While the short story, “Cut” doesn’t have many traditional author opinions that readers are used to, Bob Greene develops his central claim that is detected by the use of rhetorical devices. Greene’s choice of showing the reader examples of stories that sparked the motivational mindset of these men instead of analyzing these stories help display a clearer thesis while shifting the attention off of him as an
There can be no doubt that people should be morally free to live their own lives and pursue and develop their own interests, to a certain degree at the very least. This necessitates then that a person is morally permitted to dedicate one’s time, energy, and money to activities that don’t directly have an impact on famine relief or similar worthy causes. For example, it could frequently happen and has happened whereby certain pursuits and recreations have beneficial and favourable outcomes and consequences that could not have been foreseen. My argument lies with the issue that if people are not free to follow their intellectual interests when it is not obvious what positive impact they might have, or whether they would have any positive repercussions at all, humanity in general could be worse off than we actually are. This is tied to Singer’s argument if people are obligated to do as much as they possibly can, to aid famine relief, they would have to give up many of their own special projects and interests in order to do so.
Coach Valvano was an American college basketball player, coach, and broadcaster—highly regarded for his excellent coaching career, most notably at North Carolina State University. Unfortunately, like many great individuals, Valvano fell victim to cancer; specifically, metastatic adenocarcinoma, a glandular cancer that spreads to the bones. In Valvano’s final speech, a speech made nearing his time of death, Valvano calls his the audience to appreciate the importance of living an inspired life and being charitable. Coach Valvano helps persuade his audience to his message by the implication of rhetorical appeals such as ethos, logos, and pathos. To start, Coach Valvano attempts to persuade his audience using ethos, informing the audience of his credibility and background—as well as mentioning his partners and friends of high credibility.
Do we really love what we do? In the article “In the Name of Love,” Miya Tokumitsu covers the issue that doing what you love (DWYL) gives false hope to the working class. Tokumitsu reviews how those who are given jobs ultimately cannot truly love what they do because of the employers who make jobs possible. These same employers keep their employees overlooked.
This passage from Dalton Trumbo’s novel Johnny Got His Gun shows a relationship between a father and son through a seemingly small and insignificant series of events. The short story depicts a father and his son on their annual fishing trip. The son decides that he wants to go fishing with his friend instead of his father for a change however, is very hesitant to ask. The author’s use of techniques such as point of view, selection of detail, and syntax in this passage helps to better characterize the relationship between the father and his son in a deeper and more thorough way.
Particular Purposes An author’s purpose is often revealed through the rhetorical strategies that he/she uses throughout their piece. David Sheff uses anecdotes and emotional appeal in order to achieve his purpose: to give a different view on the disease that is addiction. Similarly, Caitlin Alifirenka, Martin Ganda, and Liz Welch use emotional appeal and contrast of perspective in I Will Always Write Back to convey the message that standard of living should not limit a person’s capabilities. David Sheff’s memoir contains emotional appeal to achieve its purpose.
The Article “Finding Flow” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, expresses the choice we have in life to live or die until the end of days. He shows how we take control of our own destiny, and to not let distractions get in the way of our accomplishment. Csikszentmihalyi portrays that everyone has a different idea of accomplishment and goals, but living life to the fullest is shared by many. By saying this he means don’t waste your potential by letting side issues get in the way. In the article Csikszentmihalyi mentions a study held in a factory where most welders hated their jobs and found no passion in it.
Rose realized that the capability of of one's job performance should be based on one's level of education but the individual ability to handle everyday situations. Rose uses rhetorical tool ethos in his essay. He uses his mother's personal story of accomplishments to connect with readers. He also includes examples and reasonings to back up his claim. Mike Rose’s essay provides enough literary background to prove his claim and allow the audience to believe “Blue Collar Brilliance” is the more effective essay.
Those that he loved the most had abandoned him. The author demonstrates the beginning of this abandonment when he writes, “On Wednesday after Gloria left with the kids and a U-Haul trailer, I was sitting on the front steps, it was summer, and I was watching cars go by on the road” (Dubus 17). I believe this quote gives an active insight into the background as to why he makes the decisions that he does. He upholds Catholic doctrines and values in which he builds his faith and relationship with God. The main conflict in “A Father’s Story”, is a personal conflict.
The anecdotal story is also used to provide the reader with what the author feels about his father. After explaining that his hammer’s handle is made out of hickory, the speaker
Currently, passion is one of basic factor for choosing the right jobs. If we don’t have passion for our career, we will waste our time, and destroy our future. According to “The Case for Working with Your Hands” by Matthew B. Crawford, he mentions, “Seeing a motorcycle about to leave my shop under its own power, several days after arriving in the back of a pickup truck, I don’t feel tired even though I have been standing on a concrete floor all day” (371). This essay discusses about the life of Crawford who had a Ph.D. in political philosophy, he worked at a think tank; nevertheless, he gave up this job to open a motorcycle repair shop. Obviously, he can choose to become a philosopher who is intellectual worker, so why he still accepts to work
Stories are the foundation of relationships. They represent the shared lessons, the memories, and the feelings between people. But often times, those stories are mistakenly left unspoken; often times, the weight of the impending future mutes the stories, and what remains is nothing more than self-destructive questions and emotions that “add up to silence” (Lee. 23). In “A Story” by Li-Young Lee, Lee uses economic imagery of the transient present and the inevitable and fear-igniting future, a third person omniscient point of view that shifts between the father’s and son’s perspective and between the present and future, and emotional diction to depict the undying love between a father and a son shadowed by the fear of change and to illuminate the damage caused by silence and the differences between childhood and adulthood perception. “A Story” is essentially a pencil sketch of the juxtaposition between the father’s biggest fear and the beautiful present he is unable to enjoy.