The Outliers Malcolm Gladwell Summary

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Elements like diction and syntax plays an important role in the development of Malcolm Gladwell's thesis. This summary of his thesis is ‚We are so caught in the myths of the best and the brightest and the self-made that we think outliers spring naturally from the earth. To build a better world we need to replace the patchwork of lucky breaks and determine success. Gladwell uses diction and syntax to give depth and understanding to the target audience. In Outliers, Gladwell examines several different groups of people or individuals who went from rags to riches. Structure aids and diction help Gladwell describe the amazing chance that shows the outcome of Bill Gates. In chapter two describing these opportunities, Gladwell starts sentences with, "Opportunity number one", "Opportunity number two", and further on. For example Galdwell describes an amount of opportunities that "gave Bill Gates extra time to practice. Another example of structure, is Gladwell describes the reasoning behind plane crashes. In the book he describes a pilot's duties during his job. After making listing involving many tasks, but Gladwell stated that the pilot's most important job was "to talk". By stating "he had to", Gladwell shows that even with the large amount of…show more content…
For example, Gladwell talks about a 12 year old girl living with her mother in "a one-bedroom apartment in the Bronx" stated in the book. "To become a success" stated by Galdwell, Martia wakes up at 5:45 and returns home "around 5:30". She then spends "two to three hours" on homework, only to wake up and do it again the next day". Martia goes to KIPP Academy, which is "one of the most desirable public schools in New York City" due to the schools superb academics, with "84 percent of the students" that are at or above their grade level, compared to "16 percent" exhibited by the rest of New York City's public schools. This shows us what a peson will do to be
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