Scott Russell Sanders's Essay By Salman Rushdie

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In a response to an essay by Salman Rushdie about the advantages of moving, Scott Russell Sanders debunks the idea of movement to be beneficial by using different types of allusions as a the persuasion skill. Sanders applies a persuasive, strong voice throughout his argument, but he remains to be respectful towards Rushdie. Scott Russell Sanders develops stance of staying put - instead of moving place to place - by directly referencing Salman Rushdie, and he utilizes a respectful tone in order to convince people to stay with the surroundings they are in; he employs allusions to prove to the audience that staying put should be more preferable than moving. The allusion of the Bible, biblical allusion, in the beginning of essay sets the mood of the rest of the essay to be…show more content…
Most readers would be shocked, and they have a respected view towards Sanders. Sanders employs a respectful tone, but he is informal, which appeals to the audience. Sanders employs words such as “I”, “our”, “we” (Sanders, 20, 6, 22). These words are informal, Sanders’s puts himself to the level of Rushdie and the audience. The informality is showing that Sanders is a normal person. Showing ways readers that Sanders is on the same level as Rushdie, readers can create assumptions for Sanders and Rushdie. The audience can refute Sanders because of the informal tone. The interpretation of Sanders’s words can be easily done because of his respectful and informal tone. Readers are persuaded because of Sander’s tone throughout his essay. Scott Russell Sanders establishes an opinion on staying put by directly referencing Salman Rushdie and utilizing a respectful tone in order to convince people to stay with the surroundings they already have; he applies allusions to prove to the audience that staying put should be more preferable than

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