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Rhetorical Devices In Miss Representation

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Miss Representation
In Miss Representation film, Jennifer Siebel Newson, an American filmmaker and actress, argues the impact of media on women that they are not valued as whole human being. This destructive problem is causing the hypersexuality and the lack of women in politics. The purpose of the documentary is admitting to an audience who may or may not understand well this issue to be open-minded and must to take action to equalize the social gender stratification. Newson uses the process of rhetorical analysis while creating and developing her argument Pathos, Ethos, and Logos are three main effective elements in Miss Representation to persuade the audiences to admit the gender power imbalance in the society.
Pathos is the first main effective element in Miss Representation to persuade the audiences to admit the gender power imbalance in the society. It focuses on the audience’s attention and appeals to the audience’s imagined sympathies. In other words, it can be an emotional influence of the narrator or speaker on the audience. Its purpose is to create and increase the emotional affection towards the viewers of the speech. Furthermore, there are various ways to attain an emotional reaction in the audiences in the documentary. At the beginning, the narrator talks about her unborn daughter and her fears for her child that the girl will grow up in an unfair society about gender power. The baby is her motivation to discover the way the world is running, and the impacts
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