Rhetorical Analysis Of 'Supersize Your Child'

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Oluwafunmilayo Mary Bankole A00019358 WRI 102 Dr. Agatha Ukata 18th March, 2017. Rhetorical analysis on Supersize Your Child In the article “Supersize You Child”, Richard Hayes tries to inform his audience about the advantages and disadvantages of genetically engineering children. He goes on to say that, when a child is genetically engineered, parents can make/design their children to be attractive, smart and healthy. They can also have photogenic memories, enhanced lung capacity and an increased life span of 200 years. The author made much use of ethos in his writing, and he wrote to inform the audience that has a background on science about the advancing/developing process of gene mutation. Hayes states that many other scientists, biochemists,…show more content…
He also states this claim, “Humanity would take control of its own evolution and kick it into overdrive” (Hayes) which was the need for a policy by giving examples of what can occur or happen if a child is genetically engineered. He backs up/supports his claim by giving examples of the progress made by us in the genetic engineering field. He talks about the discovery of the 5-HTT for reducing the risk of depression and the DAF-2 gene variant which double the lifespan of nematode worm which, if successfully applied to humans, will double our life span (Hayes). His warrant of his claim was that he makes his paper very sound and attractive to the audience or readers. Hayes also passes across that parents want their children to be the best of the…show more content…
Professor Lee Silver from Yale University goes into details and talks about how if genetic engineering is done, than genetic engineered children will be on top of their classes, running politics and large corporation easily; while the regular individuals would be in lower class, offering labour and service jobs to gain a living. Hayes explains that when genetic engineering is talked about, people have two reactions, they either say is “It’s impossible” or “It’s inevitable.” Hayes goes on to talk about if it is okay to genetically engineer your children, and what are the limits associated with genetic engineering. A limit that is being argued about is if it would be allowed for medical purpose such as reducing or preventing birth defect or
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