Green Sheet Analysis - Letters from an American Farmer
In the excerpt written by Jean de Crevecoeur, it explores the characteristics of the new American country. An American is someone that is either European or a descendent of a European. Migrants coming from Europe to America experience enjoy food, a new rank, and independence unlike in Europe. What motivates them in their new life in America is their opportunity to make their life better through hard work. America is a great place to live.
The main idea of the passage is to clearly claim that the American society's aspects are far better than those of Europe. Europe is extremely restricting while America is of the opposite nature; America is prevalent with resources and freedom.
Crevecoeur's purpose is to persuade individuals to view the American society as superior to the society in Europe and that it is almost what seems like the perfect residence for all people.
The author's audience includes newly arrived immigrants and the current residents of Europe.
The main tone is concerned. The author compares the positive characteristics of America to the negative characteristics of Europe.
"What attachment can a poor European emigrant have for a country where he had nothing?"
"From involuntary idleness, servile dependence, penury, and useless labor, he has passed to toils of a very different nature, rewarded by ample subsistence."
1) Logos- Logos is apparent in the quote "He is an American who leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he holds."
Logos is developed when Crevecoeur defines what an American is as well as when he describes the differences between the two places.
2)Pathos- Pathos is displayed in...