Outliers: The Story of Success Writing about Reading Defense of Passages In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell challenges those who assume hard work is the only path to success. “It is not the brightest who succeed. Nor is success simply the sum of decisions and efforts we make on our behalf.” Gladwell states that success can happen through a series of different factors. He uses the word, “Outlier” to describe those successful individuals lucky enough to be gifted with one, or more of the factors he writes about in the book. Gladwell explains using multiple stories of history's most affluent people,and the different ways each individual became successful.
In Outliers, Gladwell examines several different groups of people or individuals who went from rags to riches. Structure aids and diction help Gladwell describe the amazing chance that shows the outcome of Bill Gates. In chapter two describing these opportunities, Gladwell starts sentences with, "Opportunity number one", "Opportunity number two", and further on. For example Galdwell describes an amount of opportunities that "gave Bill Gates extra time to practice. Another example of structure, is Gladwell describes the reasoning behind plane crashes.
The book Outliers, written by Malcolm Gladwell, never defines the word "success," a concept explored in its entirety throughout the book. Rather, the term Outlier is defined as “something that is situated away from or classed differently from a main or related body,” and “a statistical observation that is markedly different in value from the others of the sample,” which relates to the popular view of success. Conversely, Gladwell’s theory of success is that the outliers could not have achieved success without both the opportunity to achieve success, and the hard work to make use of the opportunity. Following this principle, I have related my own successes to this theory. The first opportunity for success came from my parents wealth
This short story wrote by Barbara Lazear Ascher a woman who describes with explicit details her thoughts and feelings of the participants in the streets of New York. The author uses rhetoric elements such as Pathos, Logos and Ethos to convince her audience that compassion is not a characteristic trait, it is developed within ourselves. The author use rhetorical elements that appeals to Pathos to invoke sympathy from an audience. When she describes how the baby’s mother feel when she crosses the light tightening on the “stroller’s handle as she sees the man approach”. The man did not ask for money, he was just a homeless man starting at the blonde baby.
While reading the story of Ristau, her son, and the Legos, the reader sympathizes with her which is the exact definition of pathos, an emotional appeal to what is being communicated. If she would have used a different rhetorical appeal, it would have nowhere near the same effect as it did when she appeals to the readers emotions. A common theme among the three is the rhetoric devices being used and the
An example of pathos, “But for now, in this last gasp of autumn warmth, he is still. His eyes fix on the baby. The mother removes her purse from her shoulder and rummages through its contents: lipstick, a lace handkerchief, an address book…” Logos was demonstrated throughout the essay because there was a logical side for each experience. Ethos was demonstrated in the essay between the first section and second section.An example of ethos, “owner of the shop, a moody French woman, emerge from the kitchen with steaming coffee in a Styrofoam cup and a small paper bag" Logos is more prevalent in this essay because each section is divided with differnt experience that had the logic behind the decisions of each character. This help the author be more believable in the essay.
1. Pathos is a term which appeals to emotion. It convinces an audience by creating feelings that already reside in them. Pathos is presented in the opening of “ A New Perspective” written by Janice E. Fein when the narrator talks about going to kindergarten. She mentions how her mother “is walking me to kindergarten” which appeals to the audience since it brings up memories of how their mother or father must have walked them to kindergarten too.
Arpita Gulati was born in Seattle, Washington, where she lived for three years. Then, she moved to Miamisburg, Ohio, where she was raised. She is an only child and lives with her mother and father. Arpita attends school at Bishop Leibold School, where she is now a sixth-grader. Arpita has written pieces of literature in many genres, for anyone of any age to read.
Often times the expression “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is told, Bernard Roth, author of The Achievement Habit similarly agrees with that stating “Nothing is what you think it is. You give everything its meaning” (Roth 18). As chapter one of his book is analyzed the realization of how Roth is able to make an individual feel emotionally attached while also allowing them to understand the content being read is remarkable. At times Roth can be perceived as very heartless and arguable while learning the phases of achievement. In the Achievement Habit, Roth uses Aristotle’s rhetorical analysis which consists of ethos, pathos, and logos to show that in fact nothing is what you think it is.
The persuasive article educates the American people when Brooks uses examples of logos, rhetorical question, and tone to explain how our economy is thriving similarly to our Olympic athletes who are bringing home the gold. Brooks begins his persuasive essay comparing Olympic success to the United States economy using the rhetorical device logos to justify his main claim that America’s economy is as strong as our Olympians training facilities. He uses persuasion skills like logos to gain trust from the audience “But America’s success is like our Olympic success, writ large,” (Brooks 8). Brooks adds onto that thought “In fact, American succeeds in global trade about as well as the Olympics,” (Brooks 14). Because of his use of logos he uses, his claim becomes more reasonable to the audience making for a