Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery how appeal to Ethos in the form of  

We have seen in Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery how appeal to Ethos in the form of ‘community tradition’ was use d as a persuasive device on residents of a small community, despite the obvious points of Logos and Pathos which might have been use d to argue forcefully against the practice backed up by the Ethos argument.

Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery how appeal to Ethos in the form of

We have seen in Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery how appeal to Ethos in the form of ‘community tradition‘ was used as a persuasive device on residents of a small community, despite the obvious points of Logos and Pathos which might have been used to argue forcefully against the practice backed up by the Ethos argument.

Similarly, in Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal, an equally outrageous proposition is laid before the author’s IMAGINED audience. (With a wink and a satirical nod to us as readers of the ‘essay’). Also, structured largely on appeal to Logos. Further, supported by SELECTIVE reference to certain points of Ethos and Pathos while ignoring others which could similarly have been use d to argue against the obviously outrageous proposal.

Write a 350-500 word essay discussing how Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal is an illustration of the ABUSE OF LOGOS. As the primary persuasive tool utilized to an imagined audience.

Firstly, – pointing out SPECIFIC ‘facts’ he presents to support his case

Additionally, summarize specific Ethos and Pathos considerations which the author tries to obscure.

Plot Overview

SUMMARY PLOT OVERVIEW

The villagers of a small town gather together in the square on June 27, a beautiful day, for the town lottery. In other towns, the lottery takes longer, but there are only 300 people in this village, so the lottery takes only two hours. Village children, who have just finished school for the summer, run around collecting stones. They put the stones in their pockets and make a pile in the square. Men gather next, followed by the women. Parents call their children over, and families stand together…..

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