AJ Ayer in his book “language, truth and Logic” outlines what is commonly called the “emotivist” approach to ethical language. This approach supports the idea that ethical language is subjective. Ayer suggests that unless propositions and use of language is analytic or synthetic, such propositions carry no cognitive meaning. This approach to philosophical and ethical language (the concern of Analytic philosophy) was called the “verification principle” and was a development of David Hume’s work, “Hume’s fork”. Ethical statements, Ayer said, cannot be verified analytically or synthetically so the truth of such phrases is unknowable and the language used is non-cognitive.
There is a contrast between what is expected and what actually happens. DRAMATIC IRONY occurs when the reader is aware of information that the character(s) are unaware of. What the character says or believes contrasts with what the reader knows to be true. Types of Point of View First person point of view allows the author to disappear into one of the characters in the story. The narrator uses the pronoun "I".
Billy was Belittle some employee. Mr. Bell was angry with that, he said “People
It lets us exhibit the flaws and imperfections in society in a form that feels “allowed”. It has become obvious to me, that more than a form of entertainment, comedy has become a confrontational method, often aiding in the release of the feelings we are ashamed to admit to. The popular sitcom, “The Office”, is a show filled with utterly offensive phrases, racial slurs, and crude expressions. A majority of America’s viewers find it all utterly uproarious. The Emmy winning show portrays a day in the life of the employees of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.
Anyone given this name were of low social status and had to do long laborious hours of manual labour to earn a living. They were synonymous with clumsiness and being unskilled. Therefore, addressing the carnivalesque pair as ‘tinkers’ proves how Malvolio sees them as unseemly due to their drunken state. He does not agree with it, so does his best to insult them, emphasising how he does not want to class himself as one of them, or be involved in the revelry. The audience can see these Puritan ways from this short scene alone, and this personality is further developed throughout the play when for example he criticises Feste - the fool.
Reaction of others As I was violating this folkway, I came across diverse reactions from different persons. I was so mortified and for the individuals that I gawked at was also more so. I did this two times. The first individual I ogled at was a man who seemed to be on his forties. He was very embarrassed by my conduct and he seen annoyed.
Alan had extremely negative self-talk regarding his performance at work which lead to a very negative atmosphere with his employees. He feels “inadequate” and his employees tend to resent him after the performance interviews. I think that by thinking these negative thoughts they exude into his actions and behaviors. I think his inability to listen is best described by Wood as “Preoccupation” (2013, pg. 150).
After receiving this information, the reader is dazzled, how could he love these people who called him a “nutwagon”? Mr. Smith was underappreciated and treated poorly, but the most heart wrecking part of it, was that through the whole “abuse[ment]” he still
We learn a lot about the Duke and the way his words are told about him and about others gives the reader negative thoughts towards the Duke. As we read on, it seems as if the Duke is unreliable. He has become very bias and subjective. He called a servant an ‘officious fool’ when he was just doing his duty as a servant. His attitude makes the reader start to question himself/herself and, instead of having sympathy for the Duke, the reader is also pulled to a point where you don’t know whether you should believe him.