Rhetorical Analysis Persuasion is the result of the combination of components driving an audience to support a position. While some techniques are effective, they can be misused, misguided, and misunderstood, generating a lack of application to society. Following the foundations of persuasion, one must develop their own credibility, use logic, and emotions. In Kobutsu Malone’s article “Narcissism and Spiritual Materialism: The New Age Legacy”, there is a noticeable lack of the rhetorical strategies, ethos, pathos, and logos, belittling the persuasive effectiveness, as well as the poor utilization of kairos and style reducing the strength of his overall argument. Within the article Malone expresses his desire for the New Age to stop materializing
In conclusion, when describing the process of passing, the author uses different techniques to provide insightful meaning to the passage. Doing so is emphasized by the diction used to create significant meaning, the supporting of themes presented throughout the novella, and the details regarding arising conflicts throughout the
The characters must be relatable to evoke sympathy from readers and must have a unique storyline. No one will feel attached to a character that has a plain, boring story. Second, the book must have an intriguing plot and/or plot twists. To keep readers engaged, a novel must have good or interesting plot. A key element of this is having plot twists or unexpected turns to keep readers guessing or to keep them “in to” the book.
Within the novel, I.M. is proven to be emotional, naive, and has undergone traumatic events in the course of the novel. These aspects of the narrator cause his recollection to be untrustworthy; however. This only helps Ellison to convey his book’s message more clearly and effectively. I.M.’s character is a large factor compromising his reliability as a narrator; he gets swept away by his emotions or is too naive to understand his own situation.
This topic expresses the importance of people who have a small part doesn’t necessarily mean they will have a insufficient existence in the story as well. Bradbury expressed this in Fahrenheit 451 on the grounds that it added an important detail in the novel as a way to open the reader’s eyes to the limited details around them and how those slight specifics could have a tremendous outcome in their
The verbal ambiguity of “waving”, misinterpretable as a “sign of greeting or farewell” instead of a call for help (“wave” OED), acknowledges the social environment’s problems to decode the speaker’s signals and his difficulty to communicate. However, this sympathy for the speaker’s lack of communicative skills is undermined by the structural ambiguity of “not waving”, which suggests that the protagonist’s signals are not just difficult to interpret but that he might be “not waving” and thus not signaling his need for help at all. The credibility of the dead man is further affected by the grammatical ambiguity of “still” (Smith 2), which not only points to the persistence of the his lamenting but also implies that he is captured in motionless passivity and tacit suffering instead of seeking support. “Larking” (Smith 5) also points to a paradigm of dishonesty and deception since it cannot only refer to playing around but also to playing mean tricks on others (“lark” OED). Smith’s specific diction thus points to a certain “meanness of [the dead man’s] character […] that perpetuates [his] laments of neediness, confusion, and alienation” (Civello 43).
In Geographies of Exclusion, David Sibley talks about a liminal zone, spaces of ambiguity where the categories of inside/outside, public/private, or home/street become blurred or uncertain. Sibley asserts “for the individual or group socialized into believing that the separation of categories is necessary or desirable, the liminal zone is a source of anxiety”. Julia Kristeva’s set up his thesis about how otherness and social boundaries are constructed and maintained. Dangers to identity come from without: from disease, decay, infection. Kristeva insists, however, that the abject is always there, and that “this hovering presence of the abject” creates anxiety and drives humans to make separations between “us and them.
In many instances, one’s emotions divaricate from the environment they either expected or spontaneously arrive eventually. Conclusively, this difference administers a tragic psychological vacillation, disallowing the subject to relieve itself from catatonia. Frequently, multiple products of literature explore the dynamics in central characters, prospecting their desires, their inhibitions, and how those elements may dually infer unwarranted conformity, internal conflict, psychological dismantling, and problematic interactions with one’s surroundings and those who inhabit it. Think of the untitled protagonist in the Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, who conforms to the Brotherhood’s philosophy of assisting the oppressed while surrendering his identity,
Lessons can be learned either through mistakes or from history. When history is passed down it is usually written as a story, and in stories, lessons are found in themes. Out of the many important themes found in T.H. White’s The Once and Future King, there are three themes that were the most captivating and intriguing. White uses a variety of ways to present the theme to his readers, one of which was to use his characters to symbolize a specific theme, as Guenevere represents the theme on how committing adultery can have serious consequences, Lancelot is an example of why a reason to kill doesn’t justify killing, and Merlin’s story shows how events already decided by fate cannot be altered.
Usually considered a controversial novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger can often express the feelings of being an outcast and the desire to find a meaning in the world. Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of the novel, though often complains of the phoniness of the world around him, has a way of creating a deeper meaning within the readers. While the truth may be that Salinger purposely set the story in such a way that the readers will be able to connect with Holden, not often do readers find it easy to do so. While Holden believes that everything around him are wicked and phony, there is part of him trying to protect the innocence of those not corrupted by such phoniness.