Rhetorical Analysis Of The Company Not Family Man By Ellen Goodman

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The Company (Not Family) Man
Ellen Goodman uses her great skills in rhetorical strategies to demonstrate her negative feelings towards the main character; Phil. Phil seems almost like a robot, mechanically able to march through life; living his life as rigidly and indifferent as possible. Goodman uses diction and her style of writing to bring the life the underlying stigmas surrounding corporate America.
Subsequently, with her choice of diction, her opinion is heard loud and clear. The descriptions of Phil in The Company Man are accusatory no doubt. She is not accusatory of Phil, but accusatory of America. Goodman made it seem that Phil has an influential position at his workplace, citing that Phil was "fifty-one years old, and a vice president".

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