First Paragraph

  • Presents a question
  • Provides a context
  • Showing he is talking about credible sources
  • Giving his opinion
  • Wants us to think about it too - what's our opinion

Second Paragraph

  • Giving history/context
  • What did the person say/do?

Third Paragraph

  • Questioning the actions
  • Comparing what was done one day with what was done the next day
  • Giving history/context

Giving Reader information to set up what he is going to do now

Fourth Paragraph

  • Comparing the two incidents
  • Provides more context - Brooklyn Museum
  • Pointing out what happened.
  • Uses question for pathos
  • Uses "right" and question to get us to think about whether or not this is a right action, more pathos

Fifth Paragraph

  • Giving more context, more evidence, another example
  • More credible sources
  • Showing the scope of the issue
  • Labeling "secular-progressive press", pathos

Article expression?

  • Heading is bolded to get attention
  • Wants us to think about it too - what's our opinion

Sixth Paragraph

  • Giving an example of what they said before
  • Giving history/context
  • Bringing in what the other side may think - "folks" who protested the play

Seventh Paragraph

  • Giving his opinion
  • Showing examples that contradict what was said earlier
  • Showing he's open minded or condescending
  • Focus on "artistic expression"

Eigth Paragraph

  • Being sarcastic
  • Focus on "artistic expression," him main focus

Ninth Paragraph

  • Backing up his previous statements
  • Giving the answer by asking asking and answering his own question