Any speech tries to persuade the audience to accomplish the goal of the speaker. There are multiple modes of persuasion. These modes include Logos and Pathos. Logos is the actual evidence and argument whereas pathos is the speakers appeal to the audience’s emotions. In Mary Fisher’s 1992 Republican National Convention Address also known as “A Whisper of AIDS” Fisher speaks to America about the seriousness of HIV and AIDS. Fisher uses both logos and pathos to appeal to the audience. She urges America to take action by using evidence and experiences to promote emotions and certain attitudes to her audience.
I. The basis of all rhetoric is Logos, Ethos, and Pathos. Logos, used to insert logic into a speech; Pathos, used to add an emotional effect; and Ethos, used to convince someone of credibility and character with ethics. In President Donald Trump's inaugural speech, Logos, Ethos, and Pathos is varied but, is not always used in a strong, effective manner.
In this paper I am going to discuss the rhetorical appeals, as well as the argumentative structure, audience and purpose set forth by George W. Bush in his September 27 speech in Flagstaff, Arizona. More specifically I will refer to the rhetorical appeals of ethos, pathos and logos, and explain how they are used to gain the support and attention of the audience and further the further the purpose of the speech. As I explain these appeals I will also give an insight into the argumentative structure and why it is apparent in this particular speech.
Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr. and Fannie Lou Hamer all delivered powerful, persuasive speeches that will go down in history. The use of these creative individuals’ language and persuasion played a pivotal role within the civil rights movement. We can observe this in the speakers’ rhetoric devices like ethos, logos and pathos.
Trump uses pathos effectively all throughout his speech. Our President uses vivid words that hit our emotions in every way possible and makes us believe that he’s going to be great for America. He uses words such as “When you open your heart to patriotism”, this makes us think of our feelings. Our heart, which may have been destroyed over the years because of things such as losing our job, education being tampered with and wealth that has been slowly depleting. He carefully uses words such as this to play with our emotions and making us think deeper about ourselves. He also states, “There should be no fear”, making us feel safe. Us as Americans want to feel safe and our new President saying that he will protect us makes the Americans feel wanted
The use of rhetoric is powerful, dangerous, and has the influence to change people’s opinion. So in the article “Art of the Steal: This Is How Trump Lost $916M and Avoided Tax” David Cay Johnston effectively uses rhetoric to suede his viewers towards his opinion. Johnston uses pathos, ethos, logos, tonal shifts, and inductive and deductive reasoning to try to explain to his readers how the presidential candidate ,Donald Trump, lost and made money..The author explains how the use of ethos, the appealing towards ethics, helps shift the audience’s view of Donald Trump. Johnston also uses the emotions of the reader to help his own claim, through the use of pathos. Through the use of logos, the use of logic, the
As first stated by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, the art of rhetoric in persuasive speaking is based upon the usage of the three key components, logos, ethos and pathos. Logos representing the usage of logic and reasoning within the speech or text, ethos representing the writer or speaker’s credibility and pathos representing how the speaker or author establishes an emotional connection with the audience. In former president Bill Clinton’s 2012 democratic national convention he relies heavily upon Aristotle’s persuasive speaking techniques to help convince the participants of the convention and those watching at home to reelect the nominee of the Democratic Party, current
In this essay, I will closely examine the role of ethos, pathos, and logos as they were utilized in the 1992 Presidential Debate video clip. Throughout Clinton and Bush’s debates, they used the three options of persuasion effectively and discretely; however, it is evident that out of the three ways of persuasion, the candidates used ‘pathos’ because of the content they were providing. It was apparent that Bill Clinton was more prepared to display forms of persuasion than George H.W. Bush was because Clinton had prior experience dealing with lower income people. In the upcoming paragraphs, I will explain and analyze how each candidate made use of the three forms of persuasion: logos, pathos, and ethos.
While viewing Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump speeches’ many would claim that they both have mastered the rhetorical triangle. As candidates, they both have both displayed strong and weak uses of their rhetoric. Aristotle also said that, “rhetoric is basis of democratic engagement in civic life.” Mastering rhetoric to appeal to the voters will be one of the key elements that determines our next president. Donald Trump attempts to use pathos a lot. He tries to play on the audience’s emotions. In one of his most controversial speeches he stated, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs.
Ethos, or asserting credibility of the speaker, is an important tool in order to gain the judges trust and respect of the words spoken. Hillary Clinton currently has a poor credible record because of the email scandal, and as a result many voters feel less inclined to vote for her (O’Harrow). In a casual high school debate, ethos may be obtained by receiving good grades or having several reputable sources. Pathos is procured using less evidence, but still reaching out to the heart of the judge. Martin Luther King Jr's famous “I Have a Dream” speech became a turning point in equality for American people. His use of pathos, such as saying “the millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice,” made people realize how unjust their treatment was of the African-American population (Eidenmuller). As for logos, logos uses logic in order to persuade the judge to believe a certain statement is true. For instance, many of the presidential debates in 2016 use logos in order to persuade the audience (Lee). The candidates often speak of the economic and societal consequences of a certain proposed tax or bill. Although ethos, pathos, and logos have historically been used in the greatest of speeches, it is these same principles which also lead to a triumphant
In a world of politics, many politicians are involved in negative campaigns and as a result healthy conversation among politicians often lead to a disaster. With the endless political news cycles, rhetoric is essential for politicians to deliver their speeches. Therefore, in this essay, the style and delivery of Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention will be examined. It will be using the three main appeals of Aristotle’s mode of persuasion, the five essential rhetoric elements and the classical canons to analysed the speech and evaluate its effectiveness all of which will contribute to its persuasive power to leave a memorable impression in the minds of the audience.
Neo soul artist, Angie Stone puts to lyrics what many Black women have been thinking about Black men for years when she said "you got mad issues, and you tend to refuse every opportunity to right your wrong". Because the women in our lives, who know us so intimately and care for us so deeply, can see when we are hurting or responding out of pain. But Black men young and old are walking around with anger, hurt, and stress which is literally sucking the joy out our lives through high blood pressure, impotence, fatigue, alcoholism, and many other physical and emotional manifestations as the result of poor mental health. However, many of us stubbornly refuse to get the mental health help that is needed to be better men - husbands, fathers, boyfriends, or just plain ole emotionally whole.
No outcome is ever the same as another. There’s always a different ending. If there wasn’t, life would be on a loop. This is what Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant scholar, begins to worry about in Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley. He made a promise to make another creature of the opposite sex for the one he has already created. However, the creator opened his eyes, and realized that there are negative results to this deal that has been made. The young scholar didn’t want to break the promise, but he was looking for the best interest of his family. One reason why Victor didn’t want to make another monster was because this female monster that was about to be built still posed as a threat to the Frankenstein family. She may feel hatred of some sort towards their family, and may
An American literary theorist and novelist, Kenneth Burke, once said, “Wherever there is persuasion, there is rhetoric, and wherever there is rhetoric, there is meaning.” (Burke) Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr. and Fannie Lou Hamer all delivered powerful persuasive speeches that will go down in history. The use of these motivational individuals’ language and persuasion played a pivotal role within the civil rights movement, the movement that achieved the most important breakthrough in the equal rights legislation. We can observe this in the speakers’ rhetoric devices like ethos, logos and pathos.
About 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 experiences a severe mental disorder at least once in their lifetime. Over one-third of students with a mental health condition, age 14–21 drops out—the highest dropout rate of any disability group. With these statistics, it shows how many people are not gaining support and are just giving up because they cannot find convenient help. If this issue is shown in the classroom, then the awareness rates will rise, making more establishments for support and treatment.