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The article The Flight from Conversation by Sherry Turkle and the article titled Society is Dead We Have Retreated into the iWorld by Andrew Sullivan are two very different yet similar articles The article The Flight from Conversation is an article that speaks mainly about communication through technology and how it may negatively impact ones social skills Society is Dead We Have Retreated into the iWorld talks more about people zoning out the world through their headphones The article which leaves a stronger impression is clearly Society is Dead We Have Retreated into the iWorld this article is more persuasive and contains the authors personal experience allowing the article to be more persuasive and relatable Both of these articles have differences in their context and writing style The context of these two articles differ in a sense that The Flight from Conversation talks about ones attachment to technology effecting social skills while Society is Dead We Have Retreated into the iWorld is mainly about the authors personal experience and thoughts about people using their ipods to ignore their surrounds Furthermore the writing style of these articles vary tremendously Turkle presents her point by being straightforward and providing examples One the other hand Sullivan delivers his mostly through metaphor and motifsThe similarities amongst these two articles are shown through the type of narration and their opinionated perspective The type of narration used to express each authors thoughts is delivered through first person Another similarity these articles share is there opinionated perspective Both Turkle and Sullivan seem to believe technology isolates and individual from the world A strong article is an article that keeps readers interested yet informed The article society is dead has an ongoing effect of keeping readers interested by using metaphors and motifs The author uses this technique to belittle technology catching the readers attention Sullivan also uses white wires as a recurring motif setting a mood to the article Finally the author
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