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The Overprotected Kid: Essay

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Discuss the techniques used to convince the reader to adopt a particular way of thinking about text one and text two?
The feature article, “the Overprotected kid” written by Hannah Rosin published in the
Atlantic uses the techniques of Descriptive language, anecdote and factual evidence to persuade the reader to adopt a particular way of thinking. The feature article poses the theory that children of the 21st century are missing out on childhood development and experiences due to the increasing overprotection of the present generation. The author uses her own experiences and comparison of generations to further construct the text.
In the opening of the article, the author criticizes that children of the 21st century have lost many of the
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Rosin juxtaposes the values and attitudes of 1970s society with those of the 21st Century to highlight the extreme involvement of parents in children’s lives. Rosin refers to her mother’s involvement when she was younger stating
“she didn’t spend vast amounts of time with me”, and compares it to that of her children
“she had probably not spent more than about 10 minutes unsupervised by
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