Essay 2 final - JD Lester English 1101 Essay Two A Brief...

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JD Lester English 1101 Essay Two A Brief Summary “Why Legalizing Marijuana Makes Sense”. This article by Joe Klein begins by asking the audience for a deal. He wants his audience to agree that the baby boomer generation deserves drugs, “after a certain age – say, 80 – all drugs, any drugs we want” (1). In return they will give up their drivers’ licenses. He mainly wants to let his audience know about the positive economical effects the legalization of marijuana could have on the nation’s economy. Klein gives many facts ranging from what states’ legislatures are reviewing the possibility of decriminalizing marijuana to certain senators proposing prison-reform packages which would directly address drug-sentencing policies. Assessment “Why Legalizing Marijuana Makes Sense” is an argument because Klein is trying to persuade his audience and get the audience to be on his side. The American citizens and politicians are his audience. In the opening paragraph, Klein uses pathos to get on the audience’s emotional side. This important tactic uses sympathy; he registers concern for his audience’s emotions and then changes the mood to suit his audience (Heinrichs, 45). Klein also redefines the topic of marijuana use from a moral one to a political and
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2011 for the course ENGL 1102 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Southern University .

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Essay 2 final - JD Lester English 1101 Essay Two A Brief...

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