Summarizing and Assessing
How does the essay’s title relay the content for the essay and capture the readers’ interest
The author uses a title that helps to deliver the content of the essay because it presents a summary of the key idea. For instance, by indicating cars and guns are different the title provides a glimpse of what the essay discusses (MacLeod 81). In addition, it provides a clue that the essay will compare between cars and guns including the deaths involved and the way to control them. The title is instrumental in capturing the readers' attention because of the current debate on gun control in the United States.
Where the essay was originally published?
Journalist Nicholas Kristof originally published the essay in New York Times under the title “Our Blind Spot about Guns”. Initially, the columnist attempted to compare cars and guns aiming to provide an argument for sensible gun regulation (MacLeod 81). In this regard, he implied that gun regulations would be a milestone in drastically reduction of the mortality rate from gun use.
How does that original source help explain the author’s tone, the ideal audience, and any other aspect of the essay’s content?
The original source helped to explain the author’s tone because it attempt to criticize Kristof’s arguments. Therefore, he uses an argumentative tone to disapprove the original comparison between gun and cars (MacLeod 81). Addition