Logos is used because the thesis is straight to the point and it is supported throughout the entire document. The writers accurately depict ethos because they represent multiple viewpoints and they have connected themselves to the topic. Pathos is used in the document because they expressed their emotions for
Anyone can follow allow the reasoning, therefore showing that the logos is effective. Bryson also appeals to pathos, or a reader’s sense of emotion, Generally, appealing to pathos involves something sad or disturbing to get a reaction. However, Bryson’s use of pathos is to excite and entertain the audience. “To begin with, for you to be here now trillions of
“But we are Yooks, as you know when we brealdast or sup, spread our butter,” Grandpa said, “with the butter side up. That’s the right, honest war.”Adding this in describes the Yooks and what they believe in, in comparison to the Zooks that believe in eating bread with the butter side down. Grandpa says, “So you can’t trust a Zook who spreads bread underneath!” Every Zook must be watched.”This states that the Zooks have different beliefs and they should be heavily watched because of them. “We’ll dress you right up in a fancier suit! We’ll give you a fancier slingshot to shoot!” the leader of the Yooks said.
Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal,” examines the proposal of consuming human flesh in order to solve the dilemma of the Potato Famine, in which drought was exacerbated by crop failures, and this tribulation of the Irish was largely snubbed by English landowners. His ironic persona (speaker), is one of confidence, reason, and worth. In addition, this persona presents a multitude of rhetorical strategies to prepare the audience for this overly deranged proposal, ranging from juxtapositions, to using emotion, reason, and credibility, to persuade the reader. Therefore, the ironic persona in “A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift illustrates a wide assortment of rhetorical devices to convey the solution to the Potato Famine, and more broadly, Swift intended this ironic platform to serve as an expository of the avarice of landowners and their gain for self-interest. In “A Modest Proposal,” Jonathan Swift constructs a well-reasoned and confident speaker who proposes this notion of cannibalism in an ironic, satirical conveyance, in which he rationalizes, to defend the assertion, suggesting one of the moral right of the proposal, in order to expose the selfish interests of the people of Ireland.
Cat Stevens says, “A person who steals bread during a famine is not treated as a thief.” This situation appears in A Modest Proposal, a satirical essay, written by Dr. Jonathan Swift during the Irish famine in 1729. In this paper, Dr. Swift proposed to eat children as a way to solve the famine and overpopulation. However, Dr. Swift wrote the paper as a way to motivate the lazy Irish to fix their problems.
In the article, “Slow Ideas”, Atul Gawande utilizes personal and historical anecdotes to further strengthen his claims. He often transitions between stories by asking the audience a critical question and then providing his stance on this issue. This strategy allows for a paper that flows well, and also maintains a high level of interest from the audience. This is because the questions often cause the reader to stop and think about their own take on the situation. After posing a question, Gawande then transitions into explaining the problem through the use of a narrative example.
He utilizes analogies often throughout the essay. He often compares the children, who are to be eaten, to animals.”... twenty thousand may be reserved for breed, whereof only one fourth part to be males, which is more than we allow to sheep, black cattle, or swine...” (65-68) This comparison of animal to human diminishes the value of Irish life. They are being referred to as breeders, not as humans who have emotions, life, and love. He also includes imagery in A Modest Proposal. Swifts exaggerated imagery leaves a strong impact on the reader.
We know that in order to create an effective message whether on speech or paper, the three rhetorical appeals are essential. The Ballot or the Bullet by Malcolm X demonstrates all three appeals superbly. Malcolm X himself builds ethos very well, as well as displays his automatic ethos. He also appeals to logos through an ample amount of solid reasoning and several facts. In this speech pathos is extremely well present and effective.
This statement completely sums up what Swift 's purpose is, which is to stir up the rich upper classmen who sit by and watch the Irish people live in poverty and ultimately bring change. In the essay, the proposer says "I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed, is, at a year old, a most delicious nourishing and wholesome food…" (Swift 58). This excerpt from the passage effectively uses pathos and ethos to appeal to the reader 's emotions and morals. He takes jabs at the American people by saying that an American acquaintance told him that they love to eat their children too. During this time, the slave trade was in full effect in
For example, he creates an absurd, horrifying image of "a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee or a ragout" (Swift 1201). In doing so, the well being of the wealthy class is mocked in a way that it seems ridiculous to demean a group of people to a subhuman form simply for the pleasure of the elite. By suggesting that the rich eat the poor babies, he is implying that they metaphorically devour the impoverished, thus attaining their success at the plight of the poor. From marriage to religion to commerce, the proposal goes into detail even with numeric values the vast improvement this solution would have on society and the future sustainability of the commonwealth. As an element within satire, Swift uses irony to further his tongue-in-cheek essay.