Donna Woolfolk Cross explains in her article, "Propaganda: How Not to Be Bamboozled" that propaganda shapes our attitudes on thousands of subjects by tactics such as name-calling which "consists of labeling people or ideas with words of bad connotation" (Cross 210). Aunt Lydia uses name-calling by stating that these women were lazy sluts and explains how important and how much better childbirth is in Gilead in comparison to the old days. Her manipulative speech is what blocks the handmaids from thinking, only to react unquestioningly. Cross's article explains that glittering generalities "try to get us to accept and agree without examining the evidence" (Cross 211). Aunt Lydia's use of glittering generalities and convincing tone of voice makes these women accept whatever she defines them as, giving no reason to think otherwise.
192) Antigone- “Perhaps. But I am doing only what I must.” (Prologue, Pg. 193) Ismene cares for her sister very much. When the sentry brings Antigone with him to be questioned by Creon, Antigone does not deny anything, and Creon is furious with her, and calls up Ismene, thinking that she had helped Antigone. Unlike Antigone, Ismene is afraid of dying.
Her ward is operating as a machine that is dull and lust less. In order to receive and maintain her power she belittles the patients esteem. Like in part 1 when the keep demanding Harding to explain why he believes he can’t satisfy his wife. As she pressure Harding to provide a valid explanation the other patients question her. Big nurse replies “its good therapy”.
Not only does she try to impress everyone with her appearance but she also goes along with Char, and gets in trouble because she has no ability to say no and walk away. Maleeka takes the blame at first, but towards the end of the novel she gets her courage and tells on Char. She finally finds herself and realizes she is beautiful without Chars expensive clothing. She also realized she doesn’t need to stick out; she just needs to be herself. In the end Maleeka and Caleb are backed together and Maleeka is friends with Miss Saunders.
Let me stay and make plans for exile.’ Despite Creon telling Medea that he does see her as a threat to his daughter, she was still able to manipulate Creon into allowing her to stay for one more day to “get her affairs together”. Medea used guilt manipulating (referring to her sons) on King Creon so that she can stay in Corinth for one more day. Even though she said she wouldn't beg to stay, it was shown that Medea was contradicting herself beforehand. This could suggest to the audience that Medea desperately wanted to get her revenge on Jason before she was forced to be moved out of Corinth. This can also suggest to the audience that because Medea assumes that all men think the same way about women, she thought it would be best for her to act like the typical weak woman, to help her with her cause – which King Creon doesn't know
McMurphy is a martyr because he does all he can to challenge the patients at the ward to find themselves. McMurphy helps the patients see that they are not robots by challenging Nurse Ratched power. During a conversation with some of the acutes, McMurphy bets them that he can make the nurse lose her temper within a week. McMurphy says, “I can get the best of that women - before the week’s up – without her getting the best of me?”(Kesey 73). McMurphy wants the patients to change their opinion about how weak they are and how strong the Big Nurse is.
Skeeter’s mom could be considered a bit sympathetic character from the story. A major scene that can explain this would be when Constantine’s daughter showed up at her house while the Daughters of the American Republic were there. They disliked the fact that Constantine’s daughter disobeyed her, so they pressured Charlotte to do something about it. You can easily see Charlotte’s hesitation her face; and even though she didn’t want to, she had to fire Constantine in order to look good in front the Daughters of the American Republic. 4.
Paul captures her target audience very well as every mother wants to make sure their kid is safe and sound. She builds up a contrasting character of herself throughout the essay because at the start Paul was portraying her personality as a lazy and unclean mother (Paul 816). However as the essay continues we see the type of ‘purifier wielding neurotic’ Pamela Paul has become, which she criticized initially. This justification for this drastic change in character is due to the repugnant truth of chemicals within cleaning products. As a result of the changing in temperament the reader can see how alarming this topic is, raising awareness of the danger of carcinogens in cleaning products, The origin of the change we see in Pamela Paul is due to the time when she discovers that there are no ingredients listed on domestic cleaning products (Paul 817).
A final point Alonso speaks is “Most damaging of all, perhaps, is the fact that professors are human beings and therefore they will sometimes grade examinations unfairly” (198). Alonso wants her audience to sympathize with teachers. She wants everyone to know that teachers can also go through daily life events that can cause them to be unfair when it comes to grading. Joy Alonso does not use as much pathos in this article as she could to get her point across, but there is still a sense of reaching and a reader can truly feel that she cares about the
“Is your man secret? Did you ne'er hear say, ‘Two may keep counsel, putting one away’?” (2.5.185-186). By allowing and even helping Juliet to keep her marriage from her parents, the nurse digs them both into a bigger hole with each lie that passes her lips and every time she helps Romeo and Juliet instead of going to the parents. Had she told the truth the deaths of the young lovers could have easily been avoided, but the Nurse continued to feed people disinformation. In Juliet’s most time of need, she goes on to say “(Romeo) Hath not so green, so quick, so fair an eye As Paris hath.”(3.5.222-223).