Friedman and Moberg

Topics: Rhetoric, Ethos, Logos Pages: 3 (741 words) Published: April 24, 2013
  The goal of Friedman and Moberg is to persuade their audience that their point is more agreeable then someone else. Friedman the author of “The Great Indian Dream”  and Moberg the author of “High-Tech Hijack” have both similar but very different ways of grabbing their readers with credibility, good reasoning and feelings. Friedman and Moberg grab their audience to persuade the reader about offshoring by using ethos which is ethical appeal, logos is logical appeal, and pathos which is emotional appeal.

I feel that in both the “High-Tech Hijack” and in “The Great Indian Dream” the authors start off by using pathos to grab the attention of their audience. They both ease the emotions of their reads to attempt favorability to their side of the argument. Even though they both tell stories in the beginning they use them in two different ways. Friedman uses his stories as a sneaky way of calling us children how we do not know what countries our technology or the everyday objects we use are made. On the other hand Moberg uses his story to make us feel petty because Gentry a 52 year old mad got fired after working for a company for 15 years, angry because Moberg implies, “his last project was training his replacements...,”(Moberg) and have fear because Gentry points out, “American corporations, are so greedy and cutthroat-oriented they don’t care about me, you or anybody else except their bottom line,”(Gentry)  to me Moberg added that to say indicate American companies can fire you whenever they want  just to hire someone in another country to do the same job but cheaper. Moberg used pathos not only as in intro but he also used pathos throughout the article to keep hold of the audiences’ emotion.

Friedman and Moberg address logos in two different ways to bring the logical appeal to their audience. Friedman on one hand uses logos through a quote from an Indian executive which has a tone of a wakeup call to tell Americans to get to work and work twice as hard...
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