This short story wrote by Barbara Lazear Ascher a woman who describes with explicit details her thoughts and feelings of the participants in the streets of New York. The author uses rhetoric elements such as Pathos, Logos and Ethos to convince her audience that compassion is not a characteristic trait, it is developed within ourselves.
Along with Christopher Columbus ' many discoveries, the pumpkin was one them. The pumpkin, being indigenous to the Americas, was a gourd the Europeans admired. Columbus winkled pumpkin seeds out of a pumpkin and personally brought the seeds along the Columbian trade so it may diffuse across the globe; however, the pumpkin seeds were actually used as an aliment for pigs aboard his ship during his voyages. His target location was Europe. Europe, due to Christopher 's introduction of pumpkins and other New World foods, experienced an economic, cultural, and cuisine revolution. In modern day Germany, The Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival typically displays more than 450,000 pumpkins each year, arranging them to create larger than life sculptures based on a particular theme. Ireland also experienced a cultural revolution. The Irish, prior to the 1800 's, used turnips as Jack O ' Lanterns. The Irish learned pumpkins were not only easier to carve out, but they were also a lot bigger. Pumpkins made the Irish culture of keeping away "Stiky Jack" during Halloween more ostentatious.
In the essay, “On Compassion”, writer Barbara Lazear Ascher used resources style and rhetoric to convey her attitude such as the use of questions, ethos, pathos and logos, figurative language, imagery, and tone. This way, Ascher’s writing was well organized and well put together meanwhile giving the readers a chance to analyze and comprehend the text and understand Ascher’s views. Ascher begins her essay in Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York; a place known to be where the wealth lives and idea of compassion falls. Yet as a typical New Yorker (Barbara Ascher), random acts of compassion can be seen but are not enough given awareness. This is where Ascher’s thesis falls in. Ascher believed that compassion is something humans are not born
Until somewhat recently women were considered inferior to men. Women could not work and were wholly dependent upon a man. One of the biggest leaps forward in equality was the Enlightenment era. The Enlightenment encouraged rational thought and equality for all. “The Speech of Miss Polly Baker” written by Benjamin Franklin is one of the most influential writings in American gender enlightenment especially in social, monetary and religious issues.
Ms.Stewart finally called Dr.Palleni and he lies and says he never suspended Philip for singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” and then Dr.Palleni refuses to talk to Ms.Stuart. The next person Ms.Stewart reports is Miss Narwin. Miss Narwin says that Philip was creating a disturbance in the class and there is a rule. Ms.Stewart goes on to say that Palleni says there is no such rule. Miss. Narwin like everyone else feels like they shouldn’t be talking about the situation and decides to end the conversation. Now everything escalates from there. The teacher and principals that were interviewed start asking each other questions and worry about the school board. Then form here an article in the Newspaper shows up and when everyone sees it a Pastor in a church brings it, and it goes on a radio station. The part from the article that the Radio Host Jake Barlow is the title “Kick Out Of School For Patriotism” and “A tenth grader was suspended from his local school because he sang ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ during the school’s morning exercises. The boy, Philip Malloy, who wished to sing in the spirit of patriotism, was then forced to remain home alone, since both of his parents work. English Teacher Margaret Narwin, who brought about the suspension, maintains the boy was making a nuisance of himself.” The people that call in to the radio station to give their opinion were totally on Jake’s side. Jake
In the book Crucible written by Arthur Miller took place in 1692. Some may believe that Reverend Hale is not to blame for all the deaths of innocent people in Salem.The only reason Reverend Hale is involved in this case, is because he is pushing his limits to get the truth. Also, to not let any guilty doers off the chain, for the reason that they will keep repeating their dirty crimes. There has been many witch trials taken place in salem, of which many people have been accused and persecuted.
In 1692, A town in Massachusetts by the name of Salem Village found itself in one most documented cases of mass hysteria in history. This saga started with three girls: Abigail Williams, Elizabeth Parris, and Ann Putnam a neighborhood friend. Abigail Williams, the niece of the town’s minister, began to display weird and questionable behavior. The town’s physician,William Greggs, was called to determine the cause of this sporadic behavior. The town’s physician determined that the three girls were under “the Devil’s influence” and they had been bewitched. What started as a silly game between children slowly brought Salem Village to the edge of insanity? This insanity lead to the killing of 25 innocent people due their “crimes of witchcraft”.
Close your eyes and picture a lovely old lady, snuggling her grandchildren, baking pies, running around taking her granddaughter to dance recitals and her little, macho man to flag football. Then, each and every night falling down on her knees and praying to our Lord above, to protect those grandbabies of hers and for them to grow in His word. This woman is there for every widow of the community, loving them through their loss. She is at every church benefit and every town meeting. This woman stands on the corner of Main Street each day seeking out someone new to talk to about Jesus Christ, and the salvation he gives to each and every person. Now, see this woman as Rebecca Nurse.
Arthur Miller brings slavery and racism and in his play, “The Crucible” which are the very common themes in black literature. Tituba lives under the triple oppression of these two things. Under the slavery system, she has to work outside from her homeland Barbados, which makes it hardly possible for her to return. “Negro slave enters. Tituba is in her forties. Parris brought her with him from Bardados, where he spent some years as a merchant” (17). The Commercial slavery was the logical extension both of the need to acquire a cheap labor force for burgeoning planter economies, and of the desire to construct Europe’s cultures as ‘civilized’ in contrast to the native, the cannibal and the savage (Ashcroft et al., 1998). The slavery system not only consumed the black physically but also destroyed them spiritually. In The Crucible, Tituba, a black woman and slave, is suffering from loss of ambitious to return home under slavery. Secondly, under the racism, as a black woman in the white society.
Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper are classic short stories that have a powerful effect on their readers. Through the plight of their characters, Tessie and the Jane, Jackson and Gilman masterfully introduce their readers to the harsh realities of cruel and unjust societies. Although Tessie and Jane are from two separate stories, they bare many remarkable similarities, as both women are victims of their worlds’ formidable and stifling traditions. Both of the women’s different approaches to their similar plights, as well as the treatment they receive from their husbands, create unique and intriguing characters for both stories. It is evident that Tessie and Jane are similar in that they are both
In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, villagers of Salem demonstrate greed through the service their self interests, whether it be preservation of reputation, or land possession, despite conducting unjust acts. Arthur Miller, in turn, uses the setting of the play, Abigail’s willingness to perjure in preservation of her desires, and imagery to highlight the importance of the greed as a social issue upon the play as a whole.
As I’m sure you are already aware, Elizabeth has been accused of bearing a pact with Lucifer, and she has been taken to the jail upon your word. I know just as well as you do, she is innocent of the evils you have claimed. She is joined by many others you have falsely accused. The calamity you have begun will soon see a sizable number of people hanged in the name of your “divine purification”. I cannot vouch for the purity of this village, but I know that the evils at play here are motivated by your own vendetta against my wife, and not by the wicked hand of some Antichrist. As the one who surely instigated your madness, I beg you, do not plunge Salem into this unholy paranoia.
The irony in the statement of the unclasp between the Christ of the gospels and the people of Salem.
“Talking to the Dead” is a short story by Silvia Watanabe. According to her biography, she wants to save the stories that represent their community. In “Talking to the Dead,” we can find four main characters: Aunty, Clinton, Yuri and Yuri’s mother. Aunty and Clinton have a relationship mother and son quite peculiar. Although Aunty prepares her son since he was a child to continue in the family trade when Clinton becomes an adult, he markets his mother’s occupation and “brings the scientific spirit of free enterprise to the doorstep of the hereafter” as the author narrates it. Therefore, in this story, there is a conflict of interest. On the one hand, Aunty truthfully believes in her work, and she does it in a spiritually way and in communion
Poverty is always a problem that existed in every nation since from long time ago and so no exception for Ireland. Because of poverty, people from lower class are often forced to do something that against their willingness by it. Some of them need to beg on their knees for the food on the street to make them through the day; some of them go to the public assistant services for help, at the same time, endure the mock and the sarcastic attitude from the rich or officers. McCourt Frank is one of the people that comes from the bottom of society and in his books-Angela’s Ashes-he shows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty in Limerick. The scenes in the book depict how did people in Ireland