Analysis Paper: Bottled Life

Write a two-page rhetorical analysis of “Bottled Life” answering the following questions

  • What is the purpose of this argument? What does it hope to achieve?
  • Who is the audience for this argument?
  • What appeals or techniques does the argument use: emotional, logical, ethical?
  • Who is making the argument? What ethos does it create, and how does it do so? What values does the ethos evoke? How does it make the writer or creator seem trustworthy?
  • What facts, reasoning, and evidence are used in the argument? How are they presented?
  • What are the contexts—social, political, historical, cultural—for this argument? Whose interests does it serve? Who gains or loses by it?