Lack Of Credibility In C. S. Lewis Newcombe

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Throughout his piece, Newcombe uses strong sources that strengthen his credibility to build his claim. This is an appeal to ethos. The writer establishes his trustworthy by using the sources such as a quote written by C. S. Lewis. C.S Lewis is a British novelist and academic. He has academic positions at both Oxford University and Cambridge University. He writes, “There are no ordinary people. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations---these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit---immortal horrors or everlasting splendours.”(2) By using what a famous academic’s words to make the article become more persuasive, and make the reader to believe his claim. His goal is warning people to not use lives in exchange for a perfect selfie. Newcome also uses other sources such as, “the article on Botox treatment called ours the ‘selfie culture’, “ (8/30/15) reports on a car accident” and “Mac Slavo writes in (9/18/16) about a real “photo bomb” by a Syrian Jihadi” etc. (1) Using these sources helps to build Newcombe’s credibility by showing the facts that he collected from other experts and other expert’s point is strongly support his claim.…show more content…
Jerry Newcome is an authority. He also uses his own experience of taking selfie to claim that he loves to take the selfies with his grandson and he did not speak against selfie per self. However, he emphasizes to not taking a selfie in an improper situation. Newcombe uses his personal experience as a first-hand information to support his claim and makes the reader trust him. By using his own experience of taking the selfie to make the reader feel that it is actually happening around us, and make the reader feel
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