Though Barbara Hewson thoroughly demonstrates skill and knowledge in the subject of abortion, she takes the subject of many conflicts and turns it into a mess of unpersuasive words. The development of her stance on this subject shows no growth, and although she demonstrated the use of ethos, her article seems to endlessly cover the same information she had already delivered. Her use of logos and pathos is lacking, and what little use of ethos she has gives the reader only basic knowledge, and does not seem to help deliver her point.
Hewson’s intended audience, based on her writing, is people of higher educational levels, or rather, those working on higher education in medical fields. Her lack of usage in basic Aristotelian rhetoric resulted …show more content…
Pathos is meant to force the audience into truly believing the author, because an emotional connection should develop a deep bond between the writer and audience. However, Hewson blatantly and without deep regards, feeling or passion towards what she wrote. Because of impersonal text glaring across the audience's electronic device, the reader has no opportunity to understand the lengths at which the author would go to to prove her point. Hewson’s writing is rather bitter, however not in an emotionally bitter type of way, but instead an indifferent or apathetic type of way. Going so far as to say “the present tendency to characterise questions about abortion ethics in terms of concerns about fetuses, or even fetal ‘rights’, tends to sideline women and the realities of women's lives” (Hewson) considerably undermines her own ability to persuade an audience. Using this quote, she provokes most of society by just explicitly stating that fetuses have no right in our society. Although anyone can have this opinion and feel right by it, Hewson’s form in delivering the quote is blunt, and inspires the audience to not believe a word she says. According to Aristotle's work in ethos logos and pathos, pathos is more commonly used for the reader to appeal to the author. This means Hewson was right in invoking the anger in people, however did not justify it or try to …show more content…
Although the very first thing seen on the website is what seems to be a chart of compiled data it is truthfully a chart of how many people tweeted about the article or referenced it in a Wikipedia page. Though it can deceive the reader into thinking the author is of great nobility because they have been referenced, however, one must remember Wikipedia can be edited by anyone. In Hewson’s article, there is in fact very little substantial fact. Hewson is severely unsuccessful in many aspects of logos, specifically when she alludes to items in history which are completely unrelated to the topic: “NATO's attack on Kosovo, or careless driving” (Hewson). Hewson fails to recognize her mistakes of having an absence of logos until late into her sixth or seventh paragraph where she brings about some usable information. Once Hewson readily supplied facts later in her writing, she began to make an advance toward a chance of persuading the
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Pathos is the use of emotions in order to pursue them towards the authors side of the argument. The first evidence the author used was when he was given the description of the crime committed. The crimes that Kinkel committed were so atrocious that as a human being it would be very hard and painful to nearly impossible to feel empathy towards the defendant. The judge also uses the parent’s quotes and remarks that was said in the court to expose and show more pathos, whether it was from the parents of the deceased or just injured. One of the parents stated “What we don't believe is that all those things will ever be available outside of a prison setting.
Pathos is used as an appeal to emotion, often to gain an audience’s investment for a specific purpose. Animal shelter advertisements, car commercials, and even magazines use this method to attract an audience and pull them in by their heartstrings. Rebecca Skloot’s contemporary biography The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is no different, utilizing this method to maintain the audience’s attention and emotional investment in the story.
Brady appeals to the reader’s emotions in her article why I want a wife by using pathos. She creates a connection between herself and the reader to make the reader feel what she is feeling and relate to her, which by definition is pathos. In Brady’s article “Why I Want a Wife” she develops a valid argument of why she wants a “wife” by using examples of pathos to connect with her female readers of the Ms. Magazine and draw their attention. This is a rather effective method when one considers that this article was written in the 1970’s when women’s rights acts was just starting to take place.
Pathos is used to produce feelings and emotions and in this case, mainly sympathy. It provides lots of feelings because it’s his words he is telling. Another time he uses pathos is when he narrates what happened to Demby: “His mangled body shrank out of sight, and blood and brains marked the water where he had stood” (pg. 36) There are all types of examples in these two chapters were you can find pathos. An example is where he talks about how a man of sixty years of age got whipped, all the way until the end of chapter four were he talks about Thomas Lanman once killed a slave with a hatchet, by knocking his brains out.
Pathos refers to emotion and is to appeal to the audience compassion. On page 2, pathos is used when Gloria talks about how she felt when she got ashamed for talking in Spanish in an English living community. “I remember being caught speaking Spanish at recess- that was for three licks on the knuckles with a sharp ruler” (Anzaldua 2). She felt attacked by others when they disrespected her for not being like everyone else. We as readers feel the pain that Gloria went through with the way she explained how she got in trouble.
Throughout her essay, Pollitt discredits several difference feminists by stating the flaws in their claims. The claims difference feminist make are such as the idea that all women are nurturers. To enhance her argument, Pollitt uses three rhetorical strategies: pathos, logos, and ethos. Pathos is the emotional appeal that writers use to persuade a reader. Pathos shows the emotion of the author which transfer
When thinking of personal experiences, “The Mother” by Gwendolyn Brooks touches on the emotional topic of abortion. Even though this poem was published decades ago, it can still be seen very relevant to this day. Accepting abortion and the outcome can indeed be a challenging task for many, while others seem to adapt to it without much of a problem. Gwendolyn Brooks’ writing lets us take a look at the mothers view point of abortion and how a mother responds to her new situation. Throughout the poem, the speaker shows signs of grieving concern of the topic of abortion and its outcomes by presenting emotions of regret and memories, shame and guilt, and contradicting herself to almost justify what she has done.
Patrick Henry, a Virginian lawyer, made himself known for the speeches supporting American democracy. He is known as the "Orator of Liberty." In 1775, American colonists were still under Great Britain’s power. Many were hoping to be able to work out their disagreements and remain British subjects. Patrick Henry had had enough of cooperating with the British.
Abortion is not only a fluctuating concept in our society, but an ethical and emotional debate, as well. The image I have chosen presents concepts from a cultural and historical background, as well as presents an ethical, emotional, and logical appeal to the audience. The debate about abortion has simply been overblown and exhausted. The truth of the matter is, abortion is murder. Ending a life, whether innocent or guilty, is murder.
Pathos is a rhetorical device used for providing emotion to the reader. He wants the reader to feel sympathetic towards the mistreatment of African-Americans. In the introduction, the first rhetorical device he introduced is pathos. Coates present pathos when he introduced Clyde Ross. He titles the first chapter as, “So that’s just one of my losses”.
According to Aristotle triangle, he advocates for the ability to persuade the audience and speaker with employing pathos, ethos, and logos. The ethical appeals are the ethos; emotional appeal is pathos, while the logical appeals are logos. Abortion is a hotly debated issue across the world. In the USA, the current political climate alongside the economic recession is affecting factors precipitating abortion, and this is warranting investigation on the reasons for the same (Lawrence, et al. 2005). The abortion in America is a big issue, and therefore the paper examines the ethical, moral and logical arguments behind seeking, statistics, and justifying the acts.
Doris Gudino Professor Chounlamountry Political Science 1 27 July 2015 Pro-Choice Anyone? A woman has, undoubtedly, the freedom to procreate, but once a woman chooses to retreat from that freedom, a commotion arises. Abortion is a woman’s choice for many reasons. It’s her body, therefore, no one else can decide for said person.
In “A Defense of Abortion,” Judith Thomson argues with a unique approach regarding the topic of abortion. For the purpose of the argument, Thomas agrees to go against her belief and constructs an argument based on the idea that the fetus is a person at conception. She then formulates her arguments concerning that the right to life is not an absolute right. There are certain situations where abortion is morally permissible. She believes that the fetus’s right to life does not outweigh the right for the woman to control what happens to her own body.
Women’s rights have been a long struggle in America’s legal system, as well as in the religious world, for many decades and women continue to have challenges, concerns, and struggles today. Fighting for what is best for their bodies such as a woman’s right to contraceptives to control whether she will get pregnant or not was not ideal for religious and personal reasons but would find a worthy advocate in a woman who would dedicate her life for women’s reproductive rights. The right for a woman to have an abortion became a legal battle that went all the way to the Supreme Courts in a very well-known case. It has always been a double standard in what was right and wrong, moral or immoral, towards women than men. A man was looked at with respect
Abortion is one of the most controversial topics discussed in our world today. Millions of fetuses never got a chance to be born because a mother chose to abort them. Although I do not believe in abortion, I believe a woman should have the right to decide whether to have a baby or not. Our textbook presents views and arguments on the issues. The article from our text on “A Defense of Abortion” written by Judith Jarvis Thomason states the right to have an abortion should be the pregnant woman’s decision.