Explain the rhetorical devices the author uses to convey is support for the boys or Mr. Hadley's side about serving in the war.This question is for Chapter 13 pages 190-193 I was advised to use...

Explain the rhetorical devices the author uses to convey is support for the boys or Mr. Hadley's side about serving in the war.

This question is for Chapter 13 pages 190-193

I was advised to use LIDDS

I know that he supports the boys, but i dont know why or how to show it.

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There are many different type of rhetorical devices, or ways in which we present our opinions/arguments about an issue.  The most basic types are Ethos, Logos and Pathos (credibility, logic, and passion). In this case, Mr. Hadley seems to be using pathos to present his opinion that a man should serve valiantly in the war by fighting at the front. he doesn't come out and say it directly, but he seems to be implying that "real men" fight at the front. Brinker mentions that he would like to sign up for the Coast Guard and Gene says that he would rather just wait to be drafted. Mr Hadley says:

"You have to do what you think is the right thing, but just make usre it's the right thing in the lon run, ad not jut for the moment.  Your war memories will be with you forever, you'll be asked about them thousands of times after the war is over. People will get their respect for you from that" (199).

When he mentions "people," he was probably talking about himself and that he respects boys who fight at the front rather than work in other/safer areas of the military.

 

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