Hemingway Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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The rhetoric portrayed in “Hemingway Slept Here, So the Town Cashes In: Usurping Mickey Mouse at the tip of Florida,” appeals to pathos, ethos, logos and kairos by providing persuasive arguments that attract Hemingway enthusiasts of all ages. The New York Times develops a sense of nostalgia and happiness through multiple effective pathos appeals. In the analogy, “The mouse is to Orlando what Hemingway is to Key West,” The New York Times gives its audience a reason to feel happy. The nostalgia comes from the fact that Key West’s community has honored Hemingway and his stories and they have events in his honor. Kairos is developed because the article provides a sense of timelessness by celebrating Hemingway year after year. The New York Times establishes logos by…show more content…
The New York Times compares Hemingway and Key West to Mickey Mouse and Disney World. When comparing Disney to Key West, The New York Times challenges Disney World by saying that Florida is known for much more than Mickey Mouse. This satisfies the reader by letting them know that Florida is recognized for much more than just Disney. This inference also indicates that that Hemingway and his accomplishments are the cause of the community’s commotion. Besides glee, the other effective pathos appeal is to nostalgia. Hemingway left sentiment in Key West and left the community members things to remember him by. The town now has souvenirs of him (like Disney does Mickey Mouse) “T-shirts, baseball caps, coffee mugs and bar coasters.” On top of all of the souvenirs, Key West has “a weeklong celebration of drinking, fishing and writing.” The reader feels Key West’s nostalgia finding that there are Hemingway look-alike contests and boat rides to commemorate him. The pathos appeal in this article was very effective in making the reader feel the emotions as the people of Key West
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