Marshal Brooks Simmons Book Review 1 September 29, 2016 Kensinger: ENG A213 A Book Review of Sherwin Nuland: The Doctors’ Plague Written by Marshal Brooks Simmons In the book The Doctor’s plague, author Sherwin Nuland writes about a physician assistant in the 1840’s figured about germ theory after a long line of unexplained and misdiagnosed deaths of pregnant women and his friend. Ignac Semmelweis practiced at Allgemeine Krankenhaus where he found that puerperal fever was transmitted from doctors coming from preforming autopsies to women in labor. He was able to prove that the doctors had trace amounts of the previous dead patients on their hands. Semmelweis said it was dirty doctors and medical staff that were spreading the disease.
To convince the reader of his claim, he uses rhetorical questions, emotional appeal, and antithesis in hopes of shedding light and sparking action on the wrongful situation. First, Frederick Douglass uses rhetorical questions to elucidate to the listener the many social inequalities between black and white people. For example, Frederick Douglass says, “Are the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice embodied in the Declaration of Independence extended to us?” (para. 1). He is implying that the rights stated in the Declaration of Independence are not given to those of African American race.
Relieved because I felt no connection with that kind of happiness; I didn’t deserve it and thus I shouldn’t want it.” (Page 71) Grealy had been belittled for so long on a daily basis that she believed she was nothing more than this ugly monster that doesn’t deserve love or friendship. She considered it a weakness. After reading a verse from a book called “The Prophet” she shuts it and states, “I wanted nothing to do with the world of love; I thought wanting love was a weakness to be overcome. And besides, I thought to myself, the world of
“So broken in mind by suffering, Dido caught / Her fate madness and resolved to die” (4.656-57). Madness, here, does not seem to be synonymous with insanity. Her calm plotting and planning prove that she has rational thought left, yet her judgement is quite clouded. Despair works in waves; ebbing away, it allows her to act calm, but it is still present, lurking under the surface. Then, despair strikes, and drowns her ability to see that ending her life is unnecessary.
Within the novel, Twain makes use of the “N” word to express the reality of that time period. Before the civil war, it was socially accepted to treat African Americans or “negroes” poorly. Many used racism to justify the ownership of slaves. Mark Twain published this novel after the civil war, but set the book before the war to illustrate how inappropriate this racist behavior truly was. Without the use of the “N” word, the book would lose some of its realistic character.
"It makes me sad because I 've never seen such – such beautiful shirts before." (5.118-119) In this case, Daisy realized that with Gatsby being wealthy, she could actually have it all. But she also realized she did chose Tom, and now if she wants to pursuit she would have to get a divorce, a thing which consider the context of time back then was unusual and immoral. Daisy, as a woman, was always under the judgmental eyes of society, and she was never brave enough to break out of it, so she cry when she realized she actually had to make a rough choice between safety and actual happiness. Her choices in the following chapters have proven how insecure Daisy
This comparison connotes how Jane has let out all the evil into her family due to her lapse into temptation to sleep with Brian, causing her (and Mary’s) marital breakdown and her illegitimate son, Tommy to be born, this idea is demonstrated in the imagery “lid off the box”. A critical response states that Jane’s “affair may not have unleashed all the evils in the world, but has certainly opened her up to guilt and recrimination and the knowledge that her actions can never be reversed” , implying that despite her actions having serious repercussions she alone is not the cause for her or Mary’s familial breakdown. Through Jane’s characterisation Tempest demonstrates how Humans are imperfect and therefor Jane shouldn’t be penalised for her
Heathcliff starts as an innocent, helpless orphan, but when he loses Catherine he changes, there is an evident development in his personality, he dies at the end alone, weak and almost mad . Emily does not give connotation that he deserves that end, on the contrary, we feel pity towards him in spite all of his devilish actions. He is a complex character and arouses a complex feeling in the readers. It is the same with Catherine ; though she is a pretty girl with a wild spirit , she has an arrogant heart and she wants to become an elegant young lady in her community. Moreover, after the time she spends at Thrushcross Grange, her vanity increases and the relationship between her and Heathcliff become complicated.
After he humiliated the daughter of his benefactor, Miranda said the words below: "When thou didst not, savage, Know thine own meaning... I endowed thy purposes With words that made them known. But thy vile race, Though thou didst learn, had that in't which good natures Could not abide to be with..." So the versatility of soul is easy to
Anyone who has read the novel clearly knows that this novel contains racist elements such as the cringe worthy descriptions of native Africans. However looking past the surface of the book, one will recognize that the underlying message this novel gives about native Africans is positive, not derogatory. Hence, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness contains ideas that redeem itself from its inclusion of discriminatory aspects, proving Chinua Achebe’s claim of it being an “offensive and deplorable book” (Achebe, 1977)
Not even for her ill husband would she turn off let alone turn down a program she was not even actively watching. Place higher value over an inattimate than one 's own spouse is clearly inhumane and lacks compassion. Mildred even called the actors on her program her family demonstrating just how much the characters on a show meant to her. The distraction of her so called family eventually lead to her death because “the family pratted and chatted and said her name and smiled at her and said nothing of the bomb” (Bradbury, 152). Essentially Mildred used her “family” as a distractions from her problems.
At the start of ‘Never Let Me Go’ readers get the impression that the guardians are bad, Kathy even going as far as saying that the students ‘were all pretty scared of her’ when talking about one of her guardians Miss Emily. We get this impression because if a student if scared of one of their teachers then something is definitely wrong and there isn’t any evidence at the start of the book to prove otherwise. However as readers read on they can tell that actually the guardians are the good ones. The students once thought that that Madame was ‘afraid’ of them. It’s not until later on when Madame starts ‘sobbing after the encounter with Kathy that we learn she has a heart.
I feel as if I’m not only learning more about my history, correspondingly I’m enlightening myself on how I could’ve been treated, comparatively what some of my ancestors probably went through. I hoped to learn more about what the innocent bystanders were doing to help avoid and fight the global slave trade. I wanted to know if there was a real valid reason for why freedom was being taken, I hoped that the book opened my eyes to the reality of slavery. Not for sale by David batstone is a nonfiction book about real stories of
Although she thinks of herself as a refined, conscientious woman who is a good judge of character, her family sees her as she really is: easily offended, manipulative, dishonest and at loath to admit fault. In the beginning of the story, she tries to scare her family into staying away from Florida by talking about The Misfit. Her idea doesn’t work because her son and daughter-in-law are already very familiar with her manipulative ways of persuasion and just ignore her. She takes offense when her grandchildren don’t act “respectful of their native states” (35) or when June Star insults Red Sammy’s wife. In other words, when the children act like children.
She uses this to argue and prove her point about vaccines. She uses scientists’ research to show us that “Vaccines will never be 100 percent safe”, (Eskola). She uses John Salamone’s story for pathos. His story was about how his child got polio by a vaccine and she uses this story to get the attention of readers who have children. She uses his story as an example to prove that although it is not often, vaccines do in fact have serious side effects that we sometimes overlook.