Sifting the Ashes Critical Analysis

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Hing Potter English 102/Reba Bailey Sifting the Ashes: Critical Analysis The debacle over the consequences of cigarettes continues in this article by Jonathan Franzen, who re-introduces a brief history of the tobacco industry followed by facts and emotions, both personal and public. In this article, Franzen uses the pathos, ethos and logos persuasive techniques to engage the reader as well as persuade his point that cigarettes are the new “evil empire” in the US economy. From the very beginning of the article, Franzen’s use of pathos to draw the reader in helps to set the mood of the article and even attempts to quickly force you to side with him on the topic. By stating his dislike for cigarettes and the stanching aroma it emits, Franzen illustrates his personal emotions against cigarettes. He forces you to consider the negative immediate effects cigarettes have as an “invasion of nasal privacy,” in conjunction with its foul odors, and the lengths of avoidance he goes through to avoid being caught in the cloud of cigarette
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