Bottled Water Analysis

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Blair Zuo English 135-06 Prof. V. Warder July 29, 2014 The effects of the use of Bottled Water Whether to prohibit the development of bottled water has been an issue in society, some experts suggest drinking more tap water in term of environment protection and health care, however, the bottled water companies hold a strong opinion that there is no connection between these two things. In the “Water bottles- A letter to the Editor and a response” written by John Challinor and Richard Rolke and the news “In Depth: Consumers: Bottled Water” reported by CBC News, both passages depict the effects of the use of bottled water through three different rhetorical strategies, which are language choices, the use of examples and the use of persuasive appeal. Language choice is the first difference between two passages. Although both authors expound heir statement with logical reasons, the CBC news is more specialized while the letter tends to be easier for the audience to understand. In the “Water bottles - A letter to the Editor and a response”, Challinor quotes that “about 70 per…show more content…
Although both passages are logical and persuasive, Challinor’s letter has pathos while CBC news is only logos. In the first letter, the author quotes “why should we dictate to people how they drink water?” (para 4). The word “dictate” reveals the appealing of freedom and shows the emotion of the author. He is writing to evoke the customers to choose freely and arouse the audience the sense of freedom rather than listening to the government. However the reporter of the second passage only uses logos to appeal persuasiveness. “In Canada, bottled water consumption was estimated at 24.4 liters per person in 1999” (para 3). This quotation illustrates a hard fact that people’s expense on bottled water. This statistic emphasized that the use of persuasive appeal of this passage is highly logical and

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