A Nation of Slaves

A slave is a person who is in the legal property of another and is forced to obey the rules. A slave could also be defined as someone who has to work excessively hard. The schools in the United States put too much pressure on students today. Compared to a slaves, children are forced to be standardized and to fit in with society. In the article “A Nations of Slaves” the author uses three main rhetoric devices to make his point, logos, ethos, and pathos. Logos is rhetoric device that can be defined as a statement, sentence or argument used to convince or persuade an audience by creating reason or login.

In the article “A Nation of Slaves” the author use logos to persuade the audience to believe that our society treats students as slaves. An example from the article is “Schools are succeeding all to well, accomplishing precisely their goal… what society values most”. The author is saying that our society values money over everything else.

Money is the only thing that keeps the world running. Sometimes we have to give away a piece of ourselves in order to get that money in return. In the classrooms teachers are in control, teachers may not have money but they represent a part of it which is power. “Never are we asked, of course, weather it is a good thing to standardize children (Sorry, I mean students), knowledge, or the larger worlds”. In the article the author uses ethics which is appealing to the ethics or credibility of the audience.

In the quote the author is saying that standardized testing students is unethical. This is inferred because what standardized testing does is force students to fit into standard criteria, students should not be standardized mainly because everybody is different and students should not be characterized by a test that does not focus on individualism. Pathos is an appeal to emotions, and is a way of convincing an audience an argument by creating emotional response.

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