One of the questions brought up in class was how the soldaderas related to La Malinche or Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the idea that came to my mind was that both the soldaderas and Our Lady of Guadalupe both pushed the Mexican culture forward. An example that Salas points out is the issue regarding the food that the soldiers ate. Salas states that the American soldiers would eat food that the cooks would make in mess halls. The Mexican soldiers refused to eat the food and soon the United Statians realized that the soldiers would only eat the soldadera’s Mexican food. Had the soldaderas not been present in that scenario, it is safe to assume that the soldiers would have eventually given into eating the food the US gave them.
In this week’s reading, “Spanish Conquest” by Elizabeth Carmichael and Chloe Sayer discuss the subjugation, ethnocide, and struggle the indigenous population of Mexico endured during the Spanish conquest. The Spanish conquistador, Hernan Cortez, enslave and forced the Aztecs to believe that Christianity was the one true religion. Therefore, the indigenous people were forced to convert their faith through the Spanish missionaries to lose their indigenous roots. Later, the authors explain the many difficulties and conflicts Spanish priest underwent to teach the Christian faith to the Aztecs. The Spanish friar first taught the indigenous people Christianity in Nahuatl.
“Our Blind Spot about Guns” Rhetorical Analysis Essay American Journalist, Nicholas Kristof, in his essay, “Our Blind Spot about Guns”, addresses that if only guns were regulated and controlled like cars, there would be less fatalities. Kristof’s purpose is to emphasize how much safer cars are now than in the past, while guns do not have the same precautions. He constructs a compelling tone in order to convince the reader that the government should take more control on the safety of guns and who purchases them. Kristof builds credibility by successfully exerting emotional appeals on the audience, citing plausible statistics, and discussing what could possibly be done to prevent gun fatalities. Kristof begins his essay by discussing how automobile
Entrepreneur Jim Rohn once said, “Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.” This quote is relevant to the Tragedy of Julius Caesar because Brutus uses rhetoric to convince himself to join the conspiracy against Caesar. Throughout the story, Brutus’ compelling persuasion skills influence his decisions and sway others to follow his ideas. Joining the conspiracy and killing Caesar are justified by Brutus’ powerful arguments. One of Brutus’ major points for allying with the conspiracy is that Caesar could turn his back on the people when he reaches the top and is untouchable.
Freedom Throughout the world people are fighting day and night for their lives. But the people that fight using their words instead of spilling blood are the soldiers. And the speeches that I used in this essay do exactly that. And instead of being like others that only want violence they used words to potraty their emotions. In the speech “I Had A Dream”by martin luther king, king fights for black rights and freedom without violence unlike others at that time.
Idealistic Brutus misplaces his trust on his army and the conspirators. Manipulated, Brutus joins into the conspiracy without knowing the hidden intentions. By the time conspirators had brief meeting at Brutus’s house before the plan, Brutus addresses that “they are all welcome” (2.1.97) and shakes hands with the conspirators without any doubt. He misplaces his trust on the conspirators thinking that everyone share same purpose and intention. After the death of Caesar and Antony’s funeral speech, Brutus and Cassius run away from Rome and set up a camp where they can fight against the army of Antony.
Co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc, Steve Jobs, in his commencement speech at stanford university, illustrates three distinguishable points of his life. Jobs’ is very successful in his approach to inspire the graduates by speaking on the experience and insight he has gained. Jobs has a simplistic yet elegant tone and diction to convey his hardships to communicate how much life has to give and teach us in an inspirational way. Jobs begins his speech by dethroning himself as the well-known self made billionaire to create a connection to the graduates. He starts by putting the audience on a higher plateau with “I am honored to be with you”(1) and “ this is the closest I have been to a college graduation”(2) and when speaking of himself and his speech, he states it is “No big deal”.
Mittelberg’s speech was effective in its argument against abortion. He was able to achieve this by filling his speech with emotion and coupling these emotions with logical arguments. His hook about common misconceptions society accepts as truths, and relating it to his topic about abortion was fluid and humorous. Additionally, his use of citing outside sources helped build his argument but did not overpower the audience. By breaking his speech into three myths about abortion, Mittelberg was able to state, and then proceed to refute these myths in a very structured way.
Ronith Murali 4th hour Mrs.Schmidt AP Language & Composition During the 60’s in America, the civil rights movements for African Americans was at it’s peak. Following Martin Luther King’s assassination, the common response to the tragedy was violence. Cesar Chavez writes this article in hopes of informing the American people that violence is not the answer, and that if they continued on King’s non-violent path to equality, it would bring about more change. When looking at Cesar Chavez ‘s article, one can clearly see that he is easily able to persuade his vengeful audience to cease the violent protests throughout America, by utilizing several examples of juxtaposition, rhetorical appeals, and impactful diction.
At first glance, Joyas Voladoras begins as little more than a somewhat interestingly-written document on the biology of a hummingbird, and ends as little more than a somewhat uninteresting take on emotions, love, and sympathy. The author seemingly attempts to create a tone of direct confrontation, especially towards the end of the passage when he illustrates concepts that are probably meant to make the reader look deep inside themselves and realize they can’t help but eventually succumb to the simple truths of life. I wasn’t particularly moved by this piece, as one could probably tell. The choices to directly address the audience, and eventually speak for them, were both very bold; clearly, the intention was to grab the reader’s attention and make them consider their own role as a human being that experiences feeling, but towards the end of the piece, when this tone