Rhetorical Analysis Of The Trouble With Diversity

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Walter Benn Michaels has a large amount of knowledge in diversity, he has written many articles on the topic. Michaels has expressed his knowledge and beliefs that there is a great deal of diversity among human beings. Unfortunately, diversity has been defined by the average Americans as racism verses economic stability. In the article, “The Trouble with Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality,” Walter Benn Michaels’ skillful presentation of his logos overshadows his less successful portrayal of pathos and ethos concerning the idea of love for identity. However, Michaels has impeccable logos in the article with his references on the idea of love for identity, but does not express his ethos and pathos as fluent. On the other hand, his ethos and pathos are not as strong as his logos, he still shows a great deal of ethos in the article. As mentioned previously, in “The Trouble with Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality,” Michaels shows an exceptional amount of logos, which can also be viewed as data or evidence on the corresponding topic. In the article, Michaels uses…show more content…
Another example of his logos appeal would be when Michaels describes how Jimmy Gatz is a poor boy no one cares about, but Jay Gatsby is somebody of importance in The Great Gatsby. However, Jimmy Gatz was a poor boy that became rich and changed his name to Jay Gatsby to be someone important. Michaels continues to describe that even though Gatsby and Gatz were the same person, he is still viewed as a different kind of race (Michaels 810). Michaels used The Great Gatsby to inform the reader that even though Gatsby was rich, he was still diversely a race. Michaels expresses how no one typically cares about someone’s economic standpoint, but more about racial
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