Why We Dont Complain

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Sarah Joshway
Mr. Fields
English Composition 101-30
21 October 2013
“Why Don’t We Complain” Analysis We don’t complain enough. Is the simply and unique argument that Buckley is presenting in his essay. The purpose of this essay is to convince Americans that it’s time to start complaining. Instead of simply pushing aside the issues that are present to us on a daily bases Buckley wants us to confront them head on and to simply speak up. Instead of dealing with hot trains, an unfocused movie screen and long line that is caused from a supposedly lazy worker, we should speak up because we have the power to change the little problems. Buckley is afraid that if we continue to show apathy towards small problems then we will continue this
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To answer this question I searched the brief bio that is presented in the 50 Essay’s before the beginning of each paper. In doing so I found that this paper was written by an editor of an opinion journal, a host of a political talk show, and a well published author. I feel that because the author has dealt with the opinions of others in his articles and on a personal level experienced the lack of complaining he is qualified enough to discuss this topic. The four question asks what unstated assumptions, underlying values and commitments does that author seem to hold? Author is assuming that we all have experienced moments were we haven’t stated our opinion because of the reasons that he presents in his supporting arguments. The author’s credentials lead me to believe that he values different opinions, and our right to change the main problems that our society is facing. Question five asks the readers to find the call to action that the author is presenting in his text. The author wants the readers to on a surface level start complaining more. However when analyzing this text with the author is really ask the reader to realize that we need to stop neglecting the issues. By describing the minor problems that we can fix I believe that Buckley is trying to empower the American people to start changing the issues that are also with in our ability to change. His call of action for society is to complain and work through the obstacles that are
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