Rhetorical Analysis Of Pursuing The Science Of Happiness By Andrew Guest

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In Andrew Guest’s, “Pursuing the Science of Happiness” he argues the complexity of happiness and the pursuit in which you follow to gain it. The ultimate objective of life for some individuals all through the world is to accomplish the condition of happiness while doing the activities they cherish the most. Each individual satisfies his or her own particular measurement of happiness in different courses, from practicing their most loved game, being with their families and companions, to making a trip to exciting puts over the planet. Guest uses rhetoric and research to carry on his argument that speaks on the idea of reference anxiety, where people change their dreams based on financial standpoint, and they define financial prosperity with their happiness, which is superficial.…show more content…
He describes his time in Angola and his memory of Oregon using expressive words such as “beautiful mountain vistas,” “hearty microbrew,” “quasi-permanent mud-brick homes,” to share his experience (95, 96). This gave authenticity and feeling to his writing, showing the contrast in appearance of the two locations. Credibility is established through a use of research and facts throughout the article, appealing to the ethos and logos of the paper. “Amidst the flurry of modern science,” “Harvard psychologist,” and “research studying,” (99) demonstrates science related jargon. Thus, demonstrating awareness of information and the educational background Guest is outpouring to his readers. There is also a great use of rhetorical questions, that Guest utilizes and sometimes gives answers to. “Is this good news or bad news?” (98) “So, does this kind of descriptive science give us a road map to happiness?” (101). The questions are utilized as thought provoking, to get the reader to compare one’s own life and emphasize the point that Guest is trying to
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