Language Analysis Solar Sellout by: Bob Walsh The article ‘Solar Sellout’ written by Bob Walsh, is an opinion piece which focusses on the decision made by the Mayor of Greenville to charge a ‘greenhouse levy’ on all premises of the town that don’t have solar hot water systems. Walsh’s contention is that the tax is not fair on the poorer individuals of the community who can’t afford solar systems and therefore will be made to pay. He also contends that the Mayor is putting the tax forward purely for his and his colleagues own benefit. The intended audience for this article would be the working class population who are the ones going to suffer from the tax and essentially become out of pocket. The article is accompanied by a medium sized image which reinforces Walsh’s contention that the Mayor is an all powerful yet selfish leader of the community.
Finally, a cartoon about the Occupy Wall Street movement describes how the truth can mislead and warp meaning, thus creating perspectives that generate diverse and provocative insights. The role reputation plays is an idea that influences perceptions relevant to conflicting perspectives. In The Justice Game, Robertson accentuates his own perspective by juxtaposing the more progressive attitudes of his side of the case. Sarcastically, Robertson writes, referring to Judge Michael Argyle’s “novel campaign to end burglary by sentencing burglars to prison for life.”The word ‘novel’ provides sarcasm from the beginning, by discrediting Judge Michael Argyle QC, and pointing out that Argyle is a failed politician, ‘whose judgeship was a career consolation for the Tory MP he had tried several times to become’. Hence, Robertson’s perceptions influence the readers’ mind, which is exactly what he wants, and he continues to sway the reader’s perspective.
Kozol addresses his readers so that they may spread awareness on illiteracy and eventually resolve the problem. Questions: 1. These explanations confuse the effects of illiteracy with the causes by saying that laziness is the cause of illiteracy, when in reality illiteracy is the cause of innovativeness, that an illiterate has to adopt, that is seen as laziness and stupidity. Kozol refutes these stereotypes with his examples of just how much illiteracy affects a person showing that they become almost immobilized and isolated by it. In his opinion the nation and it's leaders are at fault for not addressing this problem.
Running on Empty In his book, Running on Empty, Peterson recognizes that the hope for modifying the political incentives normally hinges on the changing and the selfish attitudes of voters who have self-interest on political process, hence engendering in vitriolic partnership (Peterson pg. 218). His proposal for the reformation of the budget processes, on the other hand, seems to be myopic, since the pork-barrel politics are disgraceful despite the fact that the reform for the budget processes was proved to be impossible. Peterson has placed a great weight concerning the present generation that is supposed by various obligations to posterity; he says that he is worried whether the social promises of today are binding on the future generation, and if it would be possible to
This action could be perceived differently in several point of views. The second work of literature includes, An Enemy of the People, by Henrik Ibsen. Ibsen portrayed the struggle of Dr. Stockmann’s attempt at publicizing the Mayor’s corrupt wish to keep a matter of infestation in the water supply away from the town’s people. Deceived and putting blind trust in the Mayor due to the perfidious press and media, Dr. Stockmann’s attempt to promulgate his discovery, as a fellow scientist, went
As sociologist Douglas S. Massey has said, “segregation is a key cause of poverty because where one lives determines much about the life chances one faces." And this in the United States is "Created by White prejudice, Actualized by discriminatory behavior and Condoned, if not supported, by government." Today both, in the US and in Europe as well, overt racism is replaced by “politically correct behavior” and the reality of social relations has been rarified. This has made the evil of racism omnipresent, omnipotent but still invisible. It is to the credit of White societies, that, this art is not only universalized but its social reproduction is also ensured.
The phrase ‘death chariots’ with their association of death, violence and destruction has the intended affect to fear readers of these manic, destructive young teens. It is this appeal to fear which evokes activity in the community to promote a change in society. Wowser also refers to the waste of ‘our tax dollar on a futile and ineffective effort to lower road toll by advertising’ reiterating that the law in place is not desired. This evokes hostility and a want for change in readers. Wowser adds an appeal to community service in saying it is rare ‘to find a young person who is a member of the Salvation Army’.
By exposing the extent of the issue Brown hopes this will result in readers sharing his opinion and voicing their concern to government officials and organization to further support the ban on motorcyclists. Also through Brown’s use of an anecdote in stating times when he was ‘harassed by motorcyclists’ it further exposes Brown’s view that motorcyclist are too blame for the fatalities on our roads. This also shows that motorcyclists are dangerous as situations in his anecdote show that the motorcyclist simply couldn’t be seen and that is why a problem occurred. In Brown voicing such personal opinions it allows readers to feel apart of the
In Cannery Row, through the plot and style of writing, Steinbeck trys to show the world his ideals of a so called “realistic utopia” by expressing his beliefs of mankind and their inner workings, expressing the darker sides of the town to question this “utopia”, and describing bits and pieces of the town seemingly irreverent to the plot to keep the image of the town unartificial. Steinbeck’s analysis of this realistic utopian society is very subtle. He is constantly making different conundrums in the human character then seeing if a particular personality will work well with society. For example: The whore woman, Dora, with a heart of gold. Now and days when the word whore comes to mind, we do not instantly think of her personality or personal values.
Through this conversation, we can realize the incredible influence that social code has had over people. Therefore, we can clearly figure out that racism has become a part of daily life at that time in Burma i.e. people are racist without them even meaning it. Analyzing Flory further, we know that he disagrees with the social behavior of the Europeans towards the natives, but still does follow this path of social conduct when he has been pressurized into a decision. With a complete understanding that Dr. Veraswami’s future lies in becoming a member of the European Club, Flory signs a piece of paper saying that his friend should not be elected.