In this paper, I am going to analyze the purpose, ethos, logos and diction in Grace Suh’s “The Eye of the Beholder”. Introduction
“Does people often judge people by their appearances?” The answer is definitely yes. The one who looks nice can leave a good impression on others. Background information
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery report, Americans spent almost $11 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2012. Body paragraph
(1) Purpose is defined as author’s goals; in “The Eye of the Beholder”, Suh’s goal is to persuade readers just be themselves, and do not use makeup to make a fake face. (2) Ethos is defined as credibility; Suh used her own experience and her reputation to support her argument on stop making up, and just be natural. (3) Logos is defined as evidence and logic; Suh used some evidence and logic to prove that using makeup cannot make people look pretty. (4) Diction is defined as the writer’s distinctive vocabulary choices and style of expression designed for effect; Suh used “ Mannequin”, “fake”, “terrible”, and “familiar and comforting” to express that she not suitable for makeup, and felt confidence about do herself. Conclusion
Repeat hook, thesis statement, and background information; and give definitions and analysis of purpose, ethos, logos, and diction.
Dr. Mary F Bucknor-Smartt
Real beauty is the natural beauty
“Do people often judge people by their appearances?” The answer is definitely yes. The one who looks nice can leave a good impression on others. Those who have good appearances would have more opportunities than others, like their can easily find a job, or become a TV star to earn large amount of money. Because of these, more and more people start to pay more attention on their appearance. According to Aesthetic Plastic Surgery report, Americans spent almost $11 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2012. From...
Cited: Suh, Grace. “The Eye of the Beholder” Mirror on America:Essays and Images from Popular Culture. Eds. Joan T. Mims and Elizabeth M. Nolen. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2012.187
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