Rhetorical Analysis Of The Boys In The Boat

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Book Arrangement: Preceding the title page, there is praise for The Boys in the Boat. The Boys in the Boat is split into six sections total: the prologue, Part One: What Seasons They Have Been Through, Part Two: Resiliency, Part Three: The Parts That Really Matter, Part Four: Touching the Divine, and the epilogue. There are also an author’s note and a separate notes section following the prologue. The four main parts are split into nineteen chapters altogether. Each chapter begins with a quote from George Pocock, an essential character in the story.
Book Context: The Boys in the Boat includes praise for the book before anything else. The story begins with a prologue. It explains how the author, Daniel James Brown, met Joe Rantz and got the
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The Olympics are just as competitive as they were in 1936, and maybe even more so. All athletes dream about making it to the Olympics for his or her country, and these men in the book did just that. Also, rowing is still an underrated sport when considering the popularity of sports such as soccer or basketball. Lastly, the book was published in 2013, proving that at least one person was still greatly interested in the events leading up to the 1936 Olympics.
Audience: The general audience of this book would be everyone. However, more specific audiences could be historians, athletes, or anyone who enjoys reading. Historians will find the historical facts and commentary through the use of journals and quotes interesting, athletes will find the underdog story intriguing and inspiring, and, lastly, book lovers will love the storyteller writing style of Daniel James Brown.
Purpose: The purpose Daniel James Brown intended for the book was to spread this story to people who would otherwise not know about these historic events. Joe Rantz’s purpose was to show people how special the group of men was, and how they worked best when they all trusted each other
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From the moment I started reading, the author had a way of making me want to know what happened next. I gained knowledge of the 1930s, the Olympics, and the sport of rowing. I knew hardly anything about any of these topics before, but I will now have this knowledge forever. If I had anything bad to say, it would be about the ending. It felt as if the ending was abrupt. The last chapter ended with the men still in Germany, and the epilogue continued to tell the lives of each main man in the story from their return to the Olympics until their deaths. I wanted a separate chapter for each man’s life, but this book couldn’t give me that. However, I loved the rest of this book. The book could have been boring until the men got to Germany, but the author found ways to make the whole book
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