A hero is someone who does a meaningful deed, worthy of remembrance and selflessly. Andrew Carnegie was a wealthy man. After he sold his steel company in 1900, he devoted the rest of his life giving money to charity. Did Andrew Carnegie’s generosity make him a hero? Andrew Carnegie was not a hero.
As industrial strength grew and technology advanced, labor in America changed. Machines replaced many of workers’ old duties and some skilled laborers who had been previously valued became easily replaced. Immigrants who were willing to work under poorer conditions flooded into the United States, big businesses grew, and political machines whose interests were not that of the people occupied the government. Laborers worked ten hour shifts, six-day workweeks, and started work as children. In The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, he describes the painful and vigorous work in the meat-packing industry, saying, “The hands of these men would be criss-crossed with cuts, until you could no longer pretend to count them...
In the 1800’s women were expected to do all of the housework, take care, and educate children, while men were out doing labor work. Women were trying to find their freedom during this time while still doing their jobs. The Cult of Domesticity was important because it showed the tradition of women which was staying at home and doing all of the housework. They did not have the same rights as men did and were not allowed to do many things, such as voting. During this Market Revolution, the economy had changed in a way that most people made things to sell and used that money to buy what they needed.
I have never attended Catholic Mass. It almost seemed like stepping into a different country. Although he did not state his name and credentials, his attire, formality, and title allowed everyone know that he was a priest. The topic of the speech concerns our human nature to bargain and diminish another person’s work.
Du Bois uses many different ways to target the reader. His main purpose in “Of Our Spiritual Strivings”, is to educate mistreated Africans American about demanding equality and rights that were promised to them around the time of the Emancipation Proclamation. Du Bois uses different types of literary devices (mostly personifications) and firsthand accounts stories about injustice to make his point to the reader. For example, Du Bois states, “Will America be poorer if she replaces her brutal dyspeptic blundering with light-hearted but determined Negro humility?” (Du Bois 297).
The odds The time period of 1865 to 1900 was an era called the Gilded Age. The citizens of America saw a change in the way the country operated. The country started to become more industrialized based, while the agriculture industry decreased. Due to these changes in the economy, industrial workers and farmers struggled.
Jonathan Edwards’s “Sinners in the Hand of an Angry God” was a very persuasive sermon in its time for accentuate reasons. The lecture was targeted at an audience of a sinning lifestyle. The people were limited to a small amount of intellectual knowledge on religion. The listeners possessed little opportunity to form other opinions on the matter. This was crucial to Edwards in persuading their thoughts and even values.
Martin Luther King used logos and repetition to persuade and explain his side of the story to his “fellow clergymen”. When MLK said, “There have been more unsolved bombings of negro homes and churches in Birmingham than any city in this nation. These are the hard, brutal and unbelievable facts.” (Page 7 paragraph 1). This persuades the reader by stating facts about what is happening in Birmingham that you cannot disagree with.
“Salvation” by Langston Hughes and "A Grunt's Prayer" by Ken Noyle are different as “Salvation” Langston loses his faith, while "A Grunt's Prayer" his faith is all he has; they are also similar as they both are overwhelmed, and remorseful. “Salvation” and “A Grunt's Prayer" are different from one another in the religious sense in believing. In “Salvation” Langston was under the impression that when he was saved he would see a bright light and Jesus’s face. Langston and one other boy was left on the bench, neither of them had been saved yet. Westley was the other boys name, said the lords name in vain and got up like he was saved nothing happened to him, he was not punished.
Matthew 3:1-3 ~ ESV "In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea. "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. " For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way for The Lord; make His paths straight.'" In this season, it can be easy to be distracted by all the things that must be done before Christmas.