Dan Novak Mr. Yeager English 9H 27 December The Bold Deeds of Atticus Finch From the stone ages to modern times now racism is still a continuous fire burning in society. To Kill A Mockingbird written by Harper Lee is a novel that has many similarities and symbols to our current government and laws. Atticus finch representing Tom Robinson, an African-American character that is wrongly accused of, imprisoned, and later killed for supposedly raping Mayella Ewell, helps make clear the problems in our society and how racism comes into play. Atticus is a independent attorney who decided to help and clearly innocent man disregarding his skin color. Atticus looked passed Tom’s skin complexion and only fought for the truth.
For instance, in “Shooting an Elephant,” George Orwell claims that when a white man becomes tyrant, he destroys his own freedom. In order to prove his purpose, Orwell establishes authority through personal details, shifts in verb tense, and a reflective tone; appeals to logic with metaphor and analogy; and creates an emotional connection with the audience through a self-deprecating tone and vivid imagery. In the opening of “Shooting an Elephant,” Orwell appeals to authority through personal details and shifts in verb tense that create a reflective tone. Specifically, the speaker first introduces himself: “I was sub-divisional police officer of the town…” (1). The detail about the speaker’s status in Burma signifies that he has first hand experience with imperialism.
The most prominent image that comes up when researching Hannibal Barca, the great Carthaginian general, is the War Elephant. Hannibal amazingly crossed the Alps with his army and 37 African elephants to carry out a surprise attack on his enemy, the Roman Empire. Daring moves like these were his calling card and his revolutionary strategy. Hannibal’s background, his strategy of surprise, and his strategy of leadership, consistently lead him to steal victory from his enemy, and that insured him a place in history as a military mastermind. Hannibal Barca was born in Carthage in approximately 247 B.C.
The ignorance of Andrew Jackson stating all Indians should be away from the whites, along with mentioning their “Savage habits” prove my thesis, and the accurate words from wise men including Albert Gallatin, an American Senator from 1845 writing a letter justifying Manifest Destiny and talking about how a man is not born governed, Indian Chief John Ross who was stripped of his freedom as well as his land and speaks on it first hand, and Alexander Hamilton, one of the United State’s own founding fathers absoluting bashing Thomas Jefferson on his luck and coincidence! While the United States now has all of this land, it is hard to forget what horrible things Manifest Destiny did to
Summary of the text: Adam Hochschild’s King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa is a historical fiction published in 1998 (Hochschild, 1998). It comprises a myriad of evidence to testify the Belgian King Leopold II’s atrocities in Congo between 1885 and 1908 for the sake of capturing the attention of various readers towards the Belgian imperialist delinquencies through a detailed narration of a number of main characters’, including George Washington Williams and William Henry Sheppard, experiences in Belgian Congo (Hochschild, 1998). In this excerpt, it illustrates William’s peaceful exploration in Congo as the first American-Black missionary. During his journey, not only did he explore the Congolese culture,
A Critical Analysis of the Rhetorical Strategies Used in Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant”. In George Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant”, the author begins with a definite statement about his views toward British Imperialism. Orwell uses pathos to appeal to the readers emotions about his situation and also uses logos when trying to decide on shooting the elephant. His powerful technique of illustrating the message, “Imperialism was an evil thing” and that it affects both the oppressor and the oppressed is effective with the use of description, classical appeals, extended metaphors, and rhetorical devices. Orwell begins his piece of writing with an extremely weak character that has been mocked and laughed at by the people of Burma.
In the story “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell, there are many uses of literary devices. Orwell uses similes as key component throughout the story. Similes help the reader understand the tone and grasp what is actually occurring at a certain moment. For example, when the elephant took somebody`s life in the story, Orwell states,“The friction of the great beast's foot had stripped the skin from his back as neatly as one skins a rabbit” (Orwell 2). This simile gives the reader the impression that the elephant took the skin off the man's body as easy and clean as cutting the skin off of a little rabbit.
For example, in the first chapter when discussing engaging the Koguryo in the War of Daye 9, the civil officials have this conversation: "Now about the Koguryǒ. They are inferior barbarians. Still, they have managed to humiliate our superior state--the Great Sui. If we so desire, we can pull up the Eastern Sea and remove Mount Tai, to say nothing of crushing these small-time bandits.We must launch another war against them." The audience listened in
Orwell centers his essay around the shooting of an elephant, when the elephant really represents British imperialism. Orwell uses the ravaging of the bazaar to represent the British empire ravaging Burma. This contrasts with Wallace’s essay, as in Wallace’s essay, he plainly elaborates on the debate whether it is “all right to boil a sentient creature alive just for [humans’] gustatory pleasure” (Wallace 9). Nevertheless, the arguments the authors propose are not outright impassioned arguments for animal rights. Rather, the arguments presented are mere descriptions of the mistreatment and death of an elephant and a lobster.
The film aims to distinguish black people representing always ‘‘evils’’ in real life. Moreover, referring to IMDB (Internet Movie Database), Scar is vocalized by the famous ‘‘British actor’’ Jeremy Irons. On the other hand Mufasa’s voice is recorded by an American actor. Discretely and deep down the film makers implicitly struggle to prove the superiority of American people over the British culture. M. Benshoff and Griffin (1994) similarly note that in the production of The Lion King “.. it is not surprising that The Lion King has interesting things to convey about late twentieth–century American culture and its dominant ideology – white patriarchal capitalism”(p. 17).
George Washington Williams, an African American legislator, and Kande Kamara, an African colonial subject, both experienced some of the most brutal products of European Imperialism. Williams, in the late nineteenth century, toured the Belgian controlled Congo and witnessed the harsh measures King Leopold implemented to maintain absolute control and bleed the country of its resources. Kamara, on the other hand, bore witness to the end result of overzealous imperial ambitions when he was forced to fight for the allies in the trenches of WWI. These two men’s experiences, although considerably different, both shed light on Europe’s colonial philosophy of racism and ethnic superiority and its position of immense power during this period. Both
William James once said in his book “ History is a bath of blood”, “Modern man inherits all the innate pugnacity and all the love of glory of his ancestors. Showing war’s irrationality and horror is of no effect on him. The horrors make the fascination. War is the strong life; it is life in Extremis; war taxes are the only ones men never hesitate to pay, as the budgets of all nations show us.” (303) However, this does not seem true to most returning veterans. According to two short fictional stories “ Soldier’s Home” and “ A Perfect Day for Bananafish,” two protagonists’ lives after brutal wars explicitly demonstrate the idea that they are not only pathetic survivors from battles, but also victims of relentless wars through authors’ vivid depictions of each character and elaborate arrangement of settings.