A BoNZeR WaR Here in Castlemaine, we are constantly scanning the skies for Iraqi rockets, and if it takes the deaths of a few thousand Iraqi women and children to remove the risk, it's a price that I, for one, am willing to pay. From all accounts, most are poor, undernourished, ill and badly defended to boot. Who better to have a war with? And the bonus is, we get some of the oil. What percentage have we signed up for, John? Barry Thomson, Castle Maine Barry Thomson intention in the article "a bonzer war" is that taking the lives of a few thousand Iraqi women and children to remove the risk is a price that is worth it. The tone that the writer use is serious and also he sounds passionate. The techniques that he uses to convince the reader that the deaths of a few thousand Iraqi women and children, is that he uses inclusive language which makes the reader feel like they are in the same situation.
"We are constantly scanning the skies for Iraqi rockets" this makes the reader aware of that they are too doing the same thing because they are at risk. This effects the reader because the reader puts them also in the position that Barry Thomson made, which brings the reader to agree on his side. Another technique is that he presents himself to the reader as if he is informed, which makes the reader seem like he is the expert which leads them to believing what the writer says is right. It makes the reader feel as if the information that the writer is given would be right and they would agree to it. He sounds informed which also effects the reader in a way which makes the reader thinks that he has done research and would then consider the writer to be an expert in what they are saying.
The writer also uses facts such as "From all accounts, most are poor, undernourished, ill and badly defended to boot." Which means that taking the lives of people such as Iraqi to remove the risk of our lives is much better? This effects the reader because the reader then thinks about the situation whether or not taking the lives of people such as theirs or the thousands of Iraqi is more worth it. Also it is obvious that they would agree to the writer because he makes the Iraqi seem worthless and losing them wont be such a great lost compared to losing someone that is rich, educated and healthy because they would benefit more. Barry Thomson overall is trying to convince the reader that taking the lives of a few thousand Iraqi women and children that is mostly poor, undernourished, ill and badly defended boot is the right price to pay to remove the risk of taking the lives of them and people that are going to benefit the country.