Wendell_Berry_Jefferson_Morrill_and_the_Upper_Crust_Rhetorical_Analysis-_Juthi_Saha_ENG_250

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Juthi SahaProfessor CarterENG 250February 13, 2020“Jefferson, Morrill, and the Upper Crust” Rhetorical AnalysisWendell Berry discusses the different reasons in which he questions the importance and duties of land-grant colleges. Berry criticizes the aristocracy of different jobs people have in the economy and compares it to farmers’ jobs. Berry also discusses the the arguments between Jefferson and Morill on if farmers are more or less superior than other professions, and vice-versa. Wendell Berry uses logos to convey his thoughts on why farmers are equally as important as doctors. The structure of “Jefferson, Morill, and the Upper Crust” can be criticized when looking at how Berry divides the essay up into sections. Berry’s appeal to logos satisfies the argument of the importance of land-grant colleges, however the structure may take away from what Berry argues. Berry discusses how the importance of farmers is sometimes overseen by other higher-

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