In the process, they could hold back a number of potential rebellions and create a consensus of popular support for the rule of a new, privileged leadership.When we look at the American Revolution this way, it was a work of genius, and the Founding Fathers deserve the awed tribute they have received over the centuries. They created the most effective system of national control devised in modern times, and showed future generations of leaders the advantages of combining paternalism with command. 2. According to Zinn, how did the creation of the United States benefit the upper class? They created a world where a few families owned most of the wealth.
In Act III Scene II of Julius Caesar, Shakespeare composes essentially a war in rhetoric between the characters of Brutus and Mark Antony. Although for different purposes, both speeches given by Brutus and Mark Antony, pertaining to Caesar’s murder, contain poignant and skilled rhetoric in order to win over the citizens of Rome. Brutus bases his speech upon the appeal of ethos, being straight forward and honest with his audience, defending his ethical foundation. On the other hand, Antony’s speech is based upon the appeal of pathos and logos, delivering strong emotional and logical examples to support his argument, as well as dramatic effects with his use of striking pauses and props. Both orators use many combinations of rhetorical devices from Isocolon and Chiasmus to logical fallacies such as Ad Hominem, in order to influence the citizens of Rome into agreeing with their opinion of Caesar’s death.
They were intended to persuade his critics and reassure his supporters that he was doing all that was possible to protect the Republic. Publishing summaries of his campaigns was one of the best ways to record his successes, which were numerous, so that literate and wealthy citizens could hear of his accomplishments. His rhetorical audience would be all Roman citizens. However, the ones who would learn of his actions first would obviously be the Senate, considering it was the ruling body
Due to Henry being popular parliament were willing to help finance his invasion. He proved himself a worthy King from the very beginning by personally sening letters asking for help from religious communities and individuals asking for help with his plans. This shows from an early stage that Henry doesn't hold back. His organisation skills from the very early stages led him to being so successful in France as a whole as if he had just jumped straight in with trying to take over France at once, he wouldn't have stood a chance or gained credibility from his men and the French men. Gaining cedibility and respect was very important to Henry.
Historical context pertains to logos, which appeal to the reader’s common sense and beliefs. This tool is important because it brings the reader to feel confident that English has been, and will continue to be, spread across the world. The author states specific examples in history that have promoted language growth and links them to the same factors pertaining to English. Crystal makes his point that "A language has traditionally become an international language for one chief reason: the power of its people- especially their political and military power." (355).
Mark Twain was and still is a literary idol for writers to always look up to, and the way he wrote he even became a political figure in America. To change his work without his permission, legal or not, is morally and ethically inappropriate. Carol Lucas said, “I think that if one is to edit Twain and omit what one might think is unacceptable, then one has to start in Shakespeare, the Roman and Greek comedies, most French and British comedies of the 18th and 19th centuries, and so on. Might as well rewrite all of history” (). Through this quote one can easily see how editing Twain’s masterpiece would be a queue for editors around the world to go and edit every inappropriate word of a dead writer’s work.
Luther was confident and passionate about what he believed. His talent for writing allowed him to become known throughout Europe. Luther stood out because he was willing to stand up to the Pope, in a time when no one else wanted too. Luther realized the faulty road in which the Church was heading down, and tried to speak up and change it. Martin Luther
Hitler only escaped this by turning traitor, in order to convince them that he was in fact on their side, he offered to identify any real Socialists. He was a great help in this field, and soon rose to be a political officer, whose main job was to teach politics to the soldiers. He now had an interested audience that would actually listen to his political rants. They began to use him as a spy, and once while listening in on a meeting, and someone made a point he disagreed with, he promptly stood up and began a very passionate speech on the matter. The leader of the meeting, a man named Anton Drexler, was extremely impressed by Hitler’s talent for public speech.
Considering the research that was conducted, as well as Colvin’s own observations, he has come to the conclusion that greatness is available to everyone. He states that “Scientific experts are producing remarkably consistent findings across a wide array of fields” which is what leads him to believe that the research being done is accurate, proving his philosophy to be true. He also makes examples of people who are very elite in their field of expertise, such as Warren Buffet, the world’s premier investor, and explains that the reason for his success may be better associated with the hours he spends studying financial statements of potential investment targets, rather than a natural ability to succeed as a CEO, despite the fact that Buffet strongly believes that his success is due to an ability that he was simply born with. In the article Colvin also states that a critical factor in becoming great in nearly any field would be deliberate practice. But what is deliberate practice?
The goals of a rational man were considered to be knowledge, freedom and happiness. For example, Denis Diderot and d’Alembert worked together to create the first ever encyclopedia where they focused on mathematics, mechanics, physics, and philosophy. In France, Enlightenment was based on salons where famous philosophes would discuss their new ideas. These ideas were then spread across Europe, notably England and Germany. The Enlightenment period influenced the American Revolution by giving the colonists an opportunity to decide to break away from the British rule.