cent. They moved away. Their lives got better.”. Gladwell incorporates work from many other sociologists who did research on New Orleans, looking for the same correlation between movingto a better neighborhood and the improvement of life, saying maybe we can learn something from this. Gladwell says, “ It’s time to appreciate as well the courage of those who, faced with the same disaster, decided to make a fresh start.”.Gladwell uses a lot of logos in “Starting Over”. He incorporates data from many studies on New Orleans before and after Katrina. It also helps that the studies he uses aren’t just small experiments-- they range from seven years and more. Gladwell barely put any opinion into the article until the end but it was minor. You felt his point through use of diction, for example when he uses, “vacuum left by the exodus” to describe the movement of white areas of New Orleans after the storm. The diction showed his tone for the article was very calm, while trying to get his point across without explicitly stating it. Which I found very interesting. He just put all these studies together and explained them, and what you got from them was he thinks the moving to
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- Fall '15
- Lyle Cruse
- Malcolm Gladwell, better neighborhood