Because the way he describes things with his own point of view , and having stereotypical , one-sided but a sarcastic way to express himself to have a good strong that sufferings from his OCD obsessive compulsive disorder. The use of frequent, well thought out uses of writing such as irony, hyperbole and stereotypes can drastically change the overall piece of writing. Davis Sedaris uses these three examples to show his purpose, appeal, and use of audience to make it into the book. It is a very interesting and personal story that looks into the life of someone with OCD.
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Sunday, November 10, "A Plague of Tics" In the essay, "A Plague of Tics," the author David Sedaris explores and explains his life from childhood to young adulthood with what he calls as a time of "a plague of tics.
He spent most of his young life "jabbing," "counting," and "rocking," as was part of his compulsive routine. Sedaris uses irony, sarcasm, and understatements to explain his unsettling "tics.
Though he performed his "tics" in public he pondered that "It never failed to amaze me that people might notice these things.
Because , my actions were so intensely private, I had always assumed they were somehow invisible. When he gave in to his "tics" it was as though he was the only person, though he was in a crowded room.
Sedaris inevitably uses understatements in his essay because his "duties" were daily routines that he saw as normal activities, not abnormal tics. It was my hobby, and there was nothing else I would rather do. Not only was "rocking" "Highly pleasurable" but sedaris stated that it was the only exercise that gave him "ten minutes of happiness" It was most likely his most beneficial "tic. He explained that while waiting for their house to finish renovation they were living in a different house in the mean time which he states that his mother called, "our own little corner of hell.
She explained how he "never slept," and how in the "middle of the night" he would bang around the house, "jabbing at things. Irony, understatements and hyperboles were great ways to convey his story to the audience. Understatements were a beneficial way of representing how he perceived the use of his "tics. The terms were beneficial to help the reader understand the true hardship of the author and the meaning of the essay.
The terms related to the readers pathos in directing them towards a sympathetic attitude.
Plague Of Tics