Rhetorical Analysis Of Pico Iyer's The Joy Of Quiet

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Does being alone for help a person to think well? In Pico Iyer’s article, “The Joy of Quiet,” he addresses the issue of children not having enough time alone. The question posed by many is what made rhetorical strategies did he use to convince the reader of his main idea. Iyer uses many different types of rhetorical strategies, but the ones, which stood out were the evidences he backed up his main idea with. In “The Joy of Quiet,” Pico Iyers convinces the reader of his main idea that children should spend time away from electronic devices in order to gain more control of their lives by the use of textual evidence, statistical evidence and anecdotal evidence. In “The Joy of Quiet,” Pico Iyer convinces the reader by using statistical evidence that children should take time away from technology given to them in today’s world and find time to spend alone and by themselves. Pico gives me evidence, which is credible in making me believe that children need alone time. He states, “The…show more content…
He talks about a French philosopher Blaise Pascal and describes the root of most of problem people have. Pico paraphrases Pascal, “He remarked that all of man’s problems come from his inability to sit quietly in a room alone” (Iyer 3). Pico does not only talk about the topic of being alone on the surface alone, but goes deeper and gets to the root of it with the help of a philosopher. Since the reader now knows that most people’s problems come from the idea of not having enough alone time, I come to the conclusion that his main idea, which is that people should have time alone, is acceptable. It makes more sense as to why people should spend time alone because their problems could be reduced. If a person thinks about it, most of the problems people have are the inability to hold back on things, which they regret saying to others or doing to

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