Santa-Maria also says that while Franklin promotes the idea of being like Socrates, Franklin is in fact more like Epicurus. Santa-Maria ends his essay by stating that he believes that Franklin’s interpretation of virtue is a failure, and that moral perfection is impossible. I believe that Santa-Maria’s critical essay was very clearly written and thought-provoking. He expresses his ideas very clearly, and has a lot of background information to back it up. It was very easy to comprehend what he believed, and easy to see why he felt this way.
The Great Gatsby Passage 2 Commentary F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his novel The Great Gatsby much more depth than is first observed by the reader. One can read the novel, and be completely enthralled by the story without noticing the complexity it contains. A closer look at the novel reveals so much more to the reader than could be imagined, by examining the careful word choice chosen by the author. In this passage, Fitzgerald makes particular use of his language to make evident the theme of pride. Pride can be a good thing, but it can often have negative connotations.
Through out his book he makes it very clear how passionate and devote he was to his task, and how he never hinders in his pursuits. It is his passion, though, that makes his books documents of his opinion, not historical accounts. There are numerous cases through out the text in which Las Casas provides many of his own personal biases. This is done in the hopes of convincing the reader of the urgency of his pursuit. The following will prove that the work of Bartolome de Las Casas cannot be viewed as a credible historical account because of multiple exaggerations, inconsistencies, and persuasive language used within the text.
This is the subject Rick Reilly discusses in his article "Nothing but Nets." Throughout this article, Reilly successfully makes his thesis real; engaging the reader by using imagery and analogies; clear by using repetition and tone; and effective by using logical statements. To provide the reader a real idea of the thesis, Reilly uses imagery and descriptive analogies. To apply these devices the author mainly relates his thesis with one central idea: the image of death. This image - the most important, overreaching idea in this section - concerns each person differently; some people do not get the image of how big those numbers are, so relating the image of the Malaria issue with something more familiar, like "nearly 3,000 kids die every day in Africa from malaria.that's a 9/11 every day!"
I will examine the purpose of Thucydides’ work by assessing his omissions, the events he chooses to focus on more closely, and his own analysis of his work. His speeches were clearly an integral part to his work, Burrow says that without them then it would have been “enormously impoverished and much more opaque”. By studying the speeches and understanding the work as a whole, I can then assess their contribution. One of the striking aspects of the speeches is that they are often strongly emphasizing a particular feel and considerably long in contrast to his succinct narratives. The notable example of this is Pericles’ funeral oration (2.34 -46).
Whitman, Joyce), Orwell finds its main quality in the way it focuses on an ordinary human being. He states: “... the whole atmosphere is deeply familiar, because you have all the while the feeling that these things are happening to you.” By refusing to take part in any political struggle and by “accepting” the reality, Miller is able to appeal to an “ordinary man”. Orwell however adds: “It will be seen that this is something (…) out of fashion,” and goes on with closer historical analysis in the second part to prove his point. This analysis takes the reader from
Surowiecki employs the use of simple examples, experiments, and explanations to make his arguments make sense, and he does this so well that a reader on almost any level can easily understand them. In a book like this, where an author has decided to make a case for a concept that is radically different from the norm, establishing credibility is everything. If the author isn’t successful at
How does Joe Simpson create tension in Touching the Void? This is an important question to ask about this book because when Joe Simpson wrote it he was faced with two main problems. Firstly, we know that he survives the disaster because he has written a book about it. Secondly, the book and the story are now so well known the reader probably knows all about what happened anyway. Despite these problems, however, Joe Simpson is able to keep the tension high and keep the reader reading.
He questions the purpose of life and the work he does, trying to gain back critical reflection that gets dumb downed in the modern world. 3. How does Ernest Hemingway’s character contribute to Gil’s understanding of what it means to be a modern writer? Hemingway wrote books about true experiences such as war and death. He believes they were good pieces of literature as they were honest books and the subject was true.
One quality of his style is the repetition that he employs. The repetition he uses is very fitting, especially in this novel, which is set during World War I. Much of the repetition is used between two characters. “’I don’t know. There’s a difference.’ ‘I don’t see it,’ said Bill.