Manjoo No I Do Not Want To Pet Your Dog Analysis

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“No, I Do Not Want to Pet Your Dog”
When Manjoo says dogs achieved dominion over urban America, he is not being completely serious but also not sarcastic. He is exaggerating to get his point across, and what he says hold truth in some circumstances.
He disapproves that dogs always feel welcome to disturb you and how owners do nothing about it. Manjoo specifically has this problem with dogs because this problem is more typically expressed with them, but he also explains that it happens with children.
I believe that there is a cultural assumption that everyone loves dogs because it’s the norm. Also, those who dislike dogs typically don’t approach the owner, as those who enjoy the presence of dogs, approach the owner, so the owner ends up getting only positive reactions and no negative ones.
He includes this statistic to prove that people are oblivious to the fact that dogs can be dangerous animals. It also was great support to his argument.
Manjoo explains that both dogs and his son don’t act in a socially acceptable way. He loves his son and despises dogs and touches on how people get more annoyed with the parent of a misbehaving child than the owner of a misbehaving dog. His point in this comparison is to prove that he makes an effort not to disturb those around him while proving himself not impartial.
Purpose and Audience: 2. Manjoo’s thesis, the last sentence in paragraph ten, is introduced halfway through his writing because he

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