Logical Fallacies In One Of Us

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Imagine being in a world that controls the life of its members ultimately taking the dignity and free-will from what every human- being is entitled to have. In the documentary One of Us, three young-people share the stories of their time in the Hasidic Jewish community and how their escape to freedom came back to bite them. The filmmaker utilizes pathos, ethos, and logical fallacies to make the audience feel compassion towards the ex-members of the Hasidic Jewish community and the suffering that comes with leaving the lifestyle. Throughout the film, the filmmaker follows the three victims around in their everyday lives by using somber music and backgrounds of depressing colors. The documentary starts off with colorful images of the scenery…show more content…
Usually, logical fallacies are used to prove the flaw in a piece of work, but in this case, fallacies are used to guide the audience in the speaker’s battle to make difficult choices that are life-threatening. During a scene, a speaker named Ari, freshly out of the Hasidic community, talks to an elder man about his decisions in leaving the lifestyle. The man says that there is a choice in which every member must make. He uses the Either- or fallacy to present a choice to Ari, either you stay in the Hasidic world and obey the terrifying laws or go out into the secular world and suffer in isolation. Genetic fallacy is also used. The Hasidic community despises the secular world because of the enslavement and horror they encountered during WWII, making a standing impression that anyone who is not a part of their community, are evil. These fallacies support the argument of sympathy towards the speakers by showing the choice deprived- community they were once a part…show more content…
We all have different customs, religions, and traditions that make us who we are, some accept the communities they are brought up in and some rebel against for obvious reasons. The film One of Us takes the audience on a journey into a twisted lifestyle in an isolated part of Brooklyn where former in-slaved post WW2 Hasidic Jewish live. The three-young people share their stories and take the listeners on a voyage of their unfortunate situation. The producers use the power of music and color to contrast the two worlds of secular and non, showing the pain and the raw emotion of the speakers and not only showing, but making us feel for them, feel that we need to take a stand for the ones who are
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