Even in Real Life, There Were Screens Between Us
What is love like for you? Caitlin Dewey’s purpose of her story is to explain to the audience a time in her life in which she experienced love, and to inform and persuade the reader about her perspective of online and in-real-life relationships. However, most people think that love can’t exist when the majority of that relationship occurs online. Caitlin Dewey shares with us her experience with love: online vs. real life. Dewey has a strong argument because there really is no way that you can argue or disagree with her story since only she has experienced it firsthand. Caitlin Dewey never actually says that she is trying to persuade the reader what to think about love, but is nonetheless just trying to convey the audience about her own experience when she felt a spark with someone and how the circumstances can change things.
The article itself is convincing because it is Caitlin Dewey’s own personal experience. She wrote the essay for the purpose of sharing her personal experience so that the readers could see what her perception of love is. The language of the article really works because many of the people who read it are college students and college students will most likely be able to relate to the article. The story is very believable. Many people nowadays will at some point be introduced to someone, or will meet someone maybe only one time at some sort of social event or even in class, and the next thing you know, that person will friend request you on Facebook or other social networks and will try to make conversation and get to know you. I, as well as many other people I know, have had an experience where someone you may have met once or twice friend requests you and starts to make conversation. Surely, a numerous amount of readers have made the same connection, assuring that Caitlin Dewey’s story is credible to most people. In Caitlin Dewey’s case, she and Will made chatting online a regular thing...
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