"The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson tells the story of an annual tradition performed by the citizens of an unnamed small town; a tradition that seems to be as essential to the villagers as New Year’s celebrations might be to us. Yet, subtle hints throughout the tale, and the cliffhanger conclusion, imply that the villagers' tradition has grown meaningless over time. Something that is relatively significant concerning tradition in "The Lottery" is that this tradition seems to be eternal: no one knows when it began, and no one can guess when it will end. Its obvious lack of history is what makes this tradition so persuasive. “The Lottery” teaches the reader the danger of blindly following tradition.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” was written in the year 1963, a time period where African Americans were fighting for their equality. King’s legacy of devotion to social justice and true peace is manifested in this letter with perfect combinations of confidence and passion throughout. Although the clergymen deplore the activists’ actions, the prudent King uses logos, ethos, and pathos to justify those actions. King uses logos in his letter to be able to back up his counter argument against the clergymen’s accusations. He tries to support the fact that “(they) had no alternative except to prepare for direct action,” However he is able to effectively utilize several logical examples of evidence to help prove his point.
His inauguration speech was so effective that it captured the entire nation’s attention by the use of rhetorical devises such as antithesis, anaphora and imperative sentences to help him strengthen his purpose of unity and reassure American’s that their freedom would be upheld. John F. Kennedy begins his inaugural speech by using antithesis to emphasize the importance of his success in the presidential race. Kennedy describes his victory as “symbolizing an end, as well as a beginning -- signifying renewal, as well as change.” This helps him create his purpose that he is going to take action but still hold onto the beliefs of our founding fathers. Kennedy Is reassuring America that even though they are going through tough times with the cold war, that they have to refer back to their roots for guidance. By describing these responsibilities passed on to the new generation, Kennedy invokes the need for the people to continue to support the ideas of freedom that have made the country so successful.
The organization with Samuel Adams at the head, took the lead in protecting rights of the colonies. His organizational skills made the Sons of Liberty a success. Adam's planning of the impending riots would forever change the face of the 13 colonies. Samuel Adams was a natural born activist. As a gifted public speaker, he used his speeches to sell people his controversial political agenda.
Propaganda, the true spearhead that pieces the heart of an enemy cause. Thomas Paine is an artist of propaganda that sways people with his words and inspires the common man to be more. Appealing to colonists on the side of a free and independent America and the undecided commoners. With the declaration on independence already written and revolution in full swing, his words are important now more than ever. He comments on America wanting peace and freedom, and how they wish not to fight the British but have no choice.
for the Million Man March. Louis was inspired by the march out of his concern to break down the barriers of communication throughout the city regardless of religious, race, beliefs, views, and reconcile differences. The MMM also demonstrated willingness to accept responsibility ,to change our behavior and to strive and make our communities a better place to live, the shortcoming of black men as men, husbands, and fathers and at the same time, to unite, educate, take responsibility for self, economic development, reparation, and peace. The Million Man March established October 16 as a Holy Day of atonement, reconciliation and
Martin Luther King, Jr. All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem. Martin Luther King, Jr. Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better. Martin Luther King, Jr. An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. Martin Luther King, Jr. An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
took the reins of the Civil Rights Movement and made some of the most stirring and motivational speeches and sermons that our nation has ever witnessed. He envisioned a society free from the constraints of racism, a society that was color-blind (Dyson2000). King and the Civil Rights Movement often drew international attention, challenging our social ideals. People of all social and economic classes, races and ages came together to listen and support the cause of racial equality and ending racial discrimination. Martin Luther King Jr. helped shape the society we live today and continues to have an influence on civil rights reforms today.
He clearly lays out for the reader the events that occurred and the people involved. He does his best to describe the differences and similarities between the various organizations such as the SCLC, CORE, and SNCC. While also broaching the subject that these organizations often suffered by not working together. Sitkoff writes at length, rightfully so, on the pivotal role of Martin Luther King Jr. and the dream of living in a world without racism. Describing ways in which he motivated a nation to rise up peacefully and without violence when possible.
He also uses motivational verbs and enhances them with sophisticated adjectives in a manner that appeals to his audience; “peace”, “freedom”, “liberty”, “humanity”, and “mass misery” are about a few examples. Kennedy personalizes his speech in looking forward to the future while using the past as an example. Kennedy remains active with his words by never relenting on the main goal he has of unison between two apposing forces. When describing all the struggles and problems he has to overcome as president of the United States and a global icon striving