“Imperfect World” by Steve Breen is a political cartoon that depicts a child having a conversation with an adult about the recent discovery of 7 “Earthlike” planets. According to the child, “Earthlike” planets should inhibit pollution, wars, sexism and a few other global issues. Instead of scientifically looking at what makes a planet “Earthlike”, the juvenile focused only on global issues present on Earth. In other words, Breen is trying to say that what makes Earth, Earth is its violence, wars, racism and other problems. Because of this, Breen’s cartoon used to portray what defines Earth is effective because it approaches the topic in a different light.
Priestly depicts gender stereotypes to emphasise gender in a capitalistic, misogynistic and patriarchal society, in his play 'An Inspector Calls'. Priestly portrays women as emotional, commodified, materialistic and irresponsible to highlight the way that a misogynistic capitalist society operates. In a similar manner, Priestly presents men as arrogant, ambitious, dominant, and strong. By doing this Priestly aims to critique capitalism and the underlying implications and undercurrent of problems which capitalism brings to provoke a reaction in the audience to promote socialism.
A twelve year old boy a world away from his parents once wrote in a letter to his parents: “And I have nothing to comfort me, nor is there nothing to be gotten here but sickness and death.” This child was Richard Frethorne, and in “Letter to Father and Mother,” he communicates his desperation caused by the new world’s merciless environment to his parents to persuade them to send food and pay off his accumulated debts from the journey. He accomplishes this with deliberate word choice and allusions to the bible to appeal to ethos, pathos, and logos.
Liberty Mutual creates an ad to persuade viewers to switch to their insurance. The first rhetoric technique used is pathos when Liberty Mutual says, “You totaled your brand new car. Nobody’s hurt, but there will still be pain.” People have either been in an accident and understand the emotions involved, or they have not and worry about what will happen in an accident. The emotional response is fear over the rising payments, and regret over being in an accident. They then combine logos with pathos by stating, “It comes when your insurance company says they’ll only pay three quarters what it takes to replace it [the car]. What are you supposed to do? Drive three quarters of a car?” The logic is that someone can not replace a car for less than
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The United States is made up of some of the most diverse and interesting cultures in the world. Jamila Lyiscott proves this by showing her different dialects and how they are all equally important. Lyiscott believes that the way she speaks towards her parents, towards her friends, and towards her colleagues are all one in the same.
In this passage, Charlotte Perkins Gilman highlights the theme that women must use their intellect or go mad through the use of literary qualities and writing styles. Gilman also uses the use of capital letters to portray the decline in the narrators’ sanity. This shows the decline in the sanity of a person because the words in all-caps is shown as abrupt, loud remarks. Gilman uses this method multiple times in her short story and this method was used twice in this passage. When the narrator wrote, “LOOKING AT THE PAPER!”, the major decline in her mental health was shown. Before this remark, the narrator only would put one to two words maximum in all capital letters. This remark has the total of four words which if a big jump from one
Everyone wants the truth and with Leonard Pitts Jr. you get it. Pitts writes for the Miami Herald daily newspaper in southern Florida. His style is very unique in all of his writings, and different from other authors. Pitts mostly focuses on the outbreak of the daily news. For instance, Don’t Lower The Bar on Education Standards is strictly states lowering the bar will not fix anything it will only decrease the standards. Pitts uses his viewpoint has a black male so it is more personal for him. Or Pitts’ article Torture Might Work, but that’s not the Issue is about the morals and the authority of torture. Pitts most frequent article is Trump Has a Way With Words--and it’s Not a Good One. Comparing Trump to past presidents also conveying a message that trump is lowering the expectations for future presidents. Throughout the three articles Pitts used these stylistic methods: colloquial, pathos, real life scenarios, and powerful closing sentence.
Ellen Goodman’s “The Company Man is about a workaholic named Phil who would spend his free time working himself into his own demise. She uses a few different rhetorical terms to convey her point of view. The author uses irony, sarcastic tone, and symbolism to show that she thinks that that some Americans only focus on work and should be focusing on more important things such as family.
Working is one of the many tasks that most adults have to endure. As for Phil, work was not just a task, but was a life commitment that took valuable time away. Ellen Goodman describes her stance of this issue in the piece, “The Company Man,” by employing repetition of important phrases and by showcasing the irony of Paul’s life. This conveys a sense of sympathy for Paul and his family and disapproval of his actions, who let his work consume his life, leading to his death.
The section from, The Company Man, by Ellen Goodman indicates the amount Goodman feels irritated and rankled by Phil through the way he carries on with his life. Goodman passes on these mentalities in three unique ways. The first being through speaking so as to mock comments and quotes, the second is talking intensely about him and scrutinizing him, and in lastly how she uses numbers and words to demonstrate that he is simply one more insignificant cog in the corporate machine that nobody thinks about. In spite of the fact that Phil is an "important person" at his working environment, at home he truly isn't anybody to his family, regardless of being his “dearly beloved” family.
On its foremost level “The Company Man” is a newspaper article describing the life and death of a hardworking man named Phil. This is not truly what the article is about. Ellen Golding, in her article, writes about Phil as a representative of the typical corporate man. Phil works long, hard hours. He proceeds through his days mechanically, searching indefinitely for a sense of success or fulfillment. And with his eyes ever focused on his work and future Phil loses site of the things of the present, such as his family. All of these things eventually lead to his death. In her article “The Company Man” Ellen Goodman makes clear her attitude towards Phil is one of condemnation and blame; however, she also expresses her feelings of sympathy towards the family and Phil’s work through descriptions of the two.
Mark Twain, an 18th century humorist, was known for his critical and satirical writing. In one of his most famous essays, “ Fenimore Coopers Literary Offenses” Twain addresses Coopers inability to realistically develop a “situation” and his failure to effectively back up his stories in order for them to be more plausible. To dramatically convey his unimpressed and sarcastic attitude, he applies biting diction, metaphors and hypophora throughout this work .