Rhetoric In The English Language

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“Rhetoric, which is the use of language to inform or persuade, is very important in shaping public opinion. We are very easily fooled by language and how it is used by others.” Ray Comfort couldn’t have said it better. Rhetoric is a very powerful tool used in the English language. It has the power to conform people’s minds to fit the ideal society or influence their opinions about a certain subject. It is everywhere! It can be found in books, movies, commercials, debates, and speeches just to name a few. In Aristotle’s book, Rhetoric, he mentions all of the analytical strategies that are used when this literary art is practiced. These strategies will be applied to three different works of literature. “Why Introverts and Extroverts are Different: …show more content…

It features a six year-old boy named Andrew “Ender” Wiggins who is third in a family of child geniuses. Ender gets chosen by Colonel Graff to go to Battle School where he will be trained in the art of killing buggers. It is clear from the beginning that Ender has an incredible ability that allows him to understand his opponent and guess what their next move would be which makes him very successful in school. As Ender excels in Battle School, he gets moved from one team to the next, faces and overcomes impossible obstacles, and he even gets the chance to lead his own army. Eventually, Graff feels that Ender is ready to go to Command School where he will be the leader of his own army and he will participate in a simulation. What Ender does not know, is that the simulation is actually real. Ender ends up killing an entire bugger planet and he feels so bad about it. Meanwhile, Ender’s older brother and sister, Peter and Valentine, are gaining control of the world by posting political opinions on the internet. In the end, Ender and Valentine try to recolonize the buggers and Peter gains full control of the …show more content…

Princess Leia, leader of the Rebel Alliance has been kidnapped by Darth Vader, leader of the Imperial Force. She uses a droid named R2-D2 to send a message to Obi-Wan Kenobi. R2-D2, accompanied by C-3PO manages to land in the home of Luke Skywalker. Skywalker sees the message and sets out to find Kenobi. Kenobi explains that Darth Vader was his student and he turned to the dark side and killed Luke’s father. Obi-Wan and Luke go to Alderaan, Leia’s home planet, where Luke learns the way of the force. Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, takes the duo to Alderaan. When they get there, they discover that Alderaan has been destroyed. The Falcon is captured by the Death Star and that is when Luke finds out that Princess Leia is onboard. Luke, Han, and Obi-Wan manage to return to the Falcon where Obi-Wan gets killed. The Rebels analyze the Death Star’s plans and Luke helps them with the attack runs. After many unsuccessful runs and casualties, Han Solo destroys the Death Star. Han Solo and Luke Skywalker get awarded medals of

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