He tries to appeal to the readers’ emotion whenever he can. He uses information that appeals to himself and other readers as opposed to Bruck’s essay. In contrast, in “No Death Penalty” written by Bruck, it seems that the majority of the essay was just quotes and cold hard facts that Bruck found before writing. He quotes Koch several times and tries to convince the reader that Koch’s information is incorrect. Overall, I am more convinced by Koch’s essay than Bruck’s essay just because it appeals to me on a more emotional level, and causes me to want to keep the death penalty.
Both start off with trying to get their credibility first, Antony wins in doing a better job because he worked harder in trying to get it. Pathos, the emotional appeal, is used most in both their speeches. Brutus asked rhetorical questions to try and stir up emotion in the crowd, “who is here so rude would not be a Roman?” (Act 3, Scene 2; 29) In asking these questions he knows people will begin to think about what he has to say. Antony also uses a great deal of emotion in his speech. He used repetition to try and sway the plebeians.
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
“The Birthmark” is told in a strong, subjective voice that draws attention to the narrator and makes him a key player in the story. At nearly every moment, we know what the narrator is thinking and how he views the characters’ behavior. It is clear from the beginning that the narrator dislikes Aylmer and his quest to eliminate the birthmark and that he sympathizes with Georgiana. The narrator might be characterized as a chatty, intelligent friend sharing a particularly juicy piece of gossip. At several points in the story, he all but addresses us directly, imploring us, for example, to notice how bad Aylmer looks in comparison even to an animal like Aminadab.
Furthermore, the poet's use of cliché, "He knew human folly like the back of his hand" of tyrants knowing human folly extremely well, which is emphasized through the simile, presenting to the audience the tyrants' knowledge of human weakness as well as the "back of his hand". Tyrants then uses this knowledge to control their enemies, thus making themselves far more fearful to their opponents than they are, in reality. The use of propaganda within art, music and film, "the poetry he invented was easy to understand", through the paradox of beliefs that poetry is complex and multi-layered, but in this case is "easy to understand" , Auden encapsulates the lack of creativity of the tyrant. The absence of specifics of the "perfection" and tyrant reveals to the audience that all tyrants are essentially the same, when it comes to their manipulation and skill. It is through this that the audience develops a deeper understanding of the representation of people and politics, regarding the generalness of
A majority of the opinions were negative. My classmates believed that McKibben included too many facts, and because of this he did not convince them as an audience. This is a technique that I believe backfired on McKibben. Although he was trying to persuade his audience by stating facts, he overwhelmed his audience to a level of annoyance. However, his use of pathos and emotional appeal seemed to be effective.
The second technique the author employs is irony as an effective literary device useful for giving the story many unexpected twists and turns. It is applied to give the reader a clue on something that is occurring that the characters in the story are not aware of. For example, “For the third time Lee has indeed proven he is indeed a champion…” the reader is aware of Lees’ manipulative nature and that he is in fact a cheater and in no sense of the word a champion. Irony highlights this learning experience for the reader, allowing them to realise that a person will get no self satisfaction out of cheating a win. For a
In an article Clay Tucker says " We all have difficult people we need to deal with. Become their friend, learn about what they've been through: (psychcentral.com). Be willing to get to know everyone. Learn to accept others differences and love them even more for their flaws. "The best kind of popular people are the ones that have been through a lot knowing how to accept others that have dealt with hard things too" (G.W.).
His investigations into the men that claimed wisdom brought about much hostility against him. The real issue in his trial is not “criminal meddling” or that he taught his pupils to disbelieve in the gods or to “make the weaker argument defeat the stronger,” but is really his life style or philosophical life and is that these investigations expose the fact that his accusers pretend knowledge when they are ignorant and they have their reputations to protect as being learned men. The revelations of Socrates could also bring about the loss of power and worth of the ruling class, which relied on tradition and the acceptance of the people and would affect the faith in the gods that were accepted by the state as the one true religion. Wisdom according to Socrates is that in respect to wisdom, you are worthless. He felt that wisdom of the Gods was true and relevant and that of humans was not even comparable.
While their ideas of moral vision seem to coincide, they are also very different in the way they are interrupted. Iris Murdoch spends much of her book explaining that paying attention and living a moral life were connected. She used the teachings of Plato and Kant to support her theories: “It is to them, to Plato first and foremost, that Murdoch turns untiring attention and wonder, where ‘attention’ and ‘wonder’ are themselves but, and very precisely, instruments of moral perception” (Murdoch xi). Murdoch also speaks about the act of being selfish and the fact that human beings are naturally selfish: “I assume that human beings are naturally selfish and that human life has no external point” (Murdoch 364). She goes on to say that: “Our states of consciousness differ in quality, our fantasies and reveries are not trivial and unimportant, they are profoundly connected with our energies and our ability to choose and act.