Continuing, it could be inferred that Ben Franklin is using Pathos by acting as if he naturally hates the Americans and desires to ruin them. Throughout the letter, Ben Franklin sounds like a patriot of Great Britain by insulting Americans and giving them ideas of what to do to them. Although, as Franklin includes ideas in his letter, he additionally incorporates counterpoints that would make him sound like he is trying to help. For example, Franklin claims that the laws of the conqueror are just; however, it is possible that such laws could be contrary to the laws of mankind, ultimately contradicting what he first claimed. Towards the end of the letter, Ben Franklin includes a paradox by claiming that Britain should massacre the Americans as they can bring in citizens from Britain so there wouldn’t be any rebellious acts.
The French and Indian War was important to the American Revolution because the debt from the war was the reason that Parliament started taxing the colonists. Also, the French and Indian War made Britain very weak, making the colonists’ actions work a whole lot better. Since France was not happy with the outcome of their war with Britain this was a main reasons for France’s interest in helping the now Americans throughout the Revolutionary War, which was very important to the colonies’ victory. The reason why Britain started to tax the colonists was because of the debt resulting from the French and Indian War. The first tax was the the tax on sugar, which was put on the colonists to help pay off the war debt.
By the end of the story, Equality 7-2521 has changed his mind and become very critical of the leaders of his society, denouncing them in moral terms. Do you think he is correct to do so? Why or why not? In the novella Anthem by Ayn Rand, Equality 7-2521 has changed how he views the leaders of his society, and now is very critical of the leaders, referring to them in moral terms. Equality 7-2521 has changed his mind about the leaders of his society, and I think he is correct to do so.
All plans, proposals, &c. prior to the nineteenth of April, I. E. to the commencement of hostilities, are like the almanacks of the last year;... the one proposing force, the other friendship; but it hath so far happened that the first hath failed, and the second”. He speaks on the fact that we would have had better relationships with more countries if we didn't have to be looped in with Britain. We would be able to make more money from trade, and becoming a more powerful nation with more allies. Paine believes that Britain treats their colonies horribly and that if they were a “parent” they wouldn't treat their children like slaves and brutes and that they wouldn't throw their child into war for something that's not their
Using these strong words it demonstrates his feelings to their mother land. Here he shows negative feelings using his diction like, “dignity”, “separation”, and many more. This quote that was then changed for the original is very important to learn because it shows how a true colonist felt about separation. Diction in an original version is very important to see what started the revolution.
The final moments in the book show equality being selfish towards others. Using Anthem, Rand shows her beliefs about the group vs the individuals in the group. She provides us a reason to believe her claims through Equality managing to symbolize her points as the light bulb. Using his transition from being brainwashed by the government to becoming a full individual, after he runs away with his light, adds more of an impact to her beliefs towards selfishness. Anyone who reads a book by Rand should end up understanding the importance of the word
To finish out, Paine tries to identify with the reader in the middle of his pamphlet, saying that he “once felt all that kind of anger… against the mean principles that are held by the tories,” (Paine 334). He goes on to explain that he didn’t only feel that anger, he did something about it, like everyone else should. His usage of emotion and feeling is paramount to his claims and, without them, he would not be as persuasive as he is. On the contrary, Roosevelt, in his Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation, almost never uses pathos to persuade his audience, but uses ethos in order to show the people of America why they should fight for their country. Using his authority and knowledge of the American government and the conflict at hand, Roosevelt speaks for the American people from his high station, declaring, “I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make it very certain that this form
Of course, some people did commit crimes when they came to the ‘land of plenty,’ but the refugees and asylum seekers had lots of positive contribution to Britain. Also, the repetitive use of ‘land of plenty’ has pleasant connotations which conceal the magnitude of the issue. Considering that you are accusing them that they lack dignity, I cannot help but to question if you have actually regained your dignity. I do not think ‘cleaning my own toilets’ suggests that you have reclaimed your honour; are you being hypocritical? Mrs. Hopkins, I cannot bear with your euphemistic assertion of ‘I will remind them there is exceptional dignity in defending your own country’.
Psychologist Irving Janis explained some alarmingly bad decisions made by governments and businesses coined the term "groupthink”, which he called "fiascoes.” He was particularly drawn to situations where group pressure seemed to result in a fundamental failure to think. Therefore, Janis further analyzed that it is a quick and easy way to refer to a mode of thinking people engage in when they are deeply involved in a cohesive in-group, when the members ' striving for unanimity override their motivation to realistically appraise alternative courses of action. According to Janis, groupthink is referred as the psychological drive for consensus at any cost that suppresses disagreement and prevents the appraisal of alternatives in cohesive decision-making groups. One Example of groupthink I read about is the "escalation of the Vietnam War”, 1. Summarize what happened (explain the event in your own words).
Banneker successfully uses these strategies to present an argument to Washington about how immoral slavery is and why it should be abolished. Banneker first had Washington think about when “that time in which the arms and tyranny of the British Crown were exerted with every powerful effort in order to reduce you to a state of servitude” (1). This allows Washington to better understand the point Banneker is attempting to make about slavery due to the fact that he can relate to the past experience that he had. Thus invoking a sense of sympathy from him because of the similarities brought up between the two instances.