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Unformatted text preview: Santorum writes in a very straightforward manner, he gets his point across while relating to the audience on a seemingly personal level. His purpose is clear, he believes that allowing homosexuals to marry would ruin the sanctity of marriage, and wants people to know it. He uses several different methods to explain what he believes marriage truly is. In particular, he explains, Every civilization since the beginning of man has recognized the need for marriageit is the institution that ensures societys future through the upbringing of childrenits just common sense that marriage is the union of a man and a woman (575). This quote is to-the-point but also communicates to the audience and just a sample within the fascinating text. There is also powerful emotional appeal in this statement. Whether you agree with his stance or not, Santorum presents an issue that is important for everyone to know....
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- Fall '07