ETHNIC CLASHES! A two-letter word that have definitely turned round the history of the diverse societies around the globe. This is in relation to the pathos and various dictions that the authors have expressed in their works of the various articles (mirror on America review pp. 17-18). This is in the overview that it has negative implications on the topic that seeks to address the relevant vital and pivotal issues that have brought millions of innocent lives to a sudden halt. In this essence, there are vivid examples around the globe Rwanda being one of them that faced the genocide tragedy in the late 1990s. This consequently arose because of the unfortunate misunderstandings between the two rival clans namely; Hutu and the Tutsi. Definitely, this tragic incidence changed the phase of Rwandan history in the unfortunate sudden overview. It led to the multi millions worth of resources going to a waste and definitely the economic growth reading a negative index in its growth. More than a million Tutsi’s were killed in the erupted clan fight with their immediate neighbours the Tutsi. This witnessed to thousands of refugees being displaced and suffered the burglary of nature with all the unfortunate quagmires in this life. People suffered of hunger, even lack the common basic needs leading them to live in shutters, and a relatively subjected to the diverse animosity of inhumane issues in their new settlements (Prunier, 1999 p.20).On the other overview, German saw to the suffering of the various associated groups during the Second World War in the late 20th century. This concerned the mass murder of which illustrated the most devastating magnitude of the utter evilness. This reflects the holocaust where more than 6 million Jews were murdered under the hierarchy of Adolf Hitler. This saw to the Nazi party using the anti-Semitism to actually organize hatred that caused the Jewish society and tribe, a mass destruction that negatively changed the events in the world history. This saw to the loss of the resources in the various arenas of the Jewish customs and traditions. In addition, it caused them their most intricate precious gifts of life and dignity in the face of the world (Sadowski, 1998 p.38).
Ethnic relations and diversity are crucial issues that have affected the United States of America in a diverse range and the various aspects. This brings the effects that it has caused in the social arena regarding the relationships between the diverse cultures with ethnic backgrounds around the country. Ethnicity and racial discrimination has been a major setback in the country progress. In this context race, class and gender has seen the country falling into a diverse range of issues regarding the issues affecting them socially. Globalization and immigration has seen the country facing a dramatic change in the context that still struggles with the ethnic divisions and the inequality in it. In this overview, this paper focuses to analyze pathos and diction in Leonard Pitt Jr.'s article (2010).
PATHOS! A Latin word which describes the motive of suffering or “experience” in that context. The word is widely used to describe the emotional appeal. In this context, the word is usually used to reveal the emotional appeal of the relevant issues affecting the writer’s point of view. On the same pointy of view, the word actually reveals the context under which the pain is brought out imaginatively. In the context of the relevance to Leonard Pitt’s article concerning the historical clashes inclined to the ethnic lines, he brings out the emotional association related to the sufferings that definitely the individuals does undergoes in the longer overview. The article relates to the United States of America, in which diverse issues related to racial and ethnic lines serves as a limiting factor in the context that people struggle to achieve the common norms. He highlights from the context of personal view in which he is a black. These cultural and ethnic diversions in the social context have elevated the various divisions that leave loopholes for the people to struggle to solve. The specificity also brings the context under which the black Americans and the whites are faced with the challenges of reuniting and solving the common issues.
DICTION! Illustrates and definitely elucidates to the style of speaking or actually writing as relatively dependent on the choice of words. This brings the distinctive vocabularies and the style of expression in story. Hence, in this article, the author brings out clearly the art of speaking based on good diction. In this overview, the tone even expressed in the words stressed illustrates the various affecting issues in the diverse societal overviews globally. An example is when he says, “I suddenly find myself concerned about my blackness” (Leonard 2010). This illustrates the historical reflection of the various issues that did arise in relation to ethnicity and racial differences. Hence, the diction in his vocabularies reflects the point of change that he wished to be inculcated in the various societies and nations around the globe.
In conclusion, Leonard Pitts, Jr.’s article on History Tells Hard Stories of Ethnic Clashes (2010), reflecting on the issue of pathos and diction, the author focuses on various issues. First he brings out the concept of historical concepts that have affected the various societies with regards to the social alienations that does arise as a result of ethnic differences. He also illustrates the concepts of diction and pathos as a way that helps him bring the relevant pivotal issues regarding the social issues brought by the ethnic and racial lines of separation. He connects this as a point that will help in the healing process of the social quagmire.
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