The book Worldshaker mirrors real life because it shows how people can discriminate against one another leading to inequality and injustice, resulting in people wanting to make a difference and revolt. Within the text Worldshaker, the two main characters, Colbert and Riff, decide to create a change.This is because they realised that inequality
However, the letter has another purpose, which is to persuade readers of how awful Planned Parenthood is and to encourage them to join the author in boycotting Starbucks. The ethos of this letter depends on the whether or not the reader Planned Parenthood and their opinion on the accusations being made toward the company. Personally, the letter’s ethos decreased for me because of its overuse of pathos and underuse of logos, but if the reader already disagrees with Planned Parenthood, the letter will have a large amount of ethos. Pathos is this letter’s main way of persuasion through fear mongering. Vivid wording is heavily used such as ‘monstrous organization’, ‘exterminating human lives’, and ‘inhumane butchers’.
By analyzing Roger’s evolving characterization throughout the novel, Golding conveys the message that human beings must have rules, authority and government in order to maintain a stable environment. As Roger gains the feeling of superiority, he progressively becomes more violent and reveals his dark side. Golding leaves a message for the reader about human nature through Roger, explaining how if one is given power, then they will most likely take advantage of the power that they are given, and abuse it by taking step too far and possibly hurting someone. Throughout the novel, Roger loses his respect for human life and civility. His actions illustrate that without rules, order, government and authority, the boys on the island become disorderly and violent.
Sandel appeals to this audience by using emotion and hard evidence by providing numerous facts in the essay, while also using his own knowledge. Sandel appeals to people's emotion with the quote above in the latter part of the paragraph, and with similar quotes in the essay. Sandel further elaborates on that quote by basically saying everything being put up for sale is hurting people because money has become more important. Another way he appeals to emotion is by providing another reason we should avoid putting everything up for sale. This is shown through the quote "It is not about inequality and fairness but about the corrosive tendency of markets.
Dugard’s story posses the power to open society’s eyes, to make the readers see that the victims should not be punished, ashamed, or looked down upon; the wrongdoer should undergo punishment, shame, and being looked down upon. This book additionally contains the power to show modern society that it needs to swallow its manners, tact, and pride to enable others to speak out when one sees something amiss. A Stolen Life: A Memoir furthermore wields the astonishing power to make those who have read this book to listen to the outcry of the unprotected, and the brave, who do speak out. The indicated power is accessible, yet will go untapped if this book is not taught. Dugard’s story also demonstrates how one should never lose hope, which is smothered in fear and bitterness in today’s society.
It seeks so to dramatize the issue that it can no longer be ignored” (King Paragraph 11). This textual evidence helps contribute reasons how awareness is raised, compared to other ways of meeting oppression because the direct action in nonviolence resistance can change opinions of oppressors. This awareness creates a change that can spread until a difference is accomplished because a known statement is being brought up. Nonviolence resistance can also cause oppressors to change their mindset on the protested
In Martin Luther King Jr.’s piece, “The Ways of Meeting Oppression”, he tries to inform and persuade the reader about the most effective way of dealing with oppression by listing and and describing three characteristic ways people approach and deal with their oppression: acquiescence, physical violence, and nonviolent resistance. King states that by giving in and submitting to their oppressors, one is “cooperating with that system”, a system which is unjust; therefore, the oppressed does not become any better than their oppressor and proves their inferiority. By resorting to physical violence, they often create more complicated problem instead of solving solving them, leading to more destruction. Instead, King advocates nonviolent resistance.
“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be,” Kurt Vonnegut Jr. once said. Considering his work, Harrison Bergeron, that seems to be true, a world that worries about equality, generally a good thing, but leads to totalitarianism. Vonnegut criticizes a political issue, the involvement of the state in the lives of individuals and the challenges of changing modern society we face. The author uses his short story to teach a lesson, but a lesson the reader has to conclude for himself. Vonnegut clearly shows the intention of educating his reader, giving him a chance to draw his own conclusion instead of presenting him with a preconceived solution.
Burt and Brian Railsback also sees the Joad family, especially Tom, change as a result of their findings from this plight. Burt writes about the great meaning behind The Grapes of Wrath, and what the novel is trying to communicate. He says that Steinbeck successfully generated a universal meaning with “a direct statement of social protest asking only outraged indignation” (Burt). He argues that Steinbeck conveys that in trying to resist these injustices, one must provoke action and not just succumb to these forces. This includes Tom, who becomes a changed man after seeing injustice inflicted upon his family.
In the article, “Why Literature Matters” by Dana Gioia, he states that the decline of interest in literature—especially from young teens—will have a negative outcome in society. Notably, he informs the readers by utilizing strong vocabulary, as well as rhetorical appeals to persuade his audience that the decline in reading will have a negative outcome. This allows readers to comprehend his views and join his side of the argument. Gioia’s word choice assists in showing the magnitude of the text by stressing the meaning and importance of his argument. Thus, helping the readers have a better grasp on what he is trying to convey.