole or by pass it to continue to have full control over the colonies. They also will make everything seem like it will be better in the future by “giving the colonies a kiss”, but they will be betrayed and be oppressed once the British have full control of the colonies,and by then,it may be too late to
George compares competition to the dark ages by saying “If I tried to get away with it, then other people'd get away with it—and pretty soon we’d be right back to the dark ages again, with everybody competing against everybody else. You wouldn’t like that, would you?” Hazel responds negatively. This revulsion against competition may be the driving force of the everlasting dormancy in this society. Competition has always been what drives people to improve on themselves, and in turn improve the life of others. Eliminating competition isn't making everybody equal, it is force-feeding false equality at the cost of
Honeyed words alongside control was utilized as a method for influence to mitigate any sentiments of uncertainty or exhaustion. These essentials would pick up trust, the way to all kinships. This trust would be lost and change into double-crossing. Despite the fact that Caesar was plotted against and killed by any
Others believe that we should get rid of it because if humans make these mistakes you will be label to harshly for what you have done. Its as simple as if you don 't do the crime you won 't do the time. The
He did not mind of course for he wanted it to succeed and he could see it in the eyes of the officials and guards that they were terrified of the rebellion and they know that the government is losing the game of cat and mouse which they played with the rebilion. Michael lost track of time completely and soon did not even remember what the outside looked, for now, he only cared about surviving the beating and the questionings that were set up by the officials. He swore that he would never crack and so far he never did and just nodded his head. He knew how much he angered the officials and sometimes he believed that they called down the sergeant to terrify him but yet he is never
Pathos or emotion, when he is trying to get his audience to realize that with all the shortcuts that can so easily be taken with online education America will eventually become ignorant in the long run if it continues. By expressing this Spring is trying to scare people into changing their ways for the better future. For ethos or appealing to the ethics of people, he uses the example of cheating as a moral. This is a rule of society that many people break, none of which would ever willingly admit to it but everyone knows it is wrong. Spring points out how cheating is so effortless with online learning and how the temptation is always there.
W.E.B Dubois famously stated, “ Awful as race, prejudice, lawlessness and ignorance are, we can fight time if we frankly face them and dare name them; and tell the truth; but if we continually dodge and cloud the issue, and say the half-truth because the whole stings and shames; If we do this, we invite catastrophe. Let us then in all charity but unflinching firmness set our faces against all statesmanship that looks as such. I find W.E.B Dubois thoughts to be true based on my upbringings and the lessons that I have been taught in school. Last week I attended the 1619 Conference in McGrew Towers about this particular year, 1619, which establish African American place in America. The 1619: The Making of America conference exemplifies what W.E.B Dubois stated by telling the truth and not clouding the issue.