Burt and Brian Railsback also sees the Joad family, especially Tom, change as a result of their findings from this plight. Burt writes about the great meaning behind The Grapes of Wrath, and what the novel is trying to communicate. He says that Steinbeck successfully generated a universal meaning with “a direct statement of social protest asking only outraged indignation” (Burt). He argues that Steinbeck conveys that in trying to resist these injustices, one must provoke action and not just succumb to these forces. This includes Tom, who becomes a changed man after seeing injustice inflicted upon his family.
The dramatic masterpiece ‘An Inspector Calls’ is arguably a mouthpiece to express the playwrights political views. Priestley uses many techniques to hyperbolise the older generations selfishness and the younger generations empathy as well as their acceptance of all views. Mr birling states “The Germans don’t want war. Nobody wants war” Priestly uses dramatic irony to portray Mr birling as delusional as we know there are 2 world wars after this play was set. Alternatively, this could mean that Mr birling is trying to reassure himself for the inevitable that is coming and hopefully thinking by saying this over and over will make the war not occur.
However, he refused. He explained to the general that in times of atrocity, humans must help one another and must rise above inhumanity. However, the general still insisted for Paul to come with him. He took a massive risk and he warned the General that he would be blamed for the massacre and Genocide, and persuaded him to help protect the Tutsis that were hiding out in Paul’s Hotel (George/Ho). The scene articulates how Paul influenced the General to use his power for
He believes that the revolution will not be easy, but that it will be worth it in the end. Paine describes this when saying, “the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” (98). Paine says that men will be tested and some may not finish the battle. He also persuades the soldiers to fight in the battle by telling them
Paine used logos in the most effective way to urge more people of the congregation to join the revolution. By laying out battle plans, consequences and rewards he relaxed a worried people's fears for battle; and by reflecting on past successes of a miniscule army, he insights hope in the apparent underdog. “After reading Paine’s work they had a better understanding of the desire that had gripped so many of their fellow colonists. The thoughts of loyalists changed due to Paine’s writings.” (DeStefano,
King shows his message by recommending, “We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence.” Additionally, he believed that one should not exhaust their efforts on violence. King also made clear that it may take some time to gain equality; however, they need to stay strong as stated in the his speech, “No, no we are not satisfied and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.” King’s speech affected his audience greatly by showing off his ardor and ability to relate to others.
Henry was done with all the begging for the British and all the lies that they have given to their citizens, saying that the British are their friends. But in reality the British ministry are not friends, allies, or companions with the colonies. They just want to take over. “We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne…. (Para.3, lines 48-50).” What Henry tries to explain is that they tried everything and have no other choice.
King Creon, like a child, is so adamant in his ruling, that only a hyperbolic event could bring him to reality and teach him his lesson: a king has to listen to his people. Haemon fervently gives Creon advice about his leadership: “And [do] not be certain that your own opinion/Is the only right one, and that all men share it” (31). Although disregarded by Creon, this serves as a reminder that whatever his political status, Creon is not all knowing like the gods; he must accept other opinions. The hyperbolic event deemed appropriate by Sophocles was the suicides of the tragic hero Antigone, Haemon and his mother Eurydice. After Creon suffers the brutal realization of the three deaths, that were all largely his fault, he goes into a deep depression.
Creon has disrupted the feeling of trust by misplacing fear in the hearts of the sentry because he wanted his edict to be all-powerful. Furthermore, in addition to turning compatriots onto allies, power also creates an unquenchable lust for itself and drives the owner mad with paranoia, trying to protect their power. When he was threatened by the daughter of the previous ruler to be dethroned, he immediately strives to install a new law, he knew she could not abide so that he would be left without competition. The fabricated mandate by Creon was, “...Polyneices… is to have no burial…”( scene I lines 43-44). When he made
Ismene is trying to appeal to Antigone’s emotions by bringing up the shortcomings of their family, comparing it to their own fate if Antigone chooses to bury Polynices. There was also an Ethos strategy when Ismene mentions how they’re “ruled by much stronger
Reading 1, Question 1: Thomas Jefferson begins the Declaration of Independence discussing why sometimes it is necessary to disband political ties with another party or nation on the grounds of both the laws of nature and of God. The first reason he gives defending the Colonies’ right to revolt is that whenever a government becomes caustic to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness it is the responsibility of the people to end this rule and replace it with a new one. He states the these governments should not be revolted against unless there is dire need as in the instant of his second reason for rebellion- after a long series of abuse and neglect again demand a new government to provide security from said abuses. Jefferson repeatedly mentions
This quote shows how Amir was more worried about himself then potentially saving his best friend from being abused. Khaled Hosseini chose to write this in the text to show how the main character, Amir, must now deal with adversity throughout the novel. The quote can teach society to think through decisions and determine what is more important for the future. The same event could have happened in real life, and Hosseini’s goal is that the right decision is made by anyone that endures a situation like this. If Amir did end up helping Hassan, then he would have been thanked by everyone, but instead Amir is faced with the sight of that scene forever.