my son the marine

Good Essays
English Comp. II
Writing Assignment 1
Rough Draft
February 10, 2014
Melanie A. Tucker

Dissecting
“My Son the Marine”

The story “My Son the Marine” Is written by Frank Schueffer. The reason for this paper is to identify weather or no to author used logos ethos or pathos in the story. The story took place on a summer day. One day after high school a young boy decides he wanted to join the military. The young boy talks to almost all of the military recruiters except one. Later that afternoon there was a knock on his door from the one military branch he did not visit, The United States Marine Corp (USMC). The boy was taken by the appearance and demeanor of the two marines at his door. After his talk with the marines he decided that is he was to join the military he would definitely join the marine. The boy’s father could not understand his decision. he thought it was a waste of his son’s talent and could envision his soft son the one that like poetry would be tough enough to handle the mental, physical and emotional aspects of the journey to becoming a Marine . Later in the story the father starts to understand the question of why his son wants to join the USMC.
The logos of this story is shown when the father changes his mind set from, my son couldn’t possibly be a Marine to thinking of his son as a Marine. “Did he have it in him to become a Marine? I knew that john’s idea of a good time was to curl up in front of the fireplace and rereading his favorite bits of The Hobbit.” To a parent worst fear is that there children will try something that is out of the area of knowledge and the child gets there hope up only to fall short of their goals. “When his son parade in”, a tall Marine” every parent dreams that there children will succeed.
There are only a few examples of ethos; one was shown when the father was over thinking his son’s decision to join the military. “Why the hell was John going into the Marines”? The other example of ethos, which is



Cited: Scueffer, Frank. My Son the Marine. Reading Literature and writing assignements 4th ed.

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Satisfactory Essays

    Having analyzed both “My son the Marine” and “The things they carried” we can conclude that they both share love for the United States military. Being both of an emotional connection, “My son the Marine” is written by the dad of a Marine who has seen his son go from one day being just a normal guy to the next having made the decision that would change his life. In “The things they carried” a lieutenant who is madly in love with a girl who he absolutely has no chance with loses a fellow friend because…

    • 132 Words
    • 1 Page
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    Analysis of My son the Marine By: Frank Schaeffer My son the Marine gives the audience a journey of all sorts of feelings a parent could go through when a child decides to enlist in the service. Frank Schaeffer is the author who starts his story about his son, John who sees the Marine recruiters showing up at their home. Frank describes how he couldn’t comprehend on how John could relate to these stern, clean men with such flawless uniforms. This uneasy feeling made his wife feel uncertain about…

    • 612 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    My Son

    • 826 Words
    • 4 Pages

    The Birth of My Son Derrick Grant English 121 Instructor Nielson September 9, 2013 The Birth of My Son Some things in life can be planned, but nothing is ever for certain. I found that out a long time ago, but what really made me truly believe it was when it happened to me. I was twenty years old when I found out my wife was pregnant. I didn't really believe it at first; I didn't expect it to happen to me at the time. Nonetheless, it did. I really didn't know what to do, after…

    • 826 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    my son my compass

    • 877 Words
    • 4 Pages

    family however it’s more harmful to the children. Every family has a different approach in how they deal with the conflict. As a class we have read and discussed Caroline Hwang’s essay “The Good Daughter.” as well as Janna Malamud Smith’s essay “My Son, My Compass.” There is different approach illustrated by Hwang's and Smith's essay as they choose their own lifestyle and confront their parent’s arrogant behavior. Hwang essay explains how immigrant children are living a paradox, forcing her to keep…

    • 877 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    My Son, My Executioner

    • 665 Words
    • 3 Pages

    “My Son, My Executioner” In the Donald Hall poem,” My Son, My Executioner, “Hall depicted a father who has grown old, holding their young child in their arms. Hall portrayed strong imagery of a fatherly figure giving up everything to care for his young child. The tone of the poem is both happy and dark. Hall’s theme showed that once a person has a child, the parent’s life is completely changed. “My Son, My Executioner” is a very well written poem with a deep, true meaning that readers could relate…

    • 665 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    My Son The Fanatic

    • 1072 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Who is the Fanatic now? My Son the Fanatic is a short story written by Hanif Kureishi. The story is about a person called Parvez who have migrated to England with his son Ali. My son the Fanatic was published in 1997. In the story we are following Parvez where we are introduced to a worker class area with taxi drivers and a prostitute called Bettina. The story occupies with genres such as drama, religion, father and son relationship and adaption. The main character Parvez is a long time working…

    • 1072 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    My Son the Fanatic

    • 932 Words
    • 4 Pages

    My son the fanatic Growing up with teenage attitudes and not having a role model around can make it difficult to be loved. The short story “My son the fanatic”, by Hanif Kureishi is set in 1997 in England. Ali has no one to look up to – He starts as an attentive scholar who got straight A’s, but turns into a dedicated Muslim, which gives Ali the opportunity to find it in his religion. We get to know Parvez, who is a Pakistani immigrant in England. He had an indignant experience with…

    • 932 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    My Son Monologue

    • 67 Words
    • 1 Page

    My son has disappeared. I cannot find my son. Where is my son? I looked on club penguin and asked where my son is. My son is nowhere to be seen. I've been looking for 2 years. My son is now 22. I miss my son. My sons name is chegg. Chegg was 20 when he disappeared. Oh wait, he just moved to Switzerland. I have…

    • 67 Words
    • 1 Page
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Birth of My Son

    • 628 Words
    • 3 Pages

    BIRTH OF MY SON Jeanine Highbaugh Ivy Tech Community College Birth of My Son The day my life changed was ten years ago when I found out that I was pregnant at the age of nineteen. I was pregnant with my first born, a baby boy that came in this world peeing on the nurses. I named him a biblical name, Emmanuel, which means “God is with us”. My son is so awesome, and he’s my miracle son because he was preemie weighing only two pounds and ten ounces, and he was fourteen inches long.…

    • 628 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    All My Sons

    • 889 Words
    • 4 Pages

    All My Sons Summary Joe and Kate Keller had two sons, Chris and Larry. Keller owned a manufacturing plant with Steve Deever, and their families were close. Steve's daughter Ann was Larry's beau, and George was their friend. When the war came, both Keller boys and George were drafted. During the war, Keller's and Deever's manufacturing plant had a very profitable contract with the U.S. Army, supplying airplane parts. One morning, a shipment of defective parts came in. Under pressure from the army…

    • 889 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays