Rhetorical Analysis Of The Lowest Animal

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By nature all human beings have a different opinion in term of man characteristics and behavior of being "the highest" or "the lowest animal". Mark Twain uses scathering sacarm and bitter irony and numerous examples in his writing to demonstrate that mankind is below all other animals. Although Mark Twain suggests his idea in " Lowest Animal" though mankind is superior than all other types of animals. Throughout this essay we will discuss the techniques and rhetorical appeals made by Twain and show on a scientific note that even if mankind the Ascent of Man from the Lower Animals they are more virtuous, furthermore reject the idea of man being the second-rate animal and demonstrate such conjecture is false on a biblical essence ( Christianity …show more content…

In this Mark Twain "The Lowest Animal" the author uses ethos an appeal to ethics a sense of right from wrong to confirm his credibility. For instance, in the beginning of Twain's essay he stated that he has been studying the traits of the "so called lower animals" . Mark Twain is trying to prove that there is only one existence of species, thus , it is the opposite of Darwin's theory. Despite the fact that Twain's idea is different from a scientific theory that has failed to be rejected. He tries to bring man down to the ground . Twain use rhetorical appeals and techniques to prove that mankind is the lowest of all. Mark Twain says that he placed animals and cage to create scientific experiences and to shorten this he stated that animals act preferable than human therefore they should be considered the higher animal. Among Twain's argument are humans are never satisfied and are always avaricious toward everything they have. He also demonstrated with examples how man acted in certain situation, an animal with knowledge ,with regard to this an example that can be considered is how animal only accumulate what they need while human are never satisfied , humans accumulated excess of what they can ever consume. Man is by nature avaricious the more they have, the more they desire

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