Rhetorical Analysis

It’s interesting how this article is formatted and laid out in a way that made me, the audience;WHY ARE YOU USING A SEMICOLON? THE COMMA I STHE CORRECT PNCTUATION MARK believe that this was going to be an argument about prejudices more so than figuring out the issues with our memory. But it clearly makes the reader want to continue reading to see where the writer was trying to get at with the Bush story. But instead it turned into a story proving Dr. Tyson wrong and how he and other people allow themselves to become blinded by their beliefs or what their biased against. Which is how I see where they begin to build on to their point of how people have different memories or point of views of the same exact speech.

Between pathos, ethos, and logos;SAME this article stands out to me as logos YOU’RE USING THE TERM INCORRECTLY. A PIECE OF WRITING MAKES AN APPEAL TO LOGIC, CREDIBILITY, AND EMOTION by going back and forth with facts and being able to relate it to situations that make sense to an audience already. Pathos because they continue to bring up previous research that the psychologist ,Sir Frederic Charles Bartlett, has done such as conducting an experiment where people were tested by doing a game similar to the “telephone” game and mentioning a past paper that the cognitive psychologists ,Henry L. Roediger III and K. Andrew DeSoto, wrote about how they tested people using their memory to try to recall a list of words.

“Our lack of appreciation for the fallibility of our own memories can lead to much bigger problems than a misattributed quote.” You can begin to understand that the writers, Chabris and Simons, are trying to prove a point that the credibly with our memory cannot solely be relied on. When they explain how the memory challenge goes beyond just mixing up stories or quotes but how an actual person’s life can be in jeopardy due to a mistake. This can fall into both pathos and ethos because it begins to play into the audience’s mind and emotions, questioning whether we can just take someone’s word for a situation rather than needing cold hard facts.

I feel like ending this article with ethos can reassure to the reader that the people we trust and put our country in the hands of aren’t crazy but that they need to put away their pride and own up when they remember something happening the way they may have said it did. Sometimes our memory fails us and fact checking isn’t something negative but just reassuring to everyone involved.YOU’RE APPROACHING THE ASSIGNMENT AS IF IT WERE AN INFORMAL CHAT.

I truly I DON’T DOUBT YOU appreciate what the reader choose as their top three choices because it just expands on the article and further talks about topics that were discussed within the “Why our memory fails us” articleYOU’RE REPEATING YOURSELF, where it can allow the reader to further understand the situation if they didn’t know already. Unlike the NYT picks, none of them had links like the readers picks. Theirs was more sticking to the conversation of the article at hand instead of expanding into the other topics. I think I enjoyed reading the reader choice rather than the NYT choice being that their choice was more of people going back and forth discussing if the agreed or disagreed and even though it’s interesting to read people opinion, it is also interesting to learn more on a topic discussed and create more opinions on that.




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