A Life Beyond Do What You Love By Gordon Marino

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Most people become discouraged when they find themselves following a path that is not what they have dreamed of. Others choose paths that revolve completely around their own self-fulfillment. Gordon Marino, the author of “A Life Beyond ‘Do What you Love,’” a college professor at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, finds that many people follow a path that is not what they have dreamed of, but they choose a path that is meaningful. Dr. Marino is Ivy League educated, earning his BA degree from Columbia University, his MA degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD. in philosophy from the University of Chicago. Dr. Marino is a seasoned author and has his writing, “A Life Beyond ‘Do What You Love,’” published in the New York Times Magazine. Dr. Marino uses rhetorical devices …show more content…
An anecdote is a short story that an author uses to connect with the audience by being able to share a similar experience. For example, Dr. Marino states in his article, “My father did not do what he loved…” (Page 2, Para 2) Anecdotes are extremely useful because the audience will be able to find the author more credible by the examples in the stories. It is good for an author to use an anecdote because it becomes easy to manipulate the audience to the author 's advantage. In most cases, anecdotes have some sort of emotional appeal that catches the audience 's attention. Some examples of anecdotes throughout Dr. Marino’s article are, “Just the other day…” (Page 1, Para 2), or “You may know the tale of…” (Page 2, Para 4) The use of anecdotes allows for the audience to connect with the author, Gordon Marino, through past experiences and helps add an emotional appeal throughout the essay. Not only does the use of anecdotes help to create a bond between Dr. Marino and his audience, the anecdotes make him seem more credible because of the connection that has been

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