A Crime Of Compassion By Barbara Huttmann

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“A Crime of Compassion” by Barbara Huttmann she talks about how she was working as a nurse in a hospital when she became very close to this patient and his wife. He had lung cancer and was dying a slow and painful death. Huttmann describes all the pain he felt, his wife felt, and how he begged the hospital staff to let him die only for them to ignore his pleas. She discusses how awful she, the patient and his wife felt every time they revived him and forced him to live a painful life he didn’t want to live. At the end of her story, Huttmann reviles how she purposely waited to call the code knowing that they would not be able to revive him again. Huttmann’s technique was to use illustration to convince her readers of the need for new legislation…show more content…
Huttmann felt that one striking long emotional example would be more effective than several shorter less detailed examples at convincing her audience. Overall I think that Huttmann had the right technique in her essay by using one single extended example she was able to go more into depth with it. Also, her one example was sufficient enough to support her argument. It was very detailed and it gave the author a chance to better explain her perspective on the subject as well as why the audience should agree with her. In “The Blue Marble” by Gregory Petsko he discusses how iconic photographs have a history of changing the world how they represent something else. They turn into much more than just a photograph. He believes that science needs an iconic picture to so that people will once again be inspired by it. Petsko’s technique for using illustration to prove his thesis varies from Huttmann’s technique where she used one extended example he used several examples. The author used several examples to convince the audience that iconic photographs have changed history on numerous occasions not just once they have started movements and inspired
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