Also, the use of visual and auditory imagery allows the reader to depict vividly the surrounds of the slave times and the seriousness of the struggles they are faced with. The sound is shown in the phrase “voice high-sounding o’er the storm” and the visuals are shown in the line “Saw, salient, at the cross of devious ways”. The poet concludes with the use of pathetic fallacy in the phrase “lonely dark”. This is used to evict emotion onto the reader with the depiction of the state of loneliness. Overall, Dunbar makes clear the message, as well as fulfils the purpose of this poem for readers of all
He was loyal to Ann too. One way Samuel proved his loyalty was being loyal to Ann. Samuel lied to Ann so he thought of a way to pay her back. "I owe my life to her" (216). Samuel said this because he took Ann's baby without Ann knowing so he decided to "punish" himself in a way Ann would feel pleased.
Tom Robinson is a black man who is accused of raping Mayella Ewell. In Maycomb County, there is still serious racism going on and Blacks have not been treated right. However, Atticus still decides to take the case and defend Tom Robinson even though he knows that town’s people would insult him and his children. Although Atticus tried his best to prove Tom is innocent and he actually proves it, he still loses the trial. Despite the truth that he lost, Maycomb makes a “baby-step”( p.289).
Atticus Finch's actions in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee show that to truly know a person's convictions we must observe his or her actions. Atticus, a small-town lawyer in a racist, white, southern town was charged with defending Tom Robinson, a black man accused or raping a white woman. Before he took this talk Atticus spoke like a person who believed in fairness and equality. After taking on this task, despite ridicule from the people in his town, it was obvious he believed in the ideals of which he spoke. Another example, which further demonstrates that a person's true feelings can only be discerned by his or her actions, is Arthur Dimsdale's behavior in The Scarlet Letter.
In the same way, Michael doesn’t want to talk to Lincoln because he knows that they are completely different people and there is no point of meeting. Even though brothers, Michael respects Lincoln’s privacy and understands that Lincoln appreciates that. Thirdly, they are similar that they put their lives on risk for what they believe in. Atticus, for example, is known as the righteous lawyer that does his best to defend a black person. Because of the racism during that period of time, there is a great possibility that he will get killed.
“But even if the church does not come to the aid of justice, I have no despair about the future.” King kind of challenged the church; with or without them, African Americans will continue to strive. “If the inexpressible cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now face will surely fail.” This is also an example of pathos because it evoked sympathy from the readers. Another appeal to be mentioned is the ethical appeal. “I have no fear about the outcome of our struggle in Birmingham, even if our motives at present are misunderstood.” Martin Luther King is saying that he knows the outcome will be good. The question comes to mind, “What gives him credibility?” Him saying, “I have no fear…” shows his compassion for this issue.
He sought to give advice as a peer rather than a parent, which shows his devotion to his son because he is not acting like the dominant father he very clearly is. Chesterfield uses his style of diction mainly for the purpose of showing dominance. He constantly belittles his son and shows his supremacy. The different types of diction used throughout the letter all show in some way the virtues that Lord Chesterfield is imposing on his
Scout tried to resist her father but since Atticus was a well-respected man to both his peers and families, Scout followed his orders. “You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anyone says to you, don’t let ‘em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change…it’s a good one, even if it does resist learning.” (76) A good father would teach his
The fact that she has been influenced means that other individuals believe not possible for a black person to share the same manners and values as them (black people’s manners and values were not as worthy as white people’s in Maycomb at the time). Today, racism still very much exists, but less people believe that colored men are not respectable. Lynch mobs and segregation rarely occur anymore, and To Kill a Mockingbird makes the readers want to bring cultural inequality to an end, because it really illustrates that somebody’s culture or somebody’s skin color does not have anything to do with how respectable they are as a
Second, she is practicing a minor deception with her father. This shows her losing her innocence, and learning that being truthful and straightforward isn't always the best route. Another event that leads to maturing is when Jem receives a rifle from his father. Jem is a typical boy, he will not back down from dares, and fantasizes about playing