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Shopping for Romanian Babies

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Introduction

In what ways does the writer do more than simply describe what she saw and who she talks to? The purposes of this article are not only to inform and describe, but also to persuade. In order to do so, the writers have to do more than simply describe what she saw and who she talks to. Firstly, This article is to persuade and prompt readers to take a sympathetic view towards these Romanian orphans, and make them aware of these shocking events happening around the nation. As a part of persuasion, Roberts took a subjective point of view to approach this piece of article. ...read more.

Middle

Another technique she used in the article was Irony, especially in the title "Shopping for Romanian babies". Roberts refers the baby orphans as products. In reader's eyes, it brings the horror of the situation because we do not normally think of children as being a physical object that is available to be sold. The use of Irony in the title is designed to engage the readers by presenting a controversial subject in such manner. The writer retells her visit to the orphanages with uses of metaphors to help create a more realistic and dramatic image of the conditions which the babies were suffering in. ...read more.

Conclusion

This piece of article is written in 1st person in order for Roberts to take a subjective point of view. With the use of direct speech, it engages with the readers as it establishes a bond with them. Along with her personal and passionate critiques to persuade readers, she also included facts and figures to give evidences to support her point of view. In conclusion, Roberts uses a range of techniques to achieve her purpose of persuading readers. As she presents the subject in an emotive and passionate manner, we are made to feel that we should pay attention to this crisis in these countries and take a highly sympathetic view towards the victim - the young and innocent orphans. Vanessa LEE 11S1 ...read more.

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