Rhetorical Issues in Gary Shteyngart’s “Only Disconnect”
Analyze rhetorical Issues in Gary Shteyngart’s essay “Only Disconnect.”
Evaluate the rhetorical effectiveness and credibility of “Only Disconnect” by Shteyngart. Your critique will be based on the identification of small textual details (e.g., repetitions, strands, binaries) plus larger rhetorical strategies and the assessment of the author’s usage of rhetorical appeals. You will evaluate the overall effectiveness of the essay in persuading its audience, as well as the implications of the essay’s failure or success at achieving its purpose.