Rhetorical Analysis – Jennifer Lapeyre

Thesis Statement: An argument that is backed by logic and rational thought easily convinces the audience. THIS ISN’T A THESIS STATEMENT. NO ONE CAN REFUTE THIS. IT MAKES NO ARGUMENT.

FIRST NAMES? Chabris and Simons rely heavily on rational appeals or logos to make an argument against relying heavily on one’s memories when making an argument. The authors use the case of Dr. Tyson as the case study and exemplify on the inadequacies and shortcomings that the information had on the public. However, they are quick to note facts and a series of different statistical information when memory fails and research that has been conducted to give the same conclusion. An analysis of different case scenarios and aspects of the society are raised and the use of real world examples such as the politicians is one of the main aspects and events that has been identified.YOU USED PASSIVE VOICE A LOT. I CAN’T TELL WHO ACTS VERSUS WHO IS ACTED UPON. REMEMBER WHEN WE REVIEWED SUBJECT-VERB-OBJET? The author appeal to logic and imploreWRONG WORD the audience to understand the fact that no one is infallible but it is the reaction after one identifies that they made a mistake that matters. The use of the case of Hilary Clinton and Bush in separate events only serves to show that the problems can be cited across the board. The appeal to logic works as a good precursor in making the argument and drawing important conclusions and views on the subject.

The use of past experiments on court cases and the telephone game have also been used by the authors as they appeal to logic to assess the reasons for the lapse in memory by Dr. Tyson. The authors rely heavily on research, studies and facts in their argument as the aim to ensure that they make their argument. There is a strong analysis and appeal to the logical aspects and factors that have been drawn in the argument accordingly. The author’s tone is one of appealing to the audience to understand the different conclusions and information that can be drawn from the arguments that have been drawn.

The comments are reflective of the emotional aspects and engagement that one gets while reading through the argument. Although there is an opinion formed as one starts reading through the opinion, as one immerses themselves into the article there are different aspects that become clearer and a change of opinion is derived. The article engages the audience through highlighting different aspects and countering the views of many to ensure that it makes a proper argument and model in the end. The respondents are using emotions while commenting and giving their own views on the article. There is no support for their arguments from any statistical or case study and it gives an indication of the views of the people reading through the article.

The method of ranking comments is very important since it ensures that readers can get different views that have been articulated and assessed. This is important since it ensures that the readers can only relate to the top comments and gain an understanding that relates to their own assessment and interaction to the individual information and opinion that is given. It is effective since it allows monitoring and assessment of the comments listed in the paper.



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