Persuasive Essay On Ebola

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I wrote an essay, What Methods Would Effectively Prevent the Spread of Ebola?, that identified ways to stop the spread of the Ebola Virus. Every month there is a new, highly talked about topic of interest. These past few months, this topic was Ebola. It became one of the most talked about topics in Fall 2014 because it was brought to United States from Africa, where it has been an ongoing epidemic. Many citizens feared for their lives about what was to come. When talking about Ebola it is easy to persuade people how dangerous the disease is by playing with people’s emotions, while using frightening reasons, but if there is no authority to back up the logic it is not nearly as effective. In order to properly write an excellent persuasive essay, …show more content…
It makes it easier to persuade someone to side with you when the feeling they get affects them. Like stated in the above paragraph, when discussing such a heartrending illness like Ebola, all you have to do is bring up the word death and everyone gets nervous. In this essay the whole first paragraph uses so many emotional aspects, that unless the reader does not have a heart, they will feel very strong pity. The very first sentence starts off by saying “Imagine watching a loved one suffering, waiting to die, knowing there is nothing you can do to help them.” No one should ever want to watch someone so close to death. By making that the opening sentence, it really grabs the audience’s attention as they wonder what could be happening that people are dying. Using words like lifeless and hopeless bring out even more pity. It is almost blamed on society that Ebola is taking over, inferring that people do not care enough, when it states that everyone’s worries would be decreased if we took the proper precautions to stop the spread. Mentioning that Ebola could take over the world is also really scary, because no one wants a deathly disease running around killing his or her friends and family. Pathos, is by far, the most effective portion of the essay, simply …show more content…
(Henning, 1998.) The reasoning part of an essay is the hardcore facts and numbers. Logos helps strengthen the emotion aspect by applying true information to support just how deadly Ebola is. In this essay, the logos are only mentioned to help inform the readers what the Ebola virus is. The second paragraph is the top logos involved paragraph. It tells how Ebola is all throughout Africa, and how it first appeared in 1976. Readers learn the symptoms of Ebola: fever, diarrhea, nausea; and how to disease is spread: wild animals, and through body fluids. Logos helps build on pathos. These facts help me create fear for my readers, and they go right along with the emotion appearances. For example, the symptoms are extremely similar to the flu, which is a fact, so someone might overthink having Ebola if they have one of these signs, which is their emotions. Logos helps build on an essay because you cannot argue against the cold hard facts, so when including them in this argumentative piece, it only made the main points

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