Rhetorical Analysis Of Don T Leave Refugees Out In The Cold

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On November 11, 2015, The New York Times Editorial Board wrote an editorial titled “Don’t Leave Refugees Out in the Cold.” This text went into detail about the current problems refugees are encountering in different countries, mostly ones in Europe. They discuss how many refugees are trying to get out of their war ridden countries and how many are actually getting help. They talk about how much money and supplies they are supposed to receive and how much they actually see. In the end the authors give a strong argument as to why European countries need to help the refugees. This editorial focuses mainly on pathos but also uses ethos and logos to support their argument. Pathos plays a large role in the argument of this editorial. The authors bring out the emotion sympathy when they say, “Many families have exhausted their savings, and children are forced to work menial jobs instead of attending school” (“Refugees,” 2015). People feel bad for children in terrible situations because they are not yet fully grown and often do not understand their circumstances. In…show more content…
Logos is seen in this article as different facts and statistics about the current refugee issue is Europe. At one point it is stated that the refugees only received 500 million euros of the 2.3 billion euros that the European governments promised to them (“Refugees,” 2015). Having specific numbers in the editorial to support their opinion helps to make logical sense of it. They also mention that only 116 refugees out of 160,000 were relocated to a safe place in Europe (“Refugees,” 2015). Showing the reader these small numbers compared to large numbers that were originally promised helps with their logos in the argument. If the authors had no evidence of Europe failing to help the refugees, their argument would be a lost cause. Not only do these numbers help with their logos, but also contributes to their

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