Commentary On Rhetorical Analysis Of Mass Shootings By Butler

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Mass Shootings The evidence that was provided by Butler was very clear and understanding. First, Butler uses the study published in The American Journal of Public Health, authors Johnathan Metzl and Kenneth Macleish, find that in mass shootings “notions of mental illness” mirror “cultural stereotypes and anxieties about “race/ethnicity, social class and politics.”(Butler 1). Furthermore, each race seems to have a label. For example, white males are considered mentally ill when they are accused of mass shootings, while people of color are considered as thugs or terrorists, the news media reinforces the narrative that the lone wolf is an aberration. (Butler 1). Adding on, Butler argues that mass shootings are not racial issue; the issue is what the shooters skin color have to do with the mass shootings. Contradicting from Butler’s…show more content…
Butler did not prove her thesis because she lost the reader in what she was to argue about. Butler did not meet he purpose because her thesis was off. Butler’s argument was logical and could be held for a debate. Butler shown good evidence towards her argument and gave a good source to prove her evidence. Butler’s strengths are that she presents a good argument and give good evidence in her article. Her weakness is her thesis and how she does not follow by her argument. Warren on the other hand does have a thesis and fulfills his purpose on his essay. Warren’s article was logical and kept the reader engaged in his article. The author gave good evidence that provided a human resource to find out the link between media coverage and “copycat” shootings. (Warren). The strengthens of this article is that Warren gave good evidence towards his argument. Also, his weaknesses is that Warren did not give the reader more detail towards his
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