Summer's Choice Analysis

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Overcoming Hardships

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  • Pathos: Emotional Appeal
  • Summer Jordan missed her sophomore year of high school to take care of her grandparents. (0:57).
  • "I had to see him die... That, like, killed me. He's like my dad..." (Summer, in Summer's Choice 1:09-1:11).
  • Ethos: Ethical Appeal
  • Summer is a senior at Black Rock High, an alternative public school for at-risk students. (1:50).
  • "I have two channels on my TV, I don't have a cell phone, I don't get money, I'm just happy with what I have" (Summer, in Summer's Choice 1:30-1:37).
  • Logos: Logical Appeal
  • "Honestly I'm happy for what I've been through because it made me who I am today." (Summer, in Summer's Choice 1:52-1:55).
  • Eighty-eight percent of Black Rock's Students live below the poverty line. (2:25).
  • How: The text makes you feel sad because the audience watching are manly sophomores, so it's hard to think we'd ever have to drop to care for someone. Why: You feel sympathy for Summer when she talks about her grandpa dying.
  • Pathos: Emotional Appeal
  • How: The students at Black High are at-risk and Summer is a credible source to prove that that's true because she goes there. Why: She explains her at-home life, displaying that she is a credible source.
  • Pathos: Emotional Appeal
  • Yes🙂 to art dream or no🙃 ❤️ vs 💔
  • How: The statistic of 88% is high and makes you think about how many students go there, where they all live (Summer lives in the middle of nowhere), etc. Why: Logically, we know 88 is a large percentage of people so it makes you search for answers you're curious about.
  • Pathos: Emotional Appeal
  • Fam over everything
  • How: Summer's teacher told her she loves her as she left her office. Why: It shows that they have a close bond.
  • "I love you Summer." *hugs*
  • How: Summer finally graduates from high school, after a long time coming. Why: She needed to apply for a job, but also to finish her high school education above all else.
  • How: Summer chose to work for her family, rather than following her dreams. Why: She felt she had to do that because she loves her grandma.
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