Rhetorical Analyis on the Widdows Doctor Visit

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The Widows Doctor Visit, an article written in the new york times by doctor Mikkael a. Sekres, shows a compelling sliver of a memoir through mainly logos and pathos intended for anyone who is going through a grieving process after the death of a close one. The article begins in a doctor’s office, where an old patients family awaits the doctor in hopes to get answers on the questions that haunt most after a close relative passes. In this essay you will see how the Greek rhetorical tools are used, discuss the image and further on the authors purpose, the intended audience and genre. The most common phrases asked after a patients death by the family’s to their doctor, are those most commonly beginning with “what if”, these What ifs constantly linger on the back of the victims family, and friends conscience. What if I would have changed his diet, what if we hadn’t let him do this one thing, what if we completely affected the way his cancer progressed? Doctor Sekeres throughout his career is use to losing patients due cancer therapies; therefore being use to helping the families grieve afterwards. He knows that the actual question his patience are truly needing and are craving an answer to is “what more could I have done to prevent this from happening”. Doctor Sekeres attempts to reassure them that it was time to let go of someone in that amount of pain, and then tries to support them. Half the job of being a doctor is helping physical weakness and sickness; yet, the other half is adaptability to your patience and sympathizing with all those involved. Ethos, the appeal to our authors’ credibility can be validated in just his title as doctor alone, or for the passion and tone he wrights in and about. Since the beginning, it is instinct to respect teachers and doctors for their work done. They are respected for their knowledge they project on to you, in hopes of

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