In the essay, “On Being a Cripple,” Nancy Mairs uses humorous diction and a positive tone to educate people about life as a cripple and struggles of people with disabilities. She does this to show how hard it is to be disabled and how it differs from the life of someone without a disability. She talks about the struggles and the fears that disabled people must deal with on a daily basis. Mairs use of rhetoric creates a strong sense of connection and understanding for the reader. Nancy Mairs is successful in using detailed imagery, diction, and tone to educate her readers about the difficulties of living with a disability.
Jim Valvano is a legend in the sports community for his coaching ability as well as his unmatched perseverance. Valvano fought many battles on the basketball court, but none were as challenging as his battle with cancer. His perseverance earned him the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the first ever ESPY’s where he delivered one of the greatest and most inspirational speeches of all time. There are examples of all three of the rhetorical devices in this speech, but it is clear that pathos stands out the most amongst all of them. This was a very emotional speech that ultimately resulted in the unveiling of his brand new cancer research foundation, The Jimmy V Foundation. Valvano made this speech while he was in the late stages of terminal cancer
Americans today have a growing obsession with so-called “health superfoods” and locally grown, organic produce. There is a strong appeal, especially to young people, to buy these foods labeled as “Health Foods” over their processed canned and frozen counterparts. However, these foods do come at a much higher cost. The high prices leave many Americans with the questions “Is there a health benefit to these foods” and if so, is it really worth it? Give (Frozen) Peas A Chance And Carrots Too by Give (Frozen) Peas A Chance And Carrots by Mehmet Oz aka “Dr. Oz” addresses that very question. Dr. Oz, well known for his popular TV program “Dr. Oz” tries to convince the average consumer that processed canned and frozen foods reap the same health benefits
The Northeast Conference sponsored a speaker to present to the student-athletes here at Robert Morris University. The speaker was Dr. Derek Greenfield, who is a motivational speaker specializing in inclusive excellence and positive change. Dr. Greenfield travels around the country speaking to people about improving relations among groups of diverse individuals. At Robert Morris, his goal was to bring the athletic department together as a whole by helping everyone to become more accepting of others, therefore bringing the athletes together much like a family. This is important because studies show that athletes who feel accepted and important among their peers perform better in his or her particular sport. Dr. Greenfield spoke at Robert Morris on Tuesday, October 28 in the Sewall Center.
Huttmann’s argues in this essay that the person should have the right to choose to live or die if they are suffering from a fatal illness. And the author’s purpose within this essay is both personal and social. The essay starts with one of the audience of the Phil Donahue show shouting “ murderer” after Huttmann shares her story about mac , a cancer patient. Huttmann wrote this interesting introduction so she could draw the audience and show the effect of feeling of justification throughout the latter portion of this essay. That introduction leaves the readers curiosity about why are the people calling her mean names. When she says “Did we really believe that we had the right to force ‘life’ on a suffering man who had begged for the right to die” she is indirectly stating the justice of her act and that she had done nothing wrong. By neglecting to push the button and calling a “code blue”, she brought peace upon a man that was suffering.
The John Hopkins All Children Hospital uses all sorts of rhetorical devices to portray their image of what kind of services they provide, background of the hospital, as well as treatment. With all the features the website provides, it has an unique way of using rhetorical devices such as ethos, pathos and logos that the viewer without even knowing are appealed from. The website does a wonderful job with having options for the viewers to get interactive with their hospital by joining their events or volunteering opportunities. The website provides the hospital's services as well as step by step procedures to before, during, and after visiting the hospital itself.
The way that St Jude’s Hospital brings about pathos is by making people feel sympathetic towards the children influencing them to donate money for their well-being. As previously mentioned, Robin introduces the three young boys and gives the audience an input as to what it is that they suffer from. He introduces the three young boys by their names, Charlie, Zach, and JB, which helps forms a personal connection with the audience now that they know their name. When Robin tells the audience that the three boys suffer from brain tumors it makes the audience feel sympathetic towards them, because they cannot help but think that children should not suffer from the horrible illness that is cancer. In the commercial, it shows that cancer now has a
Over the decades, the topic of the environment has always ended in endless arguments and debates. In Edward O. Wilson’s book The Future of Life, he satirizes two passages about stereotypes of environmentalists and people first critics. Using rhetorical questions, ad hominems, Irony, and logos, Wilson illustrates the unproductive manner of environmentalists.
The Tuskegee Syphilis Study had lots of controversy over the 1900´s. The study happened in a racist and poor time period between 1932 and 1972. It included 600 African American men that were infected with Syphilis. It was conducted in rural and poor Tuskegee, Alabama. The test was to see if African American males responded to Syphilis differently than white males. This study was passed and funded through Congress; however they did not know the full story. The wrong in this study was that the men did not give informed consent and did not receive any treatment. The men were studied till their autopsy, which is obviously death. This sparked much controversy and changed human experimentation forever.
Jack Hunter’s “How Gun Control Kills” takes a more logical stance on the current issue of gun control. However, Hunter starts off using pathos, an appeal to emotion, and ethos, appealing to ethics. “Is there an evil worse than killing children?” Hunter asks in the opening paragraph. “Is there anything more heart-wrenching than the feeling of absolute helplessness in our inability to protect them?” The first question tests the reader’s ethics by making them think about how serious a child’s death is to them, and if they could think of anything worse. The second question uses pathos to invoke desperation and sorrow for those who have experienced a situation where they were helpless and could not protect someone, specifically an innocent child. Hunter’s word choice, such as “heart-wrenching” and “absolute helplessness” help to convey this feeling. He successfully captures the reader’s attention by beginning the article in this way.
Atul Gawande in his article “Whose body is it, anyway?” introduced couple of cases, which discussed a controversial topic, doctors dealing with patients and making important medical decisions. These are difficult decisions in which people might have life or death choices. Who should make the important decisions, patients or doctors? Patients don’t usually know what is better for their health and while making their decisions, they might ignore or don’t know the possible side effects and consequences of these decisions. Doctors and physicians have more and better knowledge than normal people about human body and they are able to assist their patients while making tough decisions. However, they can not always make the right decision. Doctors can not predict the result of a surgery or a treatment and they do not have enough confidence of the result because sometimes the surgery could go in a way they didn’t expect. Although patients have the right to decide their treatments, doctors and patients should share
The case study of Nick, paints the picture of a young African-American man whose larger than life personae seems to be in sharp contrast with the realities of his existence. An uncharacteristic moment of genuineness and vulnerability, in which he expressed his feelings of depression and past suicidal thoughts to his doctor, has opened the door for Nick to delve into his mental and emotional issues with a therapist. However, his false bravado and self-created grandiose image, will most likely impede his ability to accept the needed treatment and potentially diminish the likelihood for a positive prognosis. A thorough familiarity with his diagnoses, background, cultural influences, treatment history and motivation to fully engage in the process are needed to develop an effective treatment plan for this young man.
Sicko is a documental film made by Michael Moore in 2007. The director is the main speaker in the movie. Moore is a famous American documentary maker who was awarded for several of his works. There was not any special occasion for creation of this film; it looked like the director collected enough facts from different time periods and social groups and decided to reflect the situation in his new project. Moore mentioned some horrible, contradictory cases, they all had similar level of “severity”; there was not any specific event that could be treated as the trigger for the documentary’s creation. All Americans below the upper class be treated as the potential auditory for the Sicko. Moore involved people from different cities and social groups, but all of them were united by the same problem. The topic affects everyone who contact with health insurance
The movie Wit (Bosanquet & Nichols, 2001) focuses on Dr. Vivian Bearing, an English professor who is diagnosed with an aggressive form of ovarian cancer. It chronicle’s Vivian’s experiences with her health care team up until her death. Throughout the movie her doctors, Doctor Kelekian and his fellows, most notably Jason, make many errors while treating Vivian. They communicate with Vivian in ways that make her feel overwhelmed and uncomfortable, violate ethical principles by ignoring her autonomy and not sharing critical information about her health with her, and failing to addressed her spiritual needs. Vivian’s nurse, Susie, does her best to care for Vivian. She incorporates Swanson’s (1991) “Empirical Development Of a Middle Range Theory of Caring” processes such as knowing and being with, into her care and upholds patient advocacy, but she too makes mistakes that hinder Vivian’s wellbeing.