Carmen Mejia RWS 200/Professor Copeland Rhetorical Analysis 25 September 2011 Project One: Rhetorical Analysis Many individuals believe that American life is purposefully programmed by their leaders to be simple and easy, in order to "deprive citizens from having to actually think for themselves and be independent" (154). John Taylor Gatto, an award-winning educator and ardent libertarian, is one of those individuals who argues that “we,” as in Americans, “are a nation of children” (155). Through his usage of rhetorical appeals such as ethos, pathos and logos, Gatto can construct an effective, thorough argument in his essay Against School. Gatto effectively uses personal anecdotes and ethical appeals in order to establish a general validity with his audience. He would also establish his own ethos by including his support for dignified persons that would validate his argument.
Case Summary: Alice Liberty University Case Summary of Alice Alice H. presents as a 53 year old, twice divorced Caucasian female who has been working for a local grocery store as a cashier for the last 20 years. Alice H.’s chief complaint is stated as a difficult relationship with her supervisor, who Alice states is of Asian descent. Alice states the relationship has been somewhat difficult for the last 6 months, but seems to becoming more difficult each day. Alice describes her supervisor as unfair, insensitive and “just wants her to leave”. Alice has been married and divorced twice and has two grown children, Kim (32) and Jonathan (30) from her first marriage.
The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970) Write a brief a biographical sketch of your author: ( at least 250-500 words in paragraph format) ( do not cut and paste from a source... this should be in your own words) Alice Walker was born in rural Georgia in 1944 and was the youngest of eight children. I chose to write about Alice Walker because she is such an inspiration and her writings catch my eye. At the very young age of eight, she lost her right eye due to an accidental shooting by her brother. She became blind in this eye and immediately felt like an outcast. She was stared at and taunted because of her eye and because of that she started writing.
Being a woman and being in politics is one thing in a Muslim country (unfortunately, unfortunately because even Islam gives the freedom to women to work), but attaining the position of prime minister is another. Her father’s death left a feeling of compassion and “pity” which played in her favor and by the early 90’s, she had amassed a substantial number of followers. She had won many prizes, such as the United Nations prize in the field of human rights and the prize for freedom by the liberal international. Bhutto revived the “dream” for a lot of the female population of the country. This is so as, girls saw her as their idol and remained in mind the fact that it’s possible even for a woman to do anything she wants if she has the will and the education to do it.
At the age of 11 she was enrolled at the Montgomery Industrial School for girls once graduated, she went on to Alabama State Teacher's College High School. She, however, was unable to graduate with her class, because of the illness of her grandmother Rose Edwards and later her death. After this Rosa once again tries to return to Alabama State Teacher's College, which she did but then her mother also became ill, she then had to care for her mother and also their home. What made Rosa’s life special and also famous was her courageous act of activism. On December 1st, 1955, Rosa was asked to give her seat to a white man, she was extremely tired but she also knew that she had paid the bus fair just like everyone else and felt that she had the right to remain seated therefore, refused to grant her seat to the white man, reason why she then was arrested.
We spoke to my grandmother for hours, we’ve asked her so many questions such as: have you ever been sick to the point you were hospitalized? She said “sick to the point I need to be hospitalized? No, I had some bad fevers as a young girl but never so sick.” Have you ever had a dramatic injury? she said “yea, I once fell of a bike full speed and fractured a bone.” Are you feeling any different from now, then 20 year earlier? She said, “yes, I feel so much wiser but physically?
Margaret was actually taught by her grandmother for most of her pre-college life. She said, “I never expected any teacher to know as much as my parents or grandmother did.” (Mead, 48) When Margaret started to attend college she started at DePauw first. But she soon learned was that this school, at least when she attended, revolved around getting into a sorority or a fraternity. She explains, “By and large, however, the girls who were, by sorority standards, ineligible were less attractive and less sparkling than their classmates who were among the chosen.” (95) She was shunned and was never asked to join a sorority. Margaret was treated poorly at DePauw by not only the students but the professors as well.
Rosa Louise McCauley was born on February 4th, 1913 to James McCauley and Leona Edwards. (Wikipedia) She was small, even for a child, and she suffered poor health and had chronic tonsillitis. (Brinkley Chapter 1) After her parents separated, Rosa Parks attended mostly rural schools until the age of 11 when she enrolled in the Industrial School for Girls in Montgomery for vocational and academic courses. (NY Times) By now Rosa, then McCauley, was starting to realize how she was deprived of some of the most basic freedoms. Under Jim Crow laws, African Americans were segregated from whites especially in regards to transportation.
“Society Makes Us Human” Lindsey Brown SOC 210 March 23, 2013 Case #1: The “Genie” Case The Situation In November of 1970, a young thirteen year old girl was discovered by a social worker in Los Angeles, California after her mother actually called and requested services. After some investigation it was uncovered that her parents and her brother had ignored the young girl (dubbed “Genie” to protect her identity) for most her life. Her father beat her when she made a noise, and only acknowledged her to bark or growl at her. “Genie” spent most of her life strapped to a potty-chair, barely able to move her feet and hands. Length of Confinement “Genie” spent all thirteen years of her life being physically, verbally, and mentally abused.
Essay Jesus Christ – the perfect role model for the whole mankind We live in a time when good role models are hard to come by, and this is all the more reason we should teach our children the need to look at what is truly important in life. Our media crazed culture is inundated with worship and praise for celebrities, professional athletes, and pop culture icons that have increasingly made a practice of letting down those who look up to them. I'm speaking of those who have earned fame and fortune from the talents God has blessed them with only to see it squandered away on drugs, illicit sexual behavior, or corruption. Many people, especially our children, look up to these celebrities as role models and examples only to be let down when the "big scandal" breaks in the national media. There is nothing wrong with having role models, and there are many great men and women now and throughout history who serve as influential examples for our children to look up to.