Pride. Pride never changes. It has come in the same way since day one and every human and even animals experience the feeling of pride. The emotion starts from something little like getting an “A” on a test but grows a large as the pride of winning a war and living free. In Pride, by Dagoberto Gilb, readers are given both hidden and concrete examples of what pride is and people who have experienced grave amounts of it at once. Grown men are brought to tears with the pride described by Gilb, but at the same time, the feeling can be so graceful and devout through metaphors. Through comprehension, rhetorical devices, and the tone and structure of Gilb’s essay, we can begin to understand the exact meaning the word “Pride” and what the it’s all …show more content…
One example of this was when the author used personification to describe the desert towards the end of the piece. Personification is when the author uses human characteristics to describe non-human objects. He described the desert as a beautiful brown color, much like that of a person's skin color. Another example of a rhetorical device that I noticed was polysyndeton, which I found quite noticeable throughout the reading because the author used it multiple times. Polysyndeton is when the author uses a repetitive amount of a certain conjunction to emphasize a certain point. One example of this in the reading was when he used this to describe the beauty and view of a horizon. He stated that so many people have come and go, limping on crutches or dieing, and were heroes from many wars. Then while stating the different wars, he uses this device to empathize the amount of people who came and went by listing the many wars with the conjunction or in between each one, such as, the Pacific or Europe or Korea or Vietnam or the Persian Gulf wars. A third use of a rhetorical device that I noticed throughout the reading was the author's use of euphemism. This is when the author substitutes a word for another that is more pleasant so that he or she does not come off as rude and can avoid conflict in with the readers of the story. He uses this multiple time, but most notably while …show more content…
Throughout the writing a tone of confidence shows through. As a reader, you can easily relate because confidence and pride go hand and hand in everyday life. To have pride you need to be confident to some degree and the same for the opposite. Considering this, the writing is very abstract and opinionated in the sense that pride is different for everyone depending on the circumstance. We realize this when reading whether it is taking pride in your store, watching your son graduate, or in your video games. Regardless, the message stays the same that we all share pride and confidence in certain things. As you continue reading, a feeling of inspiration is found in the writing. You are inspired by the amount of pride the father feels within his son, as he walks across that stage. The author is trying to get the reader to share in this sense of pride and desire it in their own life. This could be considered persuasive. It persuades the reader to take a viewpoint on the pride they have within their life. After reading the piece you are left feeling motivated and inspired to find pride in your own life. Overall, this piece was very bold and enjoyable to read with its persuasion and
He barely had any encouragement from his mom and dad. Mainly all his brother. Pride can be a good thing because it gives you confidence in everything you do. Makes you feel better about yourself. It shows you can achieve anything you set you mind too.
Lewis described pride as self-conceit and the opposite of humility, which seems like a reasonable definition (Lewis 121). Pride, not to be confused with an excess of self-esteem, is the greatest vice. Self-esteem is a personal evaluation of the self-concept, where a high self-esteem can be held by an array of moralities. A person do practices charity regularly may have a high self-esteem, but so may a bully. Both a truly humble person and a truly prideful person may have a high self-esteem, but the security of the esteem is drastically different.
One of the seven deadly sins is the act of having too much pride. Pride in general is not an evil feeling to have. It is human to have pride in oneself, but having too much pride is unhealthy and will cause problems somewhere along the way. Two characters who show a harmful amount of pride are Sylvia from Toni Bambara’s “The Lesson” and Sammy John Updike’s “A&P”. A famous quotation states “Pride (arrogance) comes before Destruction... and a haughty spirit, before a fall.”
Challenges in life are inevitable. Whether they are external or internal, they can have a significant impact on the individual. Therefore, one should be thoughtful of his or her response to the challenges he or she is encountering. This idea of one managing to respond to challenges in a myriad of ways is often explored in literature. In the short story "Wing's Chips," Mavis Gallant makes powerful use of character development to suggest that when one is faced with challenges, one may respond with acts of ambition, or one may respond with acts of doubt and insecurity.
Pride can cost someone everything and leave them with nothing. The Destructors by Graham Greene shows how an old man lost everything through his pride. In ‘The Destructors’ by Graham Greene Trevor is justified in destroying Old Misery’s house. Old Misery let his pride get that better of him, and that cost him his only home. Though his stuff is gone, Trevor didn’t destroy the house because of his emotions.
I felt this was a good way to help people realize that they are not alone and that everyone feels shame. No one feels like they are good enough, but that is why so many people can learn from this article. This article emphasizes the fact that shame can only exist in silence and secrets. This was a new idea
“Pride is a wonderful, terrible thing, a seed that bears two vines, life and death” (Hurst 2). This is how James Hurst describes pride in his heart-wrenching short story, “The Scarlet Ibis.” What speaks to me most about this quote is its profound truth. For the majority of people, pride is either a positive or negative thing, but what Hurst and I seem to agree about is the fact that pride can be both. It is an undeniable symptom of the human condition, a tool that can either create or destroy, and is responsible for the best and worst parts of history.
A wise man named Samuel Butler once said ,``The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance. Does having too much pride trap or serve us? Some believe that having a healthy self-worth means taking pride in the achievements we make. But if value is linked to our self-image or accomplishments then it is built on a tenuous foundation. Pride is a characteristic proven to prevent us from acknowledging our vulnerabilities as a human.
Tom is another character that comes to mind when thinking of pride. He is white prideful when it comes to race (pg.). Tom creates a sense of pride because he believes he is above everyone that isn't him. The new title of the book suits the theme very well. “The great Gatsby” portrayed a great deal of pride throughout its story.
She argues that what makes us uncomfortable in our lives is exactly the opposite of what we think it is. We are not scared that we don’t measure up to societal, familial, or personal standards. Quite the contrary - we are fearful that we exceed the expectations. The reason it frightens us so, according to her, is that we have the notion that standing out for what makes us unique will cause people around us to feel inhibited. From her perspective, that isn’t the case at all.
Proud To Be (Mascots),” produced by the National Congress of American Indians, convinces the audience of the importance and necessity of changing the mascot of the Washington Redskins to something not offensive or racist towards Native Americans or any other group. Throughout the video, rhetoric provides levels of techniques in language and imagery in order to persuade the audience. The intended audience, mainstream American football fans, and their relationship with the speaker establish what group of people the ad needs to convince for the mascot to change. The video’s use of ethos, pathos, and logos through one word descriptions and images serve as the most effective visual rhetoric to the argument. Music, diction, imagery, suspense, and
This pride is nothing but destructive; it can lead to a false feeling of self importance or even worse, to prejudice. However, there are still a lot to be proud of. One can be proud of their children because part of the children is what we raise them to be. One can be proud of the good friends they have made because again, they are choices and not forces. In article 1, it says “When pride substitutes for our need to hold ourselves with dignity, it disconnects us”.