##torical Analysis Of The Documentary 'Blackfish' Directed By Gabriela Cowperthwaite

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In the documentary “Blackfish”, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, she discussed the harmful events that have occurred when keeping killer whales contained for show and entertainment purposes. Cowperthwaite argued the fact that the killer whales become aggressive when held captive in an area too small for them. She also argued that the aggression in whale is also triggered when separated from their family. Cowperthwaite shows both those two aggression triggers occur when the whales are held captive in SeaWorld. Throughout the documentary there were many horrifying stories about the attacks told by people who had seen the tragedies first-hand. Blackfish shows all of rhetorical situations throughout the documentary. The rhetor in Blackfish is Gabriela Cowperthwaite, the director. The audience is Sea World customers or potential customers. The purpose of the documentary Blackfish is to inform people about how damaging mentally and physically it is to keep an orca whales captive. The exigence in this documentary is that the orca whales become aggressive when held captive and away from their families, which has led to attacks and deaths on the SeaWorld trainers. The constraints in Blackfish is that the film may appear to be slightly biased against SeaWorld, making the audience see only one side of the issue. The affordances are you get to see live footage from the harmful attacks and listen to real life stories that people that witnessed it. Cowperthwaite goes on and appealed

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