If there was a way for the Mills student body to write significantly better while learning about rhetorical strategies, would you turn it down? The answer is clear, and your answer is Dave Egger's 2009 best-selling book Zeitoun. The book Zeitoun depicts Abdulrahman, the main character, as a man who lives as an average American citizen with a successful life but then struggles during Hurricane Katrina when he becomes wrongly accused of being a terrorist and lives through social injustices brought to him by the government’s enforcement. As a former reader of this book, the successful imagery and credibility that shows Zeitoun’s experience made me connect to Zeitoun on a emotional and serious level. Zeitoun is truly being portrayed as a hero in Egger's Zeitoun.
This passage that is spoken by Eumaeus represents two themes. The first is the theme of hospitality. Throughout The Odyssey, a common theme of hospitality has been shown. Eumaeus has welcomed the traveler into his home and has given him shelter and food despite the fact that he has little to offer compared to some of the other people that have hosted Odysseus. In this passage Eumaeus tells some of the other swine herders to get the largest hog and cut him up for their guest.
In The Odyssey, references to musicians or poets like the author, Homer, are often used to enhance the story and the character of the poem’s hero, Odysseus. Homer inserts himself and his identity as a storyteller into his story this way, creating a comparative relationship between himself and his hero. Homer’s comparative relationship, expressed through the use of the character Demodokhos, the use of deities, and descriptions of Odysseus himself, stresses the importance of storytellers as most fit to understand heroes and their stories. As directed by the poet, storytellers in the poem are most able to provide insight into those they speak about because of the similarities between them and their heroes. Directly embodying Homer and other poets,
The book does a better job showing Ender’s quest in saving human life. When reading the book, themes are shown better. For example, the theme of isolation is a large part of the book. Ended is isolated from other people. When Ender made it to the ship, Colonel Graff made all the other kids hate him.
“Zeitoun” by Dave Eggers is a nonfiction novel that follows tragic epiphanies for the protagonist and his family when he decides to stay and witness the catastrophic hurricane Katrina. Once Abdurrahman Zeitoun traveled to United States, Louisiana, he finds the American dream. He became the owner of a painting contractor business and a father and husband. Born in Jableh Syria, he is a Muslim. As well as his American wife Kathy that eventually converted to it.
In the sermon, Edwards uses many rhetorical strategies to assist in the influence of his sermon including appeals to pathos and ethos, imagery, and figurative language. Through an angry tone, Edwards connects to his audience, the Puritans of his congregation, to encourage their conversion and atonement for their sins. Edwards establishes emotional appeals, pathos and later ethical appeals, ethos. Using appeals, he
Some examples of the use of pathos come from “Chapter 4, Sold Again”, it seems that everything is going good, because a man named Daniel Queen was educating him and even became a father figure to him. Then everything abruptly changed when his master decided to sell him and threatened to kill him if he were to get out of his sight. This part of the text changed everything and may even sadden the reader because while reading this part of the text the reader, may think about being in Equianos shoes and how horrible that may be. Equianos needs to make the reader sympathize for him in order to make the reader realize the horrid conditions that he went through in his struggle through
Pathos is when the speech appeals to the audience’s emotions. President Abraham Lincoln uses pathos is this speech to console the audience for the losses that the country has endured during the Civil War. Lincoln uses pathos to convey sadness when he says, “The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.” When saying this Lincoln appeals to the people’s emotions by explaining that their loved ones struggled there and he also appeals to the feeling of pride they feel for their loved ones who dedicated their lives to their cause. Another example of pathos in this speech is, “...that from these honored dead we take increased devotion-that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain…” This quote again appeals to the sadness that the people feel over the loss of their loved ones. Abraham Lincoln calls the people to action in this excerpt and encourages them to take up their deceased loved ones causes and continue fighting this war until they are
Ehrenreich did a good job using a metaphor because it provided the reader with sensory detail to allow the reader to feel as if they were working in the restaurant. She used a stereotype that allowed her reader to understand the difficulty of having to return to work every day. The way Ehrenreich used personification allowed her to put emphasis on her coworker’s thoughts and her own. Lastly, the surveys helped to show the reader that many of Ehrenreich’s coworkers struggled, not only herself. Overall the rhetorical devices: metaphor, stereotype and personification, complement one another to provide aid and support in appealing to pathos because they are able to convey how Ehrenreich’s experience has made her feel disrespected and