Of Aristotle’s three rhetorical appeals, the author of “Individuality vs. Conformity: The Healthy Middle?” applies pathos to her article ultimately to capture the reader’s attention through the reader’s heart, not the mind, to evaluate her argument. The author defines how we, as humans, crave attention and love from other human beings more than anything else in the world, additionally she vindicates our feelings from trying to be accepted for being an individual at the same time and how that disrupts our lives and everybody else’s. The author’s purpose is to force us to realize that there is a delicate balance between conformity and nonconformity, and that we are all in this together, and that there is nothing we can do to alter this fate.
In addition, throughout the body paragraphs, both texts uses claims of values to state how each person is entitled to, “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. When using these strong values, the speaker appeals to the audience's emotions to essentially persuades them to rebel to fight for this hope. By appealing to the audience's pathos throughout the body paragraphs, the speakers are intriguing and connecting with the audience, which in turn makes the audience more susceptible to listening to the speaker's argument. The shared hope that the speakers would have with the audience is the “life, liberty, and the pursuit to happiness”. As readers delve deeper into the two texts, the readers are hit with an abundant amount of inductive evidence that supports their minor premise.
The cost of conformity is the loss of individualism,
“Conformity is the jailer of freedom, and the enemy of growth” (John F. Kennedy). The novella “Anthem” written by Ayn Rand expresses the battle between one's self and conformity through the character Equality 7-2521. Equality 7-2521 struggles to conform within the collectivism of his society. As he grows through life he realizes how divergent he really is from his fellow brothers. Through his actions Equality slowly discovers the importance of egoism in a society.
The persuasive yet informational article “Individuality vs. Conformity: The Healthy Middle?” explains, discusses, that people want to fit in and stand out. The writer supports her explanation by emphasizing that we all long to be different, however not to the point where we stand out too much. The writer’s purpose is to call attention to the issues of group conformity in order to bring light to what teenagers of modern day times go through. The author writes in an emotional style for young adults and others interested in the topic of conformity and individuality. Of Aristotle’s three rhetorical appeals, the author of “Conformity vs. Individuality: A Healthy Middle?” uses pathos most effectively to get the reader to emotionally connect with
Of Aristotle’s three rhetorical appeals,the author of ”Individuality vs conformity” uses pathos most effectively to get the reader to relate to her argument. the informational essay “Individuality vs Conformity” focuses on that fact that there is a healthy middle between individuality and conformity .The writer supports their focus by demonstrating that even though “we embrace this warm feeling of acceptance” humans have “This feeling is our need for individuality“ .The author’s purpose is to point out that there is a healthy middle between individuality and conformity in order to do that the author says “but that doesn’t mean we can’t try”. The author writes in a informal logical style for their audience teenagers and others interested in
Individuality Versus Conformity In the story Brave New World by Aldous Huxley we are introduced to the ways of a dystopian future. Set in London, 632 a.f. (632 years after Ford), where everyone is made from a cast, polyamory is considered normal, and all fit into the preconceived social classes made to keep order.
Rhetorical analysis is crucial in comprehending another author's work and also in improving one's own writing. In this paper my project is to undertake a rhetorical analysis of Time Magazine journalist Joel Stein's opinion on the problems posed but also the advantages millennials in society in his article “The Me Me Me Generation.” I will address Stein's purpose, argument, and the way he presents it to further his claim. By dissecting the structure and arrangement of his argument we will view the means to persuasion in his article. I will also analyze the author's style and use of rhetorical analogies and assumptions.
David Foster Wallace uses a combination of rhetorical literary devices and modes of persuasion to convince his audience, Kenyon College’s graduating class, that in their adult life it is not only important, but necessary to look past themselves and view the world without themselves at the center. If they do not do so, it will cause them daily misery and pain when having to interact with people when they are tired or bored. Wallace is able to persuade his audience by first gaining credibility with them, so they are more willing to listen to what he has to say. Then, he uses logical reasons as to why they should not put themselves above others in their lives, and solidifies the lesson through emotional appeals that most of the class can relate to and use to grow from. Throughout his speech he uses a variety of rhetorical tools to persuade the audience further, such as his use of anaphora, and syntax in the way he presents his ideas.
Of Aristotle’s three rhetorical appeals, the author of “Individuality vs. Conformity: The Healthy Middle?” uses pathos most effectively to get the reader to relate to her argument. In the informative essay, “Individuality vs. Conformity: The Healthy Middle?” the writer focuses on how everyone wants to be different and similar to everyone else at the same time; however, there is a way to do so and everyone should try. The writer supports her own opinion by highlighting the fact that people are different and she gives the readers 4 examples of individuality, but again teens want to have the same mindset and goals as others. The authors’ purpose is to convince her readers to find the healthy middle of being a conformist and being an individual
In today’s society, self-reliance and non-conformity is an annotation on the tenets that people still value. Some people in today’s world have seemed to forgotten the ability to be content in isolation and individuality. Being true to oneself takes bravery and it compels one to be pensive and unbiased. Like Chris McCandless, he was pensive and unbiased without being thoughtless or impertinent to others. Chris McCandless was also self-reliant and did not conform, which led him to define himself of who he truly
It conveys the message that the common goal of a society will eventually be achieved if every one of us in the society adheres to a certain standard. But the fact is, not everyone will submit himself/herself to a communal cause. And it is apparent that Fuller’s ideological mindset somewhat inherits
America has had a tumultuous existence, replete with war, progress, and ideologies. The most formidable of these is individualism, or the shift of society’s focus from the group to the individual and a growing emphasis on their personal needs and desires. Despite wide criticism, it has become the societal norm, spanning all generations, genders, races, and walks of life. Individualism, while indeed centered on the individual, is more accurately described as the changing and shifting relationship between the individual and society.
The utopian society in the Brave New World can be compared and contrasted between our contemporary society using individualism, community and the human experience. The fictional novel by Aldous Huxley, published in 1932, is about a utopian society where people focus stability and community over individuality and freedom, but an outsider is introduced to intervene with the operation of the utopian state. In the contemporary world, people need to show individuality in their communities in order to survive, and to be human, one must show emotion, which is the opposite in the Brave New World. Individualism is very important in the contemporary world, but in the utopian state, individuals are conditioned to be the same as everyone else. They do not know how to be themselves.
In today's society, the balance between individualism and conformity to society's expectations is a prominent and deceptive conflict. Oftentimes, the individual must put his uniqueness aside and settle for a view of an occupation, hobby, or idea that society agrees with. Instead of expressing original and creative ideas, they are held hostage by comparing themselves with the lives and accomplishments of others and the standards their our society. One of the biggest tools of society, social media, allows people to share ideas and interests with everyone. However, naturally, one will only post what he knows others will accept and enjoy just as he does.