Rhetorical Analysis Theme Narrative

Mark Grief uses those to support his ideas and beliefs, the author’s passion, personal experience, and repetition n makes a very weltered and compelling argument. Grief uses his knowledge of the evolution on of fitness and exercise machines to trigger the reader’s emotions in hopes of changing their views on self acceptance from his personal experiences and views. Mark Grief uses grossing imagery to sympathize with the nonexistence, while mocking the gym gore throughout his article to try and repel the reader to exercise.

“T he person who does not exercise, in our current conception is, a slow suicide. 66) Mark Grief see ms to be very sarcastic with his quotes on society view on exercise, Grief may or may not b e an avid exerciser, but he understands the labels that are given to the unfit population . Grief states in the beginning of his second paragraph, “Modern exercise makes you acknowledge e the machine operating inside yourself. ” (62) By this quote, I believe that he is trying to expel main that if you are not exercising, the scaled machine inside yourself, it is not up to par and lacking the finesse to help you become a hellbender person.

If you are a common face t see at the gym, your “machine” is in tip top shape, and I believe this “machine” is your emotion anal morale. He is apologetic to those scorned for their failure to be responsible about their he lath. For example, if someone does not exercise they are perceived to be unhappy or are condom Ned to have an early death. People who are less fit become ashamed of their bodies habits, and a re self conscious to exercise in front of the “socially acceptable” gym goers.

This public forum insists ASS self hatred and condemnation.

Not only does he portray empathy for the non exerciser, he b elites the outfielder and questions their true purpose to be fit. Mark Grief uses strata gigs that try to explain to the reader the lesson he is “trying” to teach by belittling the common n gym gore. Through his smirks writing and unreasonable gestures toward the art Of fifteen as, the reader will understand why he believes exercise should be irrelevant. Why should your o Win physical health have an affect on what people think of you? This question is what he is trying to make the reader understand. We leave the office, and put the conveyor belt under our feet, an d run as if chased by devils.

(62) Mark Grief states just a simple jog on a treadmill, as being queue valet of fearing for your life from mythological creatures. In my eyes, if someone wants to go f or a run because they enjoy it, let them do it. Not to become physically fit for anyone else’s nee ads, but to accomplish your own wants and goals. In ancient times, the Greeks mentored beautiful boys to pursue exercise and attract women. Though we get our word “gymnasium” from the Greeks, our modern gym is not in their spirit. ” (63) Grief suggests our understanding of a “boxing gym” is the cool sets to the Greek gymnasium.

The Grecian “boxing gym” is much different than today’s gym. The e reason it is different is because the purpose was for the elders of the Greek community t o bring up the younger generation by educating them socially and philosophically. The Greer k philosophy kept their physical life private and hidden from public view.

Greek men were cone Rene with strong stature and the ideal physique to lead the household, as was stated by Grief n his essay. In the gymnasium atmosphere today, the gym goers will grunt and moan to try to ex press they are working harder than anyone else there. They want to be noticed by the beauties LU women, and prove to the weaker that they are society finest.

The historical references hell p the reader understand Egress point of view, and he does an excellent job helping the rear deer perceive the image he is explaining.

Colorful and descriptive imagery was used by Grief multiple times to convey h is idea that fitness should be irrelevant in today’s time. He compares the fitness guru to a n evangelist as they both try to persuade someone to their way Of physical peace and healthy sale action. Another example of his persuasive argument is describing a runner (outside the gym), invading peaceful inventions and walkers as they partake in parkway and paths to be enjoy d at their leisure.

While the runner invades their space, “sweating on them as they pass” (67) .

T he runner is boasting his ability to run passionately, while he looks down upon the walkers and conversationalists, sneering at them for not pushing themselves to become the e best. The walkers would rather exercise at a slow pace for enjoyment, than for sulfanilamide. M ark Grief throughout his writing wrote with this imagery to make the reader wonder who y people become fit. He states over and over again throughout his reading, why he is writing on topic like this. It all comes down to one word, defiance.

Defiance is defined as the act or an ex ample of defying; bold resistance to an opposing force or authority.

Mark Grief is writing in a WA y that makes society the “opposing force” or “authority”, and a gym gore fell to the standard s of society in needing to become fit for . While Mark Grief is boosting the morale Of a nonce rises, he writes in a way that they are stronger for not falling into the social norm of fitness a ND physique on one’s body. Believe this is his strategies on how he writes in favor of the non yam gore. Fitness and exercise is a form of art that is interpreted by many different Poe pale, forming a lot of different opinions and ideas.