Lifeboat Ethics The Case Against Helping The Poor Rhetorical Analysis

Words: 632
Pages: 3

In the two essay’s “Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping the Poor” by Garrett Hardin and “The Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift make an argument about helping out the poor. Garret Hardin’s states ethos and logo’s while explaining his argument towards helping out poor people. The essay that was argued most effectively was “A Modest Proposal”. Jonathan Swift explains his point thoroughly using Ethos, Pathos, and Logos.
Ethos is the credibility taken from an ethical perspective. Hardin is an export do to his background in education. He explains immigration and population of the countries. Stating “Most likely the rate of population increase will decline much faster in the U.S. than it will in the other countries” (Hardin 171). In other words, he is saying that reproduction is a cycle that will never end. Jonathan Swift is known as being evil about the things he says and is known well for his humorous writings. The way he compares immigration and population in Ireland is a bit different from Hardin’s. Swift states “These mothers, instead of being able to work for their honest livelihood, are forced to employ all their time in strolling to beg sustenance for their helpless infants” (Swift 380). What he is referring to is
…show more content…
In the essay “Lifeboat Ethics” Garrett Hardin clarifies how one who is wealthy should not be obligated to help out ones in need because once help is there some will take advantage of it. He gives an example of a World Food Bank. In the essay he proclaims the food bank is to help the ones who need help and are struggling. In addition, he also states that some people may take advantage of it and says “Some countries will deposit food in the World Food Bank, and others will withdraw it” (Hardin 174). Jonathan Swift identifies wealthy people should help out the poor. Swift explains that one country is in it together and beliefs if you have it then, offer it, or keep helping