He talks about how “this generation will save us all” in a very unconvincing last-ditch effort (30). This comes off very tasteless and reflects how terrible of a journalist he is. It would have been more respectable if Stein would have stood firm in his stance throughout the article rather than have an abrupt change of opinion at the end. Clearly, he is writing articles for the views and the buzz rather than producing work of actual
However, the scene, at its core, is offensive and certainly causes the reader to second guess whether this ‘joke’ is actually ‘funny.’ Another racial ‘joke’ occurs during a Dum Dum Donuts Intellectuals meeting where one of the characters, Foy Cheshire, is discussing removing the n-word from the classic Mark Twain novel “Huckleberry Finn”. The ‘joke’ begins with Foy describing how he unable to read the novel to his grandchildren because the n-word appears repeatedly. Thus, he decides to replace words like nigger and slave to more humane and positive titles such as “warrior” and “dark-skinned volunteer” (95). He alters other aspects
John Proctor begins in Act One as an egotistical man, more concerned about his own reputation than the lives of others around him. Nevertheless, by the end, his moral epiphany shows him in a new light which thus compel the audience to forgive him for all his imperfections. Proctors transformation in character and his journey to redemption in the audience’s eyes is what this essay will discus. In Act One, Proctor is a character that the audience immediately loathes and despises due to his arrogant way; self obsessed nature and hypocritical manner towards others. “Put it out of mind Abby, we never touched” is a perfect archetype of Proctors hypocritical manner.
What started as an essay to rouse new views on the issue of smoking swiftly lost all merit and became a means to assail the people in opposition of the author’s views. Brimelow makes a gallant effort to prove his major claim, or main idea (McFadden). He wants to get the audience to concur with him that smoking is not an altogether unhealthy habit (Brimelow 141). However, mistakes in his essay begin with his major claim statement. When Brimelow writes that “smoking might be, in some ways, good for you” (141), he already puts doubts in the minds of the audience.
In the essay “Everything Now” Signs of Life in the USA: Readings on Popular Culture for Writers, author Steve McKevitt blames our unhappiness on having everything we need and want, given to us now. While his writing is compelling, he changes his main point as his conclusion doesn’t match his introduction. He uses “want versus need” (145) as a main point, but doesn’t agree what needs or wants are, and uses a psychological theory that is criticized for being simplistic and incomplete. McKevitt’s use of humor later in the essay doesn’t fit with the subject of the article and comes across almost satirical. Ultimately, this essay is ineffective because the author’s main point is inconsistent and poorly conveyed.
She claims that the reason that she does not want Torvald to fire Krogstad is that "this fellow writes in the most scurrilous newspapers...he can do [Torvald] an unspeakable amount of harm"(Ibsen 519). Nora hides the truth and replaces it with lies. Torvald does not know that if he fires Krogstad that the consequences will affect his whole family. Nora could have told him, but instead she decided to hide the truth from her husband. She also hides her own strength.
The purpose of the brochure public service announcement is to persuade readers to understand that the faculty of colleges, Dartmouth in particular, are ignorant to the intense hazing going on in the fraternities. The use of rhetorical questioning is used to make readers question if the administrations is taking necessary action to stop the hazing. The impact of morality in the brochure helps to determine the impact of making the right choices as apposed to the wrong ones. An allegory is evident to display the consequences of avoiding any kind of punishment towards the hazing. The appeal to the authority of the fraternities is questioned by the lack of any kind of enforcement on the hazing from the schools administration.
Describing the culture war as a myth caused by lack of information, misrepresentation of facts by activists, and selective media coverage. He suggests that Americans are essentially bystanders avoiding the cross fire between the left and right wing activists. Furthermore, he contrasts that it is the American choices that are polarized due to politicians, thus creating the appearance of a politically polarized society. Finally, he concludes the first chapter by outlining his argument in the following chapters. Fiorina does an exceptional job hooking the reader with his first chapter, the quotes and various examples of how America is portrayed as polarized are effective in swaying the audience to agree and then he shocks the reader by debunking all previous statements with his personal beliefs and outline for how he plans to prove his argument.
Logic is necessary in any kind of argument. With out it the reader will only become confused and weary of any further reading of the authors. Captain Ed excellently points out that, “MMA and the rest of the lunatics seem to have overlooked one thing: The Point is a commentary, an editorial that does not pretend to be news reporting. Sinclair advertises it as such. In effect, MMA seeks to condemn Sinclair for doing exactly what newspapers and broadcast stations have done for decades -- editorialize as owners see fit” (Captains 1).
He spends all of his efforts disproving Foucault’s light emphasis in panopticism but cannot provide a supplement. It adds more complexity and confusion to one’s understanding of panopticism, not only in modern society, but in its original state. He makes valid points and challenges the approval of visibility’s affect as Foucault had intended. It inclines any reader to reassess Foucault’s theory from a new perspective, be it historical or modern. Despite its common reference, there may be a better yet disciplinary system waiting to be revealed.