5) give the reader a sense that we have no control over these chemicals we are making. These ideas add on to the alertness the reader must be feeling.
Carson’s credibility throughout the writing is questionable. Although she uses trustworthy names and respectable people in their fields, she only quotes them on things they have said, not really any research they have done that could help her argument. For example CArson quotes Albert Schweitzer, “Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation”, while this does add to the fear aspect of the argument it, factually it does not. This technique is used throughout her essay on multiple occasions only adding to the emotional appeal and lacking in the research put behind it.
In conclusion Carson’s argument demonstrated strong emotional diction that made the audience aware of the dangers of chemicals, yet by focusing too much on the emotional appeals it overshadowed the credibility of the writing making her argument questionable and