Sometimes authors use words to bring up strong feelings in others. They can be used to inspire action, provoke or calm people, or even persuade people to make changes and view things differently. Writers use methods such as: analogy, allusion, pathos, or charged language. Starting in 1962, Americans started a movement to try to end the use of pesticides. There were many activists throughout that time who stood up against farmers who were using dangerous pesticides.
When the world is engulfed in injustice, it calls for brave men and women to fight back, but the question is how should one fight? Most would resort to violence to kill off injustice, but this leads to even more violence and chaos in most cases than intended. If someone is going to be shot the first reaction is to fight off the killer. However, Cesar Chavez implies in his powerful essay the weakness of violence in a unjust situation and instead the power of nonviolence.
In a magazine article by Cesar Chavez on the 10th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, Chavez discusses the advantages of nonviolent resistance versus violent resistance, arguing that “nonviolence is more powerful than violence.” Chavez successfully develops his argument for nonviolent resistance by utilizing the rhetorical strategies of repetition and allusion. Chavez utilizes the rhetorical strategy of repetition throughout the article, repeating words like “nonviolent” and “we” to develop his and others’ stance on nonviolent resistance. Whenever Chavez states the word “nonviolent”, it is usually followed by its positive effects. For example, in the quote “nonviolence supports you if you have a just moral cause,” the word nonviolence is stated and is followed by its positive effect of supporting those with a righteous reasoning,
Cesar Chavez, labor union organizer and civil rights leader, took the 10th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as an opportunity to remind people about the benefits of nonviolent resistance. Chavez published an article in the magazine of a religious organization devoted to helping those in need. In this article, Chavez shares his views on how nonviolent resistance is more effective than violent resistance. Chavez contracts the outcomes of violence versus nonviolence using an if then format in order to prove nonviolence superior.
The Gospel of Cesar Chavez: My Faith in Action, by Mario T. Garcia, uses Cesar Chavez’s own words to express his spiritual and religious personality and how it led him to organize a movement for a change in the farm workers’ lifestyle of America. Through his experiences and observations with religion and spirituality growing up, Cesar created his own myth by conveying nonviolence and self-sacrifice as the basis of his American religious experience. Thus, paving the way towards reform for farm workers. To be able to understand Cesar’s motive behind his movement, violence and nonviolence needs to be distinguished. A violent movement is a protest that is set up to achieve a goal by using violent acts (riots, house raids, etc.).
Cesar Chavez and Gandhi are both two different people that defended other people. They both wanted to accomplish an important goal that would change the future for other people to have their rights. Cesar wanted to get paid more money for what they were working for by protesting to the owner of the company and not eat the food the company distributed. Gandhi wanted India to be free once again and not ruled by Great Britain so he gather people to go protest to the government he wanted to accomplish a goal that would help the people of India. He was remembered to a model to the people for helping to free India.
Cesar Chavez & Nelson Mandela Cesar Chavez was a Mexican American activist who helped mexican Farmers rights. Cesar Chavez made a quote “Si ,se puede.” Si ,se puede means you can do it. Nelson Mandela became the first black president in South America.
In this article, Chavez uses rhetorical strategies to develop an argument and his point of view of the subject to the audience. In the first sentence Chavez says that “Dr. King’s entire life was an example of power that nonviolence brings to bear in the real world.” Chavez brings this up to say that one doesn’t need violence or force to make a difference. One example of a rhetorical device that Chaves uses in his writing is the Epitaph. This device is shown when in the beginning of the work Chaves states “Dr. King’s entire life was an example of power that nonviolence brings to bear in the real world.”
Does violence actually ever accomplish anything? Some people seem to think that it does. Cesar Chavez on the other hand, disagrees. In an article that Chavez wrote for a magazine and made some excellent points and arguments about why nonviolence is so much more effective as opposed to violence. He covers topics such as morality, or lack thereof, shown by violence and nonviolence, as well as honor.
This book presents the life and times of César Chávez through a collection of nineteen free verse poems. The volume offers real bibliographical information as well as a portrayal of his character and values. Individual poems describe Chávez 's life through his birth, his early years as a farmer, and his last moments as a civil rights leader. Many of the poems incorporate documented quotes from Chávez himself, especially the final verse of the last poem, which serves as an appropriate tribute. The supplemental documents include notes, a glossary to the Spanish and Mexican American vocabulary, a biographical essay, a chronology, a Sources page, and a selection of Chavez 's quotes.
Cesar Chavez During the 1960’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights movement activist. He used nonviolence to fight for what he believed until he was assassinated in 1968. In the article Cesar Chavez pleads to the audience that the only way to achieve meaningful change is not by killing or violence, but by nonviolent actions.
Mexican-American Cesar Chavez was born on March 31st, 1927 in Yuma, Arizona. Chavez who was born into a family. Chavez, who was born into a family with five children. His two brothers were named Richard and Librado, and his two sister were Vicki and Rita. His parent were Juana Estrada and Librado Chavez.
“When you lose your sense of life and justice, you lose your strength.” (Chavez line 71). Acts of hate and discrimination have always existed and will continue to. Wars have been fought, and lives have been lost to achieve so called “World Peace”. Violence is not the answer to the problems facing the human race.
Chavez ultimately was successful in helping migrant workers, especially Hispanic workers in California, to obtain workplace safety and fair pay. The problem with scholarly silence around people like Chavez and things like the labor movement and unions is that when we don’t learn about these things, we don’t learn how to successfully resist. How to resist unfair laws and corporate behavior is something that most history textbooks don’t spend any time talking about. I believe such silence exists because the dominant, ruling class doesn’t want marginalized people to learn how to resist – to learn that people and unions were extremely successful in stopping corporate greed, low (or no) wages, and unsafe working conditions.