Analysis: The Immigrants Turned Away

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Election day is approaching and regardless of the outcome, it will definitely become a historic event. Timothy Egan (2016) shares his opinion towards Donald Trump in his Op-Ed article, “The Immigrants Turned Away.” He is certainly not a Trump supporter and uses the time remaining, before Election Day, to warn U.S citizens about Trump’s plans concerning immigration. Pathos is applied the most throughout Egan’s argument because he prefers to connect with his audience on a personal level. Ethos and logos appear in the argument to provide evidence and strengthen his writing. The primary purpose of why Egan (2016) decides to share his opinion is to address Trump’s immigration plan and how it is a reflection of his ignorance. Egan (2016) perceives …show more content…
Although the answer is very obvious, Trump still fails to understand the objectives of immigrants. “He would have shut off the flow of people whose best and perhaps only asset at the time was desire for a better life”(Egan, 2016, para. 3). Egan (2016) presents and depends on emotional appeal to make his argument towards Donald Trump powerful. Egan (2016) does not sugar coat his purpose, in fact, he ends his op-ed by stating the obvious hoping it can change Donald’s Trump perception of immigrants. “What forces someone to leave a home, family - everything- is desperation. And then, more often than not, having seen the worst that life can offer, those families becomes the best”(Egan, 2016, para. 14). Egan (2016) firmly believes that should be no resentment towards a person who wants to prosper in life. If their own country cannot supply them with the proper care, job, education, why is it a crime to seek more? These are the people who should be filling up college campuses and job interviews! Immigrants do not settle for less and are so quick to give up the little that they have, and take a risk. Egan (2016) does not want his audience to give sorrow or pity towards immigrants. Understanding and consideration is expected from citizens when their time of voting …show more content…
Egan (2016) supported his opinion with evidence that makes his argument worth listening and or reading to. His argument is more credible than someone who just despises Donald Trump for personal reasons. Egan (2016) still manages to convey his audience by breaking down Donald Trump’s plan. He ridicules Trump’s plan and reminds citizens how absurd it sounds to him. Logic is present but pathos takes over Egan’s (2016) op-ed, aiming for a personal connection between him and each citizen. This op-ed emphasizes Donald Trump’s ignorance and why it is considered ignorance in the first

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