1. What details of the events has each writer selected to focus on?
New York Times-the writer choose to be a descriptive writer by mainly going to details about the topic and vivid events which took place on 9/11,its relation to Osama Bin laden. They captured topics such how the president and his advisers plot with kill and stop the terrorist acts of bin laden.
The Post-they focus mainly on the death of Osama Bin Laden and what was going on in America at the time of his death. They also may remarks about the president’s speech.
Daily News- This article focuses mainly on the events that led up to Bin Laden’s death. The writer also had precise information about the night bin laden died, such as how many times he was shot and what his followers and family where doing during the time he died.
2. How does each writer organize the details that have been selected? Bearing in mind that most news organization presents what they consider the most important information first and the least important information last.
New York Times-the articles focuses little on details which took place at the actually event. They failed to mention where Osama bin Laden family and followers reactions were or where he was at his point of death.
The Post-this article mainly had they focus on what was going on in America at the time of Osama Bin Laden death. They give clear precise descriptions of what people were saying and how they felt at the time of death.
The Daily News-this article and the writer were very descriptive in the writing the writer place great emphasis on Osama Bin laden and the actions which led to his death, it places more emphasis on the plot to kill Osama Bin Laden.
3. How does each writer interpret Osama Bin Laden, his followers, the gunmen and the significance of the assignation?
New York Times-the writer plants their focus mainly on the events which took place during 9/11 and other terrorist acts...
...or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress grievances.”
of Speech that are not Protected by the First Amendment and may be Totally Forbidden by the Government
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Obscene Speech relevant to Defamation information technology Incitement of Panic Incitement to Crime “Fighting Words” Sedition (incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government)
v. California – the Supreme Court case that established a test to determine if material is obscene and therefore not protected by the First Amendment.
conducted a mass mailing campaign to advertise the sale of adult material. Miller’s conviction was specifically based on his conduct in causing five unsolicited advertising brochures to be sent through the mail.
to Determine that Speech is Obscene and is not Protected Under the First Amendment
Would the average person, applying contemporary community standards, find that the work, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest? Does the work depict or describe, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct specifically defined by the applicable state law? Does the work, taken as a whole, lack serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value?
The publication of a statement of alleged fact that is false and that harms another person.
– oral defamation Libel –...
...that at this point, Crane is merging the speaker of the story with his own voice, as nearly as we can determine it? Throughout, the speaker introduces some of his own ideas, and also, at times, speaks ironically. This accounts for some of the more humorous expressions in the story. Thus, the speaker comments wryly that the men, while rushing from the sinking ship to save themselves, “had forgotten to eat heartily” and therefore were now being weakened with hunger (paragraph 49). The speaker is in control of the tone of his descriptions, as when he points out that the human back, to a rower, is subject to innumerable and painful kinks and knots (paragraph 82). The speaker is also observant and philosophical, as when he comments that the four men at sea need to turn their heads to contemplate the “lonely and indifferent shore” (paragraph 206).
The story’s final sentence, about the fact that the three surviving men can be “interpreters,” is suggestive of a good deal of thought and observation that could lead beyond the content of the story.
Though the point of view is third-person limited-omniscient, Crane's merging of his thoughts with the narrator's would not be as effective, not as dramatic, or objective, for it is this third-person distance that Crane feels would be most suitable for his idea that men are insignificant compared to the forces of nature, or nature itself. The point is driven home well...
...Each individual short story has its’ own point of view and voice. Within short stories there are different types of narrative and also different types of irony being used. Each individual author has their own way of telling a story; also they have a certain way to portray their story to an audience. For two specific short stories Everything That Rises Must Converge and Mrs. Dutta Writes a Letter we can analyze to see what point ofview and voice is being used.
Everything That Rises Must Converge is a story that takes place in the 1960’s. A recent college graduate, Julian who escorts his mother to her weekly weight-loss class at the YMCA. His mother attends these classes to reduce her high blood pressure. He escorts her there every week because she refuses to take the bus alone since integration. His mother is extremely prejudice and Julian was the total opposite. In Mrs. Dutta Writes a Letter this story is about the life of Mrs. Dutta, an old, widowed Indian woman who had moved into her son’s American home two months prior. Mrs. Dutta struggles with not running a house and in the midst is writing a letter to a dear friend back home contemplating weather to be truthful or to be honorable to her family.
First I would like to review witch point of view is being used both stories. For the first short story Everything That Rises Must Converge, the story is being told from a third person...
...The Importance of Point of View
“Robert and the Dog”
Point of view in a story is something I find extremely interesting, simply because of the obvious fact that every single one of us have our own way of seeing things. Every one of us has a different point of view. For instance, when it is raining outside, my first thought would probably express some sort of happiness. The majority of people in Norway, would, on the other hand, probably complain. It’s all about perception.
Analyzing literature gives us the advantage and opportunity of seeing things in perspective, particularly if the story is written in 3.person point of view. In the following text to come, I will be discussing a bit about the short stories “Robert and the Dog”, “A Shocking Accident” and “The Raft”. Jumping into my thoughts about these three (wonderfully written) texts, you will have the opportunity to receive these stories the way I have understood them.
Ken Saro- Wiwa was borned in 1941 and passed away in 1995. Being 54 years old, he died at relatively short age, due to the fact that he was executed because he fought for the interest of the minority Ogoni people in Niger Delta. He has with other words a lot of experience when it comes to oppression. In “Robert and the Dog”, we meet a father of six children in Nigeria. He is overly happy with his employers (he is a steward) who treat him...
...Point of View
“I maintain that the Ewells started it all, but Jem, who was four ears my senior, said it started long before that.”
(chapter 1, page 1)
I know this book is written in 1st person point of view by the words I and me. The point of view impacts the story because you are able to experience the narrator’s feelings about everything happening.
"…her hand was as wide as a bed slat." (chapter 1, page 6)
This example of a simile is comparing Calpurnia’s hand to a bed slat. This comparison puts a vivid picture in my head of how wide her had is.
“Atticus’s arrival was the second reason I wanted to quit the game. The first reason happened the day I rolled into the Radley front yard. Through all the headshaking, quelling of nausea and Jem yelling, I had heard another sound, so low I could not have heard it from the sidewalk. Someone inside the house was laughing.”
(chapter 4, page 45)
This was the cliffhanger at the end of this chapter. It describes Scout hearing Boo Radley laugh from inside his house. The author is leading the audience in suspense, making us wonder what is going to happen next.
"We strolled silently down the sidewalk, listening to porch swings creaking with the weight of the neighborhood, listening to the soft night-murmurs of the grown people on our street." (chapter 6, page 57)
In my mind, I can hear the porch swings creaking...
...other viewpoints and understand the importance of different beliefs, but I stand strong with the facts that I have discovered in which I developed my beliefs. Although I say that I respect other people’s opinion, I will fight for a cause I believe in, and I will back it up with every bit of energy I have if I feel something needs to be done to correct an action.
I have noticed that I will tell people the truth, even if it may hurt them, but I will only do so when asked for an opinion. I know that telling a lie will only hurt me in the long run, so I am thankful that I am an extremely honest person. Lies will always come back to haunt me, and I am aware of that fact. I prefer to go through life without the stress of being caught in a lie. Honesty always pays off in the long run, even if it may cause feelings to be hurt.
Working hard is a trait I value in my life. Not just physical labor, but mental work as well. I am tenacious in working through a problem until it is solved. I generally work hard on everything I set out to accomplish. I also believe that it takes a great sense of critical thinking to achieve successful hard work. I recognize that working hard comes with a set of rewards unattainable any other way.
Along with all the great qualities I have, I would not be human if I said I did not have some negative qualities as well. To me, having some negative qualities does not necessarily mean it is a shame, but instead, I...
...The Effects of Point of View in “Sonny’s Blues”
James Baldwin’s, “Sonny’s Blues,” illustrates the story between two different brothers as they struggle to discover the character of one another. “Sonny’s Blues” is narrated through the older brother’s point of view, as he portrays their difficulties in growing up, separation, and reunion. Baldwin purposely picks to tell the story in the first person point ofview because of the omniscient and realistic effects it contribute to the story overall. The mother, father, and Sonny all express their accounts to the older brother, making him the perfect character to tell the story. In addition, the first person point of view allows the reader to experience the vicarious feelings that the brother has to face. Furthermore, the point of view is selective omniscient, which gives the brother information on the present, past, and future permitting the reader to more easily understands the plot. Through the multiple accounts told to the brother, his first person point of view, and selective omniscient, James Baldwin demonstrates how point of view can give the reader a more define and clearer understanding of the story’s overall meaning.
The mother, father, and Sonny all share their accounts and stories of their lives through the older...
...through an underwater tunnel. Throughout the story, the author uses the third person omniscient point of view to describe the boy's surroundings and to show us both what he and the other characters are thinking and what is happening around them. By using this point of view, the author is able to describe the setting of the story, give a detailed description of the characters, and make the theme visible.
By using the third person omniscient point of view, the narrator can give us a detailed and unbiased description of his/her surroundings while still retaining part of the character's view of reality. When the narrator says "It was a wild-looking place, and there was no one there" we are given the mother's view of the boy's beach, which in her opinion is "wild looking". This gives us a clear picture of the setting. Additionally, the sentence "He went out fast over the gleaming sand, over a middle region where rocks lay like discolored monsters under the surface, and then he was in the real sea - a warm sea where irregular cold currents from the deep water shocked his limbs" clearly describes the beach where the boy is swimming and how it is seen by him. With the addition of words like "discoloured monsters" and "real sea" we can tell what the boy's feeling are toward his beach which he considers scary but at the same time challenging.
By using the third...