In Singer’s article the first situation comes from a Brazilian film about a woman named Dora. In order for her to make thousands of dollars she has to persuade a family about adopting a homeless ni...
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...inger Solution does because of the ethos being used by the author. Throughout the article of Facing Famine the author uses ethos and pathos. The difference between the two is Singer was a trip combined with situations about a man with a Bugatti and a child being harvested for organs. Facing Famine described the real human suffering in Africa. In my opinion I believe Haines point of view on Facing Famine is a more powerful way to gain support on helping fight famine in the world since it tells a real story of people in Africa and their sufferings. While on the other hand Singer Solution just seems to try and make us feel guilty. Although both give out mainly the same goal, to convince people to donate. Therefore I agree whereas though we the people should donate and help others and if not then we are simply “failing to live a morally decent life” as Singer stated.
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