Scandals are useful because they focus our attention on problems in ways that no speaker or reformer ever could.
Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to address the most compelling reasons and/or examples that could be used to challenge your position.
Normally associated with negative occurrence, scandal reveals human’s fundamental character, hence trite of human nature shows our tendency to be excited by the scandal. In this way, scandal itself could have a function that force us to focus on particular events which no eloquent speaker or reformer with incendiary comments could facilitate. Used efficiently, scandal can be effective for gathering attention in particular direction. However, it is not always the case.
Although it can be considered as a tool to deflect our attention away, scandal could engender severe consequences. Take an example of celebrity whose libertine private life was revealed in gossip magazine. Possible consequence could be a break up of his family, which could be painful experience if he had little children. Further, because of his scandal, his on-going film project could be postponed or canceled. This affects not only him but also film staffs – they might lose means of living. In this case, whilst scandal could be useful to change the position of celebrity in the industry, which could not have been done otherwise, the potential consequence after scandal being brought up can be severe, hence to call scandals are useful can be called into question.
Whilst the above example of consequence caused by celebrity’s scandal might be limited to relatively small number of people, scandal at the government level could leads to devastating results of many people. Take an example of Japan’s pension fund scandal. It was revealed that Liberal Democratic Party that ruled Japan since the end of the Second World War had concealed miscalculation of pension distribution. As can be easily figured out, the consequence was severe. There were many pensioners who had already passed away before they received rightfully entitled monthly pensions. Some had passed away without being received enough medical treatment due to a lack of money. Of course, the government quickly calculated the correct amount and distributed to the family, the person who could have received medical treatment could not be resurrected. Therefore, scandal can reveal the administration’s mistake and gave the government to correct the mistake, it does not have any use to be useful in changing the situation which had already happened.
Whilst in general scandals cannot be useful in the above examples, an intriguing example of scandal can be stated - election campaigns. Whilst it is not very much appreciative habits, candidates or campaign staffs have unavoidable tendency to reveal oppositions’ bad sides. Revealing scandal, in this case, dark past of oppositions, could be the best way to turn their supporters’ attention. Surely, if the revealed scandal was opposition’s social life at university, zealots will not take their focus away. However, if it was dirty business that comes with potentially criminal charges, the story would be different – former zealots will turn their backs. This could not have happened for a candidate or his staffs with just promoting its manifestos – scandal enabled opposition to lose the attention. Whilst revealing scandal of oppositions might not be amicable trite as a human being, in particular election candidate, revealing the truth of candidate could be useful due to the subject matter, or election, who are to govern the vicinity.
We are all humans. We like gossip. Otherwise gossip magazines or news paper will not be best sellers. Fundamentally, scandal can be a useful tool to refocus people’s attentions. However, in considering with the consequences, it is hard to argue that scandals are useful, ethically speaking. Nonetheless, if scandals are used appropriately, like an example of election campaign, it could hold a status of usefulness. Hence, subject matters.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, hence, however, if, nonetheless, second, so, therefore, in general, in particular, of course
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 39.0 19.5258426966 200% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 31.0 12.4196629213 250% => Less auxiliary verb wanted.
Conjunction : 9.0 14.8657303371 61% => OK
Relative clauses : 13.0 11.3162921348 115% => OK
Pronoun: 36.0 33.0505617978 109% => OK
Preposition: 74.0 58.6224719101 126% => OK
Nominalization: 28.0 12.9106741573 217% => Less nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 3266.0 2235.4752809 146% => OK
No of words: 596.0 442.535393258 135% => OK
Chars per words: 5.47986577181 5.05705443957 108% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.94096258147 4.55969084622 108% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.06651632276 2.79657885939 110% => OK
Unique words: 307.0 215.323595506 143% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.515100671141 0.4932671777 104% => OK
syllable_count: 1020.6 704.065955056 145% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59117977528 107% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 10.0 6.24550561798 160% => OK
Article: 6.0 4.99550561798 120% => OK
Subordination: 6.0 3.10617977528 193% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.77640449438 56% => OK
Preposition: 8.0 4.38483146067 182% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 32.0 20.2370786517 158% => OK
Sentence length: 18.0 23.0359550562 78% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 61.6309581298 60.3974514979 102% => OK
Chars per sentence: 102.0625 118.986275619 86% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.625 23.4991977007 79% => OK
Discourse Markers: 3.21875 5.21951772744 62% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 6.0 7.80617977528 77% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 7.0 10.2758426966 68% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 21.0 5.13820224719 409% => Less negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.83258426966 83% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.240587788295 0.243740707755 99% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0654971825188 0.0831039109588 79% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.057430969536 0.0758088955206 76% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.160986981616 0.150359130593 107% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0580900964894 0.0667264976115 87% => OK
automated_readability_index: 13.7 14.1392134831 97% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 44.75 48.8420337079 92% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.5 12.1743820225 94% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.5 12.1639044944 119% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.9 8.38706741573 106% => OK
difficult_words: 165.0 100.480337079 164% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 9.0 11.8971910112 76% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.2 11.2143820225 82% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.7820224719 76% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 70.83 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.25 Out of 6
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