Edward Snowden: A Hero Or A Hero?

833 Words4 Pages
Text 1 discusses if Edward Snowden is a hero or a traitor. It’s a more objective text, that involves both positive and negative aspects of Snowden’s actions. The text is based on contrasting quotations from different people that have a connection with the US government. The article is objective in that way, that the author does not choose to comment on the indrawn quotes. The objective point is seen in the way the writer approached the readers: “Should Snowden be lauded or punished for exposing government surveillance programs?” The chosen quote shows the theme that is through the whole story. It’s also an indicator on the purpose of the article. The article is written to inform and give background information and not to persuade a specific point of view. The article ends with a study of public opinion on the case. Compared to the first text is the second text very subjective and with only one point of view. The text is written by the American lawyer Jeffrey Toobin. He has a rather subjective point of view, and does not make an effort to hide it. The article consists of things Snowden have said, and a negative response to his words. His intention is to prove that Snowden 's action of leaking classified information is very wrong and irresponsible: “He is, rather, a grandiose narcissist who deserves to be in prison.” He uses his background as a lawyer to argue
Open Document