Persuasion Devices in Whose Life is it Anyway After reading the play I thought that Ken made the right decision. Therefore, in my view I think that the play does use every device to persuade us that Ken is right. Below there are some of the devices that persuade us Ken is right: - The first device is the title of the play, 'Whose life is it anyway'. For example when Ken doesn't want the injection, Dr. Emerson does not care that Ken doesn't want it, but does it because he thinks he knows best when it is actually Ken's life. Dr. Emerson does not want Ken to commit suicide and fights to try and keep Ken alive until the very end of the play. So, this means that Dr. Emerson is controlling Ken's life …show more content…
Emerson to admit that Ken will never walk again. I think this shows you that Ken is not depressed because he says thank you to Dr. Emerson for telling the truth when he could have been suddenly broken down and started crying. Another device is the selection and omission of scenes. For example, when Ken receives some weak coffee- 'What you have there is coffee flavoured milk', the next scene could be of Kay coming in with stronger coffee. This is trying to show you that hospital treats him like a baby. A main device in the play is repetition. There are quite a lot of things repeated: - · Sex is repeated quite a lot - For example, when Ken says about Dr. Scott's breasts, also he says that he has 'a piece of knotted string between his legs'. Ken's endless wit about sex and endless affairs, John wanting to go out with Kay and Mr. Hill with Dr. Scott (slightly). This makes us feel sorry for Ken because he can't have sex. · He thinks he is useless- For example, banging his head against the wall would make no difference or the part where he says he was a skateboard. This is trying to show us that Ken knows that even if he stays alive it will make no difference. The main reason the author uses repetition is to get a point into our head, which will make it stick with you. If something keeps happening, you feel more sorry for Ken because it is not just
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In the most widely quoted and discussed model of presidential power, Richard Neustadt states that the power of the president lies in the power to persuade. According to Neustadt, the key to presidential success and influence is persuasion. Although some may view the president as a powerful authority figure, the checks and balances established by the founders makes the president’s skills of persuasion crucial.
“Hey guys! This is the last communication you shall receive from me. I now walk out to live amongst the wild. Take care, it was great knowing you” (Qtd. In Krakauer 69). After graduating from Emory University, Christopher McCandless abandoned everything, gave his entire savings account to charity, and then hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wild. In the novel, Into the Wild, Was McCandless justified in shunning society? McCandless was justified in shunning society because he simply wanted to find himself and be independent without any distractions from his friends or family.
Harriet Beecher Stowe and Fredrick Douglass have experienced completely different events in their lives that led them both to write in protest of the slave society that they experienced. Harriet Beecher Stowe was a white woman raised in a Puritan society. She was outwardly opposed to slavery. She told her story for the main purpose of bringing attention to the issue of cruelty among slavery. Stowe’s story is fiction, although I believe that it is an accurate representation of slave life. She had no experience being a slave, but she witnessed slavery through the eyes of slaveholders. Her story is more objective concerning slave life than Fredrick Douglass’s narrative. Douglass was a slave himself and he suffered physical as well as mental anguish from his experiences. His story is told from a more subjective point of view. He shared more graphic and alarming details in his story. He shared every detail he could recall of the outrageous cruelties that he had both witnessed others go through and endured himself. Both Stowe and Douglass expressed their concern for those ignorant of the true meaning of slavery. In their writings, they both exhibit their frustration for people who call themselves Christian and continue to engage in slavery practices. Yet for the writers themselves, the opportunity to tell their stories constituted of something more personal: a means to write an identity within a country that legally
It is my honor to address this assembly today. First, I want to thank God that I have been blessed with the great privilege of being born in this great country. A country that acknowledges that all men are created equal and provides its citizens with equal opportunity to achieve success. There are various ideas and philosophies regarding what this concept means and how it should be applied, but I am not here to present my own opinions or argue for a particular set of oppinions. Instead, I offer a word of encouragment and a reminder of the purpose for which you serve. Often times we as Americans, become so consumed with political ideology and party affiliation, that we forget that we belong to
Elie Wiesel, a Noble Peace Prize winner and Boston University Professor, presented a speech as part of the Millennium Lecture Series at the White House on April 12, 1999. President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton hosted the formal lecture series. Numerous dignitaries from a wide array of public, private and foreign office attended the event. Although Elie Wiesel designed his speech to persuade, it actually fell somewhat outside the deliberative genre category, as being more non-typical within this genre category.
Rudy Ruettiger once said, “Focus on your dream and never quit. It’s always too soon to quit.” Rudy proved what he said by having a lot of determination to achieve his dream. His dream was to play football at Notre Dame, which was inspired by growing up with his big football obsessed family, in Joliet Illinois. However, this goal would be hard to achieve because was not naturally athletic. Along with Rudy, Shawn Grim also had a dream. They both wanted to play football and attend a college, but the results did not end up the same. Shawns goal was to be the first of his family to graduate college, since him and his family were living in Appalachia and extreme poverty. Even though Rudy and Shawn's lives are different in many ways, they both have
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Thank you proposition team and thank you sixth grade for making this debate possible. It is a question that deserves answers. It is a question worth asking.If you are living in a life with suffering were eliminated, do you think life would improve or not? We, the opposition team says, strongly say, no. We should not live in a world with suffering eliminated. Even in the world of The Giver, in the supposed utopia of the Community, there was pain and suffering. When it is supposed to be a utopian community. There are several reasons why, if suffering were eliminated life would be not improve. If you have no pain you wouldn't experience real life and things will always come easy to you. You get knowledge from painful memories you, suffering, or emotional pain, often goes with feelings of love, and You get knowledge from painful memories you.
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“Big Brother is watching you” (Orwell 2). This quote is from the novel 1984 by George Orwell. In this book, the society is controlled by an all powerful government that capsizes the people’s brain so that there is no independent thought. Citizens are constantly being watched and monitored while all they can do is support them and pour out hate to the enemy thinking the party is always right. Hope comes to a man named Winston, the protagonist, a lone man who secretly opposes the manipulation of the mind. After the plot unravels, Winston begins to show his opposition against the party. The party controls everything in the society and puts everything the way they want it to be, endlessly reminding people that they
(Fraser, 51). The nature of their relationship has changed David’s sexual orientation is brought up. This very same idea applies the idea of controversy surrounding Frasers play. The explicitly of the play comes with the sex in it, but it is important to note that sex is present in all relationships. “Men fall in love and have sex with other men.
system, there is a “gift of grace” (8) which means that you are either chosen by God or not chosen, and there is no way of knowing. However, “good works” (8) is the belief that through intense worldly activity (working all the time to serve God), you may see success, and this is an indication of the “gift of grace”. Fred Phelps interpreted this, spreading the message all throughout his life that “fags” are hated by God, and his calling was to work, as a duty to god, to be “moral and worldly” (8). Becoming socially worldly is not an easy task, but Phelps likely saw that his work being represented in the media was a success, and he was therefore on the right path, which cyclically reinforced his beliefs and values.