Language Analysis – Solar Sellout The writer of the opinion piece Solar Sellout, Bob Walsh, uses an arsenal of persuasive techniques in his attempt to convince his audience that the government’s proposal for the “Greenhouse levy” is not consistent with the financial and environmental interests of the Greenville community. The accompanying cartoon reinforces Walsh’s argument and the continual reference to statistics creates a factual basis to his claims. From the beginning, Walsh’s use of inclusive language “residents of Greenville (including me)” elevates his understanding of the issue and strengthens his argument as he positions himself to be speaking on behalf of the community. In a cynical tone, Walsh loads his opening paragraphs with highly emotive language “captive”, “blatant abuse” and “nasty”. In creating a distrustful image of the council, this not only serves to sensationalise the issue and capture the engagement of the audience but additionally it arouses sympathy for the Greenville residents in its appeal to “abuse of residents’ rights” and financial burdens.
The opinion piece “Solar Sellout” written by Bob Walsh condemns the inexcusable abuse of resident rights made be the Greenville council. It is an opinion piece which focuses on the decision made by the Major and Greenville councils to charge a “greenhouse levy on all the premises in town that don’t have a solar hot water systems.” He used a forceful tone because he was aiming to persuade readers who are residing in Greenville or those who have an interest in preserving the world into agreeing with his point of view. Readers may be obtained into agreeing with Mr. Walsh as they may see this decision as a violation of human rights and being forced into paying such a levy. He believes that the so called "greenhouse levy" is a waste of money and will be of little significance in the fight against greenhouse emissions. Bob Walsh captures the attention of potential readers because of his ambiguous title; he contends that compulsory involvement in the initiative constitutes an “abuse of resident’s rights.’ He mentioned that they all received a “nasty” surprise in their letterboxes, not only does the word nasty suggests a negative meaning about the mail they received but his decision to include the residents of Greenville in his piece may lead to the development of sense of belonging and not being alone in opposing to the councils idea of a newly imposed levy.
Opponents of civil disobedience see it as a threat to democratic society and the forerunner of violence and anarchy. The premise... to disobey a law that they feel is unjust. As martin luther king Jr. , wrote in his Letter from Birmingham Jail, "I submit that an individual who breaks a law that his conscience tells him is unjust, and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law. " Civil disobedience is most justifiable when prior lawful attempts to rectify the situation have failed; and when the acts of civil disobedience are done to force the society to recognize the problem; when performed openly and publicly; and when the actor will accept the punishment. Many proponents urge that civil disobedience be used only in the most extreme cases, arguing that the Constitution provides many opportunities to voice one's grievances without breaking the law.
However we know that had passed enough policies to cause a stir in society especially with the nobility where he would treat the ‘equal’ to the less privileged by for example taking away their enclosures of land and prohibiting any further enclosures to take place. Source T has backed up the negative stance on Wolsey’s domestic policies as seen with source, stating “his hostility towards the nobility…caused him the greatest irritation” suggesting Wolsey to have be intimidating towards the nobility in terms of introducing the new domestic policies which would have caused hatred on the nobility side towards him. However I cannot agree with this viewpoint as we must take into account the nature and origin of the source as we know the creator
This strikes a chord with the reader as the real photograph of the boats evoke a sense of sympathy for those who truly need this countries help. Vanstone initiates her opinion piece by arguing that ‘double standards irk’ and that the media has a ‘vital role in checking on the government’ and the only way to truly achieve that is through honesty with both the audience and ‘themselves’. The readers are positioned to feel a state of betrayal directed towards the media and their misleading behavior. Vanstone’s attack towards the media truly takes a hit at their professionalism and aims to influence the Australian people to feel as if they have been inaccurately informed about their
Mark Twain, although a humanitarian, greatly emphasizes the extent to which prejudice and racism was ingrained in Southern culture, almost irreversibly. Twain condemns slavery and those who participated in it through his writing, but he also lets the reader know that, to some degree, the characters in the book that we would now consider cruel or downright evil were somewhat blameless for their actions. These misguided creations of Twain’s imagination are an accurate reflection of the real people that lived in that region in the pre-Civil War days. These characters were born and raised in an environment that impressed bigotry on them, and therefore it was nearly impossible for them to cease thinking in a discriminating manner, especially when everyone else around them encouraged that mentality. This realistic portrayal of Huck’s society suggests that one’s upbringing is the crucial development stage for future behavior and mindset.
The film V for Vendetta directed by Jimmy McTeigue presents a negative view of society and humanity; he portrays society as being repressive, cruel and creates a feeling of discontent. This is done through setting, using techniques such as lighting, dialogue, propaganda and technology. As a result the audience feels trapped by the unpleasant world of V for Vendetta and thus this creates a negative view on society. McTeigue has subtly used lighting as a technique to create a feeling of oppressiveness and establish the power that the party exerts on the public. In the scene where we witness Sutler addressing the party leaders after V has destroyed the Old Bailey, we are confronted with just the lit up faces of the leaders and darkness in the background.
This ironic hindsight into the war also gives the audience a sense of the inspector's wisdom. He is portrayed as the conscience because all throught the play the Inspector is seen as guiding the Birling's away from sin, trying to teach them selflessness and responsibilty for others, in this sense the style of the play is one of morality.We see an opinion of responsibility through the inspector's attitude torwards the sinful actions of the Birling family. He attempts to make Sheila accept her share of the blame 'you're partly to blame'. The Inspector's speech on page 56 of the play clarifies for the audience and
Both Hindley and the Lintons treat him as an unwanted interloper and this obviously affects Heathcliff’s behaviour and attitudes within the novel. Subsequent to the death of Mr Earnshaw, Hindley is able to treat Heathcliff in any way he desires and therefore relegates him to the status of servant and seems to encourage others to do the same. Whilst Heathcliff wishes (if only temporarily) that he ‘”was dressed and behaved as well”’ as Edgar, he cannot avoid acting out his violent nature when Edgar is rude to him. Heathcliff seems to have learned some of his bad behaviour from Hindley whose ‘bad ways and bad companions formed a pretty example for Catherine and Heathcliff’ after the death of Frances. I believe that, whilst the treatment meted out to Heathcliff by these characters is obvious prejudice, it does not particularly affect him.
When over viewing the characteristics and experiences, at first, the audience should feel sympathy for Caliban. As he is the slave who is being treated badly and Prospero is the ‘mean’ and ‘evil’ master. But it is only when looked at closely one would not know who to feel sympathy towards. One reason why it’s hard to decide is the fact that both characters (Prospero and Caliban) can be viewed as being evil and bad, but also good. A thing that makes us feel sympathetic for Prospero is the fact that he was