Nglish Article Analysis: Purpose and Audience

Article: The C Word in the Hallwayslink:
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(article is 2 pages, make sure to read second page)

Answer these 3 Questions seperately, should be maximum 1 Page,

1) What seems to be Quindlens purpose in writing this essay? Is she writing mainly to express a concern, offer a solution to a problem, influence goverment decisions, change individuals attitudes, or do something else? What evidence from the text supports your answer?

2) Who do you think is the authors target audience? How does Quindlen engage these readers support?

3) Although this essay was written only a few months after the tragedy at Columbine ( which at the time was the deadliest school shooting in American history), Quindlen makes no mention of the shooters there, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. Why do you suppose she leaves them out of the discussion?

Please be direct and answer the questions thoroughly like last order revision. Thankyou