Gay Marriage Rhetorical Analysis

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Gay marriage is such an arguementive and aggressive topic in today’s society. Even though it is becoming legal many people still have their own opinions on this topic that will not change. In the article I read it talks about children who are adopted into families with homosexual parents. The author is not talking to one particular group of people. He is more or less likely trying to bring attention to all groups of people both young and old. The article discusses the worries that these parents have when sending their children off to school. Not many young people are informed of the real information of what it means to have either two moms or two dads. Children find this as different and will ask these other children questions. The children …show more content…
Pathos is the emotional or motivational appeals; vivid language, emotional language and numerous sensory details. The author uses pathos when he talks about how many children who have homosexual parents are questioned in school. He talks about instances where the children are out playing with other children and are asked out of nowhere, “why do you have two mommies”, or “why don’t you have a mommy or daddy.” Since the children are usually young they do not mean to say it in a mean way. The other children who are being asked the question are taken off guard by it and often their feelings are hurt. No child means to offend another but words can be taken in many different ways to different people. Emotion is also used when the parents of the children are asked how they feel when sending their children off to school. Many of the parents agree that it is a very scary time because they know that their children acknowledge the fact that they are raised in a different family setting then most other children but they are still scared that their child’s feelings will be hurt. Children can often be very mean and once they catch onto something it takes a while for them to let it go. The author does a great way of making the audience feel connected to the

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