Pat Tillman

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Submitted By moon23
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War, but Who is the Enemy?

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1. Information about the text

The article was written by staff writer Josh White and brought in the Washington Post, in May 2005. The genre is an article and the medium is a newspaper. The article is written to cast a light on what really happened the day of the death of Pat Tillman and how it was kept away from his family and the public.

2. The subjects and opinions of the text

The subject of the text is war and military. The article is surrounding the death of the soldier Pat Tillman – first known as an enemy attack but later discovered that the cause was friendly fire. To read the article you don’t have to have known about the matter. To discuss the article all you really need have to do is form and an opinion on what happened.

3. Examples of central passages from the text
"I mean, it's horrible that Pat was dead. Absolutely horrible. But it hurts even more to know that it was one of our own guys that did it . . .," one soldier told Jones. "We just, we didn't want to get anything, you know, bad said about the regiment or anything like that. That was my guess to what the whole thing was about. We didn't want the world finding out what actually happened."
Soldiers reported they burned the evidence because "we knew at the time, based on taking the pictures and walking around it it was a fratricide. . . . We knew in our hearts what had happened, and we weren't going to lie about it. So we weren't thinking about proof or anything."
4. Composition
The article is very informative and clear. There is no hidden message. It is build like an article and doesn’t stand out.

5. The language used in the text
Very well written with a lot of facts and data. The interview with Jones and transcripts of his report is very figurative which makes it move livelier.

6. Argumentation
Josh White is appealing to the public…...

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