“Why I Hate Britney”- Rhetorical Analysis
The purpose of this argument is for the writer, Nisey Williams, to state why she does not want to bring a child into a sex filled culture of so called “idols” like Britney Spears. She helps to achieve the argument that parents really need to be more aware of what enters our children’s minds. Williams gives evidence that these music icons are selling sex instead of music though the revealing clothing that they wear. 2.
Mostly parents and people considering having children are the audience of this article. She states, “The main argument against those like me who bash Britney is that it’s up to parents – not celebrities – to teach their children morals and appropriate behavior.” 3.
Nisey uses mostly the appeal of Logos and Ethos. She states many facts and evidence that Britney among other singers who are very “sexual” in their dress are changing the ways the children today want to dress. One example speaks of clothing designers from Wal-Mart to Unlimited are working side by side with the entertainment industry to mimic the clothing worn by performers like Britney. She also uses different quotes from several internet sites about the changes in how tweens want to dress. 4.
The genre has small bits of humor but I sense more angst towards the way our younger generation is becoming more sexualized. For example, on page 276 Nisey states, “There is a growing group of sexualized, so-called entertainers who seem to be multiplying lie roaches.” Nisey goes on to make her point by saying, “Britney’s marketing management is pimping her and she’s without the dignity or strength to step off the street corner and hail a cab from Lolita Lane to Respectable Road.” She shows seriousness through her sense of humor. 5.
Nisey Williams, a senior at UT Austin is making the argument. She hopes to become a High School English teacher one day. The ethos that she makes is mostly towards the character of Britney. She states that these type of...
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