Parks was on the bus to go home just like many, she was tired and exhausted. Instead of easily getting up and moving to another seat, Rosa defended herself. She did not just sit around and let those who discriminate her win. Instead, Parks was later then arrested and encouraged all the other blacks to stand up by not riding the busses. She then was put on trial and after a year Montgomery’s public transportation system was legally integrated.
There are three main components of a good rhetoric argument, ethos, pathos, and logos. Today I will be looking at several short videos and analyzing how the use of rhetoric persuades the audience. The first video, “Drunk History – Claudette Colvin and Rosa Parks” is about a young black girl (Claudette Colvin) in the 1950s, who refuses to give up her seat on the bus to a white woman. Because of this refusal, Claudette is forcibly removed from the bus and immediately arrested. Shortly after the release of Claudette, and fed up with
Much later in history, the Civil Rights Movement would prove this as much of the leaders for this era believed that non-violence is the key to change. Most prominently in the early days of the movement was on December 1, 1955 when Rosa Parks famously (and calmly) refused to give her seat on a bus to a standing white passenger (Clayborne 444-445). She reflects on this by saying “I had paid my fair and occupied my seat, I didn’t think I should have to give it up.” (Finkenbine 180) Consequently, she was arrested, which caused great ire among the Black community. Her arrest served as a catalyst for a community-wide boycott of the busses in city, which crippled the system, and initiated the movement for reform against segregation. No person, however, pushed the ideology of peaceful and non-violent action than Martin Luther King Jr..
In the 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges changed America by walking up the steps of a white only school to gain an education. To survive this experience, Ruby had to rise above the prejudice, face her fears, and find the strength in her faith. Ruby overcame abundance of prejudice. Everyday marshals had to take her to school because Ruby received so many threats. At William Frantz School there was a crowd of people protesting not to let Ruby go to school there, and when Ruby walked by they would scream and yell mean things to her.
She worked as a seamstress in a tailor shop, and in her free time she worked with the NAACP as well. She wanted very passionately to end segregation as a whole, so she worked all day for the NAACP. In the poem, Dove states, “The time right inside a place” (line 2). This line shows the reader that the day was like normal until she got on the bus. She was going through her daily routines, but then she could just feel that she wasn’t right on the bus.
This speech by Florence Kelley is filled with numerous rhetorical strategies. Giving her speech in Philadelphia, she touched the hearts of many. Appealing to the emotions of the other women in the audience, Kelley got her point across. She despised child labor as she felt it was dangerous and inappropriate. By using rhetorical strategies such as imagery, anaphora, and forced teaming, she engages the right audience (women attending the suffrage convention) whom were already seeking change.
Speech Sounds 1) Summary A mysterious disease has swept across the nation and deprived many of their abilities of communication; speeches, literacy, as well as the lives of numerous people were lost. Rye, after the death of her family to the disease, was making a trip to Pasadena out of loneliness and desperation in search of her remaining relatives. While riding on the bus Rye encountered Obsidian, a man dressed in police uniform trying to restore peace in a society where miscommunication led to violence and government was obsolete. Rye felt an extreme jealousy towards Obsidian after finding out that he was capable of reading and writing. As the two returns to Rye’s home, they saw a man chasing after a woman, he proceeds to kill the
According to Lia Parisyan of Literature Analysis, “a turning point of the Civil Rights struggle came when a woman named Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of a bus.” The use of a bus as a setting alludes to one of the key points of the historical context. According to Enotes.com , the bus “[allows] …passengers to reveal their various social prejudices.” Even Julian, who “[is] free of prejudice” is not immune: “he [has tried] to strike up an acquaintance on the bus with some of the better types.” By doing so, the author shows that there was still underlying tension in society despite the desegregation. The use of the house, the bus, and the development of light to dark convey the underlying tension among the characters as well as in their treatment of desegregation. Similar to the passengers in the bus, the reader is transported to the heart of the context of the story: the integration of black people into the community. Flannery O’Connor’s “Everything That Rises Must Converge” shows a masterful manipulation of the setting as evidenced by its ability to enrich the mood and context of the
Which she then got beat up after school. She tried again at Mary S. Black Elementary but the teacher didn't like her so that didn't turn out very well either. When she went to Welch Elementary she was put into special classes. People then started to whisper about the Walls kids all day. At the end of the day she is getting beat up again by some black girls.