The article Of
Pain, Predators, and Pleasure was written by Walter Isaacs and
published in Essay Essentials with Readings in 2014. In this
article is saying that fly fishing is one of the good leisure.
Walter Isaacs said, fly fishing is fine although it is so cruel to
fishes. He argued that three reason for why fly fishing is still
good. The first point is that he enjoys the fly fishing as his
hobby even if it is like torture to fishes. Secondly, he believed
that he is better than other predator. The last point is that he is
balancing the ecosystem by catching the fish (Isaacs, 2014).
However, the article is ineffective because of Isaacs use of
pathos, logical fallacies, and informal tone.First, when using
pathos it is a convincing argument to support an accurate basis.
The first point is that Walter did not use pathos properly. The fly
fishing is that he is delighted to torture fish on the second
paragraph (Isaacs, 2014). Walter did not use
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The author should provide clear grounds to support his argument. When he argued statement, he used mainly I and can, which lowers the objectivity of the writing. According to second paragraph, I do everything that I can to minimize the pain and stress on any fish I catch (Isaacs, 2014). This statement is just his opinion, but there is no logical basis to prove the claim. In order to persuade opinions, it is necessary to provide objective and logical grounds. Otherwise, the objectivity and persuasive power of the claim is lost. The second point is that the writer should use formal words to gain persuasive power from reader. However, he used heck which is informal word on the last paragraph (Isaacs, 2014). Even if the writer convinces readers to give a clear basis, using an informal word will reduce readers credibility. If writer use their own view or use informal words, it cannot convince the reader because the writers statement is not
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