In the article, “Facing Challenges Is Part of Growing Up,” Taylor Tepper, a reporter at Money, discusses the reasons for why delaying adulthood is not smart. In response, Jessica Grose, a journalist and novelist, explains her reasons for why it is smart to delay adulthood in her article, “For Many Millennials, Children Are Out of Reach”. Both Grose and Tepper wrote their articles for the opinions page in the New York Times. The use of ethos, pathos, and logos in Tepper’s article appeals more to the audience than Grose’s article, which focuses mainly on ethos and logos, because he is more likely to be trusted due to his use of personal experiences relevant to the topic of adulthood. To begin, Grose and Tepper both include ethos in their articles by saying they are millennials to establish a connection with their main audience. Tepper appeals to ethos by showing confidence about the topic, because he shares the stage of life in which he is in right now. In addition, he uses …show more content…
Tepper uses pathos by showing he has empathy for people who are delaying adulthood. Tepper understands what they are facing, because he has been through it himself. He knows what it is like to be an adult and knows that millennials who are delaying adulthood value time and money, among other things, in which he now has less of. Tepper does a good job of using pathos, however readers who are not completely at his stage of life yet may feel that they are different from him which could cause them to be less likely to believe his point of view. Grose’s use of pathos is weak because she does not appeal to her audience’s emotions, instead she bombards them with statistics to help prove her point. Grose does try to show some sort of understanding by saying “Millennials, like most groups of millions of people, are rational actors. They just don’t want to have kids they can’t afford” (Grose
Joseph Epstein’s “The Perpetual Adolescent” argues that the new norm in today’s society is to stay young for as long as possible rather than to continue on to adulthood. In Epstein’s point of view, this goes against human nature. Epstein points out many examples of the perpetual adolescent by explaining how staying young for as long as possible prohibits people from taken life seriously. This leads many people to postpone the important tasks of getting a job and getting married and to settle down in their own home. Epstein mentions that the creations of Rock n Roll, Catcher in the Rye, and even the election of our youngest President JFK has created a movement that has us trying to stay as young as possible for as long as possible. In his essay, Epstein argues that this movement to stay young has lowered society’s expectations and intelligence of the nation. Epstein tries to make the connection between how people dressed when he was young to how people dress in today’s society and how that is the reason for why people of
The unsuccessful use of ethos makes the reader feel like the author’s piece is irrelevant to read. What’s going to make them believe this author has something to say that is actually worth listening to? It goes as far as the process it took for the author to make the article. Little things like the ones mentioned in this analysis: demographics of the subjects, interview styles and experience, which contribute to the process of making her article, could become big things when it comes to the author’s use of ethos, because it’s all about credibility. The process is where ethos is established for the most part and that’s where Anderson made most of her “little” mistakes.
It is ironic that how some children are able to present themselves more mature than adults. The youth of the generation is becoming more mature and are developing adult skills faster than ever. People are beginning to wonder about the age of adulthood and how it should be determined. This controversy beleaguers around privileges such as drinking, driving, and voting. According to the article What is the Age of Responsibility by Alan Greenblatt, society determines that a person is an adult through customary rites, legal rights, and one’s responsibilities. However, I believe that the best way to adulthood is shown through one’s obligation for their priorities and work.
Brooks wrote this article to inform the new generation not to buy into the hype of the “baby boomers.” He uses a compare and contrast type of approach with contrasting explanations of people’s expectations versus reality. The author wants to convey a feeling of awareness, which almost feels foreboding. The intended audience is young American college students or those about to enter college. It's intent to them is to inform them of the dangers that follow graduation where expectations are concerned. This audience is comprised of both male and female readers of all races and
Ethos is a category that appeals to connecting one thing to another to help advertise the product.Resse's uses this tactic by including the pretty well -known rapper Mr.lupo linking the fans of mr.lupo to the cereal.People who watch the commercial will recognize mr.lupo and will want to buy the cereal from the commercial he's in.Connecting the two products together gets out more publicity for and the said product.Ethos is efficient in the process of linking two different subjects so they benefit each other.
Twenge’s introduction of ethos is very powerful. She refers back to other generations, stating that “no single factor ever defines a generation. Parenting styles continue to change, as do school curricula and culture, and these things matter” (Twenge). Generations will continue to change and will never be the same as the last. This recent generation, iGeneration, has made a big jump in change compared to other generations. “Even when a seismic event -- a war, a technological leap, a free concert in the mud -- plays an outsize role in shaping a group of young people.” School, culture, and media are constantly changing from generation to generation. Even simple things like getting their driver’s license was a big deal it was the “newfound freedom
...htrope; several alternatives and criticism can be provided. Levine and Dean are not members of the millennial generation. Due to this, the data collected and further examined by them can be assessed in a predisposed manner. This bias is not intentional; but unavoidable in any area of research—especially qualitative methods.
Emerging Adulthood represents the period of development from late teens through their twenties, mainly focusing on the ages 18-25. This is the period which people start exploring and realizing the capabilities of their lives, which then helps them characterize as adults and no longer teenagers. This topic of psychology is compelling to me because it’s a stage that every adult has lived through, it’s interesting that we have all experienced it differently based on our life circumstances and demographics. It’s interesting to see the changes throughout the years and eventually it will be easier for young people to explore these years as more young adults are going to school nowadays. It teaches me to further understand why emerging adults go through
Robert Bly wrote “A World of Half-Adults” to convey the idea that modern society has been corrupted through a lack of adults. The “half-adults” that he speaks of are people of adult age who have yet to fully transition into adulthood. Part of the problem that is found in his essay is that young people are no longer required to “grow up”. “An adult is a person not governed by what we have called pre-oedipal wishes, the demands for immediate pleasure, comfort, and excitement,” (64). The expectations on youth today is much different than it was in previous generations. The big cultural changes can be accredited to several factors in todays world, including, modern technology and the “sibling society” that people have begun to live in.
First of all, Joel Stein in his article in the Time Magazine can be seen as wanting too much to please or to prove his point. He directly starts his article within the two first paragraphs saying that he has facts for what he is about to claim. That his article is not just going to be a rant because he has scientific proof that he is right. The generation of children born between 1982 and 1999 is lazy and conceited, the worst it has ever been. It is as if the world, or the future is doomed. Joel Stein goes on and on throughout his whole article saying that the millennials are good for nothing except they know a lot about this social media, and things related to technology. This generation is cocky and entitled, yet they still are nice. According to Stein, this generation is lost in the sense it does not really know it's place in the world. Well, it does know it's place a little too much, but the boundaries are erased. Indeed, “ Though they're cocky about their place in the world, millennials are also st...
Emerging adults are always in the search of their own identity while experimenting with their life, love life and career path. Constant changes in emerging adult’s life are common. From changing residential place to love life, work and education, instability often presents during emerging adulthood (Santrock, 2013). In addition, emerging adults tend to place focus on themselves where they have no commitment and responsibilities toward others. This provides them a great chance to exercise their own will and to execute their plans for the future. During emerging adulthood, many feel like as if they do not belong to either adolescents or adult. The transition ends only when they have distinct marks of an adult. According to Arnett (as cited in Santrock, 2014), “emerging adulthood is the age of possibilities” (p. 296). The age of possibilities is when an individual has the opportunity to turn things around in life, especially when they are from a poor family
“Definitions of ‘youth’ in Western societies usually refer to the life stage between childhood and adulthood, the transitional period between being dependant and becoming independent” (Kehily, 2007). The age of this transition can be best defined by the House of Commons as starting at 16 and ending at 24 years old (2013). This transition from youth to adulthood has altered considerably in recent years; the traditional norms and values that youth once followed are no longer respected or easily attained. Current youth have very different life styles and expectations, consequently; adolescents are taking longer to complete the transition into adulthood. Twenty-five years ago the traditional norms we...
If we let our personal challenges destroy us, then we are nothing and have nothing to offer the world. It is important that we take control of our situation and use the personal hardship as an opportunity to better ourselves. It takes a keen eye and careful self-evaluation to remove any inclusions that will mar the beautiful diamond we possess in all of us. Each one of us is shaped into a distinctive cut of stone, giving way to different grades of clarity and color, making us rare, valuable, and uniquely our own. Frederick Douglass and Barbara Ehrenreich are two individuals who lived in different time periods; however, both individuals used their personal struggles to inspire change in the hearts of others. Just as I use my struggle as a tool to chip away the imperfections in my life, Frederick and Barbara used their experiences to chip away the fallacies of our nation. Personal challenges encourage me to grow as an individual and make better choices for a brighter future.
Though people see adulthood and childhood more different than alike, we never stop growing, no matter the age. We never stop learning. We always have rules to follow through life. There is an
Childhood and adulthood are two different periods of one’s lifetime but equally important. Childhood is the time in everybody’s life when they are growing up to be an adult. This is when they are being considered babies because of their youthfulness and innocence. Adulthood is the period of time where everybody is considered “grown up,” usually they begin to grow up around the ages of eighteen or twenty-one years old but they do remain to develop during this time. However, in some different backgrounds, not everybody is not fully adults until they become independent with freedom, responsible for their own actions, and able to participate as an adult within society. Although childhood and adulthood are both beneficial to our lives, both periods share some attributes such as independence, responsibility, and innocence that play distinctive roles in our development.