Welders Equal Philosophers Consider the idea that a welder deserves the same intellectual respect as a philosopher. If you have conformed to society’s standards of what jobs require the most intellectual activity, then this idea might seem irrational and intriguing. On the other hand, people such as Mike Rose, author of The Mind at Work, would claim that this idea is true and even defends it in his book. Rose is a firm believer that the modern world has undervalued blue-collar workers. It is common for people to criticize vocational schools and advertise for four-year colleges, and that is what provoked Rose to take a stand.
It seems like he does not want the reader to just think he is a prestigious professor, but that the author is human as well. In addition to Rose establishing ethos, in the latter part of the essay Rose mentions a study he did about the thought processes of blue collar workers. His study validates him as someone that should be taken more seriously. Mike Rose concluded that even though physically demanding work does not require a high school diploma, there is a lot of reading and note taking that takes place (282). Thus, Rose also establishes logos.
It was Anthony’s way in hiding his laziness toward his Grandfather. Writing, even though seems to be an easy job, it considered be able to give financial support to people who work for it or popularity and eventually wealth to people who are talented in that field. And Anthony who realize this, make use to adapting himself. Literacy for Anthony is
Aside from a few words, her speech was very easy to understand.For example when she states, “knows the parameters of a happy life when all it knows is the homogenization of human experience.”(299). Terms like “homogenization” cause the speech to become harder to read because unless the audience knows what the term means there is a disconnect between speaker and audience. Throughout the speech, Quindlen’s tone remained very playful and joyful. To connect with her audience, she had to approach the situation in a manner that connects with her audience. In the text she states “give up the backpack.
In the readings Hidden Intellectualism, Gerald Graff and Blue-Collar Brilliance, Mike Rose both authors talk about intelligence, and what we understand intelligence to mean. Graff’s uses the words “book and street smarts” to explain his meaning of intellect. Rose uses his mothers and uncles job life experience to explain his. Both authors make it clear that to be intelligent doesn’t always relate to your knowledge of textbooks and readings, but to how you take what you learned in those reading and put them into everyday life experiences. Graff street smart intelligence is someone who is intelligent about life.
This also shows how the lower class were disrespected during this time. Mr. Birling is a metaphor for capitalists in general. The way he treats Eva Smith is ruthless. He fires Eva just because she wanted a small raise in salary. Mr. Birling is a character who looks down at everyone because he thinks he is above them all, showing true qualities of a capitalist.
Readers will understand the point he was making but he could have made it in a different way. Even if a writer language use causes them to have a greater read rating, a Times writer might be expected to use formal English, not casual slang. When using evidence make a claim that is not biased to people 's own opinion. In Stein’s article, he states that children are constantly under peer pressure and uses evidence from an “ English professor at Emory, who wrote The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans”(29). He is using the research correctly, but the fact that he is using something that states that the generation is dumb is not very acceptable for an expert writer.
Sandel appeals to this audience by using emotion and hard evidence by providing numerous facts in the essay, while also using his own knowledge. Sandel appeals to people's emotion with the quote above in the latter part of the paragraph, and with similar quotes in the essay. Sandel further elaborates on that quote by basically saying everything being put up for sale is hurting people because money has become more important. Another way he appeals to emotion is by providing another reason we should avoid putting everything up for sale. This is shown through the quote "It is not about inequality and fairness but about the corrosive tendency of markets.
Mark Edmundson’s article at first glance the reader may believe that it’s directed towards a younger audience, since he first mentions the “fragmented mind of the younger” (Edmundson 1), but as the article progresses it shows how it’s actually directed toward adults. Moreover, Edmundson’s articles are published in The Hedgehog Review which mostly appeals to scholars. The author wants to appeal a group of readers in the same academic environment as himself. Subsequently, Edmundson’s main purpose is to illustrate how our culture is filled with absorption not distraction. He wants to show that people are not distracted, but actually “immersed yourself in doing something you love” (Edmundson, 2).
The narrator, Nick Carraway, starts the book off by telling the readers a piece of advice from his father: “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages you’ve had” (Fitzgerald 1). This quote foreshadows that as the book continues, Jay Gatsby will be more and more deserving of criticism. This quote lets the readers know that Nick is a very socially responsible person due to the fact that he would not criticize anyone or compare his past to anyone else's, which helps him to follow his duty of keeping society balanced. Nick is proven to be socially responsible all throughout the book, the reader can also see his socially responsible trait when he says, “I’ve got my hands full,’ I said. ‘I’m much obliged but I couldn’t take any more work.” (Fitzgerald 83).