Carmen Mejia RWS 200/Professor Copeland Rhetorical Analysis 25 September 2011 Project One: Rhetorical Analysis Many individuals believe that American life is purposefully programmed by their leaders to be simple and easy, in order to "deprive citizens from having to actually think for themselves and be independent" (154). John Taylor Gatto, an award-winning educator and ardent libertarian, is one of those individuals who argues that “we,” as in Americans, “are a nation of children” (155). Through his usage of rhetorical appeals such as ethos, pathos and logos, Gatto can construct an effective, thorough argument in his essay Against School. Gatto effectively uses personal anecdotes and ethical appeals in order to establish a general validity with his audience. He would also establish his own ethos by including his support for dignified persons that would validate his argument.
4, 193). Just as Roosevelt had given America hope for a better tomorrow, Johnson hoped to fulfill that dream with an even greater plan. The Great Society was based on the premise that people should be equal in all realms of society and that one day people would come to America “not only to live but to live the good life” (doc. 4, 194). Although the status of the country was far different for Johnson that it was for Roosevelt, the principles each of them based their national plans on were parallel.
It is no surprise that African-Americans are more passionate about racial equality. They feel that the federal government should make every effort to improve the social and economic position of their people. Anglo-Saxon Americans feel that they deserve the same social and political standing according to their race, background, or those qualities as stated in “all men are created equal.” Many feel that because of this Anglo-Saxons would favor the endorsement of the norm of equality and reject some of the steps that promote establishing it. Arguments to support these thoughts are segregation, reparations, and racial differences in aspirations for racial
“Nerds and Geeks” Popularity, being well known, and skipping school just to be a part of the “crowd” or the cool people. Though not everyone can be a part of that world, and that’s where the “geeks” and “nerds” come in. Their story and why we need them is exclaimed in Leonid Fridman’s piece, “America needs its nerds.” To make his point clear he uses satire, making it straight forward and humorous, also making it enjoyable for the reader. He uses an appealing set of word choice in his writings to keep the reader interested from the beginning to the end. Creating a relationship between the readers through pathos make Fridman piece a better read.
It’s cause they want to become something that shows pride and honor, an American. Along with the name come a number of different benefits such as freedom of speech to express your own opinion, freedom of religion and equality for all, including different sexes, races, religions and status. Being an American means much more than living in the United States. I am very proud of my privileges as an American because many other countries are not fortunate enough to have all these freedoms. Our freedoms are what set American’s apart from other countries.
This story appeals to the audiences emotions and this make his speech effective. The idea that an elderly man of a different race is willing to be part of the campaign not because of an issue that he is facing but because he is willing to join the campaign for someone else, but not only another person but another person of another race shows that there is hope for America to place differences aside and unify. It shows that no matter what race a person is, people are able to sympathize with one another and help support each other when needed. By using this heartwarming story Obama reached out to the readers and gave them hope of
I do also believe that it would be a gateway for law enforcement to be able to exploit people more often and pick on them because of something on their record. There are a lot of positive things that would come form the ID cards but I think that the cons out weigh the pros for me. So therefore I believe that for me William Safire made a better argument. In Safire’s essay, he explains to us that with
Conan asks Maria why he interpreters decide to help Americans. Marie answers that most of them do it not only for financial gain but also out of their loyalty to their country. They see the invasion of USA as a positive step for their country and are genuinely interested in helping rebuild it. Conan asks Tariq the same question and his reply is somehow interesting. He believed that Iraq would somewhat be a part of the USA and Americans would rebuild the entire infrastructure such that Iraqis would have the same basic services like good education, food and leisure.
Learning to accept the opinions of others as well as well as accepting the differences we have will help to foster the climate of acceptance. Learning and knowing that if The creator of heaven and earth wanted all of us to be the same than he would have made us all that way, then we will have a greater appreciate for the work of art he crafted to make us different. Having a lot more history days instead of certain months to learn about certain races should be a start. We need to learn and educate on all the variety of cultures we have then we can at least start the cycle to have a “post racial”
He could have avoided offending classmates by proofreading his post before posting. Proofreading is one way that you can use to make sure your writing is not going to offend people. If you need someone else to proofread it is ok because not everyone can proofread their writings in a nonobjective way. By proofreading you have the ability