In this essay, I would like to analyse and discuss the text “My social Mobility journey” by Poppy Noor, by answering your questions. “My social mobility journey feels more like an exhausting, endless quest”.1 This social mobility journey is the focus of the article, which was brought in the British newspaper “The Guardian” on Wednesday 16 November 2016.
For the first, I would like to introduce you to the writer Poppy Noor. Noor is one of few lucky pupils who comes from the free meal school’s system and from working- class, who came into Oxbridge.
Before she went to Cambridge, “she was from that type of family that, the “State of Britain” report tells, is 1.5 times less likely to get careers advice, because their parent’s insider experience won’t navigate them to highercheques.”3 That means that she is one of Britain’s“ socially mobile” because she was able to climb the social ladder, and move from working-class to the middle class.
But even though Poppy Noor climbs the social ladder, she isn’t really a “socially mobile”. Because when Noor graduated from the university, meant her lack of family wealth, taking the first job she was offered, because she needed money fast.4 The first job she was offered was a waitress, at just above the minimum wage, she couldn’t wait for her well-paid career job to come along, it was not an option.
Poppy Noor has written this article by emphasizing the ethos appeal. The ethos appeal has an effect, that it catches us as readers to believe she is a trustworthy source, and worth listening to.
We believe in her because she writes the article on moments, where she actually had time for sleep between 2 jobs, but she found it more important to write this article, and that’s a part of the reasons why we get compassion for her. Furthermore, she tells that, she is currently living with her boyfriend and his mother, while she sublet her own room to make up the money for rent this month.
That’s the reason why we understand that it really isn’t just something she says, but she also is in need to live under that circumstances.