A Fable For Tomorrow Analysis

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Imagine having so much pesticides in use that people and animals were actually dying from it. In the 1950’s the overuse of pesticides was a serious problem. Rachel Carson was an activist who was against the use and overuse for these pesticides. She wanted to address this problem to the government and the public and warn about the harmful effects pesticides have on the environment and the people. In “A Fable For Tomorrow”, Rachel Carson utilizes ethos, logos and pathos in order to bring awareness to the overuse of pesticides.
Carson applies ethos in order to show the right and wrong treatment of the town and how it will drastically impact the environment and the people. Carson asserts in her writing that the people of the town had done everything to themselves because they were the ones using the pesticides, “In the gutters under the eaves and between the shingles of the roofs, a white granular powder still showed a few patches; some weeks before it had fallen like snow upon the roofs and the lawns, the fields and streams. No witchcraft, no enemy action had silenced the rebirth of new life in this stricken world. The people had done it themselves.” (5). She is basically saying that the people of this town had treated the town so poorly and used so much pesticides that it looked like
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She wants to convince her audience with facts because you can 't argue with them because they are proven to be true. For example, Carson asserts in paragraph 4, “The few birds seen anywhere were moribund; they trembled violently and could not fly.”. The author is basically saying that these birds were almost to the point of death and they were very sick. When Carson chooses to use logos in her story, she does not “beat around the bush”. She wants to tell her story without any empty thoughts and she wants to prove to the audience that she has a purpose in
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