Douglass uses many rhetorical metaphors to appeal and connect to the audience emotionally. “As with rivers so with nations”, and the last sentence of paragraph 4b, it states that this river will get ruined if not turned around. Just like the nation it refers to. And so if the nation is not turned around it crumbles and it falls apart if it fails to recognize the problem. With this, Douglass is addressing the topic of slavery and whether to abolish it or not.
With a strong presence of pathos, symbolism, and rhetorical questions in the third paragraph, it helped build and reinforce his main idea of the passage. Writing with the influence of pathos, Douglass is able to connect to readers emotions and empathy. When describing his slavery to an empty audience he says, “I am left in the hottest hell of unending slavery.”
Although he uses dialogue several times, an example from the story is “‘I’m afraid.’ She came to him and put her body against him and cried steadily. ‘Did you see? Did you feel? It’s a little too real’” This shows how Lydia, who is not a main character and we cannot see into her mind is thinking, because she said a few of her thoughts out loud. Another piece of dialogue further into the story that is found is “‘I don’t remember any Africa,’ said Peter to Wendy.
Dialogue was one of the few craft moves Salinas utilized to express the mentioned theme. Salinas’ use of first person point of view throughout the story causes the reader to be informed on what the person narrating is thinking about and also analyzes the narrator’s moves. Within this craft move, life situations carry out unexpectedly is demonstrated. Martha directly speaks to the reader when she thinks, “Why did they have to change the rules just when it was my turn to win the jacket?” (110). This connects to the theme of everything going unexpectedly for Martha because the rules were
The dialogue helps the reader understand the theme because it shows the character's perspective in the novel. Another way the author shows the lesson is using description. For example, “Get away from my granddaughter! Grandfather stood in the doorway in his nightshirt, his rifle aimed at the heart of the man who hit me”(144). This is significant because the author is describing the event of Grandfather trying to protect Mattie.
He calls upon the audience by asking them a question using an interrogative sentence “[...] allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here today?” (P.1) Nevertheless, Douglass’s interaction with the audience allows them to reflect upon themselves and ask why he is speaking because that is what he thinks himself. In conclusion, this questioning tone of actions from Douglass conveys the audience to a state of mind of what else he considers the matter of
Here George chooses Lennie as his group mate, a halfwit man who have more strength then George but has a good and innocent soul. In essay Tragedy and the Non-teleological in "Of Mice and Men" Brian Leahy Doyle notes that: Of Mice and Men is essentially a California writer's tale of two migrant farm workers who dream of someday owning their own ranch and "liv in' off the fat of the land" (Steinbeck 15). Joined in a symbiotic partnership, George and Lennie are naively and genuinely American in conception, and they pursue a vision of the American Dream that is as sweet as it is unattainable. Steinbeck's intense sympathy for these characters, lost and dislocated i n Depression-era America, creates in this "play-novelette" possibly one of the few real American tragedies (p
There are many tones observed in this narrative. Tone is defined as the general attitude of a piece of writing. A very important tone present shown through the novel is emotional. Throughout the narrative, Douglass truly lets his emotions run wild whether it was from telling his brutal experiences while enslaved or his famous speeches that really questioned what your view of freedom is. Overall, Frederick Douglass’s tone is generally straightforward and serious as he covers emotional, heart wrenching topics.
Finally it is communicated when Douglass holds a sabbath school for his fellow slaves. When Douglass looks at his departure from Colonel Lloyd’s plantation the theme is conveyed. He speaks of how if he didn’t go to Baltimore, he wouldn’t have been educated or free. On page forty-six, Douglass states, “In the enjoyment of freedom and the happiness of home, writing this Narrative, been confined in the galling chains of slavery. Going to live at Baltimore laid the foundation and opened the gateway, to all my subsequent prosperity.” This communicates the theme because Douglass is saying that if he didn’t go to Baltimore he would not be joyus and free.