Friday, March 25, 2011

Activity 3: Analysis of Letter by Johanan Teo (22)

Ethos (Credibility): The writer is very knowledgeable about the subject. His statements are true and he does not make up the statistics. He had also backed up his statements will facts. For example: 16,000 killed with firearms, injured 70,000.

Pathos (Emotions): The writer first states that there is many bad things happening with the laws that are not strict. Later on, the writer posts a question “Knowing all this, do you really think we can continue to allow citizens to buy guns so easily?” She was going to the emotion of the reader so that the reader will feel guilty and will make a change. He also said that she have been impressed with the reader’s voting records and that the writer is try to get the reader to be more emotional.

Logos (Reasoning): He uses the right choices of words to make that having a gun is really bad. For example, He quoted “A gun kept in the home is 43 times more likely to kill a member of the household, or friend, than an intruder.” This is a good reason why they should stop the use of guns.

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