Facing Challenges Is Part Of Growing Up By Taylor Tepper's Article Analysis

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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

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