Analysis Of Trouble With Geniuses

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This essay reflects the issues presented in Gladwell 's "The Trouble with Geniuses" parts 1 and 2. You will hear what I believe was Gladwell 's purpose for writing both parts of "The Trouble with Geniuses," who I believe his audience is, and the approaches he takes to address us as readers. This essay will follow with what is the argument behind "Geniuses," how Gladwell contextualizes his arguments, what contextual perspective did Gladwell take for both chapters, and why I agree with Gladwell 's idea of using such individuals with these wonderful gifted abilities to help others who may struggle with the issues that may come along with being a "Genius." Geniuses are defined people of "an exceptional natural capacity of intellect, especially as shown in creative and original work in science, art, music, etc." (“dictionary.com”). Unfortunately, I have yet to meet someone with such a gifted privilege and I am sure this society is full with these gifted individuals who I envy. There have been many times that I have wished I had a high IQ because I do have the tendencies to struggle…show more content…
To address us as readers, I noticed Gladwell takes various approaches to intrigue us as an audience. One of these approaches is to tell his thoughts through a story about various individuals who struggled to succeed. Another approach is through the use of analogy. Analogies are used to “argue from one specific example to another, reasoning that because the two examples are alike in many ways, they are also alike in one further specific way.” (Weston 19). Gladwell uses the use of analogy to compare the overall outcome of the story, which is that at a certain point how high your IQ is does not matter, to situations that his audience can relate to or know of such as

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