Critique of Paul Krugman’s “Degrees and Dollar” Student Shorter University Abstract Krugman’s essay shows strong writing skills and the author’s points are agreeable on the whole. Technology has been an intimidation to the middle class working population. Krugman opens his article with a clear and direct approach. As with this critique, it begins with my summary of Krugman’s “Degrees and Dollars (2011) Next, is a discussion of Kugmans’s writing and an evaluation on how well his points were executed. The points where I agree with the author appear before the conclusion, of this critique.
He attempts to make the audience relate to him by using this analogy so that they will feel sympathetic for him, and hopefully accept his apology. In “I Have Sinned”, Clinton uses the phrase, “I may have to take my glasses out to read my own writing,” to set a low key, comical tone. This differs from “Misled” because he is more willing to joke because of the audience, which was made up of an intimate group, where in “Misled” he uses more formal diction because of the
Andrew Eyres 14/2/2013 Question: Explain the ways that aspects of a text construction are used to explore ideas. In the short story, Big World, The author, Tim Winston is able to promote the idea that friendship should be built out of respect and loyalty and not the thrill power and intelligence through his use of characterisation; namely through the unnamed narrator and his “best friend” Biggie Botson. Through out the story, it starts become clear that these two have an unstable friendship. This first becomes noticeable when the narrator says ‘I suppose we are wrong for each other, Biggie and me.’ Secondly becoming concrete as the narrator
He had been taught to reserve judgements about other people as if he was to compare them to himself he may misunderstand them. The readers learn more about the narrator in the form of a character as nick caraway reveals his past, education, social knowledge etc. The reader also realises further in the opening chapters that the narrator/character Nick Carraway goes against his words and upbringing in the brief mention of jay Gatsby and he judges him “there was something gorgeous about him”. This therefore gives the readers the impression that nick is a hypocritical character and could possibly be a biased narrator. F Scott FitzGerald presents Nick Carraway as a character and narrator by showing in Nick’s own way that he has come “back from the East last autumn” fed up off his experiences there.
Dear Editor, Garrett Hardin’s essay, “Lifeboat Ethics,” although a compelling read, is an appalling example of sloppy conservatism which seeks to manipulate the reader through erroneous, contradictory, bigoted, self-important, and cruel statements. “Lifeboat Ethics” is undoubtedly one of those opinion pieces that is meant to show readers the error of their ways. He all but begs the reader to set aside his or her “kind-hearted liberal” feelings, and provides many examples to walk the reader through his own viewpoint—as any good op ed should. (p. 134). Nonetheless, the omissions and baseless presumptions present in this piece insult the intelligence enough that it is impossible to seriously consider Hardin’s point (which is stunning in its brutality).
-In nadsat style, addressing the reader with ‘’O my brothers’’ creates a more personal bond with Alex, and their for it is easier for the reader to sympathize with Alex even though he is such a flawed character. -When the violence is shown in the book, more nadsat is used with for example: ‘’to tolchock a chelloveck in the kishkas’’ this being an alienating and distancing the reader and Alex from the violent acts he commits. If the nadsat is purely read for its language it sounds humorous, but often takes a sickening and repulsive turn, that is when you realize what is actually happening. For example: ‘’So he did the strong-man on the devotcha, who was still creech creech crecching away in very horrorshow four-in-a-bar, locking her rookers from the back, while I ripped away at this and that and the other, the others were going haw haw haw still, and real horrorshow groodies they were that then exhibited their pink glazzies, O my brothers, while I untrussed and got ready for the plunge.’’ This sounds quite comical and humorus until its found out that the devotcha (woman) is being raped. In short: -What is the Nadsat language, where is it
My teacher chose this book for me so I could understand how and why Voltaire uses satire by applying humor to explain the ridiculous aspects of life and society in the 1750's, and understand the different things that were going on in history at that point. This book is useful for my studies because I now have a better understanding of Voltaire's points of views on the Age of Enlightenment and really be able to dissect his harsh opinions about the ruling during this time period. Practically, it shows me how there's another side to the Enlightenment, and not everyone agreed with what the church and government said. In a way, it relates to how today, our religious and racial intolerance is useless and everyone is entitled to their opinions and should not be penalized like Voltaire was for his. Voltaire wrote this book to further demonstrate his unhappiness with the church, government, and philosophies at that time.
LIBERTY UNIVERSITY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY The Theology of the Emerging Church: Dangers of the Emerging Church Submitted to Dr. L. Kitchens, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion of the course SEMI 500 Introduction to Seminary Studies by Joe De Jesus October 24, 2014 Thesis Statement The purpose of this paper is to first, delineate the dangers of the Emerging Church Movement and how detrimental this new kind of Christianity poses to the church at large. The research paper will be outlined with three main sections and two sub points for the first two main sections. The writer’s research paper on the Dangers of the Emerging Church will begin with a discussion on the nature and history of the Emerging Church. The Postmodern philosophy and the Re-defining of this new Christianity will be the focus of first section of the paper. Then, the writer will point out the main teachings of the Emerging Church proponents, which is the uncertainty of Scripture and the inability to know absolute truth.
After love circles with Gatsby and his cousin Daisy, lastly Jordan and gossip resulting with killings end up discussed over his experience resulting going back east. Through reading the book, it shows how the experience of selfness and World War 1 made the high social optimistic over their lives. It showed how they wanted to forget the past and build themselves back into their social class. Also, by the experience of Daisy and Jordan treatment from the men in the stories allows the reader to see how time still hasn’t changed how relationships work with men. This novel is a great novel to give an example on how reality is to people even the high class.
I wanted to use this to build a view of my protagonist from an outsider but also give insight into his past and reasons for his emotions, like Joyce I included a backstory. I also took inspiration from Catcher in the Rye – the idea of criticising society from the mind of a teenage boy as Holden does in catcher e.g. “Goddam money. It always ends up making you blue as hell” My style of writing also took inspiration from American Psycho and Football factory -incorporating a gritty tone and language choices including slang and taboo -“now she’s a slut, an easy shag.” I expect my audience would be interested in social commentaries and teenage life. It’s written in chronological order and only exits for the flashback.