Some strategies that Garrett Hardin uses throughout his text are Pathos and Logos. He uses these devices in order to appeal to the audience and to make his text sound more credible. A example of logos is, “As of 1973, the U.S. had a population of 210 million people, who were increasing by 0.8 percent per year. Outside our lifeboat, let us imagine another 210 million people (say the combined populations of Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Morocco, Pakistan, Thailand and the Philippines) who are increasing at a rate of 3.3 percent per year. Put differently, the doubling time for this aggregate population is 21 years, compared to 87 years for the U.S.” In this section he establishes logos by using logic to help support his argument. He also uses …show more content…
His way of learning would be doing chores you could say and doing other activities that helped him learn about the world. He knows that his son is not the only one that struggles from this problem. This is why he gave facts about some certain things that are meant especially for those students, materials they can use to help them learn. Throughout the text Medicine Grizzly Bear Lake was very formal and respectful. This is a key step in insuring to get the teacher's attention and try to persuade her. In the following paragraphs I will explain how his son learned, and also how Medicine Grizzly Bear Lake could improve his argument.
Medicine Grizzly Bear Lake’s son is named Wind-Wolf. His teacher would call him wind thinking wolf was a middle name. He insisted that she would call ind-wolf because it was his full name. Wind-Wolf was raised by an indian family this is one of the reasons why he was taught differently. By doing so he is not used to and does not fully understand the way that people teach him in a public school. He grew up learning differently, so that does not mean that he is wrong when he answers a question, since he learned differently it could have been right. For example, in the text there is an example of this type of situation. “If you ask him how many months there are in a year, he will probably tell you thirteen. He will respond this way not because he doesn't know how to count properly, but because he has been
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The author of this passage uses the appeal to logic and reasoning or Logos, to build up their argument. For example in paragraph 3, they provides specific facts when they say “In 2011, ESPN and Fox signed television rights deals worth $3 billion to the Pacific-12 conference”. The author uses facts in paragraph 4 when they say, “According to the most recent federal data, the University of Texas
The Federalist Papers No.10 and The Federalist both use logos as a way to persuade their audience. The Federalist Papers no.10 uses many uses of rhetorical devices especially logos to persuade the colonist to say yes to the Constitution for example in paragraph fourteen which states “The influence of factious leaders may kindle a flame within their particular States, but will be unable to
The first example, of the logos taking place is when Alder compares marking a book to a musician writing their scores. The author appeals to the reader’s sense of logic or reason, by causing the reader to see the reasons behind marking a book. He does this by implying that just like how musicians write in their music scores to draw attention to details; the process is the same for annotating. This was a successful appeal, because it shed new light on the process of annotating. Overall, this strengthened his argument as whole by helping the reader see the practical application to marking a book (1).Another example, of how Adler uses logic to appeal to his readers is when Adler’s points out that “books, too, must be absorbed in your bloodstream to do you any good”. His example appeals to the reader’s sense of logic by demonstrating the correlation between the similar process of something being absorbed into the bloodstream and information being absorbed into a reader’s long term memory. The author was successful at appealing to the reader’s logic, because doing so made it easier for the reader to see how both processes relate, and not to mention this example strengthens his argument by relating the process to something readers already know. This strengthened his argument as a whole; by demonstrating annotating is the best method for taking in and keeping information
Logos is a literary device that can be defined as a statement, argument, or sentence. Kennedy uses logos as he brings in many statistics and facts into the speech. For example “employment costs per unit steel output in 1961 were essentially the same as they were in 1958.”
The father believed the teacher though his son was a slow-learner because Wind-Wolf is shy and quiet and it takes time to adjust to a new environment and culture. Wind-Wolf’s experiences are different then that of his Western society peers and the Western school culture is unfamiliar. The children growing up in Western culture are prepared to excel in Western school culture because they are taught lessons even before they start attending school. For example, a child understands that there are 12 months in a year. Wind-Wolf was taught that there were 13 due to his cultural beliefs. It would be hard and
Sherman Alexie, in “Indian Education” tells his experiences in school on the reservation. Some of his teachers did not treat him very good and did not try to understand him. In his ninth grade year he collapsed. A teacher assumed that he had been drinking just because he was Native American. The teacher said, “What’s that boy been drinking? I know all about these Indian kids. They start drinking real young.” Sherman Alexie didn’t listen to the negatives in school. He persevered and became valedictorian of his school.
There were multiple rhetorical strategies in this article. The use of logos through a counter argument was really impactful. They brought up how opponents of gun control say how “no law can unfailingly forestall a specific criminal.” This comment was explained to be a challenge not a restriction. The countries of France, England and Norway were used as examples of places with strict gun laws that still have problems. But instead of using this information in a way that strengthens the opposing side's argument, they used it to guilt trip the audience. “But at least those countries are trying. The United States is not.” Another well used strategies was placing blame. It
He used logos when he talked about the Declaration of Independence and its writers. This is a fact, so it appeals to logic. Another place where he uses logic is where he talks about the fact that slaves are human. He points how people know this fact, but they just choose to ignore it. Another way that he appeals to logos is talking about how outrageous it is to have him making this speech, and that the people really do not understand the Fourth of July and crazy it is to think about it as a holiday for black people.
Not only is Ethos and Pathos used effectively in the speech, Logos is as well. Though the use of Logos is used much more indirectly than either of the latter, it is still an important component of the speech. Adm. Mcraven uses Logos by providing support for his statements and lessons taught throughout the speech. For example, Adm. Mcraven explained how one individual could ultimately change the lives of eight-hundred million people by only changing the lives of ten in their lifetime. He supports this claim with mathematical reasoning and evidence, “Ask.Com says that the average American will meet 10,000 people in their lifetime. That's a lot of folks. But, if every one of you changed the lives of just 10 people — and each one of those folks changed the lives of another 10 people — just 10 — then in five generations — 125 years — the class of 2014 will have changed the lives of 800 million people.”
In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch includes many examples of ethos, pathos, and logos in his closing argument. It is most likely that the best device that would be used to sway the jury would be logos. Because the facts in the Ewell’s testimony do not add up in accordance to the testimony of Tom Robinson, using more reasonable evidence would be more persuading to the jury. Although logos is a very crucial part of this trial, the devices ethos and pathos are also important.
Lyndon B. Johnson orchestrated a strong, strategic speech on the day of March 15,1965. His speech was striving to persuade the nation to pass a bill which would give African- Americans additional rights to vote. Throughout his speech, Lyndon B. Johnson demonstrates all men are equal and should have equal rights through his utilization of repetition, pathos, and rhetorical questions.
The short story, “Indian Education” by Sherman Alexie is about Victor, a native and his story first grade through his high school education. In the story Victor’s father is an alcoholic. Victor;’s environment was not healthy, his 2nd grade teacher, Betty Towle, was a racist teacher who made him do unusual punishments . His whole education at the reservation was not good. Victor narrates, “That was the year my father drank a gallon of vodka a day and the same year that my mother started two hundred quilts but never finished any. They sat in separate, dark places in our HUD house and wept savagely”(Alexie 5).Victor is narrating that his father was a heavy drinker and his mother would entangle herself in her knitting. Victor came from a home where one would look for the solutions to their problems at the bottom of a bottle and keep it to themselves. Victor’s whole life was in an environment where there was always a serious issue impacting his happiness and psychological well-being. With his second grade teacher he would be picked on by his teacher all the time. His father was an alcoholic, his mother was his mother, he was living on a reservation where the dogs wouldn't eat the food that is given to them. He was not happy in this situation, being in unhealthy environment makes your chance of happiness
Logos is the appeal to logic, meaning to convince an audience by use of logic or reason. The following are examples of logos used by Jackson: “The Declaration of Independence and the Federal Constitution were the results of our fathers’ attempts to put on paper the ideals that inspired the birth of the nation, and those principles by which and on which the nation was erected and sustained” (Jackson 2). “The civil rights struggle then is not a struggle to negate the high and lofty philosophy of American freedom. It is not an attempt to convert the nation into an armed camp or to substitute panic and
In the movie, as well as the book, there are multiple times where the rhetorical strategy logos is used. An example of one of them is when Atticus says, “The state has not produced one iota of medical evidence to the effect that the crime Tom Robinson is charged with ever took place.” I know it is logos because it is a fact that the state hasn’t given any medical evidence to prove that Tom is guilty of the crime he is being charged for. Atticus is using this fact to try to persuade some people with logic that it wasn’t Tom who did anything to Mayella. I think that this part was better in the movie because the actor who played as Atticus made it more dramatic which made the whole situation more effective and serious.
We should study spoken language as it is truly unique and we can see the effect and beauty of spoken language in works of great orators and writers. Spoken language is truly an art, which involves many techniques to perfect and master it. One of the techniques is rhetoric. Rhetoric is the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing. The ancient Greeks first developed public speaking. Under Roman, influence public speaking developed further. This was heavily under the influence of Cicero and Aristotle. The speeches I have chosen to study are the closing speech of Atticus Fitch in the novel to “Kill a Mockingbird” and the “Battle of Falkirk” by William Wallace in the movie “Brave heart.”