Conversations Interesting Essay

Conversations Interesting Essay - Santorum writes in a very...

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Lauren Napolitano October 12, 2007 Controversial, Important Essay Rick Santorum writes that “Americans Must Preserve [the] Institution of Marriage”. This title alone has a strong message that immediately sparks emotion. Gay marriage is a prevalent issue in current politics; it seems everyone has an opinion one way or another. Rick Santorum, a Republican Senator from Pennsylvania wrote this essay for USA Today. Although the issue does not directly affect me, I still harbor strong feelings. The essay speaks 100% to my views on the issue. I chose this essay not only because it interests me, but I think it’s important for people to be informed on current issues. Santorum relates the larger issue to a specific audience and purpose in order to write an effective, attention-grabbing essay. As previously stated, the essay was published in USA Today, a newspaper that is read nationwide by nearly 5.4 million people. Santorum’s audience is obviously meant to be broad. However, the essay is really only effective when read by conservative people.
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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 marriage…it is the institution that ensures society’s future through the upbringing of children…it’s 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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