Analysis Of The Book ' What Makes A Hero ' Essay

1593 Words Nov 7th, 2015 null Page
Informative Essay
Elizabeth Svoboda, the author of “What Makes a Hero” created a book that will help individuals with identifying and understanding what a hero is with many perspectives and experiences. Throughout the book, Svoboda clarified what a hero was within each chapter and shown how people find out what they can do to help others or in other words be a hero. The book illustrated rhetorical appeals within Chapter five, which is titled “suffering and Heroism”; Svoboda put to use pathos, ethos and logos because she described the story of Jodee Blanco of how her emotions and feelings from being abused and not socially accepted throughout high school to becoming socially accepted and a hero as an adult. People can connect with pathos appeal because it has a tendency to relate to them which allows them to become more comfortable with what they’re reading. People can connect with ethos appeal because it refers to the trustworthiness or credibility of the writer or speaker. Ethos is often conveyed through tone and style of the message and through the way the writer or speaker refers to differing views. People can relate to logos appeal because it refers to the internal consistency of the message, or clarity of the claim, the logic of its reasons, and the effectiveness of its supporting evidence. In the beginning of chapter five Svoboda introduces a young lady who’s in high school and would have to be willing to make it to the end of each day. “Every lunch period, she’d sit…

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