A home is where you grow up. It could also be defined as a place
with four walls and a roof over your head and to others it is somewhere where a specific person. A home is somewhere where you can make it a person's own. To some people, a home is as simple as where their family is or even a living space. A home is defined differently depending on the person. Personally, I think that a home is somewhere that you feel comfortable in your own skin and where you are surrounded by people or things that you love. It does not even have to be in one spot either, or it could be anywhere and at any time. Sometimes we as people take advantage of the simple thought of having a home. Some people do not have homes, and people do not realize how fortunate they are to have the homes they have. In the essay, a girl named Ann meets a homeless person on the bus. They get to talking and the homeless lady had no pictures of family but of her house. This essay is directed towards anyone with homes to recognize for them to realize what they have.
Anna Quindlen's essay, "Homeless," persuades its audience by its excellent use of connecting to the audience's emotions, use of depressing tone, and use of connection with the audience's values.
The use of connecting with the audience's emotion is an effective way to use persuasion because it effects the feelings towards the subject.
Quindlen's reasoning behind this is to use emotion to create a connection with the audience. Quindlen says, "It was like a thousand houses in a hundred towns, not suburb, not city, but somewhere in between, with aluminum siding and a chain-link fence" (Quindlin 510). This is the rhetorical appeal pathos because it makes you feel bad for the homeless lady. This narrates that there is nothing special about the house, but to her it was more than just a house. She carries pictures of her house because she is proud of what she had. That is bizarre that something as simple like that is what someone can be devoted to showing someone instead something more personable. Quindlen also states, "Home is where the heart is. There's no place like it. I love my home with a ferocity totally out of proportion to its appearance or location" (Quindlen 511). This describes Ann's emotion she has towards her home. She loves the things that makes her home her home. It also expresses that she still feels the love towards her home even though her home is not in the best location. Somethings can affect someone's prospective about things but Ann still is affectionate about her home, while others would not see it that way since it is in a bad location.
Additionally, Quindlen states, "It has been customary to take people's pain and lessen our own participation in it by turning it into an issue, not a collection of human beings" (Quindlen 512). This is a great use of pathos because it shows compassion towards the homeless people. It is presenting that the homeless are people just regular people that went throug...