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Hanifa Ayunisa EN 102 Topic: lack of communication leads to violence. Audiences: African Americans, and white people. Argument strategy: Classical Model Communication Winston Churchill once said, “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." We always think of courage as strength and speaking out. So speaking out one’s mind, standing up for what one believes, and fighting for all of the things that we think are struggles. But not only that, we also need to have the ability to kind of, perhaps, not just stand up for what we believe in, but also the ability to sit down and to listen to what others believe. In similar, Benjamin Franklin also made a good quote “Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech”. I believe that what he meant to say was people need to speak up for themselves, but in order to speak up, people also needed to learn how to respect others. Therefore, they could be a wise person. However, having a smooth communication was a really hard thing to do. Communication, according to these four essays “Learning to Read”, “Freedom of Speech”, “Language and the Destiny of Man”, and “How to Tame a Wild Tongue” emphasize that lack of communication could lead to violence. According to first essay, “Learning to Read” by Frederick Douglass, he emphasized that once people learn how to read, people would forever be free. He believed that lack of communication could lead to violence because African Americans during that time did not have the facilities to get an education. So, white people could look down at them and did what they
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wanted to do. Douglass believed that education would help him and his people from slavery. He insisted to learn how to read and write until he realized that he made a big contribute to his people “education helped him to escape slavery and to make substantial contribution to its abolition.” (Douglass 46). According to this essay, Douglas also stated that there was “the link between education and a desire for justice” (Douglass 47). Douglass considered if he had some basic education skills, like knowing how to read and write, he could get his justice. He also
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