Sam Dillon’s paper “Eviction at So Sorority Raise Issue of Bias” has a lot of arguments, the facts in the claims, a targeted audience, certain rhetorical circumstances, rhetorical appeals and tactics. This article is about how much of his claims in the paper were endorsed by Sam Dillon. The author looks at the contentious problem of sexism in sorority houses. To get the point across, Dillon has used evidence that directly point to an abysmal structure that is inside the sorority. He gets many quotes from the staff, students, and even some ex-Delta Zetas in the bid of pulling the audience.
Dillon uses audience compassion through the creational of emotional ties with this article, and he achieves this through the use of humanity’s essential features. He explains that the Delta Zeta sisters were like the ‘social awkward” sorority on campus. At this point, Dillon is busy grabbing at the compassionate heartstrings of his entire audience. Because the article was run in the New York Times, Dillon had already figured out that the audience will be being owing to the fact that New York Times is the most famous newspaper in the United States. There is a sense of humor that is felt by his audience. The humor is felt when Dillon plays some little jokes during the known recruitment of the freshmen girls downstairs. The recruitment was being carried out downstairs yet the girls had been told to wait upstairs. The joke is considered to be small and harmless though it triggered the audience to atleast smile as they regarded the girls to being spiritual and normal college girls.
Dillon’s targeted audience is seen when his methods of persuasion play on his audience’s morality, justice and integrity. In his presentation, he pointed out severally past discrimination. The issue of discrimination is shown when the black students are blocked from joining, and the mixed race students are also prevented from becoming a part of their sorority (Dziewa 309). Now at this point, a rhetorical question can be generated in the minds of the readers who accesses Dillon’s materials on the New York Time. So the readers could be asking themselves why no one had done anything to stop the issue of discrimination or racism. Dillon points out a lot of frustration to his audience by adding that many women had been allowed to stay and these women had just done nothing that could benefit their sorority. What is contradicting is that the women had done nothing and they had been allowed to stay while the president herself had been evicted.
Rhetorical appeals and strategies come out in the article in many ways. Multiple stereotypes are discussed, and they are presented in the Delta Zeta’s decision where a decision is made to expel twenty-three members from their various chapters at the DePauw University. Dillon in his article, has shown that the members who were asked to leave were fat foreigners who had been seen as not being attractive. Therefore, it can be concluded that the system was looking to mistake women who were stereotypically beautiful. In this scenario, the other twelve women who were allowed to stay were attractive and thin hence their appearance counted most at this time compared to their academic qualification.
In the article, there is an argument that the source of stereotype is experienced through the popular media and even various movies. According to Dillon, there are lots of popular sororities that are shown in the press, and hence they have more attractive and popular members. In other words, the issue can just answer a simple fact that the Delta Zeta’s national officers had adopted this kind of stereotype and they could only permit attractive girls to stay.
Dillon wants the reader to get rhetorical analysis from the eviction of the students out of the Sorority house. Dillon has made it clear to the audience that the students were being mistreated because of their funny looks. On the other hand, the writer wishes the readers to know that the issue did not go unnoticed. Therefore, the president of the campus along many other fifty-five faculty members was able to identify the problem. As a way of looking into the matter, the president drafted a two-page letter of reprimand to the sorority. Out of what is read in the text, it could be clearly seen that people could not agree with the level of discrimination that is taking place in the collage environment. The audience only focused on one side of the story and could not concentrate on the other hand so as to see whether the sorority’s actions were in order. By achieving all these, it is made clear that the writer wanted the readers to see things and take them in his way. Hence the primary purpose of this section is to let the student know that there were eviction and discrimination that had been held inside one of the Greek houses, Delta Zeta.
Dziewa, Róża. “The Issue Of Eviction And The Related Problems Of Social Housing In The Polish Legal System”. Przegląd Prawniczy Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza 4 (2015): 309. Web.