First, the article is an imitation of the Rolling Stone article “The Run Away General” by Michael Hastings (Hastings 2010). This is because it is like a profile of events that were happening at a particular time. In a profile, information is arranged chronologically from the time events are happening to the time they are going to end. In the article by Hastings, is about General Stanley who was going to have dinner with President Barrack Obama to discuss the issues affecting war in Afghanistan (Hastings 2010). Finally, Hastings ends the profile when the dinner is over, and President Obama bids farewell to the general.
In this other article, “Profile of President Bush and General Sanchez Breakfast that Could Change Events of the Iraq War” is extremely similar to the other article. This is because it is a profile showing events taking place in a breakfast meeting between President Bush and General Sanchez. In this profile, the general was briefing the president on the events happening in Iraq and offering the president with a solution. In this case, it begins with the general preparing himself to go and meet the president at White House. It continues with the meeting through breakfast and finally ends when the president finalizes the meeting. This shows that the second article is an imitation of the article by Hastings.
The second justification is that one article is an imitation of the others is the use of conversation to deliver the message to their targeted readers. First, the article by hasting is occasionally using conversation to show reality of the profile. In certain occasions, Hastings is including conversations of President Obama and General Stanley together with the other dignitaries (Hastings 2010). In this case, Hastings is trying to show readers how events were happening chronologically. In addition, Hastings wants to include the readers in the conversations.
Similarly, the second article has certain conversions between President Bush and General Sanchez. In this case, he is showing how events were transpiring between the two leaders over their meeting chronologically. In this case, readers are able to know where the meeting was starting and where it was ending. In addition to this, readers are being included to the conversion. For this reason, it proves that the second article is imitating Hastings article.
The other justification is the use of narrative in the two articles. In the article by Hastings, he is using narrations of different events in the article to show the readers what is happening even outside the real agenda (Hastings 2010). In this case, hasting is trying to show the relationship between the general and his junior. Although this is not in the agenda of the profile, it helps readers understand why the certain activities are happening in the course of the profile. For this reason, it is clear that Hasting is using conversation as a style to communicate to his readers more.
In comparison to the other article, there is the use of narrations meaning that it is imitating the article by Hastings. In this case, the article starts with a small narration of explaining the main purposes of the meeting between General Sanchez and President Bush. Additionally, the article has gone further to give a small narration of how the room where the two are having breakfast looks like. It is clear that the second article is an imitation of the first article by hasting because it is also applying the style of narration to communicate to the readers.
Finally, the other justification is the use of first person, and third person styles to communicate to the readers. When authors are writing their article, they can use either the first, second or the third person to communicate to their readers. To begin with, Hastings is using the first person during the conversations in the article as a style. In this case, the readers are able to understand more of what is happening. Additionally during the different narrations, Hastings is using the third person. In this case, during the small narrations, Hastings uses the third person as a technique of writing commonly used by different authors to communicate to the readers. Therefore, he has strategically used the two techniques (Hastings 2010).
To prove that the other article is imitation Hastings article, it can be clear seen that the two styles of third person and first person have been constantly used in the article. The first person is constantly used in this article. Similar to the article by Hastings, the article employs the use of the first person during conversations. In this case, when President Bush and General Sanchez are talking, certain instances can be seen where words such as I are being applied in the article. This is extremely similar to the first article. Secondly, third person technique is constantly applied in the article during narrations. This is similar to the article by Hasting because Hasting applied the third person during the small narrations as a technique in writing the article.
Therefore, based on the above analysis, it is clear justification that the second article is imitating the article by Hastings. In this case, the article is using similar styles as the article bys hasting like using of narration or the third person to bring about a certain story to the readers. Secondly, the two articles are profiles of certain events proving that the second article is an imitation of the first article by Hastings.
- Hastings, Michael. The Runaway General. Rolling Stones. June 25, 2010. Web. July 8, 2012.