What is satire? Satire is a literary technique in which people's behaviors or society's institutions are ridiculed for the purpose of bringing about social reform and improving society. Satire may be gently witty, mildly abrasive, or bitterly critical, and it often uses exaggeration to force readers to see something in a more critical light. One of satire's most reliable tools is verbal irony. Satirists also use humor and parody. "A Modern Proposal" seems to contain satire. One of the parts that caught my mind was when it said: "I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee or a ragout." I think that that part of the story is satire because it seems to be a quite bitter way of proving a point. I believe the point that it is trying to prove is that currently in that society, children are not really needed due to the burden they seem to put on their parents; therefore telling them that they can be eaten is a bitter and over exaggerated, yet "good and convenient" way to get rid of them. The story was all about the poor selling their children to the rich people and then the children being eaten by the rich people.
Verbal Irony: He was always willing to serve in the Greater Community, but when a war came around he wasn't willing to go. What makes it irony is that no matter what the situation was he was willing to serve, but then when a war came around he wasn't willing to serve.
Situational Irony: When there was peace he was all for it, when there was war he went.
What made it irony was that he was all for peace, but when there was war he was still willing to go.
Over all it looks like the war situation was ironic, because at some points he was willing to serve in the war and at other points he was not.
3 Examples of Verbal Irony
- Mom looks at her daughter's messy room, "Wow! You can definitely win an award for the cleanest room!"
- The weather is terrible, "Oh what a lovely day we're having!"
- The child, who hates broccoli, gets broccoli on his plate, "Awesome! I love eating broccoli!"
3 Examples of Situational Irony
- A cop arrests someone for shoplifting, later that day, that cop shoplifts and never gets busted.
- A firefighter dies in a fire.
- A professional swimmer dies by drowning.
3 Examples of Dramatic Irony
- The audience knows that Juliet's death was a fake, Romeo did not.
- Watching a movie, you see the killer trying to capture the main character before he even notices.
- On a TV show, a man thinks he is on to only be applauded for his military service, when really he's on there to see his brother after many years of not seeing him.
First of all, Gothic Romance are mysteries, often involving the supernatural and heavily tinged with horror, and they were usually set against dark backgrounds of medieval ruins and haunted castles.
Imagination- the faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images, or concepts of external objects not present to the senses
Intuition- the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning
Idealism- the practice of forming or pursuing ideals, especially unrealistically
Inspiration- the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative
Individuality- the quality or character of a particular person or thing that distinguishes them from others of the same kind, especially when strongly marked
This mentor text argumentative essay was written by Tiffany Bunchoo in 2010. She writes about how she does not believe that human cloning is a good thing. She strongly believes that humans are supposed to reproduce naturally and sexually and not in a lab. She states that human cloning is a violation to God and his commandments. "According to the fifth commandment of God, we do not have a right to kill and take away their rights to be humans someday." She says this because she knows that when cloning of humans is done, human embryos are destroyed and human embryos are future humans and that this right here is killing. Human cloning is what takes away the quality of uniqueness. Everyone is supposed to be different, there should not be anyone exactly the same, it just is not right. Being unique and different from other people defines who you are as a person because it gives you your own identity. Also, human cloning takes away the opportunities of actually being able to live a normal human life. She believes that clones do not have souls either. Cloning is a process that just should not happen. It is destruction of humans. She states, "God is the reason on why we are here on earth for He made us His co-creators and human cloning violates God..." I agree with her.
Topic- Human Cloning
This link talks about what exactly human cloning is. This link tells us that human cloning is the creation of a genetically identical copy of a human. It tells us, though, that human cloning is done artificially like, reproducing cells and tissue or an actual human, not anything natural like giving birth to identical twins. The link tells us that the two most commonly discussed types of theoretical human cloning are: therapeutic cloning and reproductive cloning. It says that therapeutic cloning involves cloning cells and/or tissues from a human for use in medicine and transplants, while reproductive cloning would involve making an entire cloned human, instead of just specific cells and/or tissues.
This link describes what exactly the cloning process is and how it's done. For example, for reproductive cloning, scientists remove a mature somatic cell (any type of cell, except a sperm or egg cell) from the animal that scientists wish to copy. The desired DNA is then transferred into an egg of the same species that has had its own DNA removed. In this kind of cloning, the clone doesn't get its own unique DNA, they just get a copy of the original DNA. Another thing discussed in this article is whether or not cloning is safe. So far, there hasn't been a successful cloning of a human, but there has been a successful cloning of a human relative, the monkey. Cloning has an extremely high failure rate. Clones usually have poor health and could be born with large organs and as a result they could die or have to be euthanized. Some scientists refuse to do such a thing.
"It's like sending your baby up in a rocket knowing there's a 50-50 chance it's going to blow up. It's grossly unethical," - Dr. Robert Lanza
This link shows what cloning is. Lee Silver, the author of this article is someone who doesn't really support cloning. He knows that it is going to happen and already is and it doesn't make him too happy about that. He says that view of cloning is very different to the public than it is to scientists. He says that cloning is complicated and not as simple as it seems. One example that he uses is that if a woman were to use that procedure to have a baby, it wouldn't really be her daughter; genetically it would be her sister.
This link seems to be another one written by someone who doesn't agree with cloning. One thing they say are their three reasons not to clone. They are: health risks from mutation of genes, emotional risks, and risk of abuse of the technology. But on the other hand there are reasons why some do want cloning. They are: recover someone who was loved, infertility, eugenics, megalomania, spare parts, assisting medical research, and just curiosity. This link tells about all the differences this world can experience if human cloning continues whether it be good or bad.
Each of the essays have an intro. In the essay about pro stem cells, their intro is all about the decision to end many restrictions on embryonic stem cell research that has removed a key barrier to research and discovery. The body paragraphs in the pro stem cells essay are about how scientists are trying to prove what they can do to end the many restrictions on embryonic stem cell research that has removed a key barrier to research and discovery, as mentioned in their intro. The pro stem cells essay's conclusion summarizes what was talked about in the body paragraphs and tells everyone that it's time to get started from the eight years that we've lost and finally realize the potential of stem cells as the therapeutic tool they all hope they will be. In the essay that is anti stem cells, their intro is about the embryonic stem cells and what they do in our body and what they are for. In the body paragraphs, they talk about the issue of who or what, the deliberate misuse of terminology in defining stem cells, ESCR that is related to human cloning, the current status of ESCR in the U.S. is unsettled at best, the existence of a law that could apply to ESCR, etc. In their conclusion paragraph, they summarize what was said and give their final statement and try to prove their point. They believe that more money should be invested in adult stem cell research and the macabre research associated with ESCR should be abandoned entirely.
When it comes to writing an argumentative essay it is split into four main sections: intro, developing your argument, refuting opponent's argument, and a conclusion.
When writing your intro, there are three things that make it up: a hook, background information, and a thesis statement. The hook should be at the start of your introduction. A hook is what is supposed to grab the readers' attention to make them want to read more of your essay instead of making them feel like it is going to be a boring essay. The next part of your intro is the background information. The background information is responsible for leaving some detailed background information on your topic. The last part of your intro is going to be the thesis statement. It usually is the last sentence in the intro paragraph. The thesis statement should be what tells you what is going to come up in the later body paragraphs.
The next part of writing an argumentative essay is developing your argument. When doing so you must include your claim along with its evidence. What is a claim? A claim is a statement you make to support your argument. What is evidence? Evidence is factual information from reliable sources.
Once you are done with that, the next part of your essay is refuting your opponents' arguments. In this part, you would explain your opponents' view and then offer a rebuttal and say why you are the one who is right. "Now it's time to set the opponents straight with a refutation that is full of hard evidence and that will bring them to their knees."
Last, but not least, you end your argumentative essay with a conclusion. There are two important tasks you must include that will make your conclusion what is it supposed to be: Restate the importance of your issue and paint a picture of the world if your argument is (or is not) implemented. When it comes to restating the importance of your issue, you want to restate why this topic is critical, similar to what you did in your intro. When it comes to painting a picture of the world if your argument is (or is not) implemented, you tell your readers what the outcome of your argument would be if it were to happen. Closing your argumentative essay with a clear picture of the world as you hope it would be can leave your reader convinced that your argument is valid.
I think that it is cool for scientists to try and make new things. When it comes to human beings, things like finding cures for illnesses or anything like that is totally fine. But I hope that they do not take things too far. Doing things to preserve a life such as, heart transplants or liver transplants are cool and great, but I don't think they should do artificial organs because eventually people are not going to be "real". They will have things inside them that are artificial and not natural. Eventually people will not be human, they will be like robots, or dolls, or something. They will just be somewhat fake. When it comes to the cloning part, I do not think cloning would be the greatest thing because then the person that they are cloned to would not really have their own personality, they would kind of have the personality of the person that their brain is cloned to. When it comes to helping those who are paralyzed, I think that doing something with their brain, like brain surgery, that could help them walk and move again would be a very necessary thing if they really want to, and are dying to, walk and move again, but giving them an artificial brain or giving them a cloned brain would not be the same because then they would not have the same personality. It would be like they are a whole different and new person. I feel like doing any procedure that is not natural should be avoided because it would be making people less human and more fake.
Why does bad things happen to bad people and why does good things happen to good people?
The Pardoner's Tale makes me think of this question because the guys in the story have done bad things like cursing, gambling, thieving, etc. In the end they all die because of what has happened. So pretty much what they did has brought them death.
The Wife of Bath's Tale makes me think of this question because the man that harms a woman will be killed. But in t his case it didn't happen because he did something good that prevented him from dying.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight reminded me of this question because Sir Gawain was an honorable man, except for one mistake and he never deserved to die because of his honor.
Another Question is:
Can people be motivated to live?
In The Pardoner's Tale, they try to kill death because they want to live.
In The Wife of Baths' Tale, he tries to find out what women desire most so that he can live.
In Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, he keeps the sash so that he can live.