Rhetorical Analysis Of The End Of Solitude

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William Deresiewicz, a contemporary writer, in his essay, “The End of
Solitude,” on (January 30,2009) in The Chronicle of Higher Education, discusses how we are replacing the solitude to being in constant communication with people. Deresiewicz’s purpose is to expand on the research of the desire to be recognized, the fear of being alone in his modern culture audience. He uses an aggressive and assertive tone. William
Deresiewicz’s claim is that we are replacing the solitude to being in constant communication with people Issues that William Deresiewicz discusses are; What is happening with solitude in these days, why are T.V. and Internet a problem, and the social networking effects on human behavior. To support his claim that, T.V and Internet are a problem, Deresiewicz uses a rhetorical question. In his essay he answers each of the questions asked. An example of this is, “What does the contemporary self-want?”
(paragraph 1). Later in the paragraph he answers the question, “Celebrity and connectivity are both ways of becoming known. This is what the contemporary self wants”. The rhetorical question is used to draw in his readers, which he then explains what technology is doing before he answers the question himself. He speaks upon technology and social-networking sites such as; a camera, computer, Twitter, and Facebook. He claims that being connected, and being seen through technology is how we become real to ourselves. “If not to the
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