Engnlish 151 Essay #1

Engnlish 151 Essay #1 - Houston Scarborough English 151 The...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Houston Scarborough English 151 The New Yorker – 815 words Rebecca Finlayson The Big and Not So Bad Conventional wisdom suggests bigger is better, and safety comes from being large than all other threats. Malcolm Gladwell’s article “Big and Bad” breaks apart this modern day belief and reconstitutes automotive safety. The intellectually stimulating, but elementary sentence structure creates a lofty, matter of fact message directed towards the reader. Impacting facts and riveting details give credibility toward the author. Malcolm Gladwell’s points in “Big and Bad” are far from being condescending, but instead carry a tone of concern and urgency. The greatest concern of the article is to break the inferiorities car drivers carry toward S.U.V. and truck drivers. Gladwell indicates the effectiveness of a car driver’s fear in saying, “ Jettas are safe because they make their drivers feel unsafe. S.U.V.s are unsafe because they make their drivers feel safe.” (Gladwell 32). My personal driving conviction is that because I am bigger than other cars, I can make riskier moves with the notion that other drivers will make way for me. But am I the driver that instills helplessness into the drivers of Jettas and Boxster, or have they become accustom to their active method of avoidance? Humbleness is what
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 3

Engnlish 151 Essay #1 - Houston Scarborough English 151 The...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online