Through this technique the author manages to juggle between the emotions of the audience while remaining objective and within the boundaries of realism.Through this technique, the author has been able to clearly build on the thesis and illustrate her point.
However, the author counters this argument by presenting the rhetoric choice of whether parents want to see their children receiving their diplomas alive or posthumously.
Conclusively the author’s general argument appears to be highly effective.
She uses statistics to support her arguments citing statistics such as that from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that clearly indicated that driving at sixteen years of age was not recommendable and a reason for many road accidents.
She also makes a comparison between 17 year olds who drive and their 16 year old counterparts.
By raising the age, the youths are more mature and better able to follow road rules and drive more carefully than at a tender age characterized by childish adrenaline.
This, rather than fallacious rules that have no impact, will save more young lives than the country is currently losing.However, there has been no considerable effect from the regulation.This is also in line with other stiffer regulations such as the ones placed in New Jersey.This is because it is founded on strong points and supporting evidence.The author has been able to convincingly argue that under-age driving is dangerous and there is no way to circumvent the issue but to raise the minimum age of driving.The author mainly attributes the cause of these accidents to inexperience of the teenagers and sheer recklessness associated with driving at a tender age.The author suggests an umbrella solution to the problem by suggesting that the minimum driving age to be drastically increased as a panacea to the problem of losing young lives to road accidents.In order to capture the audience’s interest in the story and persuade it to consider her viewpoint, the author makes appropriate use of analogies.She focuses on the love that parents have for their children and poses the question if a parent knew about a behavior that would result in the demise of their child would they not act on it?The author appeals to parents to be patient and wait for their child’s full development into an adult prior to allowing them to driving themselves.In passing across her point against ‘under-age driving,’ Quindlen makes it clear that the major cause of deaths among young college students is road accidents.