Rhetorical Triangle Ethos In Bernard Roth's The Achievement Habit

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Even though people can 't help but let things get to them, they can shape there perception into something that can help them instead of focusing on things that bring them down because it will help them be more successful , they won 't focus on the negative , and it can help them live a better life . In The Achievement Habit, Bernard Roth persuades his readers that there life has no meaning unless they give it meaning. It 's a very unusual message for an author to send to his readers but throughout the chapter he uses the rhetorical triangle ethos, logos & pathos to really get the audience to understand his message. Many people let a certain situation ruin there day, and Roth explains why life is just simply better without giving it meaning.
Roth states that he 's a Professor at Stanford University and has been teaching for 52 years. “I 've been a professor of engineering at Stanford for fifty-two …show more content…

Roth tells stories that helps his readers understand the message he is trying get through. “I was devastated, believing that this record would follow me forever”(Roth20). When Roth talks about this record following him forever, it 's about a teacher getting him in trouble for making noise in the hallway. He then realizes that there is no such thing as a permanent record. This goes on to show how Roth uses pathos to really persuade his readers that “the only ones keeping a record of there failures are themselves”(Roth21). Roth isn 't the only writer who had bad experiences with failure, better yet a writer Tim Harford wrote a book Adapt:Why Success Always Starts With Failure. In this book a quote stands out that immediately makes the reader think of Roths stories. “Few of our own failures are fatal”(Harford). This is very convincing because many people take there failures in a harsh way, and both Roth and Harford explain that failures aren 't fatal. If anything failures can lead to success if you learn from

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