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Persuasive technique essay. Loraine Bennett contends in her opinion piece My son paid the ultimate price (Herald Sun, December 29th, 2011) that police chase restrictions need to be tighter.

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Introduction

The issue of police chases has been around for years yet has been swept under the radar by some 'more important' issues. There are two sides. The side that believe that police chase restrictions are fine the way they are, and then there's the side that believe there should be a greater restriction on police chases. Maintaining a saddened yet serious tone, Loraine Bennett contends in her opinion piece 'My son paid the ultimate price' (Herald Sun, December 29th, 2011) that police chase restrictions need to be tighter. King intends to persuade any car driver and the general public that the restrictions on police car chases not only need to be stricter and safer, they also need to be better followed by police engaging in car chases. ...read more.

Middle

The first section of the article uses two main tones. The article starts with quite a solemn tone but it quickly moves towards a more saddened tone. This change in tone is making the reader take the article serious from the start and then using a saddened tone to bring the readers emotions into play and make the readers really take what is being said seriously and feel they are obligated to agree with what is being said. Towards the end of this section of the article, Mrs Bennett starts to directly attack the police that pursued her son, and by doing so, is not only trying to make the reader see her idea is right, but also that the police are to blame for the accident and that anything they have said in their defence should not be listened to. ...read more.

Conclusion

She also starts this section by using a very serious and professional tone which again makes the reader see that this is a very serious matter and that it is to be taken seriously. The tone then changes again to a very gloomy or dark tone to finish of the article. The article is finished this way to make the reader delve back into their emotions making them feel an emotional connection to the article and then also to the author which is what is inevitably going to make the reader agree with the articles contention. As a result of Loraine Bennett's saddened and serious tone, she expects a strong emotional response from the general public, which will in turn, make them see that police restrictions not only need to be tougher, but that the restrictions that are in place now aren't being followed. ...read more.

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