Rhetorical Analysis Of Nicholas Carr's Essay

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Nicholas Carr wrote this essay to let the upcoming generations know about the danger effect of the Internet overuse by using ethos, logos, and pathos and also some other rhetorical strategies. He starts his essay with a scene that was takin by Stanley Kubrick’s A in 2001: A Space Odyssey at the end of the paragraph saying, “I can feel it.’’ And after that he started his next paragraph with the same words, “I can feel it.’’ The repeating words are there for a reason not only for a good transition, but it also provides a bond between humans and computers. That shows with all the advancement of the technology as of today, humans and computers are attached to each other forever. After Carr explained the way humans are connected with technology, …show more content…

He mentioned how the Internet is making people wanting quick information so they don’t have to read articles or think about any answers. Carr is talking based on his experience with the Internet, because he is including himself as one of the people who had been effected by the Internet. Any reader can notice the amount of first- hand knowledge on the Internet problem. Also, Carr spoke in his article “the Net is becoming a universal medium’’, that shows his readers that Carr is very relatable to anyone else using the Internet. This allows his readers to believe Carr’s judgment, that he used …show more content…

He provides a brief description for why he judged that way, he also, provide examples of professional content creation that he follows. For instance, Carr mentioned Scott Karp who was one of the fully understanding about reading, but now he found it hard to read deeply because of the Internet. Karp has the same problem Carr has which is the Internet and he talked about his opinion in many articles. The way Carr mentioned that he is not the only one concerned about the Internet proves to the reader that such problem exists in the world. Carr did not just appealed to ethos, he also wanted it to prove to his readers that he provides many studies to appeal logos. For instance, he wrote about the study that took place in University College London scholars for researching online habits. The studies showed that most of the people don’t go over the sources as they supposed to and they skim through it, and obviously this study supports Carr’s argument. As a matter affect it added support to his

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