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Charles Fisher Cell Phones And Social Graces Summary

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In Charles Fisher’s “Cell Phones and Social Graces,” Fisher discloses how cell phones are a common gadget nowadays; everyone has one. If one wanders into public grounds, one would detect most people are on their phones. His point of view is that cell phones are a gigantic distraction. It has made people lose their knowledge of social graces and their manners. From how he describes it, phones are an interruption of a person’s task. Fisher brings back the ideas from when there were no cell phones. A time when people had time to enjoy each other and not have a pesky device ruining the time. He further asserts that back then they didn’t need those devices and life still went on. People still obtain contact each other even if the communication was…show more content…
Fisher uses ethos, logos, and pathos. At the beginning of the article, Fisher reveals “I want to say first that I’m not a Luddite like those who destroyed the machinery in English factories during the Industrial Revolution. I have a computer, I manage my email, I can de-fragment my hard drive. But I draw the line at cell phones” (656). For ethos, he states his position as a person who understands technology so, his stand against cell phones is not on account of he does not understand cell phones but what cell phones stand for: the destruction of human interaction. For logos, Logically Fisher explains why he does not own a cell phone. “I am not in the market for a cell phone for the simplest and most logical reason: I don’t need one; our conventional phone serves us well enough. There are economic and technological reasons as well. For example, it costs more per month than my land-line, there are additional ‘roaming charges’ and other fees for ‘exceeding one’s minutes,’ and awful penalties are exacted for breaking a mandatory two-year contact” (Fisher 657). At the end of the article, Fisher gave a vision for a “Scene: Commencement and graduation ceremonies at a northern California
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