Rhetorical Analysis Ethos Pathos Logos Term Paper

Download this Term Paper in word format (.doc)

Note: Sample below may appear distorted but all corresponding word document files contain proper formatting

Excerpt from Term Paper:

Ethos, Pathos, Logos

About the Author -- Ethos

Thomas L. Friedman, the winner of 2002 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, used to work as chief White House correspondent. He then joined Washington Bureau as chief economic correspondent. In 1995, he was selected as the foreign-affairs Op-Ed columnist of The New York Times. His fabulous work made him win the Pulitzer Prize 3rd time for The New York Times in 2002. Later on, in 2005, he was made the member of Pulitzer Prize Board (Friedman, 2009).

In 1981, Mr. Friedman started working for The Times. In 1982, he started serving as Beirut bureau chief. Later on, Mr. Friedman was transferred to Jerusalem in 1984. He stayed there till 1988 and worked as Israel bureau chief. Mr. Freidman won the first Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 1983 and the second Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 1988 from Lebanon and Israel respectively (Friedman, 2009).

Chosen article, argument and background -- Egypt's Step Backward

It is depressing to know that Egypt's transitional government is in no mood to work in collaboration (Friedman, 2012).

A total 43 people will be put on trial on Sunday. Out of these 43 people, 16 hold U.S. nationality. They are alleged of the crime of promoting democracy with a license by channelizing unregistered funds in Egypt. Though Egypt holds the right to monitor foreign organization working within the country, but they are ignoring that these organizations were waiting for approval in the regime of Hosni Mubarak. Before the revolution, these groups had filed the registration papers. They were told their documents are complete and the approval is pending. However, with the fall of Hosni Mubarak, these groups are now in trouble and facing strict legal actions, which may result in jail terms. This shows that revolution in Egypt did occur but it was an incomplete phenomenon. There is still a tussle between revolutionary and counter-revolutionary forces (Friedman, 2012).

The situation prevailing in Egypt is distressing. Unemployment and inflation is rising. Value of currency and foreign reserves is declining. Still, retrograde Mubarak holdovers are still focusing on putting staffers belonging to National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute on trial. These people worked in association with a few European groups, Freedom House, as well as 2 major political parties of U.S. These people have been put on a trial for arranging seminars in Egypt that focused on the youth of Egypt. These seminars taught young Egyptians how to form parties and monitor elections, so that they can play an integral role in the democratic process of Egypt that was initially set up by the Army soon after the fall of Hosni Mubarak (Friedman, 2012).

The reality is still ambiguous. Fayza Abul Naga, the minister of planning and international cooperation of Egypt, and a very close colleague and friend of Hosni Mubarak, trumps this case. According to her, Egypt is going through the worst period of last 50 years. This period is about finding the weaknesses that hindered Egypt in becoming a strong and developing economy like India, China, Brazil, Malaysia, Taiwan, and South Korea. This period is about ascertaining the lost dignity. The lost dignity lies in the youth of Egypt. If the youth gets better health and educational facilities, as well as a reliable government with proper institutions, flourishing economy and export-led growth industries; then the economy of Egypt can be revived. Unfortunately, Egyptians are finding their dignity in putting foreigners under trial (Friedman, 2012).

For the past 6 years, Abul Naga has been playing this game with the help of the Military. She has been opposing political and economic reforms, as told by one of the former adviser of Hosni Mubarak. Military and Abul Naga did not prefer having an open economy. That is why, they discouraged any reform. As both of them were against the revolution, now they are playing the nationalist card for saving themselves (Friedman, 2012).

Illiteracy and poverty are now the major predators of Egypt. Although Hosni Mubarak received $50 billion in the form of U.S. aid, still 33% of men and 56% of women cannot read or write in Egypt. In the 30 years period of Hosni Mubarak's rule, nothing beneficial has been achieved. However, Abul Naga is unconcerned about the failure of that regime (Friedman, 2012).

It is important to note what her priority is. Abul Naga is not at all interested in creating employment opportunities for young Egyptians. She is not interested in creating a suitable business environment so that Foreign Direct Investment can be increased. She is also not interested in bringing a new 21st century vision for Egypt that could flourish the economy. She is of the opinion that whatever bad has occurred with Egypt is rooted in the interferences of foreigners. Hence, she wants to put consultants of Western democracy under trial. By doing so, she thinks she can bring the golden era of Egypt back (Friedman, 2012).

The Times from Cairo reported that the dossier of prosecutor has been supported by the testimony of Abul Naga. The dossier is against democracy workers, and according to him, these workers had links with C.I.A and that is why they are working for the interest of Israel and USA. The dossier further adds that these workers' actions have increased tensions between Copts and Muslims. The dossier also makes it clear that these workers aimed at working against Egypt upon the wish of American public opinion, Congress, and Jewish lobbyists (Friedman, 2012).

Abul Naga has been skeptical about the role of Westerners in Egyptian revolution. She told Egypt's youth that the revolution was not by the brave Egyptians, rather by the Jewish lobby, Israel, U.S. Congress, and C.I.A. According to her, the youth, who died in Tahir Square while marching and protesting for their rights and secured future, have been misused by these actors (Friedman, 2012).

It is not shocking to hear from the U.S. Congress' members to stop U.S. aid worth $1.3 billion, which is provided to the army of Egypt. This aid would be stopped if Americans are put on trail and sentenced to jail. However, the picture is still unclear. We still have to see if Abul Naga's statements are actually the last resort to save themselves from the revolutionists. We still have to see if she is able to depict themselves as the ones who can safeguard the dignity of Egypt. If she fails, it means that Egypt has been revolutionized by true forces (Friedman, 2012).

Egypt's youth should replace the old faces in order to secure their future. The current rulers are only wasting the resources of Egypt, which are already declining substantially. If the youth does not stand for their rights, they will not be able to save their honor and dignity. The honor and dignity of Egypt lies in embracing modern tools; having good education; forming accountable government; and availing better opportunities. However, Abul Naga is diverting the attention of youth from the real situation (Friedman, 2012).


It seems like the main motivation of the author to write this article was the fact that he believed that 43 innocent individuals, 16 of whom were Americans, were being tried for sentences in Egypt for actions that were not really crimes and those that had a legal paper trail leading back to Hosni Mubarak's rule before the revolution. His argument had logic in it as there was concrete evidence available on the fact that these individuals filed for attaining licenses to get funds in Egypt during Mubarak's times and all of their filings were pending the decision of Mubarak. Hence, not only does the author here display solid logos but also uses it by depending upon legal, government-level and public records.

The intended audience for this article was the Egyptian youth and the…[continue]

Cite This Term Paper:

"Rhetorical Analysis Ethos Pathos Logos" (2012, March 06) Retrieved December 8, 2016, from http://www.paperdue.com/essay/rhetorical-analysis-ethos-pathos-logos-114222

"Rhetorical Analysis Ethos Pathos Logos" 06 March 2012. Web.8 December. 2016. <http://www.paperdue.com/essay/rhetorical-analysis-ethos-pathos-logos-114222>

"Rhetorical Analysis Ethos Pathos Logos", 06 March 2012, Accessed.8 December. 2016, http://www.paperdue.com/essay/rhetorical-analysis-ethos-pathos-logos-114222

Other Documents Pertaining To This Topic

  • Rhetorical Analysis of Movie Trailer Prisoners 2013

    Movie Trailer: Ethos, Pathos, & Logos The trailer for the movie Prisoners effectively uses ethos, pathos, and logos to appeal to its potential audience. It uses ethos by demonstrating brief vignettes of family life to help establish the character of the main characters in the movie, as well as showing the police officer, and the suspect in the abduction. It uses logos to demonstrate that the father's conclusion that the girls

  • Rhetorical Analysis Walgreens a Place Called Perfect

    WALGREENS Rhetorical Analysis: Walgreens, a Place Called Perfect Walgreens: Advertising analysis Increasingly, in an era of 'big box' stores like Wal-Mart and Costco, pharmacies are seen as obsolete. To counteract this perception and to give reasons for customers to shop at their store, Walgreens stresses its convenience in comparison to its major competitors. In its 2007 "Perfect USA" series of advertisements, Walgreens shows an idealistic portrait of a Norman Rockwell-esque landscape and lists

  • Richard Estrada A Rhetorical Analysis of Sticks

    Richard Estrada: A rhetorical analysis of "Sticks and stones and sports teams" Richard Estrada's article "Sticks and stones and sports teams" tackles the issue of professional sports teams with potentially inflammatory names like the Washington Redskins and the Atlanta Braves. These teams have been called upon to change their names because their mascots are considered offensive to Native Americans. Estrada persuasively argues with forceful pathos, logos, and ethos that although the

  • Mobile Phone Ad Rhetorical Analysis Nokia N Series

    Mobile Phone Ad Rhetorical Analysis: Nokia N-Series Ad Advertisements, like other man-made artifacts, utilize the concepts of logos, ethos, and pathos to persuade its target audience to subscribe to the idea or message presented in it. Ads are just one of the many artifacts that can be used for persuasion, and as such, being an artifact with a purpose of persuading people, it is also susceptible to being an object of rhetorical

  • Advertising Rhetorical Analysis the Met

    Specifically, both the literal meaning of the sentiment "You mean more to me than anything else in the world" and also the actual purpose of a life insurance policy itself demonstrates love for the beneficiary. Finally, in this case, the Pathos approach is perfectly consistent with the Logos approach; in fact, it is arguable that it is only the logical implications and concepts that give rise to any reason

  • Inventing Argument Rhetorical Analysis for

    He seems to know what he is talking about and thus takes the reader into his circle of light almost immediately. At one point he makes a very effective and impressive use of logos when he appeals to logic with statements like: "The content of the doctrine is: "Yes, in the past we did some wrong things because of innocence or inadvertence. But now that's all over, so let's

  • Healthcare Reform Rhetorical Analysis The

    It could be argued that modern technology created the need for healthcare insurance in the first place: before technology, including new medications, became effective, to go to a hospital was regarded as a death sentence and the wealthy died at home, under the care of their personal physicians. Life spans were shorter, and patent medicines of dubious value were the main ways of treating illnesses. "What we recognize as modern

Read Full Term Paper
Copyright 2016 . All Rights Reserved