Rhetorical Analysis Of People Like Us By David Brooks

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David Brook's essay focuses in the main part about the discussions and conversations on race, which is aimed to lead the readers to contemplate the assumptions we take for granted such as the critical question of is diversity a cared for subject in the United States?” Intro :- The occasion that gives rise to David Brook's essay “People Like Us”, is diversity in America. In his essay , David plainly and purposely confronts his audience – which are most likely Americans- with the reality of diversity in The United States . Brooks states such claim, with statements like “people make strenuous efforts to group themselves with people who are basically like themselves” (135), "We don’t really care about diversity all that much in America"(132). And “We are finding places where we are comfortable and where we feel we can flourish. But the choices we make toward that end lead to the very opposite of diversity” (133). Analysis:- 1) Invention David Brook's arguments throughout the text include rational appeal (logos), emotional appeal (pathos), and ethical appeal (ethos). -Rational appeal (Credibility) : This appeal is the result of reasoning and extrapolating a conclusion from a…show more content…
Emotional appeal is often seen as the appeal to the emotion of the audience itself like David's statement "The dream of diversity is like the dream of equality" where he encapsulates the desperation and the long road ahead to establish diversity that cannot be established until equality is real. While ethos is mostly represented in the writer's character , consciousness and values. For example when Brook stresses certain situations with himself being under question such as "I have" or "My" he presents his values for the reader . Furthermore when he includes the audience with him in a situation like when he says "Even here our good intentions seem to…" he appeals to both the emotions of the audience and their
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