Pathos is used as an appeal to emotion, often to gain an audience’s investment for a specific purpose. Animal shelter advertisements, car commercials, and even magazines use this method to attract an audience and pull them in by their heartstrings. Rebecca Skloot’s contemporary biography The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is no different, utilizing this method to maintain the audience’s attention and emotional investment in the story. When Zakariyya becomes angry after reflecting upon his mother’s death and how it impacted his life, Deborah embodies her role as a caring sister and shows him in a new light by way of pathos. “Then he walked slowly back to the building, holding the picture in front of him at eye level, seeing nothing ahead but
Have you ever wondered how it feels to be misunderstood or to not understand? In the short stories “Confetti Girl” and “Tortilla Sun” they have the same thoughts and i’m here to explain them. Both of the stories have feelings of being misunderstood and to not understand. To begin, in the Confetti Girl in paragraphs 1-2 it talks about her mom in the past. She remembers what she used to do with her mom after school and now that she's gone everything has changed with her dad now.
She is an author and as an author she is also concerned with keeping the audience engaged and entertained, telling white lies were all in favor for the readers of the book. Not to mention the fact that she is suffering from a disease that will make her slowly lose her memory. Her memory could have been failing her when she was in the mist of writing her book of
The anonymous narrator passes the torch to Janie for most of the story so that she can tell Pheoby what happened in her own words. The anonymous narrator is important because he or she gives Janie a chance to catch her breath and describes Janie to the reader in a way Janie might
All my girl friends tell me so.”(Wilde 11). This also hints a bit about what kind of a person she is regarding secrets. It is highly likely that her brother would not want all his actions made public knowledge, but she’s so ‘lovestruck’ that she just mindlessly says whatever comes to her. A demonstration of what a fickle person she is, is shown when she first meets Cecily. When they are first acquainted, Gwendolen tells her, “Something tells me that we are going to be great friends.
Nikki's obsessive behavior contributes emphasis on the theme that a person's inability to let go of the past, doesn't allow them to move forward in life in Maggie Mitchell's short story, “It Would Be Different If.” Nikki shows she is obsessive about her ex-boyfriend from high school in things that really happened and things that she imagined happened between them. Nikki shows she is obsessive when she gives us a glimpse of her past; as she tells us what she remembers. “If I could hate you, this is what I would hate you for” (169). She is referencing her ex-boyfriend and acknowledging that she doesn't actually hate him, it is just the opposite. “It is dark and late”, and she says “I am trying to figure out which boat you're in so I don't get stuck in the other one.” (169).
Back of the bus , is based on someone's point of view of what was happening to Rosa park in the bus . Both The Story behind the Bus and Back of the Bus both tell the story of Rosa Parks . These two stories have a comma trait on telling the history of Rosa parks .Even though The Story Behind the Bus is a fact-based story it is the same as Back of the bus by tell about Rosa Parks seat . You can see why these two stories are similar . Even though You can see why The Story behind the Bus and Back of the Bus are similar .
In reading, it can be also found that Bartleby 's life and that of the woman are very impersonal, but Bartleby 's is more since the woman, at least, the woman tries to communicate with her son and her husband in order to solve it is happening to her. An obvious difference between the woman and Bartleby is when she realizes that she was wrong, “What has happened to me, I’m not myself anymore.” (Pg. 40) This is represented when she hit the child because of his antics. Her husband tried to help her in many times; he hired a nanny. This made the wife feel freer for a little bit.
Pearl uses her mischievousness and utter curiosity to gain clues, or to depict other characters. Without Pearl’s opinion, Arthur Dimmesdale probably would not have agreed to confess his sin along with Hester. Pearl is never, throughout the entire novel, afraid to “spit it out”. Her mother constantly tries to shush her little girl due to her becoming embarrassed by her daughter’s random outbursts. Using her “fiendish” techniques, Pearl realizes the identity of her father fairly early in The Scarlet Letter which utilizes Dimmesdale to hear from Pearl to “take her and her mother’s hand” (Hawthorne 139,
In “Two Kinds”, Amy Tan is telling a story about the girl facing high expectations from her mother. Most readers may feel pitiful for her because her mother forces her to do things that she doesn’t like. Tan shows the readers that the girl has the same normal thinking ways as
After watching Alyse Shacter speak about obsessive compulsion disorder (OCD), there were a few things that did surprise me. To begin with, I was surprised that her classmates were extremely helpful with her OCD and offering to carry her to class so she wouldn’t miss class. Even though her parents were the ones that spoke to the class about Alyse’s OCD, Alyse still showed bravery and courage to allow her parents to speak to her class about her problems. This story reduces the stigma of mental illness because even though Alyse suffered from severe OCD, as her classmates became aware they decided to help Alyse. They even offered to carry her from class to class so she wouldn’t step on the tiles, which was one of her OCDs.