In Gansberg’s essay, he captures his audience by telling the story in third person rather than coming out with his own opinion. The way he writes this piece makes you go through multiple emotions: anger, disappointment, frustration, fear, etc. In my opinion, a writer uses techniques, such as tone, to portray how they feel on a topic. With this being said, I read different tones throughout the essay. He used sarcasm in consistently referring to the citizens as “good people,” yet telling us that some of them did not want to get involved or were too tired. These are not examples of a good person. Not a single witness called the police until it was too late. Again, this is not something a good person does.
Secondly, Gansberg uses an approach