Examples Of Toddlers In Tiaras

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Authors aiming to persuade or convince in their argumentative writings, more often than not, make their argument across by incorporating the different modes of persuasion together; pathos, ethos, and logos. They, however, are not forced to use all three methods in hope of making their point. For example, Skip Hollandsworth, author of Toddlers in Tiaras, expresses his argument that beauty pageants have a negative impact on the participants starting off from an early age, carried all the way up to their teenage years. He mainly argues this by using the logos method. As a reader, one can find statistics and facts pretty much in every piece of his writing that pertain back to the subject. This helps him make his argument without being criticized about the information he is giving. As for pathos, he’s able to find a way to combine it with logos, since a lot of the truth behind beauty pageants can leave a sense of sentiment to the readers. Finally with ethos, there isn’t really any clear points where he is the one that is giving his own facts, which would otherwise make him a trustworthy source for information. The author chose to present his argument with factual statements rather than trying to convince the readers through an emotional writing or by making his own statements.
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It was stated that most of the parents who enter these competitions have modest incomes. With that in mind, “Some of these families spend $75,000 a year on pageants; they could do a lot more in terms of expanding their daughters’ sense of possibilities with that money.” These are the words of journalist and author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter, Peggy Orenstein (¶ 35), who believes that pageants take away opportunities from the
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