Summary Of The End Of Solitude

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Solitude, which has played an important role in people’s lives throughout history, is quickly being erased by the changing world and advancing technology. People no longer value solitude, and some people fear it. This claim is argued by William Deresiewicz in his essay, “The End of Solitude.” In recent years technology has developed at rates never seen before. Deresiewicz wants to inform society about how this change in technology has brought about the end of solitude, which has had negative effects on younger generations. By his use of high-level vocabulary and references, the intended audience of the essay is the educated members of modern society. Deresiewicz uses the rhetorical appeal strategies of ethos, logos, and pathos in the essay to effectively and successfully argue his main claim. One of the devices that Deresiewicz uses is ethos. This strategy is an appeal to ethics, and it is a means of convincing someone of the credibility of the persuader. Deresiewicz is a contemporary writer, reviewer, and literary critic. He was also a professor at Yale University from 1998 to 2008. He refers to this credential in paragraph 3 in which he states, “I once asked my students about the place that solitude has in their lives.” The author also refers to his personal experience in paragraph 14 when he makes the analogy between today’s generation’s fear of aloneness and the past generations’ fear of boredom. The author has the credentials and the experience, which gives him
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