Kozol’s intended purpose is to inform others on what Illiterates go through on a daily basis. As well as, how other people think of the idea of. Kozol often quotes from interviews with illiterate adults. Some of these adults provide him metaphors for illiteracy in the form of stories. Reread. The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society by Jonathan Kozol points out the hardships that people go through on a daily basis because they are.

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They gave their rights and their opportunities away. In the very beginning he writes about the president at that time and other things that were going on around then. The quotes are the use of Pathos. Since he does not provide any sort of hard evidence it makes things very easy for anyone who would like to discredit him and his work. However, he declined it and moved to Paris, France in 4 years.

The readers can see how actual they are in every single day. They thought it was a joke.

The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society

Instead he gives quotes from people who are illiterate. Sorry, but downloading is forbidden on this website. I read it to them: They told me to try. Hi there, would huuman like to get such a thf It made his article objective and engaged the readers.

He is 76 years old. Kozol wrote very well that his article became a vivid issue to everybody. He does not explicitly state a warrant. The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society by Jonathan Kozol points out the hardships that people go through on a daily basis because they are functionally illiterate.

I asked for the police.


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The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society

Since he does not provide this information it makes it harder for olliterate reader to completely understand or identify with these people and really know how it could be fixed. Free Online Research Papers The biggest database of essays and research papers on the internet. He gives mind blowing statistics, including the 60 million people that are functionally illiterate inand first-hand quotes from some of those 60 million; but leaves too much up to the audience making his argument humna.

Kozol went from general to specific reasons; socifty used logic and critical reasoning to appeal to the intellect. He writes that the people in the government have purposefully neglected this pressing issue. Without answering this question and also not answering the question of how the issue came about in the first place puts a hole in his argument and makes it harder to get the audience to understand completely. Therefore, his writing could be interpreted by the reader as a political statement rather than a fight for the illiterates in the United States.

Government should find solutions or pass more hhuman laws and create opportunities to help the illiterates.

InKozol earned his Bachelor of Art B. Hi, I am Sara from Studymoose Hi there, would you humann to get such a paper? In the excerpt we are given he does not describe how, or in this case why these people are fully grown adults who are unable to write or read at an eighth grade level. The Cost of Health Care.

Click to learn more https: It is absolutely not limited to any pedigree, area or social-commercial class. The illiterates are unable to read school letters that their children emailed them.

Besides defining some new terms and phrases, Kozol also evaluated the problems, provided reasons and gave solutions such as: In the very beginning, as quoted earlier, he makes a slam against Ronald Reagan.


We have to act immediately to change our lives, especially the illiterates.

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Kozol uses these quotes as his support. He tries to put the reader in the shoes of the illiterates and have the audience see how illiterate struggle in day to day life.

All the cars was going by huma fast. Illiterate is a threat to government. I looked up at the signs. He knew that I was trapped. To make his argument stronger he should have used more logos, or facts, and simple logical evidence to support his claim.

The number of illiterate adults was increasing and created many issues for their countries. I stood at fo bottom of the ramp.

At the beginning of the article, Kozol mentioned how American government faces with the effects and dangers of an illiterate society. The problem with this is that different people with different views or backgrounds will interpret the text in their own way. How about make it original? Kozol is skillful and talented when using many credible sources and quotations to persuade the readers and attracted them into his article.

CostLiteracy 80Illiterate society 5. He believes that the illiteracy rate in the United States is a serious issue that affects not only the people who are illiterate but also those who are not.