A Rhetorical Analysis Of Let's Face It By Sara Blakely

Sara Blakely’s essay, “Let’s Face It” convinces her readers by claiming, “Let’s Face It: Facebook has become a feature of contemporary life” (Blakely 150). The strong accusation Blakely makes is very true. Facebook has taken over people’s lives. The mainstream social media site Facebook, that was created to connect with others and bring people together, is slowly tearing us apart. Facebook was created to share photos, explore ideas, gossip and complain, and and every day all around the world, this outlet is stopping people from being the most authentic version of themselves. Having access to Facebook that provides multiple lines of communication is developing this false sense of reality to the meaning of quality life, and instead of helping …show more content…
She goes into detail about the environment that Facebook has created, and the negative affects it has on the population such as losing focus on the important things in life. Blakely uses an appeal to logos throughout the essay when she uses evidence and a logical development of ideas. She also proves a strong appeal to ethos when she supports her piece with published statistics and shows she has researched the topic. In conclusion, out of all major issues the social media platform Facebook has provided to our world such as responsibility failures, self-identity issues, and cyber bullying other users, ultimately suicide is the worst possible outcome that Facebook could cause. Blakely tells us, “Other users have more dramatically opted to commit Facebook “suicide”, deleting their Facebook accounts altogether—though many would argue that once created an account can never actually be deleted” (Blakely 151,152). Unfortunately, Facebook suicide is not the only suicide that could be committed, but real physical suicide, a person ending their own life because of the constant bullying on social media. The constant feeling of being bashed and tormented by another person could send someone into mental disorders and illnesses such as, anxiety, depression, even anorexia or bulimia, resulting in they can’t take it anymore and ending their own life. In 2016, The American Association of Sucidology published a statistic regarding bullying on the internet stating, “rates for suicide among 10 to 14 year olds has grown 50 percent over the last three decades” (Bullying Suicide Statistics). The rates are increasing, and it shows that social media is impacting the influence on cyber bullying. Not everybody has the emotional capability to handle others harassing them persistently, and ultimately when people are using Facebook for all the

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