Analysis Of Michael Moore's'sicko '

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Imagine a nation where one didn’t have to worry about deductibles, high monthly insurance rates, and being denied healthcare. Is this possible? Can the United States (U.S.) have this or is this fiction? Michael Moore, known documentary filmmaker, set out on a mission. This mission was featured in his documentary, Sicko. The mission consisted of multiple rhetorical strategies to disclose the positive and negative effects of socialized healthcare. The great thing about this topic is that it’s applicable to a wide audience. From teenagers just starting out there health insurance, to people midway through their life that may have been burn by the industry, to even seniors that need to still work in their eighties to pay off their healthcare…show more content…
This is likely to establish with his viewers that he is truly interested in finding the truth. When he is in Great Britain and not only goes to the hospital to get the true story, but goes and finds an American woman that moved to Great Britain. This way the audience can establish a closer relationship and hear the words from people that have seen both sides. This shows that Moore is willing to hear what they have to say and at some points he takes on a tone that wants to find negatives of socialized healthcare and still can’t. A second example of Moore’s credibility is when he sends a check to for twelve thousand dollars to the biggest anti Michael Moore activist out there. To the viewer this shows how bad Moore feels for people in need of help, that he was willing to give up twelve thousand dollars to a person that hates him the most. Although some may say that what’s twelve thousand dollars to him or he just did it as a slap in the face. First twelve thousand dollars is still a lot just to give out to someone even if one is very wealthy and secondly he sent it anonymously so that the anti fan didn’t have to contemplate accepting it. Even if the audience hates Michael Moore, there are multiple points in this film that re-establish his credibility. In Moore’s documentary he connects with his audience on an emotional level multiple times. Some emotions he elicits amongst his audience are: sadness, anger and pride. These emotions play a major role in
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