Richer And Poorer Accounting For Inequality Rhetorical Analysis

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Rhetorical Analysis of “Richer and Poorer Accounting for inequality” by Jill Lepore In March of 2015, Jill Lepore wrote an article tittle “Richer or Poorer” that was published in The New Yorker. The author wrote about the inequality American, she mainly focused on the money side of the inequality. She uses many great sources to back up her evidence like statistics and books by famous authors. Jill Lepore uses ethos all over the essay which helps build her worth and creditability of being an author. One of the uses of ethos is that she used research article from Oxford University in the “Head book of Economic” and also, essays form “The Unsustainable American State”. The essays mainly discuss the financial state of American. On page 2 Jill Lepore she states “the United States is nearing its breaking point”. The author has strong reason to believe this and has the evidence from…show more content…
One of the stories that I feel hit me different than the others is Chelsea’s story. She the popular rich girl in Port Clinton, her parent would do everything for her and even bought them their good grades. Chelsea’s parents paid for her education, her mother said “if my kids are going to be successful, I don’t think they should have to pay other people who are sitting around doing nothing for their success” (5). In a way this could be a good thing but also a bad thing. Chelsea’s parents didn’t teacher her and her brother responsibility and they reflected on how their parents bought them their good grades. Another example of pathos is that the author makes a statement that reads “The American dream is I crisis, Putman argues, because Americans used to care about other people’s kids and now they only care about their own kids” (5). This statements has a strong meaning. Its shows how over the decades we as Americans have lost our empathy toward each
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