Unit: 10 Things: The Throw-away Society . Rhetorical focus: Exposition by exemplification illustration comparison & contrast Position of the thesis statement . The author: Alvin Toffler. Career : journalist, writer & thinker;
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Future shock is no longer a distantly potential danger, but a real sickness from which increasingly large numbers already suffer.
People know very little about adaptivity: In the most rapidly changing environment to which man has ever been exposed, we remain pitifully ignorant of how the human animal copes.
Para 4: technological vs. natural environment
Para 5: functional utility vs. psychological impact
Para 6: old vs. new generation in value & mentality
Factors contributing to the throw-away mentality
Section IV: Conclusion (Para 13)
The causal chain
throw away products → throw away → a set of radically altered values with respect to property → decreased durations in man-thing relationships → a throw-away society
- He laments the changing pattern of life in the countryside.
- “All the flour is wet!” lamented Miss Musson.
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