Scapegoating is defined as blaming a group or a person for a problem. In the speech Kane is blaming Gettys for the problems in the world. Apple polishing means, appealing to someone’s vanity to persuade him or her. In the beginning of the speech the campaigner refers to Kane as “the fighting liberal” and “the friend of the working man.” The ad hominem fallacy is described as attacking a person rather than attacking an argument. There were two incidents of ad hominem that I found in the speech.
One can draw parallels between these factors and the American society today and we should learn from the history of Rome so as not to follow the same path. The first factor that I find extremely important is the economic factor. One can draw many parallels between the Empire of Rome and our economic woes that we are feeling today. During Rome’s decline, the military was overstretched and underfunded. Emperors overtaxed the population and overregulated the market place and would often purposely debase their currency by reducing the precious metal content.
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, dystopia is defined as “an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives”. Unlike utopia, where a society is perceived to be a perfect place to reside, dystopia differs in that what is “perfect” often causes an undesirable place to live. Having students be able to understand these complex themes in addition to the “on the surface” themes that exist within this young adult literature would ensure a deeper meaning/understanding of the text for them. In addition, being able to present the idea to students in a multitude of facets helps to differentiate learning for students. Also, students are able to gain a better understanding of what dystopia really means when they see it being used in multiple different contexts.
The concept of politically correct language becomes more and more common in people's daily lives. Politically correct language as well euphemisms perhaps have gone too far. They have gone to the stage where euphemisms have stuck and manipulated our minds. Unfortunately, it has become a tradition or natural tendencies for people to scream politically correct language casually and abandon the original term. Did the occurrence of taboo language stimulate the invention of euphemism?
Later, though, after the student has cheated, there is a sense of ease and resolution to the situation, and this weakens her argument, making the issue of cheating seem almost irrelevant or benign. The reader also notices Wenke’s use of the personal pronoun “you” throughout the scenario in the first paragraph, suggesting that she is aiming the argument at high school and college students. It’s evident that the tone of this piece shifts, but the author begins with a quizzical tone and asks many questions throughout her argument. “If my parents’ generation had such high morals and wouldn’t cheat, wouldn’t they teach their children the same?” (Wenke, Page 1) She then moves to a more contemplative tone in the latter part of the piece, explaining the possible effects of cheating on our society today. She points out that “this attitude will not stop in the classroom, but will carry on into the business world… [the students who cheat] are in turn the ones who will
In the reluctant fundamentalist, Hamid deliberately employs the use of different stereotypes to challenge the readers own prejudices. Discuss. In the twenty first century cultural prejudices and international labeling is becoming more and more common within society. As a result of these preconceived stereotypes, global conflict has arisen, relationships have been shattered and barriers erected. Mohsin Hamid, author of the ‘Reluctant Fundamentalist’ implicates the reader within his controversial novel, to consequently highlight through the modern reader’s predetermined judgments, the ramifications of simple a misunderstanding between two cultures.
Literacy, Numeracy and Technology | Speculation is rife that poor literacy and numeracy levels among youth are the fault of an over-burdened education system. Perhaps this is not the case; what if our declining literacy and numeracy levels learned are actually deficits? If this is the case, maybe you and I are to blame. What impact does our insatiable desire for technology have on the literacy and numeracy levels of our youth? If we are an individualistic society (Hofstede) our ever increasing uptake of technology may impact negatively on our levels of literacy and numeracy.
Mass media is liberally biased and it manipulates politics through newsmaking, agenda setting, and interpreting. The news media has a liberal bias that undermines the public opinion to make unified decisions. Conservatives complain of the issue, while liberals often deny it exists. Political liberals are much more heavily represented among people working for major media than the general public. Many efforts have been made to put this claim to rest however, analyzing network news for bias is very difficult.
Some would stay it is because students do not want to study and just find it much easier to just purchase a essay online or to park their seat next to the “nerd” in the class to ensure that you ace every pop quiz. Others would say that the pressures of being scholastically advanced are too much of a burden, so they cheat to ensure that their goals are achieved they way their parents and teachers visualize for them. Whatever the reason, is it worth the risk or should students just be satisfied with the grades that they actually earned. Cheating may not always be the first option for some students but end up being the last resort in some situations. In high school, if a child is trying to land scholarship or trying to get into a prestigious school that only accepts the elite of the elite you are pressured to excel in all aspects of your academic career.
If used against politicians it can destroy his or her career, but if the media likes that one politician it can help his or her career. In paragraph two it talks about why politicians cover up things. The media helps to cover up what politicians do not want us seeing, or what activists think is too violent for us to see. The media can also tell us about politicians embarassment, ruining their political career. The media plays a huge role in American political affairs, and it plays a role in international political affairs as well.