He went on jerking with flames on his chest until another soldier shot him again. Then he stopped jerking.”(208). Tim would expect Sam to die by the British, a heroism, brave, courage filled death on the battlefield, but the irony is that in reality he dies a dishonorable death by his own side just like his father. Tim was very upset since Sam, who was innocent, was accused of stealing his own cattle; the generals did not believe Tim’s many proclaims of the truth, war just isn’t fair. Tim now has his final decision of staying neutral for war and has come to these conclusions of war, war isn’t always glorious, it is in fact brutal, senseless, and tears and demolishes
Propaganda – A True Reflection? In the book All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, propaganda wounded everyone, including the young teenage boys and the adults distanced from the war, physically, emotionally, and mentally; by filtering out the horrific aspects of war which weren’t recognized until it was too late to back out. Those involved in the actual feud were sitting the farthest away from the harshness of war and through means of propaganda, they got others to fight for them. Propaganda serves to convince the public into something one group of people want everyone else to believe in. In the case of All Quiet on the Western Front, this group of people were the rich, high-status government officials and administrators driven by economic and political greed.
Essay #2: Argumentative Analysis Martin Luther King Jr. introduced a very controversial argument about why he believed that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”(264). In “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” King stated that justice is never given by the oppressor and the reason why his protests were very relevant and wise was because the issues needed to be addressed right then and not later. Moving along throughout his entire letter his primary thesis seemed to be that if the people wanted to be free from racial injustice they needed to participate in nonviolent protests. Given his setting and atmosphere, MLK did an extremely impressive job of using kairos and other rhetorical techniques in his piece. His argument was definitely
He disagrees with this assumption by saying “I’m more than just a uniform.” Fredrick says this in order to separate himself from the dreadful German stereotypes. Spiritually he has the same beliefs as Sergeant Alvin York, who contemplates joining the war because of his non-violent beliefs and his desire to serve his country . French citizens, such as Emmanuelle, are quick to judge based on the moral character of Germany’s diplomatic leader. A known assumption is all of the German soldiers are ruthless and brutal. He breaks the stereotype by telling her about his family growing up.
“‘It ain’t right Atticus.’ said Jem. ‘No son, it’s not right.’” This is an excerpt from the popular story, To Kill A Mockingbird. During this dialogue, Jem’s tears are streaming down his red, angry face as his father Atticus is wearily acknowledging the unjust outcome of the trial of Tom Robinson to his son. This is an excellent example of the loss of innocence in the novel, where Jem is faced with the harsh reality that innocent, good people can be victims of vicious racism. Other examples include Jem’s loss of innocence by Mrs. Dubose, Boo’s loss of innocence by his father, and Scout, Dill, and Jem’s loss of innocence by Dolphus Raymond.
“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind” (Mahatma Gandhi), welcome to the world of non-violence, where people come to escape the death and destruction. Many people believe that violence is the only way to achieve peace; that death and destruction is the only way to pave the way to the grassy green Elysium. Many prominent political figures have spoken out against this violence; among them are Gandhi, and Martin Luther King Jr. Instead of choosing physical brutality, they chose to follow difficult, winding paths full of powerful speeches, civil disobedience, and peaceful protests that showed others that violence isn’t always the answer. There is a controversy about the precise meaning of nonviolence.
In the song Indian Sunset by Elton John and Bernie Taupin show different ways of how others identity has affected people you love are affected and the ways you act to change your identity. In the song the Indian Tribe is attacked and got attacked in his being forced to leave their area this caused many loved ones to be killed and what the quote leads to is have one soldier of the tribe thought that death would be the best way for peace. “And the red sun sinks at last into the hills of gold. And peace to this young warrior comes with a bullet hole.” ( John and Taupin ) The quote above reflects how different situations evolve or how the outcome end is based on a person's identity. in the quotation you can see how one thought that that was the fastest way to paste because a lot of his loved ones had been killed.
In book one of the Iliad, the book describes Agamemnon’s irrational kidnapping of Chryses’ daughter, Chryseis, as a war prize. Unfortunately, Agamemnon’s egotistical actions causes a domino effect of chaos in the Greek camps. To provide context, the god Apollo despises the Greeks during this time. Chryses, a priest of Apollo, asks his god for help and revenge against the Greeks. Then Apollo gladly throws down heavenly arrows that kill the Achaeans instantly.
Shantanu Jha When humanity is unable to atone for its sins, the innocent perish, while the living are left to suffer. In his elegy When the Towers Fell, Galway Kinnell laments the victims of the September 11th, 2001 attacks. In 2001, the world had just entered a new millennium; however, it was painfully reminded that the violence of humanity’s past would neither be forgiven nor forgotten. Through his captivating symbolic imagery, Kinnell is able to capture and emphasize the grief of the living, and the infectious nature of hate and war. Kinnell reiterates that through war and violence, humanity slowly implodes.
Another major difference was the use of Polynices as a persuasive method. Ismene, despite the argument being about her brother’s burial, didn’t bring him up in the conversation; instead, she only talked of the hopelessness of breaking the rules. Antigone, on the other hand, called Polynices a lovely treasure, and the unfairness of the conviction was a main point in her argument. They also differed in the way they spoke of the State. Antigone sarcastically speaks of Creon’s leadership and decisions, whereas Ismene says they’re ruled by much stronger hands when referring to him.