Margaret A. Miller's The Privileges Of The Parents
Miller’s essay is divided into two distinct parts - what the problem is and how to solve it. Although the bulk of the essay is on the problem aspect it still deems successful. Delving into Miller’s thoughts is refreshing because of the amount of passion she has about the topic as well as an abundance of factual evidence. Her claims are not whisked out of thin air but are backed up through charts, surveys, and data collection. Her primary strategy tactics come from the implementation of pathos and logos and that is where the essay will focus on from here.
The sympathy Miller has for the young people of America is moving and effective pathos. Especially her personal story of her daughter-in-law’s friend who desperately wants to provide her son with a brighter future than hers academically with college as an option. The problem here is that since the friend has no structured education she cannot help her son as well as say, Miller’s