Student’s Name Professor’s Name Institution Date Rhetorical analysis with an opposing view Introduction It was a good experience to come across the famously known piece of nonfiction E Unibus Pluram by David Foster Wallace where he at first describes the writer's fiction where there are those that are born to watch TV but do not like being watched. In his piece he employs the use of rhetoric so as to persuade his audience together with the use of ethos pathos and logos all for the purpose of getting to persuade the audience. He also mentions how television is of help to the writers as it provides a way of being viewed by people who in this case are the writers but these writers are not watched however the watching of the TV can corrupt or destroy the minds of the viewers. The E Unibus Pluram as the title is should understand that technology runs everything and cannot be done away with like Wallace wants to do. Conclusion Technology or rather TV may have negative impacts on our culture but we should also address the positive part of it. While I disagree with DFW’s points to some extent because he did not go deeper on his work instead of criticizing development of technology and the use of TV but instead he should have considered both sides of the story and this makes his work unarguable. It would have been better if he addressed the issue of multiculturalism or the issue of diversity before talking about technology and how it affects post-humanism and people’s sentimentalism. This makes his work an exaggerated irony. Works Cited Wallace David Foster. "E unibus pluram: Television and US Fiction." Review of Contemporary Fiction 13.2 (1993): 151-194. Giles Paul. "Sentimental Posthumanism: David Foster Wallace." Twentieth Century Literature 53.3 (2007): 327-344. [...]
Part 1: Use your knowledge of rhetorical appeals and techniques to closely examine David Foster Wallace’s use of rhetoric in his famous nonfiction piece “E Unibus Pluram” or “Consider the Lobster.” Part 2: Use the writing planning worksheets to help organize your analysis of the text and draft a thesis statement. Part 3: Write a well-constructed rhetorical analysis essay in which you either agree or disagree with one of the provided peer-reviewed, journal articles: (DFW and the ethical challenge of posthumanism.pdfPreview the document; Sentimental Posthumanism_ David Foster Wallace.pdfPreview the document; DFW and lovelessness.pdfPreview the document; I did a nice thing__ DFW and the gift economy.pdfPreview the document). Regardless if you agree or disagree, your analysis should also recognize an opposing viewpoint. Element Points Physical Requirements At least 550 words (body of the paper), MLA format, including in-text citations and Works Cited, submitted correctly to Canvas 5 Points *Failure to meet = 0 for project Introduction thesis, & conclusion Intro provides context for the rest of the paper; thesis is explicit, specific, and clear; thesis is analytical in nature; conclusion recasts thesis and provides cohesion to whole paper 20 Points Rhetorical triangle and rhetorical appeals Source text is thoroughly and effectively contextualized with well-supported analysis of structure, rhetorical triangle (audience, author, purpose), and rhetorical appeals (ethos, pathos, logos); focus is on analysis (not summary or author’s own ideas of the issue); includes argument that either agrees or disagrees with PR source; includes opposing viewpoint. 30 Points *Failure to meet = 0 for project Organization Smooth flow of ideas ordered in a logical sequence that effectively guides the reader; each paragraph has a well-supported clearly-stated main point; topic sentences focus on analysis; effective use of transitions 20 Points Audience Awareness Engages audience throughout paper; tone and word choice are appropriate for audience 15 Points Language use & mechanics Correct, appropriate, and varied integration of textual examples, including in-text citations; limited errors in spelling, grammar, word order, word usage, sentence structure, and punctuation; good use of academic English 10 Points *Use of the pronoun “I” = 0 for project *Egregious grammatical errors = 0 for project Total Score 100 Top Writing Academy™ © 2016 The paper has to be longer than 550 just the body is 550. you must read them i would chose the second option and then chose and read the articles.