Rhetorical Analysis Of Blue Collar Workers By Mike Rose

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Blue Collar Workers are just as important as White Collar Workers The skills for on the job training isn’t always learned in a classroom and for this reason is why I believe Mike Rose, the author of Blue Collar Brilliance chose to focus his audience on blue collar workers. Real life hard-working people in service positions. The way he set up his story was a personal and friendly because he spoke about family which showed a connection with him and his life. To me he is opening up to his readers and showing a side that is relatable. What Rose is doing is building trust by involving his childhood observations of his mothers’ work ethic and his uncle’s job skills and with these real life situations instantly grabs the attention of all general…show more content…
He used words like hardship and courage to describe some of the different jobs from plumbing to waitressing. Some of the routines, physical and verbal training is learned from being on the job not from school. All throughout his story he speaks on the tasks of different blue collar jobs and the demands it took to do them. Some of the assumptions that Rose said that he made a good point on was “We reinforce this notion by defining intelligence solely on grades in school and numbers on IQ tests”. (Rose) Society makes it difficult for service workers to get ahead and play a big role in teaching these ways in the world. The point Rose was making is that intelligence isn’t just based on testing. People can learn skills and abilities to perform a job from anywhere, mainly from the experience on the job. I feel as though with all the research from going out and seeing the day to day operations of various blue collar jobs Rose did his job to get his point across to his audience. He presented the opposing views and delivered effective claims that would keep his audience…show more content…
He educated his self among other things with doing research to have facts to back up his claims. That dedication would stand out to readers as someone who cares. In his essay he fought the fight because he knew a lot of hard work occurred in blue collar jobs than people thought. Rose isn’t saying don’t go to college if you want to and can you should. He is establishing a friendly and informative style of writing so his chosen audience of young adults don’t have to feel less of themselves because they’re not living up to society standards. So he points out that, “In manipulating material, the worker becomes attuned to aspects of the environment, a training or disciplining of perception the both enhances knowledge and informs perception. (Rose) The skills and abilities of a hair dresser would be different from a teacher or mechanic but just as important. In simple words celebrate blue collar workers the same way you would a white collar

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