A Rhetorical Analysis Of Self-Reliance By Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Imagine living long ago when there was no technology no cars nothing we have now a days but people are still the same because they let others opinions affect them but one man who went against that and was telling people to just do you and do whatever tiy feel like doing because it’s the smartest thing you can do.In “Self-Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson he talks about how you should believe in yourself and what you are doing, Throughout his text, By using pathos he develops these idea of individuality and he does this by saying how he feels about these idea and he saying that he would go to jail for people who did what he was saying.
Emerson establishes how importing believing in yourself is and how is the smartest thing you could do.In the first paragraph Emerson talks about to believe and he says “To believe your own thought ,to believe that what is
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In the text he says “Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron” (Emerson p.3). This quote is saying how you have to trust yourself and that's the key part of life. The rhetorical appeal that is being used to describe the theme is logos because he is trying to convince the audience that the idea of believing in yourself is very important and it’s one of the biggest things in life and it influences the reader to trust and listen to what Emerson has to say. Another example of Emerson using rhetorical appeals to develop the theme is says “ There is a class of persons to whom by all spiritual affinity I am bought and sold; for them I will go to prison”( Emerson p.6) .Here Emerson is saying that he will go to jail and take whatever punishment for you if you have high spirits in relieving yourself and believe in what you are doing. He emphasizes the rhetorical use of logos because this is how he is trying to convince the readers to trust him and what he is

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