Bhati and the bone marrow scenario is to display an

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Bhati and the bone marrow scenario is to display an example of how willing people are to do something when they don’t share a personal connection. I thought it was persuasive, since I have seen people create a GoFund me page for causes. It stirs emotion through an appeal to pathos, so yes it is persuasive. 6. In paragraph 16, the distinction between increasing motivation and increasing participation is that social media allows more participation, but this action does not require motivation. So social media participation can be fake and definitely less passionate. They can sign up for something or give money to a cause from the comfort of their own home. High motivational activism requires someone to be more dedicated. 7. Firstly, Gladwell begins with a counter argument from James K. Glassman, who said that sites like Facebook “give the U.S. a significant competitive advantage over terrorists” (Paragraph 7). He structures the sentence so that readers can see what an understatement it was. This sentence is the counterargument defending Facebook’s role against terrorism in the U.S. Also, he includes Evgeny Morozov’s comment, “Twitter has scant internal significance in Moldova” (Paragraph 8). Clearly, this sentence is defending the irrelevant role of Twitter in a revolutionary movement. 8. In order to make that argument in paragraph 7, Gladwell presents the essential qualities of social activism. For example, 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Rhetorical Pr écis: Malcolm Gladwell in the article, “Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted,” asserts that the connection between people is more valuable than the ability to socially network in today’s world. Gladwell supports his stance with compare and contrast techniques along with sharp personal comments. The author’s purpose is to
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emphasize real-life connections, so that activists come together and form a real connection rather than a superficial one on social media. The author writes in a serious yet concerned tone for our society that is becoming too involved in superficial connections online.
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  • Fall '19
  • Rhetoric, Exclamation mark, Social movement

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