In this letter to Napoleon, written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, the author attempts to persuade Napoleon to pardon French writer Victor Hugo. She tries to complete this task by feeding into his image and attempting to make him feel empowered. Rhetorical strategies are used by Browning in her letter to persuade him, including juxtaposition, exaggeration, and docile diction. The author uses juxtaposition to compare the acts of Napoleon to the acts of God, which is what Napoleon wants to hear. Browning understands that the only way to get what she wants is to make Napoleon feel powerful, so she compares him to God.
After hearing this, most people would probably say yes just because of the way it is worded. On the other end of the spectrum, someone who was against gun control laws could ask, guns protect families and are used for recreational uses such as hunting, do you think the United States should have gun control laws? This question makes someone really think about safety that guns can provide and how they are used for other things like hunting. These two questions show how just putting a little more information into the question can completely change someone’s
Today in the United States of America, the gun control is the top issue. Over 350 people die from gun shooting accidents, which results in the president to review the second amendment, the right to carry a concealed handgun (“Police one” internet). The citizens of the United States find it their right to bear arms, however guns get in the wrong hands. In order to carry a weapon, people must have a weapon license, and required an intensive background check to obtain the weapon. More often than not concealed handguns have a negative effect on society than positive.
There are numerous ways that these two articles differentiate, but there are also a few ways they are similar. The two passages that one has read, gives similar perspectives about guns and how they have affected people not only today but a long time ago. In the article “Famous Speeches: "We call BS," Emma Gonzalez 's speech to gun advocates”, states in the section “Stop Blaming The Victims”, paragraph one, lines one-five, that “How about we stop blaming the victims for something that was the student 's fault? What about the people who let him buy the guns in the first place? What about the people at the gun shows, those who encouraged him to buy accessories for his guns to make them fully automatic?
A great example she used in her essay was “How do they know it was to dearest wish of Thomas Jefferson’s heart that teen-age drug dealers should cruise the cities of this nation perforating their fellow citizens with assault rifles? Channeling? (Ivins)”. Ivins provides multiple argument to support her reasoning, on gun control and how she believes in other forms of safety. First point she makes is “In the first place, you have catch up with
In chapter four of Freakonomics, Levitt and Dubner discuss the criminal activity occurring in the United states and what the possible causes are for the decrease of crime rate in the 1990’s. The authors bring up several theories as to why the crime rates have decreased such as policemen, stricter gun laws, drug market changes and even abortion laws. Levitt and Dubner do a really good job in explaining the different theories in the decrease of crimes. The authors also provide very interesting points that might make you think differently about something. Some factors may seem hard to believe but it can cause a great impact in society like abortion.
From Reading The Pain Of Others by Susan Sontag, Sontag explores the relationship between war pictures and war. What do war pictures actually help our society to prevent war? She says, “It was, how in your opinion are we to prevent war?” (Page 4) “We” then becomes an aim to her discussion because “we” are the power to prevent war. She figures out and says, “That ‘we’ would include not just the sympathizers of a smallish nation or a stateless people fighting for its life, but-a far lager constituency-those only nominally concerned about some nasty war taking place in another country.” In her opinions, this “we” audiences (include me) nominally cares about war because “we” audiences enjoy the privilege of safety and they don’t realize the privilege
The sociological concepts behind the majority of all gun control arguments theorize that with stricter laws and regulations criminals and emotionally unstable individuals might be intercepted. Macrosociology, concerning the processes used to distinguish America as a gun culture, holds that constraints on Americans gun usage limits personal options at the micro level. Laws, the legal rules for functioning in society provided by a governing body that is capable of reprimanding those who do not comply, function to prevent gun violence to a degree. The second amendment guarantees protection of rights to keep and bear arms. In America, 37 states abide by the ‘Shall Issue’ providing that, upon completion of specified requirements, a law-abiding person
Here Obama is addressing the violence and deaths connected to guns. He again says that although the solution isn’t perfect, it is another step towards resolving the issue, leaving the idea of improvements to gun control laws fresh in the audience's mind. Utilizing the rhetorical device of repetition, allows Obama to keep this idea in the audience's mind, with the goal of persuading the audience to come to terms with his idea of tightening gun control. In conclusion, by utilizing the rhetorical devices of the appeal of ethos and repetition, President Obama was able to deliver a strong speech on gun control, and achieve his goal of persuading individuals to join him on the road to strengthening laws on gun
The reason why murders are brought down by that percent,is because crime is deterred by concealed handguns because most of the time a murderer would use a knife, a pipe, a hammer, or even their own car. “Rapes can be brought down by 5%” (Should adults have…) as well. The reason why, is because a rapist is going to have a hard time trying to rape someone, that means they’re going to be careful with who they pick and 9 times out of 10 when someone draws their gun, the rapist is going to get shot. “From 1977 to 1992”, nearly 120,000
Continuing on to pages 5 and 6, Dickinson brings to light how LaPierre saved the NRA by rebuilding its power, but at the same time destroyed a historic gun-control effort. Cities started to file lawsuits against gun manufacturers for the social costs of gun violence with the confidence that they could win because they had previously won similar suits against the tobacco companies. In response to the lawsuits, the NRA went to work at the state level, securing bills that would ban localities from suing gun manufacturers. To limit future damage, Smith & Wesson decided to negotiate a settlement with Cuomo. Smith & Wesson agreed to make safer guns and to clean up distribution networks.
In the book key points are shown of how the laws regarding unwinding are being steadily broadened and enforced. At one point the law allowed not just for the retroactive abortion of troublesome teens but also criminals, deviants, foreign illegal, and even volunteers. As Joseph Stalin once said “Death is the solution to all problems. No man, No problem”. I feel that the author was able to show how society was blinded by the results into looking the other way as corporations and the government eliminated elements that were dangerous to their established power and money through unwinding.
In 1998 the FBI issued the first background check for the purchase of a handgun. Even the briefest of background checks can keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons. More extensive background checks can look into medical records and stop people with extreme personality disorders from getting guns. People with bipolar disorder can suffer from manic highs followed by suicidal lows and if you pair that combination with the possession of a firearm the result will more then likely be catastrophic. A gun background check consists of a mental and criminal check, and the completion of a 16 question form with questions related to a person 's
Many are against concealed carry because it would lead to an arms race. As said by Kelly Sampson, on behalf of the Brady Campaign, allowing concealed carry would force the criminals to get higher damage guns, which would lead to an unnecessary amount of guns. If criminals got higher grade weapons, it would mean more violent crimes and more deaths. Obama once said “There is a gun for roughly every man, woman, and child in America. So how can you, with a straight face, make the argument that more guns will make us safer?” and many people on the pro-gun control side stand by this.
2013. Web. 26 Oct. 2015. This article talks about the supporters and non-supporters of gun control and what all of it could lead too. It talks about our Second Amendment rights and how the Democrats as well as The Republicans wanted to make it harder for the mentally ill to get firearms in their hands.