Rhetorical Analysis Of The Court Written By Kennedy Essay
The first paragraph is part of the opinion of the Court written by Kennedy. It is about given the rights to same-sex marriage throughout the United States (OBERGEFELL v. HODGES, 2015). In this passage, Kennedy supports the decision which grants the same-sex marriage step by step. He points out the necessity of same-sex marriage by highlighting the marriage equality. Through the usage of parallelism, “Their plea is”, “Their hope is” and “They ask for”, we can get a direct understanding of what same-sex couples really want. They respect marriage, they desire marriage and they request equal dignity.
Besides, Kennedy tries to gain sympathy for the same-sex couples by using repetition to show how same-sex couples respect and desire marriage. He knows that some people may against the decision of legalising same-sex marriage, so he appeals to the reader’s emotions by repeating “respect it” to show the attitudes and feeling of same-sex couples towards marriage. He emphasises the fulfilment that marriage can bring to those same-sex couples.
Additionally, due to same-sex couples is a particular group, not accepted by many people, so he uses logos to persuade that the rights of same-sex marriage is based on the marriage equality. He also uses the Constitution to establish the credibility to end his writing. Everyone should respect the decision and same-sex couples deserve the happiness and equal dignity. Now they have the rights.
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