Of Aristotle’s three rhetorical appeals, the author of “Individuality vs. Conformity: The Healthy Middle?” applies pathos to her article ultimately to capture the reader’s attention through the reader’s heart, not the mind, to evaluate her argument. The author defines how we, as humans, crave attention and love from other human beings more than anything else in the world, additionally she vindicates our feelings from trying to be accepted for being an individual at the same time and how that disrupts our lives and everybody else’s. The author’s purpose is to force us to realize that there is a delicate balance between conformity and nonconformity, and that we are all in this together, and that there is nothing we can do to alter this fate.
“Free-Range Kids,” offers the controversial perspective of the ‘free-range’ parenting philosophy, telling readers that “children deserve parents who love them, teach them, trust them—and then let go of the handlebars”. Similarly, the speech given by Julie Lythcott-Haim, “How to raise successful kids without over-parenting” offers the perspective directly opposing the belief that “kids can’t be successful unless parents are protecting and preventing at every turn”. The two texts offer similar perspectives, but utilise different generic conventions. Skenazy utilizes persuasive techniques such as anecdotal evidence, statistics and expert opinion to endorse the ‘free-range’ technique and add a level of validity. She uses satire to criticise parents,
Use this as an opportunity to discuss the character and their role in the book. “If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl?” Pg 272 “I shook from the effort of holding myself still, clutching the crumpled paper. Momma said we had to fight the evil inside us by overcoming it with goodness. She said it was a hard thing to do, but it made us worthy. I breathed deep to steady myself.
Within a story, the author uses techniques to better the reader’s understanding of his or her writing. Throughout Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “Everything That Rises Must Converge,” O’Connor uses many techniques to develop her theme; however, setting, point of view, and symbolism have the largest impact on the reader’s understanding of the story. The use of the three techniques conveys the message: a change in society’s viewpoints will overthrow older beliefs. O’Connor uses a setting that is very important to the development of her intended theme. O’Connor writes, “‘there are no more slaves,’ he said irritably” (661), “they had reached the bus stop” (662), and “a large negro got on” (664).
Through the article she explains how a hookup has changed and how it has to stop because of it affecting the way teenagers see a relationship. Freitas uses many persuasive appeals and rhetorical strategies to persuade effectively on these arguments. By using these rhetorical devices she is able to keep the readers hooked into the argument. One example of a persuasive appeal and rhetorical strategy she uses is logos and exemplification because of her providing statistics and facts from surveys. Statistics from the article provide more compelling information because they provide a representative sample of teenagers who hold certain beliefs about hookup culture.
In rebuttal to such claims made toward the author, Anderson herself writes a short essay, “A Comment about Censorship” explaining her point of view on the topic. The short essay states “Reading and discussing books is one of the most effective ways to get teens to think through and learn about the challenges of adolescence”. Anderson explains this in detail more in the third paragraph, however the points in her essay used to persuade parents and teachers start off not in the first paragraph, but the way she words her title. “ A Comment about Censorship” seems too familiar and casual to some, but the wording used was purposely made passive in order for her readers not be offended. If a school board director was faced
Scout argues that he is wrong and says that there’s only one kind of person in the world. This passage shows that scout and Jem Have both matured, but have matured in very different ways. The use of dialogue helps to show what Scout and Jem are really thinking, the use of external conflict is used to show how strongly the characters feel about their opinions, and the use of character development is used to show how they have changed over the course of the novel. Dialogue was very important in showing exactly how Scout and Jem matured throughout the novel. “‘There’s four kind of folks in the world.
Throughout the documentary, many philosophers discuss the impact the media has on young children. Girls are taught from adolescents that they only possess feminine qualities; compassion, sensitivity, empathy, dependency, and powerlessness. While boys are taught to be masculine; strong, aggressive, and to suppress any “feminine” qualities. Unfortunately, these qualities that are deemed as feminine are qualities that are not supposed to be gender-specific, since these are qualities all humans possess. Furthermore, women and girls are taught that female empowerment is achievable through sexualizing themselves.
ndividuality vs. Conformity: The Healthy Middle The biographical essay ¨ Individuality vs. Conformity: The Healthy Middle¨ explains how high school students want to fit in and be different from others such as being independent. The writer supports his/her explanation by relating reality to the article to point out the students who are contributing to others or those that stand out by themselves. The author's purpose is to persuade us to find a healthy middle to live a better life. The author writes in an emotional style for juveniles and others interested in the topic of conformity and individuality.
Integrity is defined as the quality of being honest and having strong morals, values, and principles; moral uprightness. Honesty is something that everyone struggles with due to our human nature and stain of original sin, it is unavoidable, though we can limit as much as possible. The sophomore class would be lying if we said that are behavior was acceptable. However, something that needs to be taken into account that Ms. Lorts has taught us is that humans have a frontal lobe that control our judgement, impulse control, and reasoning. Our frontal lobe will not be fully developed until our early twenties hence the legal age limit for alcohol consumption, higher doses of medicine, voting ages, etc., are put into place.