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Monday, September 15, 2014

Ethos. Pathos. Logos.

In the article, Air Pollution Kills 7 Million People Every Year" There are many examples of ethos, pathos and logos. Ethos is the authority or integrity of the writer, which helps gain the trust of the reader. Pathos is the emotion the reader feels while reading a piece of work. Logos is the logic behind all the information or the numbers used within the writing. Ethos is found in the article when the writer states a quote from the assistant director-general for family, women and children's health. Flavia Bustreo, the assistant general states, "Poor women and children pay a heavy price from indoor air pollution since since they spend more time at home breathing in smoke and soot from leaky coal and wood cooked stoves". This shows the authority because Flavia Bustreo is an assistant general and makes the reader trust what they say. Another example is from Majid Ezzati, who is in fact speaking from the global chair of environmental health at Imperial College London. Majid Ezzati talks about the different types of pollution when he states, "We don't know if dust from Sahara is as bad as diesel fuel or burning coal." The pathos in the article makes the reader wonder what pollution they are breathing in and how it effects their ordinary lives. While reading the article and learning about the air pollution, the reader feels very anxious and nervous about what what they are breathing in. In studies, "scientists also suspect air pollution may be to blame for inflammation in the heart, leading to chronic problems or a heart attack". The only way to change the pollution in the air is to start a change to the whole world, "We need to change our way of life entirely  to reduce pollution". The logos int the article make the reader believe in the information because the writer uses numbers and facts o get the information across. "WHO estimated there were about 4.3 million deaths in 2012 caused by indoor air pollution, mostly people cooking inside using wood and coal stoves in Asia", this informs the reader of the amount of people who are dying just from air pollution. Also, " there were about 3.7 million deaths from outdoor air pollution in 2012, of which nearly 90 percent were in developing countries". The logos in the article tie together all the facts and help make the reader see the real difficulty in air pollution. Ethos, pathos and logos always belong in a article or any writing style to make the reader gain trust in the writer, feel emotion and tie together all the facts with percents and numbers.


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