Rhetorical Analysis Of Stevenson's Struggle Against Injustice

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Stevenson grapples with this theme by persuading the audience to get closer to mass incarceration and extreme punishment in America. It is about a dramatic period in our recent history that continues to mark the lives of millions of Americans—of all races, ages, and sexes. The prison population in America resulted in America having the highest incarceration rate in the world. Americans have condemned thousands of children, some as young as 13. Stevenson interviewed a little boy who had shot a man who had punched his mom, even though she was unconscious. The man was a deputy sheriff, therefore the boy was tried as a result. This boy had been raped and abused while in prison and we, Americans, are responsible for the policy of putting children at risk of sexual assault in prisons. American’s need to change their perspective on crime because the judicial system is corrupt and negatively affecting innocent people. Fear is a driving force that makes us ignorant about our nation’s history. Racial inequality history shapes our minds and haunts us. Slavery in…show more content…
Stevenson starts by saying he is honored, wants to talk about changing the world, too many people are burdened, marginalized, and there are too many jails. Emotion is a very appealing rhetorical strategy that captures the reader’s attention and makes a closer connection with Stevenson’s lecture. Stevenson’s anecdotes get the reader angry, understanding, and feeling like they were a part of his journey. For example, when he talked about the white man who met him outside of one of the court building, I felt a little bit of hatred towards the man because of the way he treated Stevenson. On a positive note, when Stevenson and the man cleared the air with each other, I felt relieved and inspired by his brief

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