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The Political Ethos of the Civil Society - The Political Ethos of the Civil Society ABSTRACT: Totalitarian political systems in the socialist countries of Eastern Europe destroyed and repressed the civil society that used to exist in them. The authoritarian and totalitarian ethos was formed under a powerful influence of ideologies of the communist parties and politocracy in these countries so that the political ethos of politicians dominated the political ethos of the citizen. The breakdown of the real socialism and its unsuccessful attempts to complete accelerated liberal modernization of these societies caused turbulence of social values in addition to the general moral chaos....   [tags: Politics Ethos Papers]
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American Ethos - ... President Clinton also references the core ethics declared by the Declaration of Independence during his speech. He talks about the American ethic that the power of the government is in the hands of the people. He states that the election he is running in “is about putting the power back in [the hands of the people]. It’s about putting people first” (Clinton, 149). Putting the people first is making sure that the governed have their rights and freedoms. The laws hinted while listing the faults of the King of Great Britain in the Declaration also show American Ethos....   [tags: Speech Analysis ]
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Doctrine of Ethos - The Doctrine of Ethos states that music effects character and emotion of man by way of morals or ethics. It was arranged into certain scales, each with a certain characteristic. Specific scales were said to be able to inspire rage or sadness. Some were said to inspire happiness, and one was even said to weaken the mind due to its simplicity. Greek music, of which the Doctrine of Ethos specifically talked about, wasn’t just solely instrumental. Improvising, they usually incorporated lyrics and even dance....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Golfing Ethos - The Golfing Ethos I've heard a lot of stories from my friends about being pressured into lifestyles not of their choosing. In some cases their parents want their offspring to carry on a family tradition, like being a tailor or a musician. Other friends are expected to exceed their heritage by becoming doctors or lawyers. To all of those people who either sympathise with these young adults or who are in fact among their number, I laugh at your petty concerns. You don't know what hell on earth is, until you have suffered from the tremendous burden of expectations that golfing parents inflict on their sons and daughters....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 878 words
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frankenstein ethos - The story begins with and is enveloped by Walton’s letters to his sister. His sister is very close to him; as can be seen by the affection terms used for her and the comfort level that Walton has with her; terms such as “dear sister” and “my sister”. This relationship that Walton has with his sister is placed on the reader through his expressions and use of language. The reader is forced into the role of a character that already has some developments. Walton’s sister is a character that exists prior to the story; this can be seen by the way Walton treats his subject....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Establishing Ethos! - “Establishing Ethos!” During one strange afternoon my older brother arrived home with blood seeping down his hands. He gradually walked towards the medicine cabinet and pulls out a roll of ace hard rap and sanitation wipes. The funny thing was that the whole entire time he was patching up his injured hands, he had the most sinister grin on his face. The telephone rang. It was the police wanting to come and pick up my brother for questioning. As I saw the police come and escort my brother out the house, all I saw on my brother’s face was a grin....   [tags: Violence] 961 words
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The Ethos of John Lennon - ... The “bed-ins” represent the ethos in its naivete form, while its connection to the Sinclair rally marked the realization of Lennon of its possibility. His ethos was also discussed in relation to the song lyrics, of Lennon, the extent to which “Give Peace a Chance” became a protest anthem. Two suggestions were made to show how religion might function in the Lennon community: focusing desire (Lennon as a sacred object) and forming a community (through a shared ethos and sorrow). An aspect of this paper, that warrants future study, relates to the earlier quotation from Religion Online, by Lorne L....   [tags: Religion, Pilgrimage] 1598 words
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Ethos, Pathos, and Logos - Strength of Argument: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos bell hooks’s essay, "Keeping Close to Home", uses three important components of argument (ethos, pathos, and logos) to support her claim. hooks develops her essay by establishing credibility with her audience, appealing to the reader’s logic, and stirring their emotions. She questions the role a university should play in the life of a nation, claiming that higher education should not tear a student away from his roots, but help him to build an education upon his background....   [tags: Argument] 831 words
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Music, Ethos and Pathos - Music, Ethos and Pathos Ethos: The credibility of Anti-Flag, as of right now, is growing enormously. All the other punk bands look to these guys and marvel at how much they are defending their beliefs. For example, a person is watching his or her favorite band play and he or she begins to talk of how great Anti-Flag is. Immediately one could pick up on that and want to get to know more about Anti-Flag. It is a chain reaction of learning about other bands through bands that he or she already knows....   [tags: Music Bands] 372 words
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Hannibal Lecter's Identity and Ethos - Hannibal Lecter's Identity and Ethos    Anthony Hopkins, as Hannibal raises a few interesting ideas about reality, identity and our perception of the serial killer. First of all, the movie would have never been made if Hopkins, had not agreed to do the sequel (Sterritt). Second, even though Hopkins, has taken on numerous roles, his memorable roles (besides as Hannibal Lecter) are not so villainous such as his characters in "Remains of the Day or "Shadowlands. In relation to this ethnography of the audience viewing the film, Hannibal's ethos is directly tied to Hopkins, ethos and it shows in audience reactions....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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Use of Ethos in Political Campaigning - Use of Ethos in Political Campaigning Political campaigning, is it annoying. Many people would agree that it is, but if one looks closely behind the face value of the so-called annoying promotion, one may find a soon to be political figure using a perfect example of persuasion known as rhetoric. Breaking down the rhetorical theories applied to a campaign image can make the political figure seem a lot more interesting. Al Gore and the Democratic party, for example, used name and reputation to run for president of the United States in 2000....   [tags: Persuasion Rhetorical Analysis Essays] 927 words
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Ethos, Pathos and Nuclear Energy - Ethos, Pathos and Nuclear Energy Something always curious and provoking happens in science writing. Gwyneth Cravens is an author of five novels and many publications, and one who studies a topic in great detail. She creates an enormous work about nuclear energy for the last decade. Cravens’s research in her last published book titled Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy has led her to do an about-face on the issue. In her article “Better Energy” which was published in May 2008 in Discover magazine, she disputes and claims that nuclear energy is currently best alternative and should be considered as our future energy source....   [tags: Energy] 1278 words
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Pathos, Logos, and Ethos in Advertising - What captures the attention of people when they view an advertisement, commercial or poster. Is it the colors, a captivating phrase or the people pictured. While these are some of the elements often employed in advertising, we can look deeper and analyze the types of appeals that are utilized to draw attention to certain advertisements. The persuasive methods used can be classified into three modes. These modes are pathos, logos, and ethos. Pathos makes an appeal to emotions, logos appeals to logic or reason and ethos makes an appeal of character or credibility....   [tags: Advertising/Health] 632 words
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Using Music to Teach Ethos - Using Music to Teach Ethos Introduction After teaching high school English reading and writing for four years, life led me to apply for a position teaching English at a state university. I was hired as an adjunct faculty member, but in my eyes, I was basically a utility man in the Major Leagues. The brief hour-long meeting with the adjunct coordinator was my first exposure to rhetoric and anything related to it. I knew what a rhetorical question was—don’t we all?—and I had heard people make comments such as “He might think he knows what he’s doing, but in all reality, his talk is all rhetoric.” Still, did I know how to teach this stuff to other people....   [tags: Personal Narrative Teaching Essays]
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Rhetorical Strategies: Ethos Pathos and Logos - Guns do belong in schools and prospective parents should be required to obtain a license before having kids. These are the dominant themes present in Jamie O'Meara's "Gun, Sex, and Education" and Janice Turner's "Should We Need a License to Be a Parent?" respectively. O'Meara argues that just like sex education arms the youth with knowledge, protecting them from irresponsible promiscuous behavior, gun education would serve the same purpose with respect to violence and guns. Similarly, Turner calls for new legislation but in an entirely different arena....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1781 words
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Using Ethos, Pathos and Logos in Advertisements - Using Ethos, Pathos and Logos in Advertisements An advertisement is a form of public writing in which the author uses writing strategies as a way to catch the attention of a reader and to persuade that reader to purchase what he or she is promoting. In order to create an effective advertisement, the author relies on the product’s credibility, uses reasons to convince the reader to buy what he/she is promoting, and attempts to appeal to the reader based on emotion. A way in which this can be achieved is through using three components of writing known as ethos, pathos and logos....   [tags: Advertising Marketing] 939 words
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The Use of Pathos, Ethos and Logos in Advertising - Nowadays, commercial is becoming a major part of mass media. It does not only try to inform people about the availability and attractiveness of industrial good productions but also contribute to build an awareness of resources and alternatives for customer in daily life. There are thousands of commercials, so to attract customer, advertisers use various kinds on their commercial to make people aware of the firm's products, services or brands. Though they use various kinds on the commercial, the main goal of advertising tries to convince customer to buy their products, or do what they want....   [tags: advertising] 681 words
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Aristotle's Persuasion using Ethos, Pathos and Logos, and the Media - Aristotle came up with a useful set of principals used in persuading. Those principals, ethos, pathos, and logos are most commonly seen in the media. When being used in the media two of Aristotle’s principals become more useful, while one falls behind. Ethos, being the one that falls behind by not appealing to a wide variety of the public. While, in the media, pathos, the emotional appeal, and logos, the logical appeal, are the most effective. One of the more effective is the pathos appeal. When using pathos the media is hitting the broadest population of listeners and readers....   [tags: Aristotle, philosophy, media] 633 words
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Use of Ethos, Pathos, and Logos in a Vicks NyQuil Advertisement - Use of Ethos, Pathos, and Logos in a Vicks NyQuil Advertisement Advertisements often employ many different methods of persuading a potential consumer. The vast majority of persuasive methods can be classified into three modes. These modes are ethos, pathos, and logos. Ethos makes an appeal of character or personality. Pathos makes an appeal to the emotions. And logos appeals to reason or logic. This fascinating system of classification, first invented by Aristotle, remains valid even today. Let's explore how this system can be applied to a modern magazine advertisement....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis Advertisements Ads Essays] 1198 words
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Ethos and The Collegiate Classroom: A Look at Non-Traditional Age Students and Younger Professors - ... Eccelstone, Hayes, and Furedi believe: In higher education, some teachers of adults argue that traditional forms of assessment and teaching affect their self-esteem and sense of identity, thereby justifying a focus on emotional dimensions of learning. These dimensions are presented as progressive and empowering compared to 'traditional' curricula and teaching activities presented negatively as elitist, rational and disinterested (185). Williams describes the significance of ethos in the classroom....   [tags: college, philosophy]
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President George W. Bush's Use of Pathos, Logos, and Ethos - President George W. Bush's Use of Pathos, Logos, and Ethos Throughout George W. Bush's political career he has implored the use of Aristotle's tripod, which we like to call it. This tripod is a rhetoric which implies that persuasion relies on three things, which are ethos, pathos, and logos. Logos is devoted solely to logic and reason. While on the other hand, pathos deals with attitudes and beliefs. Perhaps the most important one which pertains to George W. Bush is something called ethos, that is to say the branch of the tripod which deals with the personal strengths of the speaker and most importantly his character....   [tags: Speech Bush President Rhetoric Essays]
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Use of Logos, Ethos and Pathos by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Use of Logos, Ethos and Pathos by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Alleged by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his “I Have A Dream” speech on August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. Dr. King said “This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. Meaning there shall be equality between one another. Dr. King grew up around pastors in a Baptist Church, so when he gave his speeches he sounded like a preacher....   [tags: I Have A Dream speech] 1048 words
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Martin Luther King's Usage of Ethos Pathos Mythos and Logos - Martin Luther King's Usage of Ethos Pathos Mythos and Logos On August 28, 1963 more than 250,000 civil-rights supporters attended the March on Washington. Addressing the protesters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Profoundly, he proclaimed for a free nation of equality where all race would join together in the effort to achieve common ground. King stated his yearning for all colors to unite and be judged by character, not by race....   [tags: Papers] 750 words
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Ethos, Pathos, and Logos in Keeping Close to Home by bell hooks - Ethos, Pathos, and Logos, bell hooks Style bell hooks ties in the three elements of argument, ethos, pathos, and logos in her essay, "Keeping Close to Home: Class and Education," by telling us about the many events of her life. hooks establishes credibility, or ethos, unintentionally, through descriptions of her achievements and character. hooks appeals to the readers logic, or logos, by giving real world examples from her personal experiences. She also appeals to the readers emotions, or pathos....   [tags: bell hooks] 1019 words
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The Ethical Values of the Music Art of the Ancient Greeks: A Semiotic Essay - The Ethical Values of the Music Art of the Ancient Greeks: A Semiotic Essay ABSTRACT: Humanity requires for its satisfaction Beauty and Good, that is, love, wisdom, and courage. Put differently, the necessity of order, equilibrium, and harmony. These values ground one of the most elevated planes of the spiritual life: music. Its moral force in the education of the mind, soul, and behavior of the human person has been emphasized by the ancient Greek philosophers. This important message exists as a pattern crossing the centuries....   [tags: Musical Artistic Greek Essays] 2781 words
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A Figurative Ad - A Figurative Ad Advertisements display many examples of ethos, pathos, and logos. Many ads use celebrities and direct emotional appeals toward their audience. The ad I will be talking about is a figure skater endorsing a watch and demonstrating ethos and pathos. Overall, the advertisement is useful and effective when displaying ethos and pathos. Envision a one page advertisement that has enough information to understand what product is being sold. The first thing to draw attention to the eyes is the division of color....   [tags: Advertising Media Essays] 775 words
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The Power of Words - ... In addition to ethos, Iago also uses the second pillar of Aristotle’s public speaking: pathos. Pathos is the common emotional appeal and connection an audience makes when being spoken to. Iago uses whatever poignant pleas he can wrap his demented mind around to persuade his followers further down his path of torment. Iago’s main use of pathos is with Michael Cassio, Othello’s new, and rather young, lieutenant, when he pulls on Cassio’s already juvenile and delicate heart-strings. Iago chooses Cassio as his next source of anguish out of spite and jealousy because Othello chose the immature Cassio for the position of lieutenant over Iago, who fawned over that position of power....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]
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Rhetorical Analysis: Border War: Battle over Illegal Immigration - ... The fact alone that he is a federal agent gives him credibility, but another things that helps his credibility is the fact he was still respectful to the immigrants that he caught coming over the border wile still being stern to make sure they knew what they were doing was wrong. The next man that was followed was J.D. Hayworth, a state congressman for Arizona. He provided a lot of detail and facts on the immigrants that were trying to cross the border into the United Stated. He is also trying to build more laws and put more laws into effect to tighten the border between Arizona and Mexico because at this point that is the main source of entrance into the U.S....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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Clearly Pacifist, Clearly Credible - Clearly Pacifist, Clearly Credible Many people tend to think war is a part of life that mankind will never be able to rid itself of. This comes from the assumption that war is one of the basic needs of mankind. However, Margaret Mead does not make this assumption. In fact, she denies its credibility in her essay “Warfare is Only an Invention – Not a Biological Necessity.” In this essay, Margaret Mead combines a great deal of logos and ethos with limited pathos to support her pacifist claim that warfare is merely an invention of man, and not a need found in the very nature of man....   [tags: Weapons Warfare Essays] 1135 words
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Dr. Myles Munroe's The Purpose and Power of God’s Glory - Appeal to Ethos in Dr. Myles Munroe's The Purpose and Power of God’s Glory The rhetorical term "ethos" allowed me to see my favorite book, The Purpose and Power of God’s Glory by Dr. Myles Munroe, in a different way. I had never noticed how much Dr. Munroe’s character, authority, and credibility help to persuade the audience by appealing to "ethos". It added a lot to the book by allowing me to see Dr. Munroe’s character, authority, and credibility. I noticed Dr. Munroe’s virtuous character on page nine when he said, "That means that whatever our Daddy got, we got....   [tags: Purpose and Power of God’s Glory] 713 words
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Letters from a Birmingham Jail - Letters from a Birmingham Jail Aristotle is a very citable man when it comes to the way we think today. His rhetoric techniques are still being used in today's society. The Neo-Aristotelian Criticism is three different appeals of persuasion. This is ethos, pathos and logos, which makes one heck of a convincing argument. Ethos gives credibility, pathos shows emotion and logos uses words. In the text, Letter from Birmingham Jail, we find many examples of the criticism. Martin Luther King Jr. is writing a letter from inside the jail of Birmingham in April of 1963....   [tags: American Literature] 1524 words
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The Future of Technology and Social Networking - ... Martha Henning defines ethos as, “the source's credibility, the speaker's/author's authority”. With this being said, Ostrow’s speech uses ethos very effectively. Knowing Ostrow’s background and achievement gives him automatic credibility. In Ostrow’s speech he gives multiple examples of how technology can be made to keep a blog and webpage alive even after the person is dead. In particular, he gives reference to an interview on CNN where Anderson Cooper interviewed hip-hop artist Will.I.AM. based off of content used from his social networking pages....   [tags: Technology / Social Networking]
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Aristotle's Rhetoric and the Ethics of Modern Advertising - ... Finally, ethos is employed by the ad-writer to show that Greenpeace has an ethical and moral character. The advertisement uses ethos by appealing to authority with the endorsement of Greenpeace.. This is a well-known organization among environmentalists, and the Greenpeace logo helps prove the credibility of the environmentalist non-profit group. The ad-writer focuses on how Greenpeace is trying to save the forest, motivate people to follow an ethical or moral protest, and to hopefully persuade the reader to call the number at the end of the ad to stop clear cutting....   [tags: Philosophy, Greek, Classics] 2387 words
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Ethics and the Current Cheating Epidemic - Ethics and the Current Cheating Epidemic There is an epidemic of cheating in American universities. Students are finding easier and more efficient ways to cheat. Morals and morality are changing. Students, members of the younger generation, and teachers, members of the older generation, differ on what is cheating. Morality even differs amongst students. Some students still adhere to the traditional sense of morality, and find what other students do an abhorration of morality. This essay is a mostly a pathos and ethos argument that attempts to appeal to the reader’s sense of right and wrong by using so-called “authorities.” The first section is filled with pathos arguments designed to make the reader believe that the majority of college students are cheaters....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 781 words
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The Art of Persuasion - The Art of Persuasion Used since the times of the ancient Greeks, the art of persuasion has become an integral part of our everyday language. From its inception, it was used to elect a government to rule a state, used to boost a person's spirit, and used to win a crowd's favour....   [tags: Papers] 906 words
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The Authority of Words - The Authority of Words In the tragic play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Antony uses the power of words as a tactic to skillfully persuade the people that Caesar’s death was unjustified. Caesar has been killed by the conspiracy because they thought he was too powerful to be kept alive. His most loyal friend Antony makes a speech in order to persuade the Romans the murder the conspiracy committed was wrong. He uses several techniques to captivate the audience and change their view on Caesar’s death....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]
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CO2 is NOT Pollution - As we have come to a better understanding of our global climate, most scientists agree that human actions have had a warming effect on the global climate (IPCC, 2010). This idea of anthropogenic global climate change is the general consensus in the scientific community according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). These views were increasingly challenged, mostly by non-scientists, in late 2009 when servers owned by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) were hacked. Emails between climate scientists and other documents relating to climate research were taken illegally and leaked online....   [tags: informative, expository, argumentative, persuasive]
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Accepting Ideas? - ... As soon as the reader starts to have an emotional connection then they slowly allow their guard to fall, as they do this then the reader is more open to accepting the idea. The idea is faced with the first test which goes up against the readers character and morals, this is called ethos. Dr King shows his character through action, he shows that he is willing to proceed in standing for what is right no matter the consequences. “So the question is not whether we will be extremists, but kind of extremists we will be”(King 121)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Self-Reflective Essay - ... My second pieces of writings (two proposals) reflected my progress in the ability to to use feedback and revise my writings which was a course goal. In this case, many rhetorical strategies were employed. Revisions weren't as simple as changing grammar and using correct punctuation (although that was something that helped me grow as a writer). A change of style was implemented from my “Cornell-styled Box Project Proposal #1” to my revision. I also used feedback I received to rewrite many parts of my rewrite....   [tags: Reflection ]
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The Retorical Triangel: Is it Effective or Not? - ... Lincoln uses the voice of persuasion to those still living to help end the war that has taken many lives and to help continue the “great task remaining before us” which to Lincoln meant the end of war and slavery (Lincoln, 1635). In today’s society, we continue to fight this battle. Slavery may have ended however; some people still treat each other in such offensive mannerisms. It seems as though racism is the perception of this era and some still believe that Caucasians are more superior then those with dark-colored skin and still believe in the idea of slavery....   [tags: Psychology]
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The Techniques of Persuasion in W.J. Reeves’ “College Isn’t For Everyone” - ... In his attempt to persuade parents that a four-year college is not always the right choice for enrolling students, Reeves links his opinion to a statistic regarding how education relates to the economy. For example Reeve states “… that 70% of the workers in the coming decades will not need a four-year degree, but, rather an associate degree from a community college or some type of technical certificate,” which he quoted from The Futurist in the article “Creating Tomorrows Work Force” (128)....   [tags: Education]
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American Red Cross - ... Then following this, I would like to touch upon the ethos: Ethos, the fact of using credibility, reputation, experiences and values to support an idea of what an author is trying to portray (Johnson-Sheehan, 2010)). The American Red Cross uses ethos in their ads throughout a multiple array of ideas. An organization such the Red Cross uses credibility in their product name and advertisements to be able to portray their beliefs to the viewers. The American Red Cross has been an organization that has continued to grow with its goals....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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Internet Advertising for Cellular Phones - Internet advertising is one of the most popular methods of sales today. Advertising on the net has become so popular that some people have ad blockers or better known as pop up blockers installed on their computers to prevent them. Although these ads maybe annoying they still have an imperative purpose. The ad is advertising a free Motorola phone from verizon. There is no publication date and the fact that you must sign a contract makes this ad less creditable. Cell phones are an innovative trend today....   [tags: essays research papers] 521 words
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Pragmatism, Perfectionism, and Feminism - Pragmatism, Perfectionism, and Feminism ABSTRACT: I consider the revision of pragmatism by three leading neopragmatists: Richard Rorty, Richard Bernstein, and Cornel West. I argue that their vision of pragmatism lacks a teleology, though a teleology is suggested by Bernstein's description of a pragmatic ethos. I appeal to Stanley Cavell's notion of 'moral perfectionism' to suggest a kind of teleology that is available to pragmatism. Finally, I find the weakness of pragmatism done without teleology well exemplified in the exchange between Rorty and Nancy Frazer at Rorty's 1990 Tanner Lecture....   [tags: Feminist Feminism Pragmatism Essays]
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Video Games: Assassin Simulations - Video Games: Assassin Simulations Video game violence has been a wildly debated topic since the beginnings of the industry. The topic evolved from the debate on media violence or violence in print media. However, the video game debate brings a new angle. Video games, because of their immersive nature, are said to have more impact on children. The proponents and opponents of video game censorship do not really fall into traditional political boundaries. The proponents of censorship tend to be some parents and doctors....   [tags: Video Games Violence Papers]
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Vivisection: Is it for you? - Vivisection: Is it for you. Animal Research has become a heated debate over the past few decades, reaching a high point around the end of the twentieth century yet it still continues through today. There are two main ways to look at this topic: the logos pro side and the pathos anti side. Those who are for animal testing realize the amazing benefits that can come out of such research while those against animal testing stand up for animals’ rights and try to find ways to better such research without killing so many innocent, defenseless animals....   [tags: Animal Testing Papers]
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Guests of the Sheik by Elizabeth Warnock - Guests of the Sheik by Elizabeth Warnock Elizabeth Fernea entered El Nahra, Iraq as an innocent bystander. However, through her stay in the small Muslim village, she gained cultural insight to be passed on about not only El Nahra, but all foreign culture. As Fernea entered the village, she was viewed with a critical eye, ?It seemed to me that many times the women were talking about me, and not in a particularly friendly manner'; (70). The women of El Nahra could not understand why she was not with her entire family, and just her husband Bob....   [tags: Guests Sheik Elizabeth Warnock Essays] 1014 words
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Plastics - Plastics are a product that is very common in our everday usage. We use plastics everywhere ranging for Tupperware to the cars that we drive. Although most everyone has accepted the fact that plastics make our lives easier and has become essential to us, there are people out there who are perhaps unaware of how important plastics are to our society, or people who just don't approve of plastics because of its environmental harm. An advertisement in a Health Care magazine tries to convince this audience why plastics are needed and the usefulness of plastics....   [tags: essays research papers] 1409 words
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An Analysis of Effectiveness - An Analysis of Effectiveness      Martin Luther King Jr. and Toni Morrison are two of the many great writers of the late twentieth century. Their styles follow rhetorical guidelines to create persuasive arguments and clear writing. To show how they accomplish this I will be comparing the rhetorical style used by King in 'Letter from a Birmingham Jail,'; with that of Morrison in 'Friday on the Potomac.'; Each of these works result from strong opinions surrounding the issue of racial equality in the United States, and each appeals to the desire of achieving that equality....   [tags: Martin Luther King Toni Morrison Writers Essays] 2787 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of JFK's Inauguration Speech - John Fitzgerald Kennedy delivered one of the most important American speeches after being sworn in as president on January 20, 1961. His inauguration speech was so influential that it seized the nation’s attention, and quotes from it are still clearly remembered by people today. It is considered one of the best speeches ever written and ever delivered. It presents a strong appeal to pathos, ethos, and logos and accomplishes what any speaker strives for – it speaks straight to the heart of the audience and inspires people....   [tags: John Fitzgerald Kennedy] 919 words
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Mother Daughter Relationships in works by Chang Rae-Lee and Amy Tan - The Power of a Mother In their articles, Chang Rae-Lee and Amy Tan establish a profound ethos by utilizing examples of the effects their mother-daughter/mother-son relationships have had on their language and writing. Lee’s "Mute in an English-Only World" illustrates his maturity as a writer due to his mother’s influence on growth in respect. Tan, in "Mother Tongue," explains how her mother changed her writing by first changing her conception of language. In any situation, the ethos a writer brings to an argument is crucial to the success in connecting with the audience; naturally a writer wants to present himself/herself as reliable and credible (Lunsford 308)....   [tags: Chang Rae Lee Amy Tan]
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Logical, Ethical, and Emotional Argumentation - ... She uses quotes and phrases like “[torture] endangers our soldiers on the battlefield” and “damage[s] our country’s image,” calling on the sense of patriotism throughout America to turn the people against torture. Applebaum even goes so far as to throw out the baseless conjecture “the use of ‘special methods’ might help explain why the war is going so badly (Applebaum 37).” This appeal to emotion tries to sway the reader against torture by making the assumption that there is some connection between the use of torture and the effectiveness of enemy soldiers – a great example of the use of pathos to mislead readers....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Approach to Persuasion - ... In order to persuade, one must analyze the audience. The audience may appear differently; there are supportive audiences whom begin with support, there are uncommitted audiences whom are neutral, there are also indifferent audiences whom need the persuader to grab their attention, and there is also the opposed audience. The opposed audience are the hardest to convince; they are against the persuader from the start. The same techniques of Pathos, Ethos, and Logos apply, but with the use of different extents....   [tags: Psychology]
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Professional Issues: Behavior Management Policy - ... 2.0 Description 2.1 Motto School X’s motto is ‘A Flame for Learning’ which emphasises on life - long learning. It shows the spirit of the school and staff members on how they strive and learn together in achieving excellence. Besides that, the motto represents the never ending determination to learn something new in everyday life. 2.2 Vision Vision statements are taken from School X’s website. The school has three visions namely: 1. A rich academic programme 2. A community school 3. A unique professional development focus 2.3 Mission The mission statement is taken from School X website which states that International school X aims to be a vibrant centre for educational, personal and social growth in the world, providing a rich academic curriculum for children in the local and international community....   [tags: Education ]
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A Rhetorical Analysis of Charles Bukowski's Ransom - A Rhetorical Analysis of Charles Bukowski's Ransom Charles Bukowski is a fascinating writer, skilled with a certain vernacular and vocabulary that he incorporates into his works. His speech and writing style have a lot to do with the way a reader is compelled to read on. Bukowski’s short stories are uniquely captivating, each in their own special way. His story, Ransom, was especially appealing. This story follows Marty and Kell in their attempt to kidnap a rich man’s kid for two million dollars....   [tags: Charles Bukowski Ransom] 682 words
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Analysis of Martin Luther King Jr's Essay, Letter from the Birmingham Jail - In Martin Luther King’s Jr essay “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” he uses ethos, pathos, and logos to establish his argument. First, let’s establish what all these means to the reader. Ethos gives the writer credibility, Logos is establish to the reader at what is logical, and Pathos is established with sympathy. When you think of Justice for all, we tend to think of your constitutional rights for all walks of life. But King is saying that this is not the case for the African American race back in early history....   [tags: psychology, racism, civil rights] 544 words
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Charles Darwin’s Voyage of the Beagle - Charles Darwin’s Voyage of the Beagle A modern reader might be surprised to find that travel writings of the 18th century, books intended for the general public, featured specific scientific terms and precise descriptions of landmarks, species and resources. But how did it happen that “sentiment, imagination, and the graces have been banished” (Voltaire, Letter to Cideville) from 18th century literature. In her article “Science, planetary consciousness, interiors” author Mary Louise Pratt argues that the change in travel writing in the 18th century promoted a new type of planetary consciousness, thus triggering a shift in European colonial policies....   [tags: Charles Darwin Voyage of the Beagle]
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Queen Elizabeth's Use of Imagery and Language in The Doubt of Future Foes - Queen Elizabeth's Use of Imagery and Language in The Doubt of Future Foes Queen Elizabeth persuades her subjects to be faithful and discourages her foes from the pursuit of her throne in the stark imagery of “The Doubt of Future Foes.” Elizabeth uses the three appeals of successful argument to evoke fear and respect in those that may attempt to challenge her position as Queen. The Queen captivates her audience with solid logical arguments and dramatic threatening language while establishing her credibility as a fearless powerful leader, utilizing the logos, pathos, and ethos methods of persuasion....   [tags: European History] 774 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of the “I Have a Dream” Speech by Martin Luther King Jr. - ... Free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” (King, M. L. Jr. (1963, Aug.28) Para 17) Others are “molehill of Mississippi”, “Lookout Mountain”, “curvaceous peaks of California”, and “Rockies of Colorado.” They all have the poetic feeling to them. (King, M. L. Jr. (1963, Aug.28) Para 16) Pathos in M.L.K’s speech Martin Luther King Jr. uses Pathos in his speech as well as many other things. He uses pathos to appeal to all the people who was listening to his speech’s emotions. One of the things he says to appeal to their emotions are, “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” (King, M....   [tags: Speech, Luther King Jr.] 822 words
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