Rhetorical Analysis Of What Does Justice Look Like '

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The topic of Native Americans being taken advantage of is no new idea. There have been countless articles explaining the exploits that the settlers had on the Natives in their time together. However, not all of these articles that are written to provide the same information. Some articles offer more to the reader and the audience, and others are meant for a much younger audience. Moreover, when an article is written for a younger audience like The Treaty Story, it leaves out vital information that younger readers are losing out on due to the vocabulary and what they can understand. When an article like What Does Justice Look Like is written that requires a higher level of thought process, one tends to understand the themes more and is able to express those ideas more explicitly. Therefore, I find the What Does Justice Look Like article to be most effective for many reasons. While on the topic of understanding, both essays are quite easy to read through. However, the article The Treaty Story, I feel is aimed towards more of a middle school audience and that prohibits certain themes from emerging (we discussed this part in class on Friday). …show more content…
In The Treaty Story, it was written and published by the Minnesota Historical Society and is dedicated to a younger audience than the article What Does Justice Look Like in comparison, which was published by the Living Justice Press in 2008, ST. Paul Minnesota. One of the many things that sold me on the Justice article was that the speaker was speaking and writing in the first person, as if they were Native American, and they are. This makes the article much more ‘credible and reliable’ for me due to, what I would assume, the author wanting the correct events out there.For example, on page 68, paragraph 2, the author pulls out the word “we” giving off the illusion of hearing of these events from an actual person, not just words on a