Narrative elements: 1. In Speak, Anderson uses the ever-changing mascot to show that things are always altering to try to please people, but it is often not the solution. It also shows that there is no stability in Melinda's life and mind. The author uses the changing of the school's mascot is a source of humor because of the constant change are idiotic. “We pass the janitors painting over “Merryweather High – Home of the Trojans.” The Trojans are now the Blue Devils. The school board thinks “Trojans” didn’t send a strong abstinence.” (4) This brings humor because when you think of the word “Trojans” you think of the condom brand which again is an idiotic mistake of the principle to make. The school changed the mascot again from the blue devils
In Act I, Scene 2, the purpose of Cassis’ speech is to persuade Brutus to distrust Caesar, and to join him in a conspiracy against Caesar. In his speech to Brutus, Cassius uses a variety of persuasive and rhetorical devices to persuade Brutus to join his cause against Caesar. Cassius is desperate to have Brutus on his side because of his close relation to Caesar and great respect and trust from the people of Rome. The tone of Cassius’ speech to Brutus is introduced with Cassius appealing to Brutus’ sense of responsibility towards Rome. Cassius tells Brutus that he has, “Heard where many of the best respect in Rome, except immortal Caesar, speaking of Brutus and groaning underneath this age’s yoke, have wished that noble Brutus had his eyes” (I.ii.64-68). Cassius tells Brutus that he is admired by Rome, appealing to Brutus’ value of putting Rome ahead of himself. Cassius uses knowledge of this value to his advantage in his speech, insisting that killing Caesar will be for the good of Rome. Cassius also introduces his speech by persuading Brutus that he is honorable and can be trusted. Cassius tells Brutus that, “Honor is the subject of my story”(I.ii.99). This appeals to the speaker Cassius’ credibility and has an ethical appeal on Brutus, or ethos. This appeal is effective because it connects with something that Brutus values, honor. In Cassius’ speech to Brutus, he uses a comparison comparing Caesar to a Colossus saying, “Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus, and we petty men walk under his huge legs and peep about to find ourselves dishonorable graves”(I.ii.142-144). Cassius is using an analogy comparing Caesar to Colossus, which was a large statue. Cassius again uses Brutus’ value of honor to persuade when he tells Brutus that if Caesar is in power, he and Brutus will die dishonorable deaths. During the time period, an honorable death was very important to noble Romans, especially Brutus. When Cassius is comparing the two names Brutus and Caesar, he uses the strategy of asking rhetorical questions. “Brutus and Caesar: what should be in that ‘Caesar?’ Why should that name be sounded more than yours?(I.ii.149-151).” Cassius also asks, “Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed that he
Jimmy knows too well the agonies of abandonment. First, when his mother, Cecilia, ran away with Richard to pursue a better lifestyle. Then, due to his father’s, Damacio Baca, alcoholisms and violent behavior; he also had to leave Jimmy behind. In spite of the drawbacks from abandonment to being a maximum security prisoner in Arizona State Prison, Jimmy preserver’s the darkness of prison by overcoming his illiteracy. However Cecilia and Damacio is not as fortunate as their child; Cecilia is shot by Richard after confronting him for a divorce and Damacio chokes to death after he is released from the detox center(Baca 263). Therefore the most significant event in this section of the memoir, A Place to Stand by Jimmy Santiago Baca is the death of Jimmy’s parents.
Impending Reality In John Updike’s short story “A & P”, a dynamic and round character expresses his subjective attitude towards his views, a plot twist causes him to realize his future. Sammy an opinionated cashier at A & P grocery store does not agree with his Lengel, his manager after he
Demagoguery is polarizing propaganda that motivates members of an ingroup to hate and scapegoat some outgroups. In the two speeches “Inaugural Address” by Governor George Wallace, and “Share Our Wealth” by Senator Huey Long, both use similar demagoguery strategies. The Governor of Alabama George Wallace gave speech while entering office, argued that Alabama deserves the “freedom” to stay segregated. As then Senator of Louisiana Huey Long gave his speech with a insight to get Americans out of the Great Depression his main argument was to share wealth throughout society to bring a fair well balanced society, that is a fair chance to life, liberty, and happiness. Claims that Wallace makes are, segregation should be kept forever, Alabama is an honorable state, and desegregation can be dangerous also a few claims that Long’s makes are; to care for the veterans of our wars, to limit poverty, and lastly to limit fortunes to a few million dollars.Wallace and Long share the same strategy of demagoguery as they both are seen though Nationalism meaning love for one’s nation. Wallace and Long also use fallacies as Wallace uses False Analogy while Long uses a different strategy which is Straw Man. Wallace and Long’s claims both represent demagoguery as they both have political leaders and seek to gain power by both using Nationalism. The effect the claims might have on the audience toward Long’s claim is the state will appreciate and continue to support long opposed to wealthy people might feel irritated as they losing money, and the effect on Wallace’s claims on the audience are mostly negative as because wallace wants Alabama to stay segregated.
Violet Duran being a protagonist of the novel “Feed” by M.T Anderson stood out the most. To me she wasn't just some girl, she was different. Titus was drawn to her and from the minute he and his friends started talking to her at the moon, they noticed she wasn't like them. Violet had her feed implanted in her brain when she was seven years old due to her parent’s financial situation. She is also home schooled by her father who is a professor who teaches the dead language. Both her parents didn't have the feed and were even hesitated about getting it for Violet. Until Violet's father figured it was necessary for his daughter due to the generation she was going to grow up in and because of the job interview. He stated “Then one day, when her
In the United States of America, during the late 1950’s there were tensions amongst citizens because of segregation laws and the treatment of the black community. Also known as the Civil Rights Movement that ultimately changed how our society is today. There were many standpoints but the two main point of views were; Integration or segregation ,of dark colored races. Throughout this paper we will analyze the two sources that show both the perspectives of the people who wanted integration and those who wanted segregation. First we will evaluate the speech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr gave in Montgomery on segregation and why integration was needed. Secondly we will evaluate the perspective of segregation in the Southern Manifesto on Integration.
Do you believe that problems make you mature? In the book Watson’s Go To Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis it is about a black family that goes to Alabama during a critical time
Natalie Sterling, a seventeen year old senior at Ross Academy had just won class president and beat her opponent Mike Domski. Mike was the kind of guy that Natalie and her best friend Autumn tried to stay away from. The girls at Ross Academy were known as demeaning and “boy crazy.” One day, during the pep rally a bunch of freshman dressed in trampy clothing and started to dance inappropriately. The leader’s name was Spencer a girl Natalie used to babysit for. The flirty freshman called themselves “Prostitutes” or Ross Academy prostitutes. Not only was Natalie embarrassed and angry by Spencers action but, she was disappointed. When the principal and Ms. Bee the student council head were talking to the girls punishments Natalie barged in. Natalie explained how she wanted to have a lock-in for all the girls in trouble and any others from school who wanted to come, about feminism and women's rights. Ms. Bee and Natalie agreed that it would be a good idea for
May it please the court? The founding fathers built this country upon not only the foundation of Freedom of Religion but, also upon the laws that government can not make laws establishing a religion as head of the country. Under this First Amendment protection all human kind can practice any religion of their choice without the invasion of government and/or community action just as all humans can also choose to not practice any religion at all. This is one so case; Mr. and Mrs. Roes attended their sons high school graduation on June 5, 2014 during which a speech was given by Ms. Abernathy the speech was said as follows “And so I invite you to pray with me. Father, son, and Holy Spirit… you are a wise God, oh lord, as evidenced even in the plan of redemption that is
On October 28th, 2015, Lone Star College of Kingwood hosted an event called the human library. It was held on campus for students who were interested to participate. The human library was created for students to gain knowledge of obstacles individuals experienced in life, such as living in the south as a black woman in the 1950’s, being homeless, and being a religion that is frowned upon in society. The purpose of the event is to teach students about other cultures, social classes, and hardship. The speakers inform our generation their own personal experience rather than information in a text book.
Last Friday, Serene State University celebrated it commencement ceremony. The event attendance broke university records with 832 graduates, with about 350 of them being first-generation college graduates. The total number of assistance reach 6,873 people.
Violet Duran being a protagonist of the novel “Feed” by M.T Anderson stood out the most. To me she wasn't just some girl, she was different. titus was drawn to her and from the minute him and his friends started talking to her at the moon, they noticed she wasn't like them. Violet had her feed implanted in her brain when she was seven years old due to her parent’s financial situation. She is also home schooled by her father who is a professor who teaches the dead language. Both her parents didn't have the feed and were even hesitated about getting it for Violet. Until Violets father figured it was necessary for his daughter due to the generation she was going to grow up in and because of the job interview. He stated “Then one day, when
Randolph called for a demonstration on the campus of USD in attempt to “stamp out Stalinist oppression.” In Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969), the court established a two-pronged test to evaluate speech acts: (1) speech can be prohibited if it is “directed at inciting or producing imminent lawless action” and (2) it is “likely to incite or produce such action.” During the demonstration, which was attended by dozens of students, Randolph called for resistance against University policies. In his confession to Vermillion Police, Randolph admitted that his speech was intended to “stir up” fellow students. Although Randolph did not personally destroy campus property or intend for the vandalism occur, nevertheless, his speech incited others to do so.
Octavia Butler, the author of “Speech Sounds” and many other short stories, is a well-known author for her feminist point of view which might be attributed to her father who died when she was young and her mother taking on the role as the father figure as well as the mother figure. After the bus stop, Valerie Rye, the protagonist in this short story who goes by Rye for a lot of the short story, met Obsidian who Rye assumes his name to be; also, he used to be a LAPD officer. Rye immediately trusts Obsidian to drive her to Pasadena to see what is left of her family. In Octavia Butlers “Speech Sounds,” the men and women have reverse gender roles throughout this short story than we are used to because men in our world tend to have more power over women.