Rob Ford

Essay by Task141High School, 12th gradeA, November 2014

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Comparative Essay

Being mayor of the fourth largest city isn't easy; the mayor of Toronto Rob Ford has experienced this the hard way. There is a lot of controversy surrounding the mayor of Toronto and whether or not he should remain the mayor. This essay will revolve around two pieces of writing involving Rob Ford. The first piece of writing is a speech by Rob Ford that was given on June 30, 2014 at City Hall, Toronto. The speech was targeted towards the residents of Toronto and was given to show that the mayor was sorry for his actions. The second piece of writing is an editorial by The Globe and Mail, which was written January 21, 2014. The editorial states the many reasons why Rob Ford should not be mayor; it mainly targets people who also feel that Rob Ford should not be mayor. Both of these pieces of writing's are equally effective of reaching their audience.

This statement will be supported by comparing the appeals, the tone and the rhetorical devices that were used in both pieces of writing.

Firstly, appeals are used in both pieces of writing however the main appeals in the two pieces are different. In Rob Ford's speech the reader can tell that he is using pathos to tap into reader's emotions. In the editorial the writer was mainly using logos to support his reasons to why Rob Ford should not be mayor. For example "I want to apologize, not just to the people of Toronto but to everyone who was hurt by my words and my actions. It was never my intention to embarrass the city or offend my fellow members of council. I deeply regret some of the personal choices I have made." (Rob Ford). Using pathos can...