Argument Essay

Topics: Essay, Cold War, Essays Pages: 3 (835 words) Published: November 1, 2010
Argument Analysis Essay
ENG 215
October 18, 2010

4.5 points
I enjoyed reading this paper very much. It made excellent points about opinion and fear. However, it experienced some problems as noted in the text. Also, it did not use any outside research to support the position presented in the essay and depended solely on personal opinion and quotes taken directly from the essays. Nice job!

Argument Analysis Essay
Expressing your opinion is the foundation of an excellent essay. Your opinion expressed clearly and well supported can help to persuade the audience to side with you. For this analysis essay I will be examining three essays from our weekly readings to show the author’s opinions and how they properly or improperly supported their claim. The three essays are “The Market in Fear,” “A World Becoming More Peaceful,” and “Do We Fear the Right Things.”

Author Frank Furedi specializes in the study (of) fear and is very passionate about how fear is dictating the way we are living. In his essay, “The Market in Fear,” he clearly feels that society is being driven through politics that are being founded on a basis of fear. Also (comma here) that fears is being put on a stage in several venues as their center theme. He supports this by stating factual places such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and also the Eighth Contemporary Art Biennial of Lyon (Furedi, 2005). Then Furedi leads the audience through history telling how what he calls “fear entrepreneurs” turns common anxiety into tangible fears (Furedi, 2005). One of these fears he states the entrepreneurs developed is the global warming concept. (awkward construction/confusing) Whether one is to believe the concept of the event or not the fear of the effects would be horrible. During the Cold War, the debate with expanding the arms race was being smothered with the fear of potential nuclear weapons (Furedi, 2005). Ideas were always being put down by the worst case scenario and drove...

References: Furedi, F. (2005, September 26). The Market in Fear. Retrieved from http://www.spiked.com
Myers, D. G. (2003). Do We Fear the Right Things. Skeptic, 2003, 56-57.
Rogers, P. (2005, October 17). A World Becoming More Peaceful. Retrieved from http://www.open-democracy.net
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