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Unformatted text preview: Matt Deis Ms. Williams English 110, Section 105 September 14, 2010 With a brother currently serving in the United States Marine Corps, and a father who served twenty years in the New York City Police Department, I have been blessed with the opportunity to personally know many different people who have either served or are currently serving in many different parts of the military. “The Mercenary Dilemma”, written by Dennis McBrearty, hit a special chord with me because I am actually close family friends with and Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran who chose to accept contracts as a mercenary after his retirement from the United States Army. It was because of this close connection that I have with the subject that I paid such close attention to not only the points Dennis was trying to make in his essay, but also the way he was trying to make them. Aristotle’s concepts of Ethos, Pathos, and Logos all played major roles in the delivery of Dennis’s message throughout his essay and I would not be...
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