Analysis of Rhetorical Strategies in "The Company Man"
Analysis of Rhetorical Strategies
in “The Company Man”
In “The Company Man” by Ellen Goodman, throughout the passage Goodman illustrates her feelings of distaste and anger toward Phil, as he in her mind represents Corporate America: routine, indifferent, almost robotic. Goodman uses numerous rhetorical strategies to convey her attitude toward Phil, including tone, repetition, the use of statistics, sarcasm, anecdotes, differing syntax, and irony.
From the beginning, Goodman...
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