When I read the chapter at first, I considered myself a relativist, because it seems that a relativist would be the most tolerant of other people and cultures. But after reading, I learned that relativists can be the most hypocritical, and while being acceptable of somethings, they can be highly intolerant of those whom they disagree (Law 56). I also found the conceptual relativism very interesting in this chapter. The fact that two different people can perceive something in two different ways, and both be right, is an interesting concept. I feel if more people realized this, they could learn from each other and less arguments would be caused.
His “sharply split opinions” signaled to the audience that his essay could go either way. By starting off with his primary research, he gained the reader’s attention enough that he or she would continue reading, despite their own opinions on the topic. His purpose for writing was driven by his numerous ordinary, but detrimental, experiences with college athletes as a student and as an educator. One sentence that reveals his purpose is, “It’s sad to see bright young athletes knowingly compromise their potential and settle for much less education than they deserve.”
Part of what got Flynn writing was his trying to overcome his dyslexia. He pushed himself to read and write daily; his influences were J. R. R. Tolkien, Tom Clancy, Gore Vidal, John Irving, Ernest Hemingway, and Robert Ludlum. Reading these novels pushed him into wanting to write a novel of his own. Flynn
Although, the struggles that he had to face were small in the aspect of a broader view, they were mountainous to him as a person. The road of war for him, was a life lesson of figuring out who he was as a person and what his values actually were. Entering the war was an option in the beginning, but as it dragged on he realized that the option to leave was no longer available. He took out his pencil, looked the eraser of life in the face, and began drawing. Sam Watkins made art out of pure
When Martin Luther King Jr. used creative tension is because he wanted the people who are afraid to fight back to come forward. Creative tensions is when a conversation in which individuals declare where they stand on a topic by virtue of where they stand in the room. Creative tensions prompts reflection, explores nuance, and celebrates the rare moment when one changes one’s mind. Martin Luther king Jr. does this by giving many examples of how he is categorized, but in the end he is not that different from the other people who fought for what they believe. He wanted to draw out the silence of the people who believed in his cause but are scared to act.
If the author provides examples of what someone said long ago, the readers captivated with his examples because things and people were different back then. His ending idas are not clear for the readers to his final statement and their final take on the article with construing examples and surprising thesis statement all the at the end of the article. He talks about how technologies overflow an individual 's perception of reality and then he puts his main idea the end saying no one can achieve personal authenticity (5). It seemed unclear and sloppy because the reader might not get nothing from the article. It would have made more sense if u had the thesis at the beginning but not end to prove his
Warrants are the means used to justify taking actions against the social issue established while making grounds (Best 2007). Throughout Edwards’ speech, he makes several convincing arguments, but his most effective justification for action comes in the form of a challenge to men concerning the connection between the relationships they have with the women in their lives. He emphasizes the point that men could not possibly truly value their relationships with their daughters, sisters, mothers, or partners if they remained silent on the issue of sexual assault (Edwards 2016). Edwards goes on to explain that men are often taught to think about the four women in their lives that they value most to invoke interest in combating sexual assault. As a result, Edwards suggests this form of thinking “sells men short.”
Using a key word or a phrase multiple times gives rhythm, and power to the speaker’s speech and makes the speech memorable. An oral presentation needs to be repetitive because the audience will forget the key point(s) if it is not restated multiple times. In written styles, readers are able to go back to a paragraph if they forgot a detail. Listeners cannot ask the speaker to repeat during a speech, so the speaker must do it for them. Repetition is also known for creating drama for the audience.
Lennie has a human disablity, so George has to get him out of trouble from time to time. Steinbeck’s use of symbolism with light and dark connected the story with how the society makes it hard for someone to follow their dreams, with hidden setting details, different characters and their experiences, and the use of the characters’ dreams. Steinbeck’s use of detailed hidden meanings of light and dark, to connect the story with his larger point. At the beginning of the story it starts out very hopeful with George and Lennie going to a new place and being interviewed for a job on a ranch.
In Leonard Pitts’s “Apparently Facts No Longer Mean What They Once Did" Pitt argues that facts no longer hold the weight they once did. In his article, Pitt describes an argument he had online about whether a solider in World War I fighting off an opposing company is true or not. In this argument Pitt supports his argument with facts and articles of his own while the person he was arguing with simply states that Pitts is wrong even with all the evidence provided.
In this article, I sensed some rhetorical strategies used. For example, Carr explains that he wasn 't the only one experiencing the problem of not being able to concentrate on his readings. His acquaintances, impressive bloggers, and friends also claims to have the literary types—struggles for fighting to stay focused on long pieces of writings. However, just proving this point won’t solve anything, so Carr points out rhetorical techniques like logos.
In his essay “Dwelling in Possibilities”, Mark Edmundson claims that students today have a drive to experience the world, but that their incessant need to keep their options open prevents them from fully appreciating what they have. When he claims this, however, he provides evidence, both anecdotal and statistical, and does it in a way to doesn 't come across as condescending or disapproving, unlike the majority of older adults commenting on the peculiarities of the Millennial generation. His work shows a genuine interest and curiosity into the causes, and effects, of this mindset on young adults. Generally speaking, Edmundson’s essay is a composition I can agree with. He posits that the desire exhibited by many members of my own generation, a desire I myself relate to,
Many authors choose to write about characters who experience adversity. In “ How it Feels to Be Colored,” Hurston shows that there will always be difficult times, but being able to learn and take an advantage out of the adversity will show a great benefit. Taking a bad experience and being able to know your worth even if most do not will give you an advantage, Hurston says, “ How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.” Hurston uses a sense of humor towards discrimnation, The effects of adversity are prominent in my mother’s life.