When most casual readers first skimmed over this article, they might be impressive because they browsed Jeff Jacoby’s essay without thinking and with no doubt. The careless readers might also unconsciously agree with his opinions since his argument seems strong and logical. However, if they read the article again and again with second thought carefully, they will find out that his claim is doubtful since Jacoby uses too much pathos, does not give proper statistics, and lack of giving contrary contend. Although Jeff Jacoby shows many disadvantages and flaws of imprisonment to convince readers of his side, he presents some statements based on his emotion without thinking objective. So, I should argue that Jacoby uses too many his own feelings about the dissatisfaction of imprisonment, which makes his claim weak and not credible.
Hale starts to question the courts ethics and when he hears of john Procter and Mary’s deposition, and he fully backs them up and believes that the girls are faking. The court listens to him, knowing he has a great voice of reason, speak out against the girls. It was very respectable of him to leave the court (as in his position in helping with the trials) when John is arrested. As a man of God, rev. Hale is very intelligent and probably reads a lot of books (36), esp.
The tone that Alter uses is positive, yet remains firm. He focuses on trying to convince his audience that torture should be legal in some circumstances. He uses a tone that elicits patriotism from readers because he wants to provoke them so they will take his side. When he state “torture, ok, not cattle prods or rubber hoses, but something to jump-start the stalled investigation of the greatest crime in American history.” he is referencing the September 11th attacks, and asserts that nothing has really been done about the individuals responsible. And in order for this tone to work, Alter needs to have a specific audience in mind.
Following on from this Nick highlights that he will not judge a person before he has the chance to learn more about the individual. Although hypocritically passes judgement in the same paragraph as he describes the veterans as ‘bores’, by doing this Nick caraway starts to form an unreliable but considerate narrator as he tries to prove to the reader that he doesn’t pass judgements but as the readers are able to see through him, he gives off a prejudiced outlook. In Addition, setting is a huge importance in chapter 1 as the readers are able to learn a background reflection of Nick. Nick talks about the Middle Western city as being old fashioned, dull and tedious as he is unable to reach his American dream. Nick describes the Middle West as the ‘warm centre of the world’ the adjective ‘warm’ depicts that the Midwest is too comfortable for him and that he will be unable to pursue his American dream.
His apparent teetotalism, stout resignation to no smoking, and a general averageness only add to his perceived infallibility. So when our beloved Martin has such tenacious negative feelings towards a Ms. Barrows, we immediately conclude she must deserve it. After all, he doesn’t make a mistake. But should we conclude something about him instead? Could Martin really be god incarnate?
[Title] [Introduction] [Nick] In The Great Gatsby the character Nick Carraway acts as the narrator. He starts the story off by comparing himself to the world. He claims to be a moral person who can resist the urge to judge the people around him because if he holds them up to his own moral standards, his expectations will be too high for them. He even goes as far to say that the world would be better if everyone thought as he did and withheld their judgments about their peers. Now, even though Nick is the storyteller, this arrogant self-description shows that he is not reliable due the fact that he thinks of himself as superior to the masses.
Psychopaths are described as possessing good intelligence, easy to talk too, have good, and genuine interest, and this describes Charles Whitman. He may have had reasonable interest such as a college graduate, an accomplished Marine and a good husband, but these were for the wrong reasons. He seemed to have no inner foundation of morals on which to build his charter. With the documentation that Whitman did throughout his life, especially the days before the killings, it is very difficult to explain the cause of what he did with any reasoning other than he knowingly chose to abandon self control and give into impulses that he was feeling. According to rational choice theory criminal behavior is a result of a
Later in their friendship, we start to see that Lord Henry is merely stirring thoughts that Dorian already had inside of himself and was just afraid to let them be known. Lord Henry is also the person that leads Dorian into his New Hedonistic ways. It’s relevant that Dorian becomes aware of the new Hedonism in chapter 2 when Lord Henry says, “No, you don’t feel it now…there is absolutely nothing in the world but youth!” Dorian starts to realize that he is a good-looking man and he should start to take advantage of it. Dorian Gray’s eyes become further open to the New Hedonism when Lord Henry begins to say that the only good thing to do is seek out the pleasures in life and to not live by morality. One should do what ever one thinks feels is good.
One of the personality traits of Friar Lawrence includes his honesty, demonstrated by his willingness to admit to the real story of what actually happens to Romeo and Juliet, this is essential as the audience needs to know that the truth will be told to all, so the violence between the Montauges and Capuletes will stop. The Friar is also kind and he tries to help everybody with their problems. Being a man of religion, he wants harmony to reign in Verona. His plans are fantastic and complicated and therefore fail. Friar Lawrence has a cowardly streak that doesn't suit his character; he means no harm but may end up doing some.
After Atticus finishes his cross-examination of Mr. Ewell, Jem whispers excitedly, “We got him.” In fact, he’s sure the jury will acquit Robinson. Scout’s a little more skeptical, but is not disillusioned at the jury’s decision. They suddenly realize their fellow neighbors aren’t quite as decent and honorable as they seem. If that’s true, maybe Maycomb isn’t so great, either. This story was told from Scout’s point of view; which made for a very entertaining read.