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Living in a finite world is a reality that must be faced at somepoint Both Garrett Hardin and Soylent Greens producer RichardFleischer address the problems associated with living in a world thathas limited resources However the way that the problems are addressedwithin their works differs greatly Garrett Hardins essay TheTragedy of the Commons first published in 1968 approaches theproblem from a scientific side it appeals to people that have knowledgeof the topic and are truly interested in how he proposes to fix theproblem He uses the strategies of appealing to character and appealingto value within his essay to achieve his-theme Soylent Green firstreleased in 1973 approached the topic from a different angle He alsoused the strategy of appealing to value but in a different way Theappeal to emotion is also seen throughout the film In Hardins essay he first uses the strategy of appealing to his senseof character He shows that he is an authority of the topic by sayingAs a genetically trained biologist With his statement he shows hehas knowledge of biology he builds his credibility and makes hisarguments sound as if they are based in fact He also uses severalsubtle techniques throughout the essay to show that he knows what he istalking about and that what he is reporting has some research behind itBy using both blatant and subtle techniques he shows his character andproves he is knowledgeable in his field and thus gains our trust Theappeal to value is also used within his essay In the very end he usesthe phrase The only way we can preserve and nurture other and moreprecious freedoms is by relinquishing the freedom to breed In usingthis he appeals to the shared value of freedom and independence Eventhough it is established that our world is finite and at some point itwont be able to support the population the value of freedom outweighsthe facts Throughout the essay he eludes
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