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John Kostyack Analysis

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John Kostyack has a dramatic approach to the snake debate topic. He uses the fear factor to play on the readers emotions while he makes his point. His first sentence sets the tone for his entire argument, "Giant constrictor snakes have slithered, crushed, killed and terrified their way across movie screens for years. The real horror story, however, is much closer to reality — and to home.” While it’s easy to see that his main appeal is emotional, Mr. Kostyack does establish credibility when he specifically references the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, and the National Wildlife Federation (which he is the vice president of). Unfortunately this credibility he establishes is over shadowed by lack of specific evidence in any regard. He states
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