Other emotions such as sadness, fear, and anger, are important to the basic emotions of the human mind, and can actually improve the way a person lives. When one hears the word sadness, that person thinks about depression; however sadness can benefit a person more than happiness can. Sharon Begley, author of “Happiness: Enough Already” states that “sadness, too, seems to be part of our biological inheritance: apes, dogs and elephants all display something that looks like sadness, perhaps because it signals to others a need for help”(456). It may
He highlights the details that pertain to the girls and inserts images of their appearances as an effort to bring the reader along for the ride. Along the same lines, Updike strives to connect with the reader on a personal level as he addresses them as he would a friend. He refers to places in the grocery store as if he is telling a story that requires the utmost detail, which allows the reader to obtain comfort. This is most seen as he references the
Doing this helps the readers see what she wants them to notice about each of the days. By so precisely dividing up her information, it makes the readers very capable in understanding each of the important details she makes sure to mention in her
Nora Ephron, essayist and screenwriter, is able to get her point across in her essays just as well as on the big screen. Through narrative stories, with a touch of satire she is able to effectively convey the lessons she’s learned by using ethos, vivid imagery and figurative language through smilie. Ehpron is able to convey her purpose through ethos in the multiple of her narrative stories. She is able to convince the audience of her credibility through each of her vivid stories.
It could make your life better because it could improve how you think of yourself. For example, in the book, In Your Face, Shari Graydon says “you’re probably more confident than the average person” (Graydon 101). This means you would think more highly of yourself than average looking people. Shari Graydon also says in In Your Face, that you get more attention and get treated better as it says in the book, “ they make many people think you must have other great qualities” (Graydon 101). This could be a reason that beautiful people get more attention because even though people do not know them personally, they assume they do know stuff about them.
However, studies have shown that happiness can cause a person to become carefree, which puts them in dangerous situations. According to David, “An excess of freewheeling giddiness and a relative absence of more sober emotions can even be a marker for mania, a dangerous symptom of psychological illness” (124). Although one of positive psychologists’ goal is to decrease mental illnesses, such as depression, putting too much emphasis on being happy can lead to even more mental illness. The criticism that negative emotions receive can cause a lack of thought about decisions and in the end, can increase the number of people suffering from mental
The author uses ethos in the beginning of her book to set up the whole novel. She shows her credibility to invite readers to believe what she tells them is the truth. The use of emotional stories is very effective towards connecting with audiences. Williams does this to clarify how much these world problems can effect everyday people. The author utilizes logos by extenuating facts over the course of the paper.
If informed and trustworthy guides, like ourselves, are present to give an oral presentation to visitors on the historical and cultural context of the piece, this will enrich people’s understanding of the artwork’s origins and sustain their curiosity. Learning about art from the past gives people insight as to what the world was like before their time, broadening their cultural perspective and bringing forth the ways in which we have developed as a society. Along with learning about the artwork, seeing the Mona Lisa and being able to interact with it through various featured events and workshops at our museum gives visitors the opportunity to reflect on the piece and discuss what it has to offer. With this, people not only learn from what is presented to them but also learn from the interpretation of their peers, fostering an engaged community revolving around original
She describes prosocial emotions practically by using great methods, happy embarrassment and vicarious pride. To explain each emotion, she organizes structure well to provide the map of her thoughts to readers. Also, this clear structure helps McGonigal’s text flow smoothly so that readers could follow her points easily. When readers look for certain concepts from her passage, they could easily find them because of her organized structure. Not only clear structure, she brings many different experts’ quotations to prove her arguments as logical information.
The essay on overing a disability, “Anosmia” (1990) by Diane Ackerman, argues that people take smell and taste for granted. Ackerman used: emotions, storytelling, facts, and opinions to support her claims. Diane wanted to express the importance of all the things we take for granted; such as smell and taste. The intended audience of this essay I believe would target teenagers who take everything for granted, or anybody who never stops to think about how lucky they
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner is about the Bundren family of six on their journey to Jackson to bury the matriarch of the family, Addie Bundren. The family consists of Anse Bundren, the patriarch of the family, Cash, the oldest son who makes Addie’s coffin, Darl, Jewel, Dewey Dell, and Vardaman. Faulkner writes this novel with fifteen different viewpoints, each chapter narrated by one character, including Addie, who expresses her thoughts after her death. The characters’ chapters, except for Darl’s, are all jumbled and hard to read due to the absence of an objective narrator. Instead of being presented with a framework of events, the jumble of images, memories, and unexplained allusions by the alternating narrators, force the readers to take the pieces each character gives