A Rhetorical Analysis Of 'Appetite' By Laurie Lee

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The article Appetite by Laurie Lee mainly focuses on reiterating that too much of something can become bad, such as one’s appetite by stating “Too much of it... creates an impotence of living...” “Too much of anything--too much music, entertainment, happy snacks, or time spent with one’s friends--creates a kind of impotence of living by which one can no longer hear, or taste, or see, or love, or remember,” supports that Laurie Lee believes that too much of the things we enjoy in life such as eating, entertainment, and friends can lead to an extreme loss of interest. It is obvious that the author wrote the article to convince the audience, those who enjoy the pleasures of their life, to regulate them by stating “...we should arrange to give up our pleasures regularly…” and “...we should respect the divinity of appetite, …show more content…

Is it ethically moral to take everything for granted because we are used to it? Many times, not only with people, but with things, we take them for granted and when we lose them we get extremely upset. But what Lee was arguing is that once we get what we lost back, we tend to appreciate it more and not only does this pertain to a few people, but to our nation as a whole.
● Pathos:
“Once we were separated by hunger both from our food and families, and then we learned to value both.”
The text can be deemed to be pathos, by because Lee knows that one thing we all have in common and feel sensitive too is our families, whether we still have them or we are on good terms with them or not. The text is provided to create an emotional tie between the reader and the essay to provide a better understanding of the statement that Lee is trying to prove.

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