Rhetorical Analysis

This bottle the skunk was in might have been thought to be harmless waste, but our trash is hurting animals and our environment. In Connors analytic approach to his narrative account in “How in the World DO You Get a Skunk Out of a Bottle? ” he takes a significant stride in accounting an almost impossible situation while humbugging a skunk. This is not your typical How To guide, Connors recounts his experience through a series of decisions and conversations he has with himself while the skunk pleas for help. In this atypical How To, Connors sets the stage by describing his morning jog as he usually thinks that this is just another morning.

His morning run takes a twist when he sees a skunk with a glass bottle over his head. Connors evaluates the skunk, “The tight neck of the jar can hardly admit any air,” and he concludes that ‘the skunk is going to die and not of starvation (157). ” He realizing it is up to him to free him from his entrapment thus concocting a plan of action. He grasps for ideas to free the skunk, in that moment he thinks, “Maybe I can throw a big rock and break the jar… Perhaps I can find something to throw over him (157). ” The process to his impromptu how to as based solely on the foundation of his humanity and nobility.

How would you react to seeing a skunk on your morning run? Most people would scream, run the other way, or maybe not even notice the jar on its head. Can’t state for certain that I wouldn’t have run the other way. Skunks, historically, just have a bad reputation in our society. The struggle to do save the skunk and possibly get sprayed, lead Connors to almost ditch the rescue mission. Connors experiences passing moments of self doubt and second guessing. He writes “Oh, boy,” or” have a sudden desire to turn, go, keep running, get home (157). It is moments like these that define and show us our true colors.