Rhetorical Analysis Of The Overprotected Kid

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Hanna Rosin’s article, “The Overprotected Kid”, addresses the issue that kids are missing out on developmental benefits when they are not allowed to explore the world by weighing their own risks. She introduces rhetoric concepts such as audience, genre, and purpose to get her point across to her readers. Rosin uses these ideas to portray her opinion in a unique way to connect to her readers and persuade them to consider her viewpoint as their own. This article seems to be written as a persuasive journal entry to parents to sway their parenting behaviors to be less overprotective. In Rosin’s article, she makes a strong argument that kids need independence by making her audience, genre, and purpose known from start to finish.
“The Overprotected Kid” seems to be written to an audience of new parents or parents dealing with teenagers. However, both looking for instructions on how to properly raise their children. At the start of the article, Rosin describes the setting of young kids playing at “The Land” and how this particular playground was made not just for entertainment, but for the overall development of a child. By lessing parental supervisors and increasing the freedom to learn in an environment, the kids can shape and mold it to be whatever they need while allowing the children to assimilate risks
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She wrote the article keeping parents in mind, by telling stories and shedding light on the true points that every parent experiences. Parents were her target audience who she wrote to show them all the benefits of this new type of parenting while letting them know that she understands the overprotective urge. She presents her own opinions without pushing anyone to believe them, but she makes sure they are stated clearly. The article was well thought out and composed to bring awareness that it’s acceptable for young kids to be allowed freedom to

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