Is Google Making USupid Rhetorical Analysis

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" Is Google Making Us Stupid" By Nicholas Carr refers to the ways technology is negatively affecting our brain function. Carr starts his argument talking about how the internet is a resource we can use for almost anything. As a result, we are becoming more and more dependent on it for simple everyday tasks. Carr states that technology is a distraction and just a "shortcut". According to the article, technology is becoming more important than people. This article should be read by anybody who spends a good part of their day using technology to make their life easier. Carr is easily persuasive in his argument with his middle diction and how well he relates to the average person. Every day there is a fundamental technological advancement…show more content…
An example of this would be when he refers to the way he loses focus in a text and that he feels he is “dragging his wayward brain back” to whatever he was reading. Carr uses this metaphor, giving an action to an object, to show the reader precisely the problem he has staying fixated on a reading and how he has to actually ‘physically’ bring his mind back to the text. He is aiming to show his struggle to the reader. Another example of this strategy of pathos would be how he talked about how he “once was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski.” He attempts to pull the reader in by utilizing this vivid imagery to show how he used to be immersed in a book but now due to the internet, he just skims the readings and doesn’t get to actually see what is below the surface. Carr utilized the right language to pull the reader in and to show how he was feeling without being too over the top, and was able to persuade his reader to the effects of the web in today’s society. In Nicholas Carr’s article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”, he uses the rhetorical strategies to try to persuade his audience into believing that due to the Web being used so much in today’s society, that it is causing more harm than good. He uses backed up information to get his point across while also showing his character to connect with the audience. I am agreeing with him in the sense that the internet is causing more harm to the human
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