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What you have just seen is a clip from "BLT: Genesis", which is a documentary on the film "Better Luck Tomorrow". After viewing this clip, let me ask you something... what comes to mind when you think of Asians in movies? After reading the results from a survey I conducted, many think of martial artists, exotic women, delivery boys, computer science geeks, nail parlors, laundry mats, and broken English. Director Justin Lin's new movie, "Better Luck Tomorrow", shatters these misconceptions and is on the verge of making history. Today, I am going to attempt to persuade you into viewing and supporting the film "Better Luck Tomorrow". I feel that I am a credible source because I recently attended a MAASU (Midwest Asian American Student Union) conference in which one of the actors, Roger Fan, came to speak to us. He showed us "BLT: Genesis" and spoke about the film. The audience, including myself, attained further information through the MAASU brochure and the "Better Luck Tomorrow" website. I will speak about three aspects of the movie: How BLT differs from other films, obstacles it has had to overcome, and reasons to why you should see and support the film. BLT differs from other films in many ways. First off, it's a predominantly all Asian American cast. Rebecca Louie, author of "Hoping for a little bit of 'Luck', found that according the 2000 census, Asian Americans make up 4.2% of the U.S. population, but a Screen Actors Guild study from the same year also indicated that only 1.7% of all lead roles cast went to Asian/Pacific Islanders. Now, you may have seen films that show Asians or Asian Americans starring as the main characters, but another main difference between BLT and other films is that the main characters do not play stereotypical roles. Parry...
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Find Free Essays on Persuasive Speech on Stereotypes ... paper you need to register for free here. If you are already a member then login here. Category: Speeches. Word Count: 616. ... Persuasive Speech on Stereotypes. ... www.findfreeessays.com/show_essay/5756.html - 16k - Cached - Similar pages Find Free Essays on persuasive speech ... to view the entire paper you need to register for free here. If you are already a member then login here. Category: People. Word Count: 767. ... persuasive speech. ... www.findfreeessays.com/show_essay/11170.html - 16k - Cached - Similar pages [ More results from www.findfreeessays.com ] Persuasive Speeches ... finding good persuasive speech topics or persuasive speech ideas. Anyone who has looked will also know how impossible it is to find free persuasive speeches. ... www.speechsuccess.com/persuasive-speeches.html - 16k - Cached - Similar pages Free Essay on Persuasive speech on stereotyping ... paper you need to register for free here. If you are already a member then login here. Category: Speeches. Word Count: 616. ... Persuasive speech on stereotyping. ... www.freeforessays.com/show_essay/18867.html - 18k - Cached - Similar pages [ More results from www.freeforessays.com ] Informative Speech persuasive speech topics, free informative ... ... sphere. persuasive speech topics, free informative speeches. Within ... speaking. persuasive speech topics, free informative speeches. Her ... www.zappcm.com/informative-speech.htm - 5k - Cached - Similar pages Get Free Essays Category: Speeches ... Essay Swap Online Essays Student Essays Beauty and Beasts College Drunk Fest College Hot or Not Term Paper Blues Web Hosting, Free Essays on ... PERSUASIVE SPEECH. ... www.getfreeessays.com/categories/Speeches/P/1.html - 25k - Cached - Similar pages Get Free Essays Category: Speeches ... not for profit organization. 908. Nothing is free in life. 909. Nowadays, the quality of education is very low. ... 958. PERSUASIVE SPEECH. 959. Persuasive Speech. ... www.getfreeessays.com/categories/Speeches/ALL/10.html - 27k - Cached - Similar pages [ More results from www.getfreeessays.com ] Free Term Papers on Speeches ... Free Essays on Speeches letter P 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L...
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Most people find actions speak louder the words, but do they really? In William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Antony's words spoke louder then any of his actions. When he spoke at Caesar's funeral, he was able to use his emotions and beliefs to his advantage. The major theme of his speech was Brutus and Cassius. Antony wanted the crowd of Romans to know their intentions of killing Caesar. He stressed how unhonorable Brutus was in his intentions of killing Caesar. Due to Antony's persuasive speech, he was able to cause the destruction of Brutus and Cassius. By the end of Brutus's speech at Caesar's funeral, he had the crowds support. They were cheering along with him and truly felt his side. No one would have thought they would change their opinions until Antony took the podium. He stated right from the start: I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him (3.2.81). As he began talking about how honorable Brutus is, no reader would have seen this change of heart coming. He stressed Brutus being an honorable man, in a way for the crowd to see he wasn't. By using this form of reverse psychology he was able to get the crowd to really see how unhonorable Brutus was to Caesar. This led the crowd to turn against Brutus, Cassius and their partners in crime. As soon as the crowd finished listening to Antony's speech, they were enraged with the conspirators. Brutus and Cassius fled from Rome in order to protect themselves. In hiding, they camped out and their friendship slowly began to go downhill. A fight broke out between them that really tested their friendship. Here Brutus realized Cassius true intentions: The name of Cassius honors this corruption. (4.3.16). Their fight went on and included personal and political insults against...
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Iago, one of the main characters in William Shakespeare?s Othello, is always viewed by others as ?honest Iago, a supposedly honorable, reliable individual. However, in his goal to get revenge on those who he believes have wrongfully taken his position, or the woman he desires, he does not hesitate to abuse this trust to his advantage. In the play, Iago manipulates three minor characters in differing ways for his own purposes, but each one reacts differently to his trickery, and thus each have a different outcome. Iago first incites Desdemona?s father, Barbantio, to hate Othello and destroy his secret marriage to Desdemona, but the start of his plan to slowly ruin Othello is not so successful. For example, after the crafty Iago and Roderigo stir up trouble at Barbantio?s house with his speech, the father angrily accuses Othello of putting his daughter under a spell and performing witchcraft to make her wed him(I.ii.63-83). The crafty and antagonizing words Iago uses brings direct shame to Brobantio?s family name, and this causes him to turn his wrath against Othello even thought he knows Iago is a rouge who is not totally trustworthy. He uses the power of his words to verbally stir up emotions and turn them into violent reaction, merely by the strength of his persuasive speech. In addition, however, after Othello explains to the Duke how Barbantio always thought of him as loyal and trustworthy, and Desdemona admits that she is genuinely in love with him by her own free will, her father reluctantly acknowledges their marriage(I.ii.96-108). Iago?s initial plan to first turn Barbantio against Othello in his master plan is not fool proof, as Barbantio realizes his foolishness and comes to his senses after listening to Othello?s sound reason. He may be skillful when it comes to using his words...
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Speeches are written to amuse and persuade the audience and eventually lead them to agree with the speaker's views. Pericles is an example of an orator, who spoke about his funeral oration. An oration is a persuasive speech intended to inspire and incite people to action. It is often called the art of persuasion. Carefully planned, an oration has certain recognizable parts such as the opening, the narration of facts, the definition of terms to be explained, the intention, evidence addressing the arguments for or against the proposition, a contradiction of the opposing arguments, and the conclusion summarizing the arguments. In order for Pericles to go about these parts, he must use the three rhetorical devices: pathos, ethos, and logos to help the audience support his views more easily. Rhetorical devices are the art of oratory, speaking, or writing effectively. The first type of rhetorical device in which Pericles uses is pathos. Pathos persuades the listeners with the orator's emotions and feelings about the social issue. Pericles uses pathos in both the opening and closing scene. Pericles begins his speech by saying the total opposite of what the audience expects. He allows the audience to know how he feels about his glory of being an Athenian. For example, Pericles says "I will speak first of our ancestors, for it is right and seemly that now, when we are lamenting the dead, a tribute should be paid to their memory" (Thucydides 374) The closing scene summarizes the arguments and stirs up the audience. He mentions glory in a woman, which shows his personal feelings to persuade the audience one last time. The second type of rhetorical device that Pericles uses is ethos. Ethos is a bit different because it discusses the morals and issues that the Athenians came across. Pericles uses ethos in...
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When you hear the name Martin Luther King Jr., the first thing that comes to mind is probably racism against African Americans. He is famous for his wisdom and persuasive speeches against segregation of African Americans. This statement holds strongly true because today diverse races are integrated all over the united states. For what ever reason, Martin has been an inspiration to many African Americans. He accomplished his success mostly through speeches, but also through his written essays. Although, his speeches were intense and filled with much persuasion, Martin had a way with words when he wrote too. This is displayed in professional fashion in the "Letter From Birmingham Jail." Martin displayed a circus of statements in response to the Clergymen in the "Letter From Birmingham Jail." He did this by analyzing their statements and responding with his own in an argumentative manner. He demonstrated this through persuasive statements, answering quotes from the community, and used a past leader as an example. Through this letter, Martin proved he could hold his ground in the line of fire. The question is, did it affect the peoples' outlook on racism? Martin Luther King had a way with words. He simply expressed himself in a manner that the people could understand. One way this was proposed, he used persuasive wording in order to demonstrate his particular feeling of that certain topic. For example, Martin argued that parading without a permit is not unjust. This is said because there is nothing wrong with having a parade without a permit, but as soon as a demonstration against segregation occurred it became a crime. Martin claimed that this denied the First- Amendment privilege of peaceful assembly and protest. Martin said, "in no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law, as would the rabid segregationist" (335)....
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After the recent terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States government has been in a difficult position of relaying information to the United States citizens to ensure their security and attempting to maintain in good relationships with other nations. In the months preceding Colin Powell's February 5, 2003 address to the United Nations the communications between the United States, its citizens, and other nations had become even more essential due to the ongoing war on terrorism and the threat of war in Iraq became increasingly probable. Although war was a possible solution to the problem with Iraq (What problem? State the problem), it was not a unanimously agreed upon position either in or outside of the United States. In fact, there was very strong opposition to the proposition among both the citizens and the officials of both the U.S. and other countries. As Colin Powell, a well-respected former soldier and general of the U.S. army and the current Secretary of State, spoke to the United Nations Security Council on February 5, 2003, he could not forget the emotion that was felt on that dreadful day in September, nor could he forget that the United States was not alone in their desire to disarm Iraq; rather, it was a situation that involved all the countries of the United Nations although no other country was so fiercely impacted as the United States by the al-Qaida terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. In order to make an effective case for war against Iraq, Powell uses the structure of his speech to provide facts and to present a line of reasoning that the council and citizens can follow while also appealing to the emotional level of his audiences. The language he chose to frame this speech also had considerable impact on the message he wanted to convey to the United Nations. By using various...
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Hitler's hatred towards the Jews was known as "anti-Semitism." When Hitler came to power in Germany, he preached to his followers that "the Jews are the image of the devil" and he blamed them for all of the problems in the world. When Hitler was 18, he arrived in Vienna hoping to get accepted into the Academy of Fine Arts as he wanted to become an artist. When he was rejected, he blamed the Jews for his setbacks. Hitler believed that the Germans were the superior race and that job positions and money were wasted on people like the Jews. He despised them and did not want them to be successful in his country. By the time Hitler left Vienna, he was a full-fledged anti-Semite and in his autobiography "Mein Kampf," which he wrote in 1924, he made his hatred of the Jews known. Hitler believed that the Jewish people were the "eternal enemy" and that in order to save the German people; he had to exterminate them. Not only some of the Jews, but all of them. After World War I, Germany was devastated and the German people had lost all hope. Adolf Hitler gave them faith and he reunited the masses under a common bond of hatred towards the Jews. He blamed them for Germany's loss of World War I. He told the German people that they could have won the first world war if Germany had not been "stabbed in the back" by the Jews and their conspirators. When Hitler established the Nazi Party, he had many followers as people sought hope in him after the war. In his emotional and persuasive speeches, he made his promise to murder the Jewish people of Europe. After Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany on January 30th 1933, his attack...
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May 29, 2003 Period 4 Persuasive Speech Outline Introduction I. What if you could give parents a chance to have a baby that would otherwise be impossible, or end starvation, save an endangered species, or even create independent organs from a single cell to help a diseased person, cloning could make those ideas possible A. Although cloning has been a hot topic in the last four years or so, forms of cloning have existed for nearly half a century. II. I will attempt to persuade you that cloning and its forms are very important for the future. Body I. The history of cloning began long ago, but has only come to the world's eye in the last few years. A. Contrary to what most think cloning has been around for almost half a century. 1. In 1952 the first successful cloning experiment took place when scientists for Cancer Research in Philadelphia cloned a frog tadpole using a nucleus of the frogs embryo. 2. Then in 1962 John Gurdon of Cambridge University was the first to clone toads using a nucleus of a tadpole's intestinal cell, which survived into adulthood and reproduced. 3. Later in 1981 Steen Willadsen of Cambridge combined sheep and goat embryos to create the first artificial animal, which they named a geep, which has the body and shape of a goat but with sheeps wool. 4. In 1986 Willadsen transplanted the embryonic nuclei from cattle and produced the first cloned calves. 5. Then in 1987 James Robl of the University of Massachusetts was the first to clone rabbits. B. In the recent years scientists have produced clones of more complex animals all over the world. 1. About 4 years ago the cloned sheep Dolly made headlines across the globe, which lead to an outbreak of many more experiments. 2. The next big success came when experiments at Oregon Health Sciences University produced the first...
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Hi I'm here today to tell you the dangers of smoking. Smoking is one of the most preventable causes of death in our society. About one in five deaths in the US are results from using tobacco. About half all of smokers between of 35 and 69 die ahead of time the new smokers replace them. Smokers could be losing an average of 20 to 25 years of their life. Sometime I'm around an adult that smokes and when he smokes, it makes the house smell awful. I have many reasons to why I think this. It gives you aliment, shortens your life, can affect others around you and yourself. Every time you smoke, it's like cutting 5 minutes of your life and there are many ways to quit. About 430,000 people in the US die every year from smoking related problems. Smoking is an expensive habit. The average cost of a pack is $3.00 and the average smoker smokes a pack a day. In one year that's wasting about $1095 or more a year! That's a lot of money. The Tobacco industry makes billions of dollars each year and they don't care about your existence all they want is your money. The company adds nicotine, which is addictive. You can't stop buying the product and if you buy more cigarettes, the company earns more. The nicotine can raise your blood pressure, heart rate, and the oxygen demand for muscles, mainly in the heart. Second-hand smoke affects others as well as you. Secondhand smoke comes from two places: smoke breathed out by the person who smokes, and smoke from the end of a burning cigarette. Secondhand smoke causes health effects, including cancer, breathing problems, and asthma. Secondhand smoke contains thousands of chemicals and 200 are poisons. Secondhand smoke is responsible for between 150,000 and 300,000 respiratory infections in infants and children under 18 months. About 37,000 non-smokers die each year because of...
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