Kohn does an effective job of developing his ethos using effective examples and reaching the readers emotionally; however, his debatable argument is highly emotionally-based and does not include very many logical facts to support his claim.
Lord Chesterfield’s letter to his son goes far beyond what is typically expected of a parent addressing a child. The good natured advice is therefore trampled by the presumption that Chesterfield’s son simply will not live up to his potential despite the advantages he has been given through education and status. Chesterfield imposes his own morals and values by toying with the guilt of privilege, contradicting himself and making a mockery of failure, consequently, presenting his advice as the only acceptable recourse. The first paragraph is underlined by the use of irony, however the high level of writing and expertise prevents this from overwhelming the reader. Originally Chesterfield downgrades his own advice by addressing the common
Also in Armstrong’s case, for him to come clean would cost the lives of the young ones who are very fond of him. But to fight and still lie as well does him no good, since even his the board of sports have identified his fault. Already his reputation is
Creon says that stubborn people always end up hurting themselves that their hamartia is so strong that it inevitably leads to their own downfall. Creon compares stubbornness to these items to show just how it can break a person. This moment is ironic because Creon himself is stubborn in a sense that he will not change his views about the law and how the laws should be above everything else, so Creon is being a hypocrite because he is just as stubborn as she is. Also, Creon describes how easily he believes it will be to break Antigone’s willed with all the metaphors used. He also shows how far above her he thinks himself by saying “she had much to learn”.
For example, Odysueuss states “I began to taunt the Cyclops-men around trying to check me, calm me, …‘so headstrong,…why rile the beast again’”(Homer 9.92-94). No good leader would endanger his men because he couldn’t control his temper. A leader should always have a level-head and be sensible
In contrast to these beliefs and acceptances, people would not accept these characters as such an archetype had the reader seen them from a different perspective. Whether or not a person considers a character heroic lies solely upon the opinions of the reader. For instance, in Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, readers hail the protagonist, Liesel Meminger, as a hero despite her many unlawful acts. For example, Liesel becomes involved it's a group of very problematic young
This is a great sin, to be born with a head which is too quick. It is not good to be different from our brothers, but it is evil to be superior to them. The Teachers told us so, and they frowned when they looked upon us"(Rand, 21). This transgression exist because if there was superiority in this society the old ways the Councils and the elders strayed away from would try to overpower again. This would mean a possible dictatorship and over arrogance in the society.
The Montagues have an animosity for the Capulets in Romeo and Juliet. Tybalt is Capulet and therefore he doesn’t like any of the montagues. Most of the time having confidence is a good thing, but with Tybalt’s temper it is a dangerous trait to have. Tybalt thinks highly of himself and that’s what causes his downfall. When Tybalt hears the news of Juliet, a Capulet, in love with Romeo, a Montague, Tybalt strongly opposes this idea and tries to fix it himself.
Piggy no doubt was the smartest and had the best ideas, but he would keep his ideas to himself in fear that if he ever said anything he would get hit or made fun of. On page 93 we read, “I’m scared of him,’ said Piggy, ‘and that’s why I know him. If you’re scared of someone you hate him but you can’t stop thinking about him... I tell you what. He hates you too, Ralph-’”
The answer to this question is not exactly known. Of course he knew that taking the case would be dangerous, and should his reputation be tarnished by an angry mob, his ambitions and economic future would be threatened. On the other hand, Adams didn’t think it would have been morally right to not give Preston a fair trial. Because of how great the tensions were over this conflict between Adams’ political and personal beliefs, he wrote in his diary that he was “never in more misery in my whole life.” However, John’s duty to the law was so strong that he later wrote that, “It was, however, one of the most gallant, generous, manly and disinterested actions of my whole life, and one of the best pieces of service I ever rendered my country.”
Beowulf was stunningly brave, courageous and put his abilities in the service of others. However, he was too conceited and obsessed about his reputation. Macbeth was a brave warrior, but his Achilles heel, his ambition, turned him into a tyrant. Macduff loved his country and did his best to save it from a tyrant, but at the same time didn’t exercise good judgment in safeguarding his family. Rather than judging people and their actions purely in black and white terms, we should recognize that human beings are complex creatures and have lots of shades of gray.
Without doubt, this exemplifies Holden’s ability to make observations. Holden doesn’t wash his face because the gore made him look tough and he likes it but he also proclaims that he’s a “pacifist”. Holden does one but says the opposite, this demonstrates Holden’s poor observation skills. Furthermore, in the novel, Holden says “I 'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life.
In the text, “Superman and Me,”One main quote that explains everything you need to know about this article is when Sherman Alexie says, “I wasrefused to fail. I was smart. I was lucky.” Many people that have read this choose to believe that this quote is just an irritating repetition of how he felt about himself, however, closer examination shows that it actually develops his main claim and central idea, refines his claims, and shows the purpose of this text all in one quote. Alexie was a young, Indian boy who just wanted to know how to read in write in the aspiration of becoming emotionally closer to his father because he loved him so.
Alexie's “Superman and Me” attempts to bring light to a stereotype in his hometown community. Using his childhood as background, he reveals to the audience that he read anything and everything. His small, lower middle class neighborhood never supported higher education. Those in school were told not to live up to their full potential just based on the fact that they were Native Americans. In hopes to change this outlook, Alexie himself got out and revisits to encourage students that just because you are a Native American does not mean you have to stay down with the stereotype.