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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Huan to learn more https: We’ll occasionally send you account related and promo emails. Kozol is skillful and talented when using many credible sources and quotations to persuade the readers and attracted them into his article. Overall, his argument was very weak and could be misinterpreted or discredited because of what is left to the audience to decide.

I looked around for somebody to help. At the beginning of the article, Kozol mentioned how American government faces with the effects and dangers of an illiterate society. They gave their rights and their opportunities away.

The illiterates are unable to read school letters that their children emailed them. All of these reasons are commonsense. Illiterate is a threat to government.

Kozol does not provide any actual proof that those are true stories or even actual quotes that are not simply made-up. Illiterste he does not provide this information it makes it harder for the reader to completely understand or identify with these people and really know how it could be fixed. Besides defining some new terms and phrases, Kozol also evaluated the problems, provided reasons and gave solutions such as: The illiterates can easily make mistakes in every single day.

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The Cost of Health Care. After showing the effect of illiteracy on politic field, Kozol provided many evidences and instances to prove another his point of views.


His main reason is because of the suffering people go through on a daily basis because they are illiterate and cannot function in society at the same level as fully literate adults.

All these statistics make people have to think about the problem and figure out ways to help themselves. They told me to try. They thought it was a joke.

Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website! I read it to them: It is not enough for the reader to believe what he is writing. It made his article objective and engaged the readers. Kozol wrote very well that his article became a vivid issue to everybody. The number of illiterate adults was increasing and created many issues for their countries.

The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society

Leave your email and we will send you an example after 24 hours They are deficient in general skills before a fourth-grade level. She thought she had bought the chicken that was pictured one the label. The problem with this is that different people with different views or backgrounds will interpret the text in their own way.

The tone was passion and informal but serious. We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. InKozol earned his Bachelor kozl Art B. He writes that the people in the government have purposefully neglected this pressing issue.

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He provides a claim and reasons but because he does not explicitly give warrants for those, the claim can be misinterpreted especially because of the politically statements that he also seems jobathan be making. There was one that I had seen before. I stood at the bottom of the ramp. If you contact us after hours, we’ll get back to you in 24 hours or less. There was a phone.

The quote above is an example of how he gives a story and leaves it up to the reader to interpret them.


He does not directly define what illiteracy is or why the rate is so high. It is absolutely not limited to any pedigree, area or social-commercial class. He basically states that if illiterates knew what they were voting for, Illierate would have never been voted into office cist they had known what he stood for. The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society. To make his argument stronger he should have used more logos, or facts, and simple logical evidence to support his claim.

Accessed December 31, Jonathhan readers can see how actual they are in every single day. He does not explicitly state a warrant. They cannot even follow directions of ethical drugs on a bottle or read and sign in the contracts to live in an apartment; they also cannot go or take journey freely by their own ways.

Instead he gives quotes from people who are illiterate. He also showed many examples and evidences to prove his ideas. He describes the fact that many of these people vote blindly or do not vote at all, and if they could have voted based on what they read that we may not have had some of our past presidents in this country. Kozol went from general to specific reasons; he socisty logic and critical reasoning to appeal to the intellect.

However, he declined it and moved to Paris, France in 4 years. The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society send By clicking “Send”, you agree to our terms of or and privacy policy. Therefore, his writing could be interpreted by the reader as a political statement rather than a fight for iloiterate illiterates in the United States.