The Millennials Rhetorical Analysis

Superior Essays
Ogbera, Gabriel
ENG 103
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Instructor Michael Dusek The Millennials: A Response Essay Much has been written about millennials in recent times by different people with different views. But of all the comments about the millennials, those of experts Joel Stein, Jean Twenge and Chelsea Clinton stand out. While Jean Twenge labeled millennials as lazy, selfish, self-absorbed, selfish, entitled, narcissistic, fame-obsessed, and mobile maniacs, Joel Stein tagged them as tolerant, confident, open minded and ambitious but also can be disengaged, narcissistic and anxious. (33-34) On the other hand, Chelsea Clinton appears to have a more positive view of the millennial (Clinton). From my position as a millennial, while agreeing with these views, I would rather see the millennials as go-getters, respectful, productive, confident, and focused. In this response essay, I have attempted to examine some of the key issues raised about the
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But these comments are capable of creating problems for the millennials especially among the older generation. No doubt, the millennials have their positive side as revealed by Chelsea Clinton in her article, “Four Myths about Millennials.” Therefore, the millennial deserved to recognize for their innovations and other positive contribution to the society. Nevertheless, even though millennial may be considered a ‘problem child’ of the new age, Joel Stein also made it clear that the millennials are expert negotiators, innovative, cool-headed, reserved, well educated and adequately informed of what is going on in today’s world. (34) Indeed, Jean Twenge sees the millennials as a young group of individuals that is confident, ambitious and open-minded with great potentials to make the world a better place for all.

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