The classical principles of arguments are described as an argument synthesis which is a claim that reasonable people could disagree with. According to our textbooks synthesis is defined as something that, “Brings two or more arguments together, allowing for comparison/contrast, rebuttal, or accumulation of mutually supporting points” (Lamm, p. 79). It adheres to an individual’s capability to be able to write syntheses relies on your ability to derive a relationship amid your sources like writing documents, such as, lectures, essays or even observations.
The sole purpose of an argument synthesis and usage is for you to be able to give your own opinion and point of view which needs to be supported and be applicable. It’s often debatable due to it being chalked up as suggestions to which rational individuals would often differ from. When creating a persuasive or argumentative writing, your main goal is to get your audience to comprehend and concur with the poised that is taken on the strength of one’s argument and their examples.
The three fundamental principles of a triumphant argument; which are the three appeals of arguments, are Ethos, which appeals to ethics, Pathos appeals to emotion, and Logos appeals to reason. Ones writing clarity is a highly significantly feature when it comes to being argumentative. In the story “What the Waters Revealed by Jim Wallis, he encompass all three of the appeals of arguments. The author really used the classical principles of arguments in this particular essay.
Everyone remembers Hurricane Katrina, was it really Katrina that caused all the damage in New Orleans or was it the fact that the levees could not sustain the level of the water that was rising and thus broke. This essay shed light to the ugliness that most Americans are not aware and if not, they are fully aware of it and only decides to turn the other cheek and pretend its non-existent chooses to ignore it. Hurricane Katrina did not only destroy homes, businesses schools, hospitals and prisons, it also destroyed peoples hopes and dreams, there was and still is such despair as there is still so much work to be done down there.
Hurricane Katrina did not only hurt New Orleans and caused so much damage but it almost killed and buried New Orleans with its people. “Much of New Orleans was emptied of its people, and broad areas of the Gulf Coast in Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas were devastated, More than 1 million Americans are now displaced across the country, and their fellow Americans around the nation are trying to take them in, perhaps for a long time. ”Not only New Orleans got stuck in the cross fire but it also caused such devastation along the north central gulf coast.
It not only executed and caused such affliction to homes and businesses, but the economy suffered a great deal as well, as businesses were destroyed. Not only did replaceable things were gone but the worst part about hurricane Katrina was the lives that were lost, lives of innocent children and the elderly that could have been saved but wasn’t, due to the governments incapability and lack of compassion which is what is so unethical. For this to be an ethical matter it would have mean that hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans and the levees did not break.
It would mean that innocent lives would not have been lost. We as a human race could have dealt with the hurricane aspect of it, but the fact that this was something that could have been avoided, is what makes this so harsh and so hard to fathom. Our human emotions was highly put to the test when Katrina hit, and to make matters worse the damage and the cry out for helps that was heard in the vicinity was palpable. Hurricane Katrina did one thing right and that is shedding light to the poverty that takes place right in our own back yard. The pictures from New Orleans stunned the nation, they exposed the stark reality of who was suffering the most, who was left behind, who was waiting in vain for help to arrive, and who is now facing the most difficult challenges of recovery. ” The pictures that still today is blazoned in my mind is one woman carrying a new born baby in her hand and the water is up to her throat and a dead body is floating nearby with heavy rain pounding down.
Thousands of people had to retreat to their rooftop and many were left stranded during that time. To say my humanly emotions or anyone else for that matter was not put to the test is mediocre. As a mother a lot of this was heart wrenching to witness on my television screen. This is where the appeal of argument Pathos, takes effect. The ones who were actually left behind were the minorities, the ones who had nowhere to go, and no family to take them in.
As in most natural disasters, it is always the poor that suffers the most consequential pain. One of the poorest sections of New Orleans which is the lower ninth ward was affected the most by hurricane Katrina, and that is where the most devastation took place. Many of the residents of that particular neighborhood already lacked certain necessities to live by of course; this part of the city was mainly occupied by mostly African Americans, with no jobs.
We are already dealing with people who are living below their means, they have no jobs, no homes, and therefore chaos will often take place. “The faces of those stranded in New Orleans were overwhelmingly poor and black, the very old and the very young, they were the ones who could not evacuate: had no cars or money for gas: no money for bus, train, or airfare; no budget for hotels or no friends or family with room to share or spare, they were already vulnerable before this calamity; now they were totally exposed and on their own. Once frustration sets in, people starts to feel like nothing is being done and that’s when the real chaos starts. What reason is there behind this is one question of What the Waters revealed, I doubt we will ever get an answer to. In essence, what the waters revealed for me is not only the poverty that is right here in our own back yard, but a lot of this debacle could have been prevented.
While it may have been extremely insoluble to forestall all that was done by hurricane Katrina, there were unambiguous steps that the government could have taken to diminish the circumstances of Katrina, and this is where they failed. Thus, this essay shed light to all the classical principles of arguments of ethos, pathos and logos, our ethical, emotional and our basic reasoning was put to the test tremendously during Katrina. The author did an amazing job at connecting the principles of argumentation into this riveting essay.