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Castro 1 Christina Castro Dr. Karen Crozer English 10122 October 2015 The effective use of the Greek Pyramid The issue of eating disorders and how they relate to the way the media and fashion industries portray the ideal figure is a harsh topic that has been talked about for many years. The article Should America Follow Israel’s Example and Ban Too-Thin Models? by Elinor Frankel exposes the realness of this issue for the reader to absorb. She makes her point and leaves the reader with a sense of longing to do something positive about the issue. The language, structure, tone, and the way she addresses the audience all help make her argument more effective and convincing. By using appropriate language, emotional appeals, and logical reasoning Frankel persuades her readers that a change to the standards of models in the U.S. needs to be made. Elinor Frankel’s main appeal is in the emotion she provides with her writing style. She evokes a sense of sympathy in the reader of this article. She writes about events that make the reader feel connected and involved in the issue at hand. Frankel speaks of a suffering woman, “Lisa is a girl who lived with eating disorders for many years” (Frankel 434). This helps explore how real the issue of eating disorders are in the world by providing a name of a person. A sense of concern is given to the reader, giving them the desire to know more about this woman named Lisa. Frankel also creates a sense of compassion in her reader by discussing the deaths that occurfrom eating disorders. For example, “The main person pushing this Israeli law to finally get through is the fashion photographer Adi Barkan, who began his campaign against underweight models and the prevalence of anorexia and bulimia in the Israeli modeling industry after his
Castro 2 friend, former model Hila Elmalich, died from bulimia” (434). The topic of death is something we all experience which makes it easily relatable. While not all the readers of this article may have experiences with someone or themselves having an eating disorder she proves that the issueis relevant and makes the reader engaged. Not only does the author create a sense of sympathy in her writing but the reader also experiences a sense of hope. She mentions what implementing a law similar to Israel’s could do for the USA. “Over time that could change some of the unhealthy ideals this world brings to us and progressively it could prevent young people from developing eating disorders to the same extent as they do today” (436). This shows that despite all of the dismay caused by the situation,