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Attempting to persuade his audience reading Harpers a magazineknown to promote fine writing and unique perspectives John TaylorGatto in his article Against School displays the application ofethos and logos by using his gathered evidence and personal stories toadd credibility to the points he is making By using loaded languagethroughout the article he appeals to pathos by discretely providingnegative connotations towards the modern day educational system heclaims we all blindly follow as well as positive for the evidence hepresents This language is used to try and get the audience to look atschool and its similarities to how a prison or empire is ran Gattosessay does indeed display effective use of the Aristotelian appealsethos logos and pathos resulting in a well written persuasive articlethats easy to agree with In Against school Gatto begins his article discussing his thoughtson whether the term boredom could be used to define the experienceof the modern day student He explains that every time he used to askstudents in class why they were bored in school the students felt thattheir teachers did not seem to know much about their subject andclearly werent interested in learning more Gatto 300 With teachersbeing bored as well and blaming their students he brings up the questionof who really is to blame He decides that both students and teachersare guilty and offers his solution to boredom by stating that it is upto the student to amuse his or herself in the classroom while theteacher should provide the student not with schooling but instead withan education Gatto feels this can be done by simply being more involvedwith the student He believes that by introducing students tocompetent adults or in other words teachers who know their subjectsthe students will gain inspiration and interest He then goes on to askif schooling is even necessary questioning if the 12 years of mandatoryschooling are beneficial or not Gatto proceeds to talk about theorigins of our educational system and what he knows is the
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