Wednesday, 1 April 2009

ThE iNvASioN oF thE Bay SNaTcHeRs

Invasion of the Baby Snatchers


The article focuses on the missing children and child abductions however, it does not stop on that matter, in fact, it also focuses on irresponsible adult who have neglected and abandoned their children. This article, emphasizing on the matter where media only riveting on the missing children or news that are headline worthy but they failed to report children who lacked of love and attention by their parent.


The article is led off with stories of child abductions, the murder of Danielle Van Dam in San Diego, California to named a few. The writer concludes the statistic of these cases and precedes asking on why such crime occurs and how safe are the children of today’s generation? Aside from that, the writer stated that, media attention do not cover all of the sufferings of children.


The article comes from the ‘TIME’ on August 26, 2002 and it is written by Walter Kirn. This article has been posted on the ‘viewpoint’ section.


The article is written generally for the public, especially for the parents as well as young teenagers so they are aware of the current issue and be prepared. Nevertheless, the article is also written to remind the media that there are other important cases of suffering children that should be taken seriously.


The article is designed to inform the readers of the current issue that has widely occurred. Aside from that, the writer offers some brilliant advice to the public and warns the readers about the children who have gone missing without us even realizing it. Finally, the writer also explains on why children are so vulnerable to this kind of situation.


The article aims to enhance the reader’s knowledge on this crime which is severely increasing each day. On top of that, the article encourages the reader to be more attentive so better action or responses can be taken in the future to steer clear from unwanted tragedy to happened to their loved ones.


The stance taken in this article is that the writer directly shows his negative perception of the media’s attention on the sufferings on children. He clearly stated that the focus is only to cases that are newsworthy. The writer’s point of view is absolutely accurate and can be widely accepted by the readers of all generation. To add, the writer’s criticism of adults who deserted the children and those who are involves in such crimes are spot on.


The article describes the writer’s encouragement towards the readers to be accommodating in decreasing the possibility of this crime to occur and the writer has perfectly use this article as a medium to deliver his message and information to the public about the centralized issue. The formal language and phrases used by the writer is clearly comprehended.


The effect on the readers is expected to be effective as the writer’s message is successfully conveyed and readers are likely to take serious action toward this matter. Furthermore this article is predictable to raise and increase the public care and desire to protect the children of today’s generation.


The visual aspects of the text are significant due to the facts that it can easily draw the reader’s attention to read more on the article. The picture of the crime’s victims, Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman is clearly posted to attract the readers by far apart from the bolded title.


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