“An idea is like a virus. Resilient. Highly contagious. The smallest seed of an idea can grow. It can grow to define...or destroy you.” In the articles, “The Deadliest Virus” by Michael Spector and “Out of the Wild” by David Quammen the viruses present can destroy the human race, but if the scientists can find a cure in time the virus can be stopped before they take over the world. These two articles have a lot of similar principles; however, the articles are different too. The authors use some of the same rhetorical patterns to develop their arguments, but they also use some unique to their own to take their arguments to the next level. The first article “The Deadliest Virus,” the virus H51N is discovered and explained. The first act of …show more content…
In “Out of the Wild,” the author uses definition to define of Marburg . The author used definition to help the reader understand what Marburg is and what it can do to the human body. The author describes Marburg as a zoonotic and a RNA virus, which infects bacteria, fungi, plants, and animals and which is transmitted from animals to humans. The author provides a useful definition on Marburg, which helps the reader understand the article more because without knowing what Marburg is the article would not make sense to the average reader. In “The Deadliest Virus,” the author also uses definition to help the readers truly understand what H5N1 is and the affect it can have on the world. The author describes H5N1 as bird flu like virus, which spreads from chickens to humans and is very contagious and has a high fatality rate. If the definition of H5N1 was not present, the reader would have to make an assumption of what it is; however, there are multiple hints that would help the reader figure out what H5N1 was through context clues. Due to the fact that “The Dealiest Virus had multiple context clues to help define H5N1, the definition in “Out of the Wild” is needed and the author does a better job to assert what Marburg is. Another rhetorical pattern used by both authors is cause and effect, which plays a big role in developing the severity of the viruses. In “Out of the Wild,” Quammen uses cause and effect to show what could happen to the world if the Marburg virus was to escape the bats and get to other animals and eventually into human nature. The Marburg virus is fast acting in human hosts so it will act quickly in humans and through Joostens experience one can see the effects of the Marburg virus are organ failure, comas and possibly death. However, he fails to elaborate on Marburg its self he spends more time talking
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In the Hot Zone, Richard Preston demonstrates how devastating Ebola and other filoviruses can be to large populations. In the book, Preston describes true events during an outbreak of Ebola virus at a Monkey facility in Reston, Virginia in 1980. He also gives background from other viral outbreaks in Africa in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
”(Botelho 7). Figuratively speaking this shows how the virus can dramatically increase in one year. As one can see, they are connected because they both show that change doesn’t happen gradually but at one dramatic moment because they were just suspected, but just in different
Evil and savagery lives within and it can be brought out when you are forced to fight for something. We all have a dark side that may not show until faced with a challenging task. Lord of the Flies is about a group of young boys stuck on an island after their plane crashes. There are no adults and they are left to survive by themselves. They have to decide between right and wrong.
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell teaches you the understanding of success. Malcolm Gladwell in the book Outliers uses logos, pathos, and ethos to get his argument across. Outliers was written for the purpose to show the audience that success isn’t all on how hard you work, raw talent, intelligence or personality traits. Success comes from your culture, who your parents are, when you were born and the opportunities you have been given. The argument by logic, emotion and character are all put into Outliers to convince the readers that success is what you make of it.
When comparing Max Brooks’ novel World War Z and the movie World War Z, it is clear to see that there are numerous similarities and differences. Each story revolves around a zombie outbreak that originated in a single person and spread across the world, but there are unquestionably more differences. To begin, the overall plot is almost completely altered. They are quite unique because of the setup; the book contains individual perspectives from people around the world, while the movie only focuses on Brad Pitt’s experiences. Another difference is the endings; the movie finds a solution, and the book just copes with the zombie problem.
Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild investigates the life and adventures of Chris McCandless. The author provides information about Chris’ life to illuminate his journey. Krakauer also uses rhetorical appeals to defend Chris’ rationale for his journey. Through Krakauer’s use of pathos, ethos, and logos, he persuades the audience that Chris is not foolish; however, Krakauer’s intimacy with Chris and his adventures inhibits his objectivity.
In The Rattler the speaker’s rhetorical strategy is to use pathos to make the audience feel sympathy for his/her actions and to also use logos to give good reasons for his/her actions. The speaker is justified in killing the rattlesnake because he/she was protecting the lives of others while being courageous at the same time. In the third paragraph the author uses pathos when he/ she says: “But I reflected that there were children, dogs, horses at the ranch, as well as men and women like shod; my duty, plainly, was to the kill the snake.”
In The book “The Demon In the Freezer” by Richard Preston is a bioterrorism theme, in particular about humanity up against smallpox. Preston expands upon the theme by giving a detailed narrative about the hardship and struggle forced upon the government and its public. In many instances, Preston uses the rhetorical appeal in logos to reinforce this paranoia and fear behind the biological weapon agents smallpox and anthrax to remind us all how destructive and gruesome its effects can be individuals. Preston also describes the hypothetical spread of smallpox and uses reasoning to enforce his purpose in order make us critically think about these alarming outcomes of this theoretical bioterrorism. For instance,“Most experts believe that the multiplier of smallpox in the modern world – a world of shopping malls, urban centers, busy international airports, tourism, cities and nations with highly mobile populations, and above all nearly no immunity to smallpox- would be somewhere between three and twenty.
Rhetorical Analysis of Jon Krakauer’s “Into the Wild ” Jon Krakauer ’s purpose in writing Into the Wild is to recount Chris McCandless’ journey, physical and metaphysical, from college in Georgia to his death in Alaska, through the use of factual, and anecdotal evidence. Krakauer uses factual evidence to establish that he is a trustworthy narrator capable of giving the reader a realistic scope on the events in the story. Jon uses anecdotal evidence to see into Chris’ psyche from the various perspectives found in the book’s excerpts, including how Jon understands the events.
Escape from Camp 14 is the true story of Shin Dong-hyuk, who is the only known person to have been born in and escape from a North Korean labor camp. After numerous interviews, the book’s author, Blaine Harden, details the reader about Shin’s life both inside and outside the camp as he assimilates into different societies. As critical information is revealed, Harden uncovers the corruption in the political landscape in North Korea. Shin’s life in Camp 14 accentuates the struggles to gain basic human freedom and elucidates food as an even more precious commodity. The straightforward diction and intriguing combination of rhetorical devices effectively expresses the brutality and oppression in the North Korean prison camp.
One of the concluding sentences that Dr. Sharon Moalem directs toward her audience is, “[...] Our relationship with disease is often much more complex than we may have previously realized.” “Survival of the Sickest” delves into the theme of the way inheritance and genetic codes in our bloodlines allows fatal diseases to enter our body and the reasons for this happening. The author discusses various diseases and their origin, and includes facts as to how this disease is able to affect modern life. She suggests that said modern diseases played a necessary part in the survival and selection of those before us in our history.
We all have read a book at some point in our lifetime. Some books we loved and even reread many times, and others - well let’s just say did not even finish. Have you ever wonder why it is that a certain book caught your attention? Are you curious why you enjoyed the book so much? Have you ever thought why the author wrote the book or why the book was organized and developed the way it was?
Although the parrot fever was deadly and killed one in five people that had the parrot fever (Lepore 611), Lepore’s It’s Spreading shows how the media was responsible for an excessive reaction over an insignificant disease for what it was at the current time because of how difficult it was to contract; whereas the in Tuchman’s ‘This Is the End of the World’: The Black Death, the bubonic plague actually justified the peoples’ reaction. My paper is comparing Lepore’s It’s Spreading to Tuchman’s ‘This Is the End of the World’:
Introduction Primarily a zoonotic disease of warm blooded animals such as dogs, wild cats, jackals and wolfs. It is caused by a bullet shaped NEUROTROPIC RNA VIRUS belongs to rhabdoviridae type 1.Rabies is the deadliest disease on the earth with a 99.9% fatality rate. The rabies virus attacks the central nervous system causing severely distressing neurological symptoms. Agent factor Rhabdovirus type 1(RNA virus) Structure
A new type of plague is upon the world. It is similar to no other disease, does not spread through ill, coughing lungs, and it will not contaminate a victim when sneezed on. It grows in thoughts and ideas of several different ages. However, that exposure has become prolonged much longer in the generation I call my own, kids thirteen to nineteen. The suicide rates of teens have skyrocketed in the last decade or so, causing countless preventable deaths, among my fellow students.