Richer And Poorer By Jill Lepore Analysis

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Rhetorical Analysis: Richer and Poorer
In the essay “Richer and Poorer” written by Jill Lepore and published in the New Yorker in March 16, 2015. She argues how the united states has the largest economic inequality in the world and how it’s been going on for years. The audience they are pursuing for this paper are those who are either well educated, those who are updated in recent political regimes, and those who must stomach economic inequality. Ms. Lepore states evidence amidst other authors, stories, and numbers based on research from the Gini Index, which is amongst other parts throughout their paper. The Essay the author wrote uses all the rhetorical devices in different areas within the paper, such as the first page and sixth page show
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She writes “The book “Our Kids” proceeds from the depressing assumption that presenting the lives of poor young people is the best way to get Americans to care about poverty.” (Lepore, 3). It goes on talking about how an individual falls on hard times which is a fear that any rational being would have in life as what if statements. While a rich family enjoys themselves and their luxury. Within the story it talks about “Wendy, who is part of a rich family who worked hard to get there, who wants to keep their kids successful and not pay to for kids who just sit around.” (Lepore, 5). This statement from the story goes with how Americans don’t care about the children from other people and only care for their own. This view that people have is everyone for themselves, not to better our fellow humans. The paper makes it a point to tell people that children are important. That the children that we see every day from different economic backgrounds are to take the places of those who are at the helm of our society and if every child doesn’t get the same opportunity given to them a lot of other chances will disappear within society. The children who aren’t in the luxury of receiving a well-educated back ground aren’t just numbers that don’t have feelings, that don’t want to make a change, it that they weren’t given the chance to make the change. That all of them inside the machine we call society are important…show more content…
Lepore uses her understanding of ethos inside the essay so her audience will take her seriously. She does this through the place she is published from being the New Yorker having political cartoons, essays, and being one of the most read political magazines, should show that she is up to date on political and national issues and well knowledgeable on the subjects. Within the contents of the paper she talks about Stepan and Linz who found twenty-three democracies having advanced economies. In the paper she writes about “The veto players within each of the governments. More than half of them have only one veto player; most of these countries have unicameral parliaments. A few countries have two veto players; Switzerland and Australia have three. Only the U.S. have four. Then they took the veto player numbers: The more veto players in government, the greater the nation’s economic inequality.” (Lepore, 9). This information she adds is from two researchers who studied nation’s economy she uses these two to give her points more meaning to show the research of others to strengthen her claims and to show it isn’t just her opinion or her view alone. Therefore, the authors and researchers she uses help strengthen her claims in her
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