Dan Novak Mr. Yeager English 9H 27 December The Bold Deeds of Atticus Finch From the stone ages to modern times now racism is still a continuous fire burning in society. To Kill A Mockingbird written by Harper Lee is a novel that has many similarities and symbols to our current government and laws. Atticus finch representing Tom Robinson, an African-American character that is wrongly accused of, imprisoned, and later killed for supposedly raping Mayella Ewell, helps make clear the problems in our society and how racism comes into play.
Bill Clinton I Am Profoundly Sorry speech Partner Analyzing Essay An apology said right can bring forgiveness, said wrong can bring more remorse. Though it was effective, Bill Clinton's apology did not bring complete forgiveness. Bill Clinton’s remarkable “Profoundly Sorry” speech, which lead to the impeachment of the president, is effective because it uses repetition, ethos, and pathos.
Arthur Miller, an American writer during the 1950’s, compose one of his well known publish plays, The Crucible, as an allegory for the clear purpose of criticizing America’s society with the McCarthy anti-communist trials revolving during the era. The Crucible consisted of the background of 1600’s Salem witch trials but what Miller wanted to capture was the idea of the trials in American society being unjustifiable and destroyed lives of innocents in many occurrences. Within the composer of Arthur Miller’s, "Are You Now Or Were You Ever?
By producing the 1991 book, Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, from which this excerpt comes, Susan Faludi is tasking herself with setting the records straight. She first attempts to do so by providing a great deal of statistical evidence that demonstrates the general apathy shared by American men for gender equality. She cites several surveys, polls and studies like the American Male Opinion Index, the National Opinion Research Poll and Anthony Astrachan’s seven-year study of American male attitudes in the 1980’s. What is most interesting about her sources is that they in a sense allow men to speak for themselves, presenting their negative attitudes towards feminism by their own admissions. This information is provided quantitatively,
A Critical Analysis of the Rhetorical Strategies Used in Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant”. In George Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant”, the author begins with a definite statement about his views toward British Imperialism. Orwell uses pathos to appeal to the readers emotions about his situation and also uses logos when trying to decide on shooting the elephant. His powerful technique of illustrating the message, “Imperialism was an evil thing” and that it affects both the oppressor and the oppressed is effective with the use of description, classical appeals, extended metaphors, and rhetorical devices.
Also Dr. King uses the use of a metaphor when comparing other countries speed in constitutional rights as “jetlike” while America “creep at a horse-and-buggy pace.” Mr. milk 's speech is very powerful because he is a living example as a homosexual individual in an political office. On the other hand Mr. King 's letter is important because that was the only way for him to communicate with the outside world. In his letter, Mr. King makes clear that he will fight all injustice in any way he can despite of the consequences, and the fact that he is writing from a jail cell only intensifies his
Yasmin Y. DeGout wrote an essay in the African American Review entitled, "Dividing the Mind: Portraits of Homoerotic Love in Giovanni's Room" (1992). In her essay, DeGouts argues that in his book, "Giovanni's Room", author James Baldwin depicts homoerotic love in two contrasting ways: as a natural yet tragic interaction between the protagonist and his love interest and as an atypical type of relationship caused by a result of David's past. DeGout supports her argument by, first, discussing society's views on homosexuality during the time period of Giovanni's Room as evidence of Baldwin's two depictions of homoerotic love. DeGout discusses the process of Baldwin's theme in his book and how his editor suggested that he destroy his manuscript,
Comparing Speeches Many civil rights leaders have spoken out about their controversial views of how to address injustices. For instance, during the Civil Right Movement, Kathie Amatniek and Harvey Milk both spoke to voice that their societies that are directing injustices towards gays and women. Using pathos and metaphors, Amatniek wants America to rid of traditional views of gender. Meanwhile, Harvey Milk uses using pathos, diction and humor to connect with his mainly homophobic audience to abolish the negative stereotypes of gays.
Planned Parenthood Hearing The Congressional "hearing" of Planned Parenthood was more interrogation than listening tour. It was political grandstanding of the worst order. Only in the US do we have a "serious" political party who spend their time and taxpayer resources attempting to legislate their citizen's sex lives and keep (poor) women in reproductive chains. I guess when the world's problems get too complicated for tiny minds, talking about sex is the best option.
The play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, mimics the red scare in the 1950’s about the spread of communism using the Salem witch trials to represent how the people of the United States acted toward the spread of communism. Arthur Miller used parody, exaggeration and irony well to break down the way America acted in the 1950’s towards the red scare. Arthur Miller used parody well in The Crucible by showing how it relates to the red scare. Danforth says “Danforth. Now hear me, and beguile yourselves no more.
The Butler started with the scene of Negro lynching with Martin Luther King’s quotation: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” This quotation alluded Cecil’s attitude of mind toward harsh reality. In 1926, African Americans received subhuman treatment. Adult Cecil had an opportunity to work in the hotel as a butler.
Former U.S Congressman, Robert H. Clancy, in his article, An “Un-American Bill”, establishes his opinion on the Johnson-Reed Immigration Act of 1924. Clancy’s purpose is to persuade that the Immigration Act is racist and Un-American. He creates a passionate tone in order to show his readers the ugly truth behind what the Johnson-Reed Act is doing. Clancy supports his argument of the injustice and racial discrimination of the Johnson-Reed Act , by appealing to the readers emotions with his personal anecdotes and by providing facts of all the good things that immigrants do for society and America as a whole.
Pathos is implemented in the essay when the author talks about gay marriage, tapping into the audience’s values and beliefs along with emotions. He also plays with emotions talking about the injustices in society and fighting corporate America, giving readers a sense of patriotism. Graham redefines terms in the text that make his bias seem more reliable, along with using loaded language to give additional sentiment. Ethos is not established until the end of the article, where there is a box showing the author’s long list of experience, making him seem more
The DSM-5 is a mental health publication published by American Psychology Association (APA) recognize in the USA as a great guide to classifying and diagnosing mental illness. Anti-DSM-5: Anti-DSM-5 claims that the way that mental health professional diagnose mental diseases is arbitrary because they based their diagnostics on their interpretation of moral rather than science. For example, until 1970, homosexuality was listed in the DSM. That would mean before then people who acted in a way that different from the mainstream of morality was considered as being a psychiatric disorder and paraphilia.
When trying to convince someone to believe what you believe, what you say and how you say it can affect the out outcome. In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Atticus uses this to his benefit for his closing statement in the trials. Atticus Finch is a respectable lawyer who chose to defend Tom Robinson, an African-American who was accused of raping a white woman. Tom is innocent, but in the 1930s the word of a black man 's against a two white peoples was not worth much. Mayella, the girl Tom supposedly raped, asked Tom to come inside and help with a broken door.