Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain’s Character And The Power Of Persuasion

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Effective rhetoric is achieved by evaluating the impact of various aspects within an argument. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain’s ability to persuade depended on his understanding of his audience, subject, speaker and purpose. His purpose in arguing was to convince mutineers of Second Regiment of Maine of the benefits of extended enlistment. The Civil War, he argued, was about preserving the freedom of Americans and not about abolishing slavery. Chamberlain knew that deployment contracts was a controversial topic, so he included his own opinions and feelings into his speech. His rhetoric was successful because of these factors.

To be successful, all persuasion techniques must make the listener feel connected to the speaker. Chamberlain used comfort, or cognitive easy, to soften audiences. Cognitive ease involves a tactic related to the ethos of consoling and countering unsatisfaction. The audience is encouraged to feel empowered and in a good mood by keeping the presentation simple. Chamberlain took a friendly, relaxed tone when he spoke with the Regiment Speaker to help establish trust. Chamberlain spoke in the same pleasant, light-hearted manner he used when speaking to rebellious college students who came with grievances and hadn’t yet realized that a gentle answer can turn away anger. Chamberlain realized that mutineers distrusted him and he redirected their anger in a way to make them want to fight along with him. Chamberlain’s speech was simple and straightforward. Chamberlain supported the mutineers as he believed that empowering these men would encourage them to fight. He used comfort to gain the Regiment’s men’s respect and trust.

It is essential that the speaker creates a connection with the audience in order to make an effective argument. Chamberlain’s speech in The Killer Angels aimed to invoke patriotism to establish a commonality between him and his mutineers. Commonplace is a public opinion that a speaker uses to convince an audience of their goals. Patriotism is one of the most powerful emotions and ethos related tactics to persuade the audience. Chamberlain uses the phrase “This is open ground” to describe the vitality of Union and the connection between it and freedom. From here all the way to Pacific Ocean. It’s not necessary to bow… Here you can do something…It’s a belief that we are all valuable” (p.30). He made a connection between the regiments, saying, “What’s important is that we fight together” (30). He effectively explained that both regiments shared a common goal, the preservation or the Union. After the men realized this, they joined Chamberlain’s men.

When it comes to certain forms of persuasive speech, showing weakness or doubt can be detrimental. Chamberlain is a master at using rhetorical doubt. Dubitatio means to project uncertainty as to how a speech should begin or progress. This lowers audience expectations and allows the speaker later to surprise them by presenting facts. This tactic is used to evoke sympathy and pity. Chamberlain begins his speech by explaining the effects of war on his regiment. He says, “There was a thousand us back then.” “There are only 300 of us today” (p.29). The fact that he acknowledged the rapid decline of his troops revealed doubts about his abilities and his involvement in the war. In this excerpt it also says “He spoke extremely slowly, staring into the ground”(p.29). Dubitatio emphasizes the creation of an illusion. By avoiding eyecontact, he conveys to his audience his doubts regarding his rhetorical skill. Chamberlain tried to win over the Regiment’s members by provoking sympathy, thus allowing them to be open to his argument. Chamberlain’s strategy was to create sympathy among the Regiment members, so that they would be more receptive to his argument. The audience was able to see him in a humbler light and more open-minded, which made them more receptive to his argument.

Rhetoricians are always concerned with how they can deal with an unwilling audience. In the excerpt, the mutineers resented being required to remain in war when others from their Regiment could return home. The illusion of a speaker being forced to accept a particular conclusion is called reluctance. It’s a form of ethos in that it tells the listener the speaker is convinced by their beliefs but forced to come to a conclusion different due to logic. Chamberlain’s tactic is to use this to convince an audience of Chamberlain’s reluctance to obey orders. The excerpt states, “I’ve received orders to take you with me, and I’m doing it…The Reb army is waiting up ahead for us, and now is not the time to argue like this” (p.29). Chamberlain’s reluctance was used to convince audiences that he agreed with their opinions but had to force his audience to go to war, regardless of the men’s wishes. Chamberlain understood that by associating with the cause, he would be able to get them more receptive.

The Main Problems Arising In 21st-century Society In The Movie Sing Street

This film tells the story of Conor, a teenager schoolboy, and Raphina who are lost and alone in a land that offers nothing. Conor was born into a family in turmoil and sent to Christian Brother’s school on Synge street, where he became a victim of bullying in the rough school. He tried to get this girl’s number one day, but lied to her about being in a band. A quest was started to find other people for the band “Sing Street”. Conor was influenced by his big brother Conor, who had a strong influence on popular music. He and his boys decided to make Raphina themed music videos with the intention of impressing Raphina. As time goes on, they become more and more influenced by the song. They also discover their true selves. The band’s first performance is met with a warm reception. Conor, Raphina and their family took a huge leap of confidence to pursue their dreams.

The character in this film was intriguing to me because it reflected a problem that exists in society, where students do not archive their dreams they have always desired. Many Singaporeans, myself included, are so concerned about achieving success in the future that they have forgotten their true dreams. Ann Lawlor, Conor’s older sister, is a perfect example. He has a sister who loves to draw and paint but stopped doing so because she went to school for law to ensure a brighter future. Like her, many of us are afraid that we will not have a job in the future. So, instead, we focus on our athletic and artistic dreams. Students’ “dreams” are now to get a good paying job. Students with more artistic and sporting dreams are not supported by their school or government in developing their talents. They end up changing their dreams to “dream jobs”, which makes them unhappy. Singapore is growing rapidly and prices are increasing. Future generations risk their livelihoods to pursue their dreams, whether they be artistic or athletic. Conor Raphina is one of those people that risked it all to follow their dreams. Although they didn’t earn much, they were happy and knew they would make it. They do it to be able to live their lives doing what they love. The characters can reflect the social problems.

The film has a theme that is often shown: risk. The risk to me is taking actions that may lead to failure but also to happiness, success, or a new opportunity. Conor’s choice to start a new band is a big risk, and he is taking it blindfolded. Conor is rewarded for taking this risk, he makes new friends and becomes happier. Because the best things are always behind the fear. Conor’s little decisions revolve around this theme.

I can relate to the film in that it shows me how to be confident in my life and not stay in a bubble. Conor’s risk was to face the bully. He could have been beaten, or asked Raphina for her number. How I feel about taking up a challenge, even when it is uncomfortable for me, can reflect this. As an example, I cheered for Engine School and helped the newbie in the regatta. I also overcame my fear, and like Conor won a medal at the regatta. This inspires me to live every moment to its fullest. I want to be as confident and bold in my decisions and opportunities, like Conor. The movie is a part of my life, so I find it relatable.

It is no accident that the director chose to have a big bro in his movie. The director’s intention to have a big bro in the movie is not unintentional. In the film, having a brother or sister is viewed differently. They want to make sure you’re happy. However, parents are more concerned with making you the best possible person. The director did not think of this intention during the film. I was reminded of how people today tend to overlook their siblings, which makes me appreciate my siblings more and cherish them. They just want you to be happy regardless of what you are doing or what’s happening in your lives. The director places this character as an unconventional figure that will guide and make you happy.

This mis-en scene is used often to give the director a feeling. The director can use this to get a certain vibe for the scene. In the scene where Conor goes to school at 3.40, the music that is not diegetic is loud, fast-paced, and chaotic. This is implied by the students who are very disobedient and mischievous. The music has a rock-and-roll sound to it, giving the audience a rebellious feel. The students’ shouting and head-butting set the tone for the school. They also show how bad the school’s reputation is with the kids fighting and smoking. The constant comments yelled, the rat thrown his way and the clean costume that he was wearing while everyone else’s costumes were a mess suggest that this student is an outcast. This scene can give the impression of being a “good kid” among rebellious children. His character’s body language, and his behavior in school, shows that he feels vulnerable and scared. Music can be used to alter the atmosphere according to what the director desires. For this reason, I believe sound is most important.

My opinion is that “Sing Street” could be a reference to the problem of Singaporean society in the 21st century, even though it was filmed during the 80s. The movie has helped me realize the true value of living a happy life and pursuing my dreams. The movie has inspired me to be more determined in pursuing my dreams and goals, even when it requires sacrifices because you can’t do anything half way.

The Analysis Of The Novel “Storming Heaven” By Denise Giardina

Storming Heaven (Denise Giardina) is an historical novel that is set in Annadel West Virginia. It’s a coal-dependent town, but also highlights the events before the Battle of Blair Mountain. Storming Heaven is a historical novel that takes place in Annadel, West Virginia. It’s a town that relies on coal to make a living. The book also outlines the events leading up to the Battle of Blair Mountain. Storming Heaven accurately portrays the struggles of rural Appalachians to feed themselves, their families, and the company that took over. This is done through the eyes of four people, the mayor, the labor activist and the nurse.

CJ Marcum’s grandmother is murdered by railroad agent CJ Marcum after he fails to comply with their demands. Marcum’s grandfather is allegedly convinced that he signed for the property by the sheriff. Marcum does not believe this. Marcum and his family were forced to leave the property even though Marcum knew that his grandfather could not have signed his name. Carrie Bishop, whose family runs Homeplace Farm, is lucky that the coal companies have not destroyed their property or forced them off their land. As the company settles, it begins hiring more people and building camps to house their workers.

Rondal Lloyd describes the harsh conditions of work and poverty that coal camp residents face. The coal camp workers have a constant debt, due to paying for their board. In addition, the prices in the company shops, where the workers must purchase goods, are overinflated. Meanwhile, workers are being forced to work hard and long hours. In addition, the camp itself is always covered in coal dust. Lloyd, realizing that workers are being treated badly, joins the labor union, and risks even worse treatment. Marcum is elected mayor of Annadel. He tries his best to defend the rights and dignity of those who work in the mines.

The reader will later meet Rose Angelelli. She is an immigrant from Sicily who has lost four sons in coal mining. As coal mining conditions continue to deteriorate, workers are forced to join unions. The company uses violence to intimidate, torture and murder workers who are simply trying to defend their rights. Workers are even more determined to fight back against the cruel coal companies. Battle of Blair Mountain is fought as the violence intensifies.

Even though the workers had to endure suffering that was unimaginable, they lost. The precedent set for future labor union strikes in America was established. Storming Heaven showed the true sufferings of Appalachians, as well as the perseverance of those who worked hard and were punished with debts and torture. A wonderful novel that tells the story of the unions that have fought for workers’ rights and their journey.

Analysis Of Heathcliff As A Sympathetic Character In Wuthering Heights

Heathcliff appears to have many “fiendish” traits, which are in keeping with his role as a ‘Byronic heroine’ from Wuthering Heights. This character is dark and rebellious. Heathcliff presents a different persona. Heathcliff does not have the romantic appeal of Byronic heroes. Heathcliff, with his childhood abuse, his loneliness, and the psychological deterioration he experienced after Cathy’s death, is a remarkably sympathetic figure.

Bronte portrays Heathcliff as having a rough childhood, with a lot of abuse. This makes us sympathetic to him because he’s so vulnerable. Heathcliff, who is already orphaned by the time we read this book, appeals to Gothic themes. Heathcliff is objectified by “it”, making him a disposable item for Mrs Earnshaw. He can be “thrown” away like rubbish. Heathcliff suffers physical abuse to illustrate the mistreatment he has received. But despite this, he does not show retaliation. He simply tolerates the violence. Heathcliff’s childhood was filled with physical and emotional torment. Some may say that Heathcliff is a fiend even though he has suffered such abuse. Heathcliff uses his position as a victim to manipulate Hindley. He tells Hindley that if he doesn’t give him the horse, he will “tell [Hindley’s] father about the three thrashings he has given [him] in the last week.” Heathcliff may have been deemed a fiend by some for his devious response. Heathcliff may not be the one to blame for the behavior. He is just reacting. Heathcliff cannot defend himself because he does not belong to Earnshaw’s family. Heathcliff’s only description is that he’s a “dirty child, with black-haired.”

Heathcliff’s loneliness begins as a child, but carries on into adulthood. The reader is compelled to feel sympathy for Heathcliff. Heathcliff begins to feel isolated intellectually when Hindley refuses him an education. Hindley’s “Begone!” screams later intensify this feeling of denial, which leads to Heathcliff becoming physically isolated. At the party, you vagabond!” Heathcliff is isolated because he never feels at home in the Earnshaw household. Heathcliff’s isolation is further cemented by the “rough remedy” he receives away from others. This euphemism shows how Heathcliff’s suffering is hidden from his family so they can not describe what is happening. A similar event shows how the others are not willing to accept Heathcliff’s brutality, and instead ignore him and isolate. Heathcliff’s violent experiences might not seem as dramatic to Victorian readers because violent tyrants in Victorian families were not unusual. Healthcliff’s readers may have been less sympathetic to him because of this. Heathcliff suffers from violence and is isolated, but this is not without reason. Most readers will sympathize with him.

The scene that leads up to Cathy’s impending death is a major part of Heathcliff’s novel and plays a significant role in evoking empathy for Heathcliff. This scene is awash with Gothic macabre imagery, particularly when Cathy blames Heathcliff for her death and tells him to “writh[e] in the tortures of hell …””, bringing images of eternal damnation and fire. Hell is a place that represents spiritual suffering and the pernicious effect of Cathy predicting her lover’s death. Cathy’s accusation: “You killed me!” evokes further sympathy. Heathcliff has benefited from this …”, blaming Heathcliff as the “murderer” of Cathy, even though he knows that it’s not true. Cathy’s questions, such as “Will You Be Happy When I Am In The Earth?” further illustrate the disparity. She holds Heathcliff responsible for her destiny. Heathcliff’s response to Cathy yelling “You deserve it” might be interpreted by some as fiendish. The audience is unable to feel sympathy for Heathcliff because of this statement. Most would say that Heathcliff’s outburst is a result of his self-defense or circumstances. Heathcliff is not trying to humiliate Cathy by lowering himself to her level.

Heathcliff is ultimately the most sympathetic character in the novel, due to his unjust circumstances that leave him heartbroken and isolated. He is a Byronic Hero with a flaw that makes him a flawed character: his temper. Heathcliff has a fiendish nature because of his treatment by other characters. To say he’s “far from evil” would be to ignore how he treats characters like Isabella and Hindley. Heathcliff’s behavior is viewed as both evil and sympathetic.

The Morality Vs Power In Oroonoko: The Royal Slave

Throughout history, humans have grappled with the issues of power and morality. They recognize that it is more complex than deciding what is good or evil. Oroonoko the Royal Slave is a narrative by Aphra behn that focuses on those in control and those under their authority. The reader can decipher the motivations of the Europeans who continue slavery, regardless how horrific it may be. Oroonoko, as a royal servant, has a contradictory position that creates a conflict between oppressors and oppressed. Oroonoko suffers from the tension created by the Europeans and their complex social structure. The struggle to balance power and ethics is particularly evident in Trefry’s and Aphra’s lives.

Trefry’s treatment of Oroonoko is a delicate balance. Trefry is impressed by Oroonoko’s intelligence. He befriends him and shows him “all the civilities that a man of such great character deserves” (2157). Trefry ignores Oroonoko’s different skin color, focusing instead on the character of Oroonoko. This allows Trefry to learn about Oroonoko’s plights. Trefry’s dominance is put aside to equalize Oroonoko and not alienate him. In his desperate desire to help Oroonoko he promises to reunite Oroonoko to his family. Trefry’s promise to Oroonoko is not something he can keep without serious consequences. Although Trefry makes friends with Oroonoko very quickly, he will never let go of his dominant position. Trefry gives Oroonoko a new name, a common practice with slaves. In this way, Oroonoko proves his royal status is not enough to save him. Trefry’s renaming Oroonoko Caesar not only strips Oroonoko of the royal name he has, but also takes away his personal identity. Caesar’s name also foreshadows Trefry’s ultimate betrayal. Trefry is torn in two by his indecision: One part of him believes Oroonoko should be free, while the other part reminds him of his loyalty to the system that holds Oroonoko hostage. Oroonoko gets tired of Trefry not fulfilling his promise to free her. Oroonoko’s frustration at Trefry’s failure to keep his word leads her to rebel, be tortured and die. Trefry can’t intervene when Oroonoko begins to fall apart (2178). Trefry cannot intervene because of the rigid socioeconomic structures of his culture. Even though he is aware that Oroonoko deserves to be freed, he simply can’t do it. Trefry is unable to free Oroonoko, because he must arbitrate between slaves who deserve freedom and those who should stay in captivity. Trefry is forced to sacrifice Oroonoko’s relationship in order to keep order in the complex system of his society. Trefry must sacrifice his relationship with Oroonoko in order to maintain order within his complex social system.

Aphra is a woman of high class who portrays a precarious and difficult role. Behn notices Oroonoko immediately because of his intellect and regal look. Behn writes that the most illustrious courts would not have produced an even braver man. This is because Oroonoko was a great example of both courage and intelligence. Behn does not always humanize Oroonoko, but she is more than willing to do so. Behn describes Oroonoko with a sparkling personality and his intelligence. This is in contrast to the demeaning and dismissal of Oroonoko based solely on his color. Behn recognizes Oroonoko’s uniqueness, but still tries to dominate him by forcing her ideals onto him. Behn will tell Oroonoko Christian myths to impose her Western culture. Behn tells Oroonoko Imoinda’s stories when Oroonoko won’t listen to Behn. Behn is only willing to follow Oroonoko in a certain way, but relays Oroonoko’s views to Imoinda. Imoinda has less power than Behn and therefore cannot refuse Behn. Behn accepts Oroonoko, but she doesn’t fully embrace his beliefs and ideals. Behn can’t help Oroonoko as he faces a grave threat and doesn’t know if he will be freed. This isn’t because she’s unwilling, but rather because she isn’t able to change his destiny. Behn, despite being a woman and a member of ‘the race,’ does not have the power to change Oroonoko’s fate. Aphra behn uses her ability to write in order to keep Oroonoko’s narrative alive since she cannot save Oroonoko’s death. Behn uses her ability to relate to the oppressed while also understanding the oppressor to help Oroonoko understand his inability to fight against injustice.

Oroonoko the Royal slave reveals how those in power acknowledge slavery’s moral flaws, but choose to ignore them and accept the system. Power can corrupt anyone, even innocents, and cause them to become passive bystanders. Trefry Behn strive to achieve a balanced society that balances freedom with restraint. The inability of justice to triumph over power shows that European society has serious flaws. Oroonoko is a man who accepts his death in order to live up to the ideals he holds. It is not as they appear. They may be puppets, slaves of an unjust system.

Female Stereotypes And Their Role In The Wife Of Bath

The Wife of Bath’s Prologue (Chaucer 673-683) deconstructs the misogynist rhetoric in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. Valerie, Theofraste and Against Jovinian all instruct husbands in how to deal with their wives duplicity. Janekin, her fifth husband and the clerk of Bath, had these sexist works “bound in oo volumes” so that he could refer to them easily (Chaucer 687). Janekin “reded away” at night from these misogynist books, which portrayed wives and husbands alike as shameful manipulators. Janekin’s condescension frustrated the Wife, but it wasn’t because she disagreed. In fact, as she demonstrates in her prologue, Wife Bath views women’s inherent sensuality and guile as positive qualities that wives can use to control their husbands. The Wife of Bath accepts that women can be scheming or erotic just like her husband. However, she interprets these facts in an opposite way. She is dangerous to men, like Janekin, because she interprets stereotypes in a way that is contrary to the reality.

The Wife appeals first to the supposed sexism amongst her fellow Pilgrims, which is a largely male group. The Wife of Bath believes that the men in her company hold similar opinions to those held by her fifth husband. As a result, in the “The Wife of Bath’s Prologue”, (Chaucer 1-8), she acknowledges “experience, even though noon auctoritee”, which is a blatant admission of her lack of schooling (1). Despite the fact that she initially minimizes her competence, the Wife’s subsequent critical analysis demonstrates her intelligence. She demonstrates a vast knowledge of Christian discourse, misogynist writings of her era, and Roman mythology. Her allusions include references to King Solomon’s Marriages, Argus’s One Hundred Eyes (35, 364). In the way she applies these allusions, it is evident that she has a sharp analytical mind. She uses Biblical and classical teachings for support in her interpretations of women’s superiority over men. The Wife’s concession in the overall prologue is seen as a way to preemptively acknowledge a bias, which she then proceeds to eliminate. Her unassuming intro draws her listeners in to her prologue so that she can later relay her more risky beliefs. This subtle manipulation is used in the context in which the prologue ends to show how the Wife uses deception and lies in her misogynist society.

The Wife’s description of women’s natural craftiness is a reference to the fact that deceitfulness is a necessity for wives in order to control their men and enjoy their husbands stupidity. The idea that women can take the lead role in their marriage by deceiving their husbands is contrary to Janekin’s philosophy. The Wife Of Bath, however, believes that women’s “deceit, weeping and spinning” are a gift from God. The Wife of Bath’s hysteria about women is both a confirmation of stereotypes, as well as redefining them. She explains how, to prove her point, she “hadde…many…a mirthe” as she spied on her first three wealthy, older husbands while they were engaging in extramarital relationships (405). Her ability to laugh at her husband’s infidelity shows her independence. In contrast to ignoring or running away from her husband’s sins, the Wife in Bath chose to entertain herself with “continual murmurs or grunchings” regarding his infidelity. Although the Wife’s victory might seem insignificant, it is the symbolism behind her rebellion that marks her success, not the size of the reward. She used her cleverness to invert the power dynamics of her marriages. The company is able to understand the deeper meaning of her petulance by gaining insight into the Wife of Bath’s machinations. The Wife Of Bath explains her actions to show how women can exploit men in subtle ways.

This example leads to the Wife’s endorsement that sex can be used as a bargaining tool for marriage (Chaucer, 415-423). In this example, she punished her man further by refusing to have sex with him. She refused her husband’s advances until he had “hadde made his raunson,” at which point she allowed him to do “his nicetee.” (417-8) In exchange for her husband’s money, the Wife performed sexual favors. She exploited her husbands’ weak positions to gain her own advantage, a clear display of power. Further, she calls sex “nicetee”, a meaningless act, which indicates her lack of interest or even resentment in marital romance (418). She continues by explaining to the company how “all is meant to be solde” in relation to women. (420). Here, The Wife of Bath uses the rhetoric that depicts women as being opportunists to argue for men to understand this and accept it in order to satisfy their sexual desires. The women are in control of the sexual situation because men can’t fulfill their needs without them. She tells them that she will commit “all his desire” and “a feinted appetite”, in order to “win” a man. This proposal is both belittling and enticing to men. She can hide her true feelings by pretending to be interested in a man. The ambiguity of her guarantee makes him vulnerable to her and gives him power. Her guarantee is erotic, which creates a conflict for men – married or celibate. Accepting the Wife’s proposal requires men to acknowledge women’s power. The Wife of Bath’s ultimatum shows her cleverness yet again. She has used her deception to manipulate the company and make them consider her claims.

The Wife’s abuse relationships are evident throughout her entire prologue. They undermine her argument. Her indifference towards the physical abuse that she endured from her fourth, fifth and sixth husbands seems to undermine her assertions of female superiority (Chaucer 674). The Wife’s bravery is evident in the circumstances that led to Janekin’s beating and the aftermath (794-804). The Wife of Bath, as mentioned above, hated it when Janekin would read his “volume” of antifeminist texts. He hit her on the forehead, which caused her to fall. As she recounts her story, the Wife tells us that Janekin “was shocked” when she “lay like [she] was doing it” (801-2). After a harsh reprimand, the Wife in Bath used Janekin’s guilt to convince her husband that he should burn his misogynist novel. Here is a final demonstration of the Wife’s manipulative powers. Janekin’s assault left her deaf. But she refused not to be the victim. Instead, she took advantage of his misdeeds to get her prerogative – the destruction Janekin’s sexist text.

By the time she finishes her prologue The Wife in Bath has managed to undermine her fifth spouse’s gender politics with her cunning disposition. Her narration is enthralling and includes anecdotes of her marriages. Together, these facets redefine stereotypes of women as traits that God gave them to dominate men. In her development of her arguments, the Wife de Bath reveals her female identity to her fellow travelers, causing uncertainty and doubt which the pardoner expresses (Chaucer, 169-174). After reading the Wife Bath’s description of woman, the pardoner becomes unsure if it is worth marrying for fear of losing his control over his own body to his wife (172-4). The fact his interlude is early in the “Wife of Bath Prologue”, proves that The Wife of Bath effectively articulates her nonconformist beliefs. Her sexism is broken before she can even get to the core of her argument. She provokes these emotions in her listeners, forcing them to rethink preconceptions. This is done before she begins her fictional story. She uses the sexuality and deception of misogynist literature to create a powerful female identity.

Works Cited

Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Norton Anthology of English Literature. Ed. Stephen Greenblatt. 9th ed. Vol. A. W. W. Norton published a work in New York in 2012. 282-310. Print.

Greenblatt, Stephen, ed. The Norton Anthology of English Literature is a comprehensive collection of classic and contemporary writing from the British Isles. 9th ed. Vol. A. W.W. Norton published a book in 2012 in New York. Print.

The Description Of The Book “The Price Of Salt” By Patricia Highsmith

Human relationships are very important in our daily lives. They help us to learn and grow. Highsmith captures the complexity of relationships in The Price of Salt. Jealousy, lust, love, anger etc. Humans are prone to lust, love, anger etc.

Therese Belivet is introduced as a nineteen-year-old girl who sells dolls in a department shop. After her father’s death, her mother abandoned Therese. She had a toxic relationship with her mum and felt she was not loved by her. Resentment was easy because she was reminded of the old women in her life, such as Mrs. Ruby Robichek. She was then dating Richard, a guy she didn’t like and who also made her uncomfortable. Even though her life was filled with many people, she felt lonely.

Therese was observing a woman during the Christmas season. She noticed that “she had a tall, fair figure, and her fur coat, which she wore open, looked graceful.” …. Her eyes were grey and colourless but as dominant as fire or light. Therese became infatuated. Carol had a difficult divorce. She felt that Harge didn’t love Carol. In Carol’s time, women married naturally. Carol’s lesbian past began to be exposed and tensions started to grow between her and the husband. The situation was further complicated when Carol’s daughter came into the picture and she fought for custody. Carol felt that Harge and his family disliked her. Carol felt like he controlled her, which made her lonely. After receiving a card from Therese for Christmas, Carol agreed to go meet her. Therese grew to love Carol as they continued meeting. Richard became more distant. She grows resentful of his careless lifestyle and attitude. She was only with him because of the pressure from society to marry.

Therese met Abby Gerhard soon after, Carol’s ex-lover and best friend. Therese was envious of their closeness. She thought she’d never be able to have what Carol or Abby had. Abby soon realizes that Therese cares for Carol a great deal, and begins to belittle Therese. Abby was probably threatened by Carol’s affection for Therese. Therese is becoming jealous of Abby. Abby warns Therese to not get too attached to Carol. Abby tells Therese that Carol will be taking her on a roadtrip. Carol and Therese develop a romance after a series of communication and conflict issues between Carol Therese Abby. Therese’s relationship with Richard is slowly deteriorating.

Their relationship was unique not only because they were both women with a large age difference. This created a unique dynamic for their relationship. The significant difference in class often caused tension between them. They planned, for example, to go on a vacation together in the West. Therese refuses to go at first because she lacks money. Carol gives Therese a suitcase and a check immediately. Therese rejects these two gifts, but agrees to take the Road Trip. Richard, who is still in Therese’s lives, knew that Therese was not going to go on the Road trip.

Richard is introduced to Carol on the third date of a threesome dinner with Therese. Therese says no to him and refuses to attend the concert. Carol is moved by their argument and encourages Therese not to forget other peoples’ feelings. Carol and Therese go through a series of complicated communications to finally trust each. Carol is informed by Abby that Harge sent a private detective to possibly follow them. Harge already has suspicions about Therese Carols’s relationship. He was desperate to gain full custody.

The detective recorded them for a long time. Carol confronts this detective, and together they strike a bargain. In exchange for him not following them anymore, Carol agrees that she will go back to New York. Therese chooses to stay at the West after Carol’s recommendation, but quickly begins to feel alone in the room. Carol called Therese rarely, but when she did it was with a cold tone. She became worried that Carol might never return to her. Richard returned to her life once again, only this time to express his disgust. Therese is not concerned by this, as her main concern is the relationship she has with Carol. She worries about Carol.

As she goes to the Library to get a book, she comes across a painting which reminds her Carol. The painting looked as if it was coming to life. Therese was so stunned that she ran out of the library to catch her breathe. She starts to resent Carol because she has a strong attachment to her and misses Carol a great deal. She meets Danny for dinner. Danny tells the girl that she’s matured. He asked her if Carol would return or if there was any chance of a relationship. Therese tells him that she won’t ever get back to Carol. She was so devastated that she became angry when thinking about Carol. She felt abused. She finally meets Carol in New York.

Carol informs Carol that she has lost custody of her child as well, due to the divorce. She decided to not fight and to not make any promises, as she was afraid that her daughter would not want to see her. She asks Therese what she thinks about Therese joining her new furniture company. Therese doesn’t show interest and declines Carol’s offer. She was afraid Carol might betray Therese again. Therese went to a nightclub after meeting Carol. There she met a woman called Genevieve Cranell. She flirts with her, and immediately is reminded by Carol. She then realizes that Carol is the only person she can think of. She leaves and goes to a nearby restaurant where she finds Carol. She walks up to her and looks into the grey eyes.

Alang, The Story Of World’s Largest Ship-breaking industry In Gujarat

Alang, located on the Gujarat coast about 50 km away from Bhavnagar is home to the largest ship-breaking facility in the world. Alang, a graveyard for 450 ships a year that are no longer fit for use, is the largest ship-breaking industry in the world. The yard is growing each year since 1983 and generates an estimated?6,000 billion. It was started by the state to provide employment for large numbers of unskilled workers. Now, the yard employs locals as well as cheap laborers from all over the country.

Ship-breaking refers to the process of dismantling, or breaking up the vessel. It involves removing all the equipment and gears from the vessel and then cutting it down into smaller parts. Prior to 1983, this activity was carried out by select shipyards in Taiwan, Mexico and Spain. Alang offers a cheap way for these countries to dispose their waste due to their strict environmental laws and human-rights issues.

India has become the leader of ship-breaking industries in the world, despite its minimal rules on paper. Pakistan and Bangladesh follow, both of which are still weak purely due to size.

Alang is home to 173 plots that are used for the recycling and demolition of old equipment. The activity directly employs 30,000 unorganised workers in Alang.

But the city is still paying a price. This industry is a bit of a mystery because of the structural complexity and the environmental, health and safety issues. It is a hazardous industry to work in because workers are exposed to toxic chemicals, and substances like lead, asbestos, mercury, chlorofluorocarbons and polychlorinated bisphenyls are disposed of into the environment. The marine environment has also been contaminated by oil spills. Even basic services like water, toilets and shelters are difficult to access for the workers. The migrant workers are not eligible for any of the government schemes that were implemented in the village areas around ship-breaking yards.

In a 2014 study, commissioned by National Human Rights Commission, it was found that 470 deaths “reported” between 1983 and 2013 had occurred. Another worker died in December 2012 as a consequence of a fire which broke out when tankers were dismantled.

It is worth mentioning that the Final Report by the Technical Experts Committee appointed by the Supreme Court has exposed the pitiful situation of these workers.

The average number of fatal accidents per year in India’s shipbreaking industry is 2.

These facts confirm Alang’s reputation as a highly dangerous and unsafe industry that violates human rights.

India has frequently ignored environmental standards in order to expand its economic participation. Alang has a sad history because of the laxity and improper application of environmental standards, as well as delays and corruption.

A study of “Blue-Lady’s” journey to Alang (2006) ports provides valuable insight on how these concerns have conflicted with economic objectives. It also shows how India has stood up for environmental and social concerns.

Last year, the same vessel was denied entry by the Bangladeshi government due to hazardous waste on board. It was denied entry to Indian waters by the Supreme Court of India the first time it tried, but allowed on humanitarian grounds as the monsoon approached. It was beached in Alang after about 25 days, violating the Supreme Court’s order. During that time it was sold by a shipbreaking business in Alang so as to avoid having to decontaminate the ships prior to being scrapped, and this was against Supreme Court’s orders.

The owners of the ship would have had to pay a staggering amount of 30 million euros if they decontaminated their vessel in Germany before the dismantling. In order to offset the cost of the decontamination, the ship’s owners sold it to Bridgend Shipping at an outrageous price of $ 10. The real value was, of course, paid off record. The controversial ship was estimated to contain around 1,700 tonnes asbestos which is radioactive-Americium 241. Asbestos can be inhaled and ingested for decades, posing a possible cancer threat to those working near the ship.

Alang has become an official facility for the storage of radioactive materials, toxic wastes and gases poisonous, as well as unusual oil. The screams against development can now be heard from Alang. Alang’s fame is at odds with the aspirations of a 21st-century country. The grim reality of Alang’s past and present is brought to light in spite of its development.

Due to the lack of environmental regulations, India’s Ship-Breaking Industry is flourishing. Short-sightedness would dictate that this activity is viewed as an opportunity to progress and gain economic benefits. India needs to remember that it is not only about meeting global standards. It also has to be mindful of its values in terms of the environment and human life. By focusing solely on trade and not taking into account welfare concerns, it is detrimental to the economy.

Reading Reflection On Where The Red Fern Grows By Wilson Rawls

The book I read, “Where the Red Fern Grows”, was amazing. The book was set in the Ozark Mountains in a beautiful valley. The book shows him living in this valley. The book has plenty of scenes when he’s hunting.

Billy Coleman, Little Ann and Old Dan are the main characters of the story. His parents also play an important role. Billy Coleman’s desire to hunt with a pair Coon Hounds is the main issue in this story. The money isn’t there for his parents, so he must spend time saving money by selling things to fishermen. He then has to trek a great distance to the place where he buys his hounds. Then there are the mini-conflicts that occur. It’s like when the man is devastated by how much these dogs cost and stops eating or sleeps badly. He solves the problem by saving money to buy Coon Hounds.

The story climax is when Billy, his dogs and a Mountain Lion are hunting at night. The dogs fight the lion with all their might. Old Dan is seriously injured, as is Little Ann. After Old Dan’s wounds, he dies. Little Ann, because of their bond, dies from depression and starvation. This is the main plot.

You can tell that Billy is a very kind and loving person by his attitude toward his dogs. He’s also a determined child. Billy’s words on page 226 that “I fought for my dogs in the flinty Ozarks” proves his compassion and love. As I mentioned before, he’s a determined child. He is very strong. For example, on page 77 it says that he would have to work for days before he could chop down the tree. However, after several days he was able to do so. This shows me that he’s a determined child.

This was my favorite book. This book had a lot of emotional content, but it also had a lot of humor. The book shows a realistic and close relationship between Billy’s dogs and himself. It was also nice to be able to picture in my mind almost all the moments in the book. It keeps me intrigued. It also made me reflect on things. The book was great. The book is great, but some people may not like the ending.

Icb Style Analysis

Pages: 56-60 Diction: “I only recall Nancy’s Teddy Bear looking at me”(Capote). Nancy Ewalt’s and Susan Kidwell’s close friends pronounced the quote upon seeing Nancy Clutter’s dead body. Truman Capote’s diction is perfect, but it also sets a tone in this section. This is a great example of diction as it allows the reader to understand how people would feel if they were being watched. Syntax “This must be it. Here’s school, garage and we are heading south. Perry thought Dick’s murmurings sounded like jubilant, mumbo-jumbo (Capote 5). Capote chose specific words in this sentence to highlight the importance of the scene. Perry clearly does not wish to continue with the murder of Clutters. Imagery: Nancy’s bedroom, the smallest room in her house, was as girlish as a ballet tutu and the smallest. The walls and ceiling were all pink or blue. There was no white or black furniture except for the desk and bureau.

Bobby won the prize in a shooting range at a local fair. The bed was white with pink pillows. A big pink and white Teddy bear dominated it. Above the white-skirted table, a pink cork bulletin was attached. The board held old valentines as well newspaper recipes. . There were photos of them together, Nancy and Bobby (Capote 56). Capote has used word choices that are specific to help the audience visualize Nancy’s bed room. The audience can feel closer to Nancy by knowing how her room looks. Nancy also keeps portraits with her parents and lover, making them think she loves and cares for those around her. The audience will feel sympathy when Nancy is murdered.

Pages: 307-309 (Diction): “A black robe, hurriedly put on, billowed behind him, but he wore it with impressive dignity and integrity …”. The judge appeared at Dick and Perry’s trial. Capote has chosen his words very carefully in order to convey the judge’s authority. The judge is a powerful person to the suspects because he can convince them. He keeps coming back to the cell in search of him. I’ve fed him, but it doesn’t seem to matter. Capote, 308). Capote uses Syntax in this example. This signifies the squirrel’s connection to Perry. Imagery : “In a section south of the jail compound, there is an odd little building. It’s a two story dark building shaped as a casket” (Capote 309. It is a perfect example of an image because it illustrates perfectly the appearance of prisons. This is not a simple example of images, but also of diction.

The quote contains “dark” as well as “coffin”. Both words are negative; a box is long and narrow where corpses are buried or re-cremated. Capote chose the words he did to describe the prison as a way to foreshadow the death of someone in the future. In Cold Blood’s tone is haunting. Eerie describes this book perfectly because certain parts are a bit creepy and give you goosebumps. Capote also creates a tone in which the reader develops sympathy for the killers. He describes the murderers’ childhoods constantly, which makes readers sympathize with them. In Cold Blood’s main theme is that criminals, like everyone else, are also people. Capote constantly talks about the criminals, which allows the reader to feel empathy for them because they have had a depressing childhood. Capote does not want the reader to feel bad for the murderers, even though their victims were a perfect and innocent family.