Shoplifting and Author

Topics: Shoplifting, Rhetoric, Emotion Pages: 3 (1215 words) Published: November 20, 2010
“Why I Love Shoplifting from big corporations”
In the article “Why I Love Shoplifting from big corporations” the author is aiming to convince and explain to the audience why shoplifting is not a bad thing and why he or she does it. In this article the author gives their personal opinion and feelings on shoplifting, saying “It is an entirely different sensation than the one I feel when I buy something”. The author convinces his or her audience by giving thoughts and explanations that perceive to the audience with ethos, logos and pathos, as a result the author persuades the audience, under certain conditions shoplifting is encouraged.

The purpose of this article was not only to persuade and inform why the author believes shoplifting is beneficial but the author also criticizes corporation on there prices and how some people can’t afford to spend money on products. The author persuades the audience, which are the people that read “Why I Love Shoplifting from big corporations” and shoplifters all over that there is no problem with shoplifting. “When I pay for something, I'm making a trade; I'm offering the money that I bought with my labor, my time, and my creativity for a product or service that the corporation wouldn't share with me under any other circumstances”. The author makes a strong statement there, telling us that we as people work hard and long to earn money and then we have to give it up for necessities. Then the author makes the reader wonder, what if I am unable to make money to purchase these things because “my needs or welfare”? The author does so using of pathos, which is beneficial because you have to ask yourself if any corporation would just give

away their product because someone’s needs. The author does a good job of supporting that statement by saying “Supermarkets know they can charge me a dollar for bread because I will starve if I do not buy it from them; they know they can't charge me four dollars, because I will go somewhere...
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