Personally,i am impressed with the article of Richard Estrada “the stick and stone and sports Team name.” actually his arguments are true since the sports teams should not be allowed to be using some of the names that are related to their ethnicity and mascots. His claim of allowing the teams like the Braves, Seminoles, the Indians, and the Redskins should be allowed to change the names of their teams and the mascots despite their popularity or the way the team has established itself. This is because they are degrading the Native Americans. The stereotypes that are accompanying the mascots like the “tomahawk chops and the war chats” are dehumanizing and singling out the Native Americans and they are setting them aside for the rest of the community to prosper. Hence there is “Nobody likes to be trivialized or deprived of his or her dignity,” and thus Estrada asserts that allowing the mascots basing on ethnicity may lead to the promotion of the trivialization. Thus what makes the matters worse basing on the Estrada article is that those mascots are targeting the least political power ethnic groups in the nation. The possible example of the team that is based on the minority ethnic group is the “New York Jews,” and this cannot be tolerated in the society of our nation. Therefore, in conclusion, it is important for the natives to be treated with a simple dignity the way other people are being treated.
Examples and the anecdotes are used to bring a clear illustration of the truth in certain situations. Therefore, Estrada has used to anecdote, and the examples in the “Stick and Stone and Sports names” to create persuasion and caution. In the second paragraph he says “a young fan could easily forget that in a game where men were men, the teams they played on were not invariably named after animals. Among others, the Packers, the Steelers and the distant 49ers were cases in point.” The author makes use of this anecdote to let the audience into his past. He uses the Washington redskin, Cleveland Indians as examples to illustrate the majority ethnic group in the nation while the “New York Jews” as an example of the minority ethnic group in Native America. Both the anecdote and the examples used in the article are used to reinforce the argument of the writer by the provision of the evidence.
Refute is the moment when the speaker argues against the opposing viewpoint or an argument. For instance, it’s known that ethnic group leaders are inclined to cry wolf in the alleging racial insensitivity, but no one should overlook political insensitivity to avoid the accusation of hypersensitivity and the political correctness. Estrada also made use of conceding which implies acknowledgment with the argument and thus he admits that “the real world is different from the world of sports entertainment.”
Repetition of words is a major strategy for the production of emphasis, clarity, emotional effects and the amplification of the literature. The repetition can be done basing on the same word or the synonym of the word. In “sticks and stones and sports team names” there are a lot of words have been repeated to create emphasis and the amplitude of the essay. For instance, in the second paragraph “Daddy” which is the synonym of a “father” in paragraph eight are used with the effect of increasing the amplitude. On the other hand “Redskins” have been used in a lot of aspects in the article to create emphasis on ethnic perspective (ESTRADA).
Working at MacDonalds
What Etzioni have pointed out is very true. In the real-life situation, its very difficult for the teenagers who are working at McDonald’s to get higher wages in the better jobs since the teenagers have been involved in the school dropout and working in the low wages for the rest of the life, including deviant acts of the society like the crimes and the heists. It’s clear that most of the teenagers working at the McDonald’s and the other similar food restaurant don’t have the creativity and the skills and thus they are needed to follow a similar routine every day. This makes the teenagers act like dull being not creative individuals instead of innovative and also creative people found in real life.
When you relate the teenager’s job in a restaurant with a specific job in the future, the author relates them to the low wages jobs, this very true in real life. Therefore Etzioni makes sense the moment she says that despite the wages of the teenagers being nice, the jobs themselves have greater disadvantages since they mess with the child’s schooling and the chances of getting an education are dominated with jobs. Also, the critique of the way consumerism has become the habit of a lot of teenagers is right since most of the of young people dwell in the trends and fashions hence wasting a lot of money that they have earned in their jobs. In conclusion, according to Etzioni, it’s important for the teenagers to study instead of working part-time since they will be able to get time for the job based on their skills and knowledge.
After reading the first seven paragraphs, I realized that many of the American high school students have part-time jobs. At first, it is seen to be a good opportunity since the students can gain the working experience, and also the children will have the freedom of being independent of the parents. But he thinks that a lot of the part-time job can lead to reduced school attendance and also skew the teenagers’ value. Therefore, the writer appeals to the teenagers themselves that its essential to have a balance between the quest for the income and the need of continuous growth and peruse the other endeavors that don’t pay off instantly. Thus they should go back to their school and learn.
To create support for the ides, Etzioni makes use of the facts and findings from Ivan Charper and Bryan Fraser concerning teenage jobs. He makes use of the studies to create a prove the point that part-time jobs for the students leads to the acquisition of early experience and skills. He also uses V. Harrell research to criticize that the part-time employment can lead to poor school attendance, no career ladder, poor marketing skills, school dropout and increased number of people with low skill.
In Working at McDonald’s story, several cues have been illustrated by the writer. The first one is the syntactic cueing which involves the use of the structural clue to figure out the word like “has” instead of “as” in the eighth paragraph. The second one is the graphic cues which involve the use of the visual clue to figure out the word. For example, in the third paragraph, Etzioni wrote: “productive youngsters” instead of productive young-stars” (Etzioni). These strategies are effective in the reinforcement of the memory of the topic is illustrated.
In the eighth paragraph, the writer had made use of the syntactic cues when he wrote “has” instead of “as” while aiming at provision of examples of the skills that can be acquired after being employed. Some of the experienced gained include food preservation machine and also a cash register. On the sixteenth paragraph, he makes use of the graphic cues when he wrote “loose pot party” instead of the “loose spot party.” Some of the shortcomings from the supervision include leaning to the teaching of wrong compliance, shared alienation and blind obedience. Therefore from the research Etzioni interprets that its essential for the students to create a balance of quest for the income that is needed to keep growing and going to school.
Why privacy Matter Even If You Have “Nothing to hide.”
Privacy is the ability to seclude one’s or a group of people or even intent to holdbacks the information selectively. In different nations, different laws have been set aside to preserve privacy, and Daniel Solove also is in support of the same despite some people argues that there is nothing to hide in their lives. Therefore every person has the right to hold to the information that is precious and secrete to him. When all the factors are held constant privacy matters despite nothing to hide and thus all the people should exercise the freedom of privacy unless it’s violated the security issues. This may help in the reduction of the aspects of implied crime (violation relating to surveillance and violation at the moment of information processing) and the aspect of inhibition and social control.
When looking at the Nothing to hide argument, it mainly focuses on the assumption of the privacy related to bad things. Privacy isn’t secrecy, and thus individual decide to hold to their privacy, the government should check on the relevant information to gather to hold on to people’s secrets for security purposes. In case the government is aiming at boosting transparency, accountability, abuse, and frustration, and then privacy must be upheld concerning the Orwellian type of the privacy violation.
When posing his arguments, Solove begins with referring to Bruce Schneier and Geoffrey stone to illustrate how easy the issue of privacy is being undermined by different people and thus making privacy interest to be minimal. This brings victory to security since most people believe they have nothing to hide. In case each had nothing to hide than most of the people would face the harm of surveillance and also information processing violation. However, the author contrasts this by highlighting that people assume that privacy is concerned with only bad things that an individual he been involved with.
Solove has used different writing strategies in his paper including quoting. In the first paragraphs, he quotes “I’ve got nothing to hide” at the moment when the government is collecting and doing an analysis of personal data. This is illustrated with the aim of clarifying that only bad people are responsible for worrying and hence they deserve to keep their information private. He also quotes Schneier’s “most common retort against privacy advocates” and Geoffrey’s quote “all-too-common refrain” to prove the relevance of his arguments concerning privacy.
He has also intended to use the quotes in the article to create emphasis on the upholding the issue of security. For instance “I don’t mind people wanting to find out things about me… efforts to find terrorists by monitoring our phone calls!” (Solove 2). Therefore the quotation strategy on the paper is essential in discussing specific argument and analyzing the way others have used the language. It’s also important in giving added emphasis to specifically authorized sources concerning the topic that the author is discussing.
Solove refutes the claims that privacy can matter if you have something to hide. Some of the reasons are as follows. For the reduction of the criminal acts like harm of the surveillance and violation of the information, processing privacy is paramount. Therefore the legal and policy solution to these problems is to keep some of the information in secrecy. Most of the people believe that the argument of nothing to hide points at hiding bad things thus causing the government a lot of security measures. Some of the measures include maintenances of huge data and information that a person cannot access. Therefore the collection of the information can lead to the disclosure of the information or even the surveillance problem.
Rhetorical questions are essential in the literal writing to enhance a powerful persuasion in the form of provoking tool. The question can be obvious, humorous or reflective. Therefore the rhetoric questions and the cues strategies are used to impact emphasis effect hence making the audience to think widely. For instance, in paragraph 16 the author has made an illustration of different questions including “what if it denies you the right to fly? What…” All these questions aim at illustrating the importance of maintaining privacy.
Scott Pilgrim vs.the World: A Hell of a Ride
The arguments of the Akana’s concerning the film are very convincing. This is because he has proven many a detailed description of the special effects concerning the type, the way it looks like and how they are used to enhance the movies. I can imagine the way he narrated a scene, therefore, in case the special effects were not true he may not have seen the movie. I also think Aknan is not good in depiction. Basing on his description, the movie Scott Pilgrims in the World is a comedy movie that has a little bit of the magic. On the other hand, I don’t think the movie can be appreciated by all the audience. For instance, some old people may have a different aesthetic appreciation, and thus they could not be able to enjoy the movie. However, another movie named “Kung Fu” had also brilliant special effects made the fighting scene very exciting.
The review can be considered to be appropriate for the college since the author has provided a vivid description concerning the film that can make an individual who has never seen the movie to feel as if he/ she has already watched it. Akana has also made emphasis on the artistic cinematography and editing. For instance, he has provided some sensory details like “the shot assumes a point of view from Pilgrim’s perspective looking up to the band on edge.” This could make the reader start imagining of the warrior fighting for his lover. This creates fantasy, curiosity and above all, it’s more exciting.
The thesis of the film concerns the appreciation and enjoyment of all the audience basing on the movie’s special effects invention, the clever dialogs and the artistic editing and cinematography. For instance, the actors of the movie were introduced with the short time-boxed information of name rating etc. the film also had numerous video game like gimmicks, installation of the comic book references and the attributes of the film’s creative cinematography and editing.
The film is inventive basing on the fact that the special effects like the peer bar are used to revel the Pilgrim himself and the boss battle that presents evil exes in the format of the play stations that is popular to the guitar hero. The comic reference book is essential liking the background, the addition of CGI, enhancing eye-popping fight sequence, etc.
The highlights like “the shot assumes a points of view from Pilgrim’s perspective looking up to the band on the edge”, “the shot quickly cuts to c close up of Gideon’s eyes”, and “ in a series of fast-paced jump cuts, quickly dispatched the bad guys before charging up the pyramid.” They are used to make the audience have an imagination of the picture of the warrior who overcomes a lot of the adversities of the fighting scene with the boss to rescue his lover. This highlight makes the reader more curious and exciting.
Lastly, different people have different arguments concerning the way they view the movie. To prove criticism of the movie Akana has provided the source of Miami Herald film reviewers argues that the film has failed because it lacks involvement of chemistry and emotions in the romance. On the other hand, New York time reviewers argue that the movie has accounted for the lesson learned and conflict resolved.
LA Noire- review
The LA Noire is a video game that has been eagerly awaited and it has been set in a very faithful recreational post-war of the Los Angeles Circa 1947. The game immerses the players in the dark in the city of Angels as the work through some higher levels of the profile cases involving drug rings, grisly murder and also arson. The players are required to rise in the form of ranks as they continue to solve cases, starting from the beat cop in the crime streets before they are promoted to the detective and so on. The game is considered to be equivalent to the two session TV series, and it’s also accurate and satisfyingly meaty. Considering the game its interesting, unique and therefore its likely to shape the entertainment industry in the form of technology and there is greatness in case it is sedated by the few age-old mistakes.
The game has an impressive pacing and the narrative arc. It is full of fun since it is punctuated with the sequence of action including a car chase, climbing around the inaccessible areas, the pursuit of the suspects by foot and puzzle solving and also shootouts. For the cases, a flashback of the Phelps’ war experience or a glimpse into the off-duty life is essential in the provision of the feeds for the overarching storyline. The overall effects are powerfully immersive since the participants are at the center of proceedings, participation and dictating the actions. For the non-gamers, the control systems are sufficiently simplified, and thus they can’t find it to be intimidating. On the other hand, the hardcore gamers may perceive it as not being precisely action packed since the shooting system has been over-simplified.
The LA Noire is mainly simplified with the free roaming since as you will be driving, you can hear a street crime where you can respond. There are also hidden vehicles and the landmarks where you can visit and collect. Therefore it’s a god game that bucks the modern trends for the single short player (Boxer). The game is satisfyingly meaty, and it has a duration of two seasons of the television series which makes it accurate. It beats film hand down since it has the sheer amount of entertainment offers.
In the article, Boxer has made use of the heading and screenshots of the game. The heading and the screenshots used in the review is the key representation of the concepts that are supporting the ideas in the paper. Therefore, Boxer has used them to guide the reader to the main points of the paper. Also, the snapshots are also used to inspire the reader towards purchasing of the game.
Akana, William. “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: A Hell of a Ride.” (2014).
Boxer, Steve. “LA Noire – a review .” The Guardian 16 May 2011.
ESTRADA, RICHARD. “Sticks and Stones and Sports Team Names .” (2012): 1-2.
Etzioni, Amitai. “Working at McDonald’s.” (2012): 315-319.
Solove, Daniel J. “Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have ‘Nothing to Hide.'” The Chronicle of Higher Education (2015): 1-7.