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What drives a man to become a success Any number of things cancontribute or drive a man to become a success While some become asuccess others do not There are driving forces that make men want tobe successful to prove to the world that they are good enough Anexample being cut from a sports team as a youth could make a personwant to be successful As evident in Bob Greenes essay CutFirst appearing in Esquire magazine Greene tells his personal storyof being cut from his Junior High Schools basketball team as young boyas well as the stories of other men being cut from sports teams Greenemakes the claim that being cut from a sports team will lead a man tobecoming successful later in life To prove his theory he starts off betelling us his personal story of being cut from a team followed bytelling the stories of other boys being cut from a sports team andlater becoming a successful men in life uses deductive reasoning andtailors his essay to his audienceGreenes first words to his essay are I remember vividly the lasttime I cried 85 Greene starts off his essay telling the audienceone made up mostly of men who are the primary readers of Esquiremagazine about the last time he cried This happened when he was 12years old and saw the cut list for his Junior Highs basketball teamhanging on the wall By starting off his essay with a personal story heestablishes ethos and pathos are established here because he makeshimself seem like a trustworthy author and an authority Ethos areestablished because he tells an emotional personal story of what drovehim to become a success in life he was told he wasnt good enough86 This is effective because Greene now has an emotional connectionto his audience one he will use to get the audience on his side Deductive reasoning is
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