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Kyle Strommer
APEL:2
Ms. McMillan
510/11
The Atlantic Monthly Essay
Even 100 years ago, writers and people have confronted issues that still remain today. In this essay by one of the writers from The Atlantic Monthly, he utilizes the use of an analogy, strong and even diction, and uses strong facts to support his ideas on what he thinks of the arguments and ideas which existed during the time period of his life, which still don't really contain any validity due to our complex society in which we now live in.

As this writer develops a position, he or she uses a analogy to help state their position: However, while he may have said that books have some resemblance and similarities of states his analogy serves well to argue his point, it does not take into account the difference between books and statues: Statues are meant for public display, while books, allowing only one reader to view its pages at a time, are more intimate. Reading on, it brought up an impressive question that was apparent—if a statue is locked away, who holds the key and, even more important, How do we ensure the key is not thrown away once the statue is locked in the attic? In making connections with the present day, think back to the violation of prisoners’ human rights in the recent release of photos of prison guards in Iraq. Therefore I conclude convincingly by acknowledging that the one-hundred-year-old piece lacks applicable solutions to the complexity of today’s.

Overall, one must realize the complexity of the issue at hand and how they are clashing viewpoints. There must be a balance of language and deftness at comparing these very large viewpoints of the matter at hand. Furthermore, this writer helps the audience see that perceptions are the ones that are able to change over time and that's the thing which make us the fuller figures. Even though I said that there wasn't any real validity it the issues that exist today, I still think that some of this writing holds true to a...
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