Pretty much the no sharp line problem is our own perception of the way we see and say things. Our words have vague meaning to it. Meaning there's no clear definition of what someone really means when they speak. It's like telling someone to do something; without telling them what it is you want them to do. The semantics of words are vague and may or may not change depending on the context or subtext of what's being said.
Perazzo employs a variety of argumentative strategies to lead to the overall exceptionally slanderous and negative portrayal of Black Lives Matter as a group, which in turn damages his argument’s larger message about the movement’s goals. There are a miscellany of devices which create the snide and abrasive portrayal of BLM activists. One that
For instance, in lines 24 through 26, there is a vast amount of alliteration that has to deal with the constant “d”, such as “darkness” or “doubting”. This adds a sense of depression looming over the speaker along with the idea of uncertainty and despair. Additionally, there is the alliteration in line 63, with the words “unhappy” and “unmerciful”. This provides the audience with the added feeling of despair and perhaps the feeling of death. Another set of alliteration is shown in line 71, with words such as “grim”, “ghastly”, and “gaunt”.
As mentioned earlier, when considering how depression gives reason for people to victimize themselves, Yapko agrees with “[Victimized people] don't know how to set and keep clear boundaries about each other's emotions or how to deal with each other in respectful ways when the going gets tough” (92). This creates an unhealthy and unbalanced foundation for a relationship between two
Figuratively speaking, the concept of lame refers to the various deficiencies in our inner beings that prevent us from being responsible persons. Such deficiencies could include emotional instability, bad tempers, or poor mannerisms. As can be seen from the narrative, the main characters depict certain deficiencies, such as poor parenting in the case of Sheppard, intolerance on the part of Norton, and indecisiveness on the part of Rufus. These attributes in one way or another influence the manner in which the parties approach certain issues that face them. Depending on the manner in
Envy is an aspect of humanity that has been approached from many perspectives. In the “Rambler” by Samuel Johnson, the author took the stance that envy is a terrible and purposeless entity that serves only to degrade the quality of life. He analyzed the cause and effects of envy, how it relates to human error, and the consequences it is tied to. To emphasize the true impact of envy, he described the patterns in which he observed it as it manifested around him in his day-to-day life. In this passage, through use of elevated diction, metaphor and personification, and repetition, Johnson made clear his view of envy.
These constraints are used to distort and dismiss the true identities of the narrators and simply associate them with that of a racial group that exemplifies what it means to be held inferior and less than human. Comparatively, the experiences of both narrators illustrate the overall realities the majority of black individuals find themselves struggling with by trying to accurately define themselves on a spectrum that does not revolve around their race. Moreover, the humiliation of having to submit to the expectations of high class white citizens conflict with both narrators as they try to avoid racial anxieties and redefine the concept of self in a way that does not negatively impact their mental
In Geographies of Exclusion, David Sibley talks about a liminal zone, spaces of ambiguity where the categories of inside/outside, public/private, or home/street become blurred or uncertain. Sibley asserts “for the individual or group socialized into believing that the separation of categories is necessary or desirable, the liminal zone is a source of anxiety”. Julia Kristeva’s set up his thesis about how otherness and social boundaries are constructed and maintained. Dangers to identity come from without: from disease, decay, infection. Kristeva insists, however, that the abject is always there, and that “this hovering presence of the abject” creates anxiety and drives humans to make separations between “us and them.
Sue et al. (2009) identify three forms: (1) microassault, (2) microinsult, and (3) microinvalidation. A microassault is an “explicit racial derogation characterized primarily by a verbal or nonverbal attack meant to hurt the intended victim through name-calling, avoidant behavior, or purposeful discriminatory actions” (Sue et al. 2007: 274). These assaults are considered more “old-fashioned” racism where people will only display notions of minority inferiority “when they (a) lose control or (b) feel relatively safe to engage in microassault” (Sue et al.
Thesis Statement The research studies Anger in Edward Albee’s The American Dream focusing on dissatisfaction, lack of love, cruelty, false values and losing norms through using repetition, aggressive language, fictional characters, irony, ambiguity, and the technique of alienation. Outline I. Theoretical Part: Anger in Literature 1. Definitions: a. Linda M. Grasso claims that Anger is “vital political tool. It enables new perspectives, new understanding of oppressive conditions that had previously remind unquestioned” b. Aristotle has explained that Anger is produced because of pain.