The public has now turned a blind eye to the

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the public has now turned a blind eye to the environmental crisis due to both fear and perceived helplessness. The issue has grown in magnitude, and now individuals are no longer able to protect their children or themselves from the harmful effects of pollution and other chemicals. It is now necessary for the government to step in and create policies to correct these issues. Finally, she concludes that the damage done can be reversed with the implementation of renewable energy sources and individual regulation on the use of fossil fuels. Steingraber effectivity uses ethos, pathos, and logos throughout her essay. However, there are times in which her logical connections are shaky, and appeals to emotion are exaggerated. The author, although never directly establishing her professional expertise on this subject, develops her ethos very well. She establishes herself as a mother who care for her child, specifically in the reference to her own son and the connection between his Halloween costume and endangered species, which makes her seem likeable and relatable (746). Many people identify with her elements of “family” and the idea that she only wants the best for her child and the world. This creates a sense of goodwill and trust because her intentions are portrayed as pure. In short, she comes across as a woman who only wishes to right a universal wrong, even if she must step on a few toes along the way. However, there was an opportunity for her to lose
Stremler 3 credibility when she began to blame the public for turning a blind eye. However, she recovered by using “we” when referencing those who are in denial, reassuring the audience that she sees herself as guilty of these things as well (748). Steingraber does a moderate job of appealing to the audience’s emotions. However, there a several cases in which compromises logic in favor of emotion. The story involving her son’s Halloween costume is a positive appeal to the audience’s emotions because it incites the audience to feel guilty about what “they” have done to the planet (746). No one wants to explain to their child one day that they killed off all of the cute animals their children love so much, no matter how much fault may really lie in them. On the other hand, she goes overboard in her

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