Anna Quindlen Essay

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Rhetorical Analysis

Anna Quindlen describes in the essay "Abortion is too Complex to Feel one Way About" the different situation that we as a human race are put in everyday. She talks about the topic of abortion in a way that one feels they have had to make the decision of whether or not a person is pro-choice or pro-life. She uses references that are of different personal experiences in the essay that are vital to the audience. Quindlen is writing to state her point that one should never put their self in this situation because one should take the proper responsibility. In this paper you will read about the conflict with abortion and what Quindlen thinks about this issue.
The author presents an interesting outlook on a volatile
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Quindlen lets her audience know that it is not easy raising children even when you think it is the right situation or the right time in your life, because truly their never is a right time to have children. Her continuos jumping back and forth from one side to another gives her audience reasons as to why they might choose a certain side.
By choosing these strategies she appeals with pathos. Showing her emotion by caring for people who have had to make this decision. Her audience consists of people who have not been pregnant; this includes men who are virgins also. The thought of abortion cannot be in someone's head unless the thought of have sex is present. She is trying to give her virgin audience that reason not to have sex. Behind the big picture of abortion is having sex at an early age. Quindlen may not talk about sex in her essay but in the reading one can tell that sex is the unspoken truth. Having an abortion is not a choice you make after you find out your pregnant it is a choice you have already made from one night of not making the right decision. Her emotions are felt throughout this essay and she demonstrates how strong her character is by not choosing a side.
Because her audience is aimed towards young people her strategies are dictated upon dealing with a generation that needs things done now and in a hurry. Which causes her not to