Rhetorical Analysis Of The Last Child By Richard Louv

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The children of this generation often rely too much on technology and not enough on nature and the world around them. There is a distinct separation between people and nature in today’s society. In the passage “The Last Child” by Richard Louv, the warnings and rhetorical strategies of the separation between people and nature come to life. Richard Louv uses three main rhetorical strategies about the separation between people and nature.

One rhetorical strategy about the separation between people and nature that Louv develops in his passage is technology is always increasing. Everyday big companies are coming up with bigger and better ideas than the ones they had the day before. Phones are constantly getting faster, video games are getting more real, and even televisions are getting bigger. Children and teenagers that were born after the technology boom don’t know what life is like without the world at their fingertips. Louv brings to alarming attention, “But the logical extension of synthetic nature is the irrelevance of "true" nature— the certainty that it's not even worth looking at.” People are growing farther and farther away from
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In his story “The Last Child”, Richard Louv gives many rhetorical strategies about the separation of people and nature. The first rhetorical strategy about the separation between people and nature that Louv develops is that technology is always increasing. Everyday a new technological item comes out that is bigger and better than the one before it. The second strategy is the development of urban areas over rural areas. As the population increases, more and more wildlife and forests are being destroyed to construct apartment building and cities. The third strategy that Louv developed is the aspect of entertainment. People now have the need for constant entertainment. They are addicted to the
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