Tannen says, “He gestured toward his wife and said, ‘She’s the talker in our family.’ The room burt into laughter; the man looked puzzled and hurt. This example subliminally questions the audience into wondering if the same case might be applicable in their lives.
She goes on to say, “This episode crystallizes the irony that although American men tend to talk more than women in public situations, they often talk less and home.
Andrew Hacker is a political scientist of whom none of us know.
Yet Tannen uses his studies as a prime example and the audience is almost forced to believe it through the appeal to authority.
Tannen deems quite successful in making the audience feel how she wants them to feel–relieved.
Tannen successfully uses various pathos and logos techniques to stir up the reader’s emotions in the essay, “Sex, Lies, and Conversation.”Divorce is a truly harsh thing.
The once beautiful joining of two people in marriage over time decays into nothing but a bitter carcass of what they used to call happiness.
Nobody will necessarily agree that America’s 50% divorce rate is a good statistic.
However, the statistics, quotes, and facts in the essay also succumb the reader to a sense of reality.
The logos includes credible sources and her facts and examples about marriage, divorce, and listening techniques for both sexes.