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Unformatted text preview: political reality” he is dealing with is the argument over gay marriage the “grand philosophical issue” that he is exploring is the degree of freedom people should have in their own lives. Saunders is specifically satirizing the social conservatives who are so vehemently pursuing a ban on gay marriage. The major point he starts out with at the beginning tells us this. He introduces himself as an “obscure, middle-aged, heterosexual short-story writer,” someone who is absolutely not impacted by gay marriage at all. However in the next line he asserts that he like any other “sane” person is against gay marriage. These lines are there to illustrate how ridiculous many of the people he is targeting are. Potential Thesis: In his satirical piece My Amendment George Saunders uses as strong appeal to the reader’s pathos. He accomplishes this through his tone, presentation of ideas, and imagery....
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- Spring '08
- Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, George Saunders, Amendment George Saunders