This theme is shown from different characters either persuading someone or being persuaded. The author wanted the audience to think for themselves and decide whether or not the use of persuasion and the power that it has, is a positive or negative characteristic. With this power of persuasion comes great responsibility just like with any power. Along with the conflicting types of gentlemen throughout the book, many things are contrasting. So in conclusion, the use of persuasion throughout this book turns out to be mostly used for good.
Controversy on the Inkblot Test There is great disagreement on the Rorschach Test. Some believe it to be helpful in entering the minds of others’ while some think it is “scientifically useless”. In What is in an Inkblot? Some Say, Not Much by Erica Goode, information is provided to the reader about the Rorschach Test and what some people’s opinion on it.
Penrod’s argument may have several flaws, but overall it is effective because the reading he uses a few appeals throughout; however, not all of his appeals are trustworthy or objective at times, his appeals are still effective through the use of supporting sources, clear-cut thesis, and thought-provoking statements. Penrod claims that popular events are getting more recognition than needed compared to the intellectuals. From a personal perspective, this presents that there are still anti-intellectuals out there. According to a commentary by the screen name of “ArCaNe,” “Man how I hate nerds… if I ever had a tommygun with me… I would most probably blow each one of their… heads off.” In other words, the commentary has hatred towards intelligent individuals improving the point of anti-intellectualism.
When Bakis speaks without ambiguity, I do not dare to utter counterarguments about oracles, nor will I accept them from others.” (Herodotus 8.77) As mentioned earlier, many historians did not trust and criticized Bakis and other oracles; Romm analyzes Herodotus’s tone and offers a point of defense. “The vehemence of Herodotus’s tone here indicates he is responding to particular critics of Bakis or of prophecy verses in general…” (Romm 145)
I examined both articles closely and considered which one made the most sense to me. I believe that both authors, in their own way are correct, but I also found flaws in both William James paper and William Kingdon Clifford’s argument. William Kingdon Clifford states that a belief
The article was a well written research paper, although the arguments are not very strong. As for an overall grade I would give it a C. The title is "Clint Eastwood: Timeless Icon or Spurious Miscreant," the author did not seem to lean towards one or the other. Instead leaving it to the reader to decide with an icon is because of how they make the reader feel.
Firstly, Francis Temple’s beliefs on forgiveness by works are subtle but can be explored diligently, nonetheless. Unfortunately, it is hard to decipher her views at the beginning, but several events shed some light on the matter. The plot of the entire book is a quest to an important location for atonement, which proves successful, as ridiculous as this sounds. The act of a pilgrimage, while ridding oneself of anything but the necessities, shows self-inflicted hardship as piety and diligence. It can be argued that being a fictional book, it may not truthfully reflect the author’s real moral standards.
Some people see the glass half empty, while others see the glass half full. Although these statements are opposite, they are both true seeing as they are from different perspectives. The age-old question “what is truth?” has been challenged since the beginning of time by the simplest of peasants to the wisest of philosophers, yet a concrete answer is still to be established. The enigmatic nature of this problem, however, is that truth is relative, therefore to suggest and instill that one opinion on a matter is correct would be an imposition of individuality and expression.. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman approaches this problem by telling the narrative from the view of a mentally ill woman. Truth is determined by an individual 's perception of themselves, others and the world around them.
A name that can be named is not enduring a name.” (1). This signifies that if one can decipher his or her way of life through the medium of language, then his or her lifestyle holds simplistic, materialistic qualities that do not follow the Way. Due to this statement, one can conclude that spoken or written language that has the ability to be easily described maintains mainstream characteristics, hence deeming a societal, constructed impact on one’s life; a fatal flaw to practicing Daoism. Though not directly stated, this establishes criticism to Western civilization, for those individuals place high esteem on their social standing, lexicon, and singular impact on society.
A good writer is an observer, an independent. But me, I don 't know the recipe, don 't know the components. I believe something awful: good writers are born and not bred. This is not a skill; it 's unlearnable. And if you have it, you spend your life getting better.
A respected author John Green questions, "Why is being a nerd bad? Saying I notice you 're a nerd is like saying, ‘Hey I knows that you 'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you 'd rather be thoughtful of them be vapid, that you believe that there things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan and why is that?” Many people who are passionate about their studies question the same thing. Leonid Fridman wrote a passage “America Needs its Nerds” in order to raise concern that our society does not value intelligence. Fridman uses compare and contrast to get his point across to the readers.