The American Dream under Donald Trump Inhalt 1. Introduction. 3 2. The American Dream 4 2.2. How it changed over the years. 4 2.2. American point of view: The Dream nowadays. 5 3. Donald Trump himself 6 3.1. His biography. 6 3.2. His political career 6 4. Trump’s idea of the Dream 7 5. The change. 8 5.1. Is he Making America Great again?. 8 5.2. One year later 11 6. The effects. 12 6.1. On economy. 12 6.2. On people and social conditions. 13 6.3. On political landscape. 14 6.4. The U.S.: Still an example for other countries?. 15 7. The future. 17 7.1.…
Listen to teenagers, not Trump
The editorial at hand, titled “listen to teenagers, not Trump”, which was published in the Guardian on 22nd February, 2018, presents the newspaper’s opinion on the reform movement of US gun laws following the Florida school shooting. The text type is clearly argumentative as it aims to persuade the reader to embrace the author’s criticism on Trump.
This can be seen with the choice of words on the title and the use of imperative which urges the reader to take a stance. Furthermore, the arguments are supported by expository passages such as statistics (l. 1-2, 5-6) and a diverse use of quotations throughout the whole text.
Moreover, the text’s structure is predominantly dialectical due to the interchange between arguments and counterarguments, which eventually makes the author’s thesis appear to the logical outcome. Given the controversial views expressed and the quality newspaper the article was published in, it would be safe to conclude that the readership consists mostly of young educated people with a liberal mindset.
Rhetorical strategy is an author’s main tool in order to convince the reader of the credibility of his arguments. Bearing that in mind one could easily interpret the choice of rhetorical devices based on the desired effect on the reader. In the given article the author adopts from the beginning on a well-known technique, called ar.....[read full text]