Anna Quindlen The C Word In The Hallways Summary

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Anna Quindlen’s essay, “The C Word in the Hallways,” is a very powerful essay that focuses on the mental health issues of teens and young adults. She builds her argument by using emotional appeals that cause the reader to understand her points and sympathize with her and the mentally challenged people. In the third paragraph, Quindlen uses specific examples of teens who committed crimes because of the mental health state they were in, and gains the reader's attention by stating, “So many have already been lost” (344). This makes the reader want to know who has been lost and what significant event caused this tragedy to occur. By directly stating two different individuals that committed different crimes because of the mental illnesses they were

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