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What drives a man to become a success There are many things that maydrive a man to become a success While some become a success others donot There are many driving forces that make men want to become asuccess to prove to the world that they are good enough One of thosedriving forces being cut from a sports team as a boy makes a man wontto become a success As evident in Bob Greenes essay Cut Firstappearing in Esquire magazine Greene tells his personal story ofbeing cut from a his Jr High Schools basketball team as young boy aswell as the stories of other men being cut from sports teams Greenemakes the claim being cut from a sports team leads to a man becoming asuccessful in 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 and tailors his essay to hisaudienceGreenes 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 the primary readers of Esquire magazineabout last time he cried This happened when he was 12 years old andsaw the cut list for his Jr High basketball team hanging on the wall By him starting off his essay with a personal story he establishes ethos and pathos Ethos and pathos are established here because hemakes himself seem like a trustworthy author and an authority Ethosare established because he tells an emotional personal story of whatdrove him to become a success in life he was told he wasnt goodenough 86 This is effective because Greene now has a connectionto his audience one he will use to get the audience on his side
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