The author uses very few examples of Logos, the logic behind the essay, but the ones he does use get his point across in a very diplomatic manner. For example, Pirila doesn’t clearly state his position explicitly in the text, but by his tone and the syntax of his writing you can tell that he thinks Reality T.V. is merely fanciful because “…everyone ends up wearing little clothes at some point and lo and behold they’re all beautiful people,” there is always a spectacle occurring . The audience can tell that he is hoping to give the idea that Reality T.V. shows are a
waste of time, that morally and ethically corrupt its viewers by showing inappropriate, profane, and vulgar acts. He supports h...
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...ity shows stars wrong acts. At some section of the essay, the author says something about how the rules are subject to change at any point in the game. What this shows is that reality shows are not being ethical because they are not being quite fair with the participating contestants. Finally, he questions our ethics by asking the reader if “…we [are] drawn to the feelings of stress, conflict, and humiliation” of others? When he does this, he makes us truly think that if we have been raised to be kind and compassionate to others. Why do we enjoy watching people suffer on television?
Marvin Pirila’s article “Reality Television - Educational or a Waste of Time?” exercises of a great use effectiveness when portraying his position on the topic. He takes his audience’s knowledge, values and emotions into consideration to create a successful and nicely written piece.
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