The passage I chose out of “It’s what I do” by Lyndsey Addario was a passage on page 92,
“Friendships formed fast in war zones. At night, we gathered in someone’s hotel room at the more luxurious Palace Hotel. I knew Ivan Waterson, the NPR correspondent, ad Quil Lawrence, a BBC World Radio reporter, from Istanbul and Afghanistan. We bought bottles of wine from the Ashti with label that dubiously read BOTTLED IN EUROPE. Quil sometimes put on salsa music, and we spun around the hotel room for hours.”
In this passage, Addario talks about how through different things like food and wine, as well as dancing, she was able to bond quickly with the other photographers and journalists. When talking about this she uses ethos by creating a mood that making friends can make a light in a dark time. This makes you want to think about a time where things were bad, but having your friends around made everything feel better.
This is something that I can definitely use in my passion blogs. As freshman, we are all going to a brand new school where we may not know anyone and are exposed to a lot of things you may have never seen before. While not a warzone, this can be terrifying. Addario showed that making friends can make it a bit more bearable, or even fun. Another thing that Addario showed that food and drink can help create bonds. Through using ethos in a similar way that Addario did, I could show others that eating at the dining commons with their peers can help them make friends, which would make their college life more fun.