Jon Krakauer uses different methods to appeal to a variety of people. Logos makes sense to those who tend to use logic and reason to rationalize while Pathos is best used when convincing those who can be moved by emotions. Krakauer also incorporates Ethos to appease those who respond well to credibility. The purpose of using these multiple techniques is to convince a broader amount of readers that many people could actually relate to Christopher McCandless. Through his anecdote about his life as an adventurer, Jon Krakauer uses himself as an example of logos. A great way to understand the thought process of a young adult whose mistake cost him his life, is to be told of such an occurrence by older man in his earlier and more vulnerable years. Evidently, Krakauer discussed the time when he attempted to climb a mountain. He spoke of a moment when he smoked marijuana in his tent without thinking of the consequences, like many young people. The tent nearly burnt down, but a young Krakauer survived. When compared …show more content…
Pathos is mostly implemented when Krakauer speaks of the moment when McCandless’s parents visit the site where their son died. Billie McCandless’s quote in this portion of the book resonates as a sad admittance. He says, ” Many people have told me that they admire Chris for what he was trying to do. If he’d lived, I would agree with them. But he didn’t, and there’s no way to bring him back.”(203) The quote serves to articulate the fact that the child of two parents are dead. This makes it difficult for people to think of Chris in such a negative way as before, because he is gone. Hence, Jon Krakauer’s use of pathos, logos, and ethos facilitates his argument. Whether a person responds most to emotion, logic, or credibility, each is accounted for. The author’s purpose of persuading others to understand Chris’s situation is realized through the inclusion of different
The chapter, Church, has the troop hold up in a church for a few days. In the church, the monks take an immediately likely to the troop help with food and weapon cleaning. A few of the soldiers discuss what they wanted to do before the war. The troops learn more about each other and insight into what faith can be to them.
In the “180” movie Ray Comfort outstandingly used rhetorical appeal throughout his argument in a thorough way to further grasp his audience’s attention. He used pathos, ethos, and logos during the course of his dispute of abortion and the Holocaust. Comfort uses pathos more frequently than the other two appeals, to plea to the audience’s heart strings. An example of when pathos was used was when
In the argument that college is not for everyone, Reeves establishes his ethos through both extrinsic and intrinsic support while maintaining clarity using the logos approach. Pathos, however, lacked the same amount of control. By using an excess amount of pathos while approaching rhetoric with a condescending tone, the author diminished the persuasiveness achieved by combining the techniques. This resulted in a limited audience due to the insulting nature of the closing remarks geared to the very audience he was trying to reach.
The video “Nick Hanauer: Beware, fellow Plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming” is a powerful speech made by Nick Hanauer to address the growth of inequality among social classes. He also states how to prevent the effects that would come to the plutocrats’ class group if the social inequality continues this fast paced growth.
Pathos was use often in this story to show his compassion to those affected victims, and his disagreement toward the opposing individuals of the death penalty. In the article, the writer put sentences that had emotion that the writer convoke to the audience. For example, in the last two paragraphs he mentions the case of a murder victim that is not help. At the beginning, Koch showed sadness, then toward the end, he displayed the madness he felt toward those who did not do something to help. He believes that the opposing group toward death penalty are the same as the people that did not do anything to help. With this emotion, the author was able to make the reader thoughtful whether not supporting death penalty makes justice of the inoffensive victim. Although the writer uses a considerable amount of emotion, he does not go to an extreme, which would made his argument emotional for the reader to lost interest of
...echniques employed are persuasive and subtle, and this allows Carr to take advantage of all emotional arguments at his disposal. In conjunction with sources pertinent to the topic, Carr’s emotional appeals seem to get his audience thinking, and from the article it is easy to agree with the points he has made. Carr’s use of logos and pathos does bring into question his ethos, however. Fortunately, Carr’s ethos should not be questioned, as he has written several books and articles on the topic. This does not excuse his bias, but it does permit him to speak on the topic at hand. Carr definitely presents himself as a strong literary figure, and his views on the internet are reasonable as well as relatable. This combination of ethos, pathos, and logos successfully allows Carr to write as an expert in this field, and his article and thoughts are not to be taken lightly.
...en writing a book based on ethos, logos and pathos, it is very challenging for an author to stay completely objective. In Krakauer’s case, his bias comes out strongly in certain chapters, sometimes detracting from his argument. Some faults exist in his credibility and logic, but his use of emotional appeal makes up for what those areas lack. Krakauer does an excellent job developing the character of Chris McCandless. The author brings him back to life with his descriptions and is able to make him tangible to the reader. The discussion over what McCandless's thoughts were when he went on his fatal trek will continue as long as his memory lasts. Ultimately, the readers of Into the Wild are left to form their opinion of McCandless, with Krakauer nudging them along the way.
At the same time, however, it ties into both the second quote, from David Barthelme’s The Dead Father, and one of Chapter 15’s most prominent ideas: how people have natural tendencies to emulate their parents. Krakauer is outlining both his mountaineering escapades, as well as the story of he and his father, which in turn aids in explaining why Krakauer shared so much common ground with Chris McCandless. Because Chapters 14 and 15 serve as Krakauer’s testimony as to why he is biased the way he is, John Muir’s own (albeit short) testimony, as an outdoorsman in his own right, has the potential to make the material more relatable because of his great renown. John Muir’s example led many to follow in his path, and the utilization of the widespread comprehension of his motivations and deeds may have aided Krakauer in getting his audience to gain a broader perspective on some of the heaviest material in his own
Pathos is the appeal to an audience’s emotion. Aside from the other two appeals that I have outlined in this essay, pathos is by far the most recognizable appeal in Lamott’s article. The humorous tone of the article is very easily recognized and frankly, it is hard not to laugh at some of Lamott’s uncalled-for sarcastic remarks (whether it be in your head or out loud). For example, when writing about how every writer she knows never writes an elegant first draft, she continues, “All right, one of them does, but we do not like her very much. We do not think that she has a rich inner life or that God likes her or can even stand her” (1). By making such presumptuous claims about this person, some audiences might find this type of language comical or entertaining, which in turn makes them want to believe Lamott and continue reading. In a way this helps Lamott seem credible to some readers, in which case she has created a successful argument. On the other hand, some readers might find this kind of language unprofessional and inappropriate. Because much of the article deals with language that is full of humor and sarcasm, it would make sense to say that Lamott has directed this article towards an audience who is looking for something more entertaining than a typical statistic-filled essay that one might consider mainstream in this field. Whether it be entertaining or absurd, Lamott most definitely uses the appeal of pathos in her
For example, the emotion is felt when Kozol speaks to a student from a New York, Bronx high school, “Think of it this way,” said a sixteen-year-old girl. “If people in New York woke up one day and learned that we were gone…how would they feel? Then when asking how she thought the people of New York would feel she replied, “I think they’d be relieved” (Kozol 205). By mentioning the thoughts and emotions of individuals involved with the issues of school system segregation and inequality his reader cannot help but develop a feeling of empathy for children that feel as if no one cares about them and their issue. Kozol also uses pathos effectively by reading letters to his reader he received from young elementary school children that are not afforded the same amenities as other children in wealthier school systems, amenities such as toilet paper or the appropriate amount of restrooms. Which causes students to hold the urge to relieve themselves out of fear of being late for class (Kozol 214). With the proper use of pathos, Kozol places the reader in the same situation and assistances the reader with an understanding of his reason for conveying a concern to help children in this unfortunate situation. Another example of Pathos is when he speaks of the letters that came from third-grade children asking for help with getting them better things. He mentions a letter that had the most affected on him that came from a girl named Elizabeth, “It is not fair that other kids have a garden and new things. But we don’t have that.” (Kozol 206). This example being only one example of the few things mentioned in the letter. The tone of the little girl from when Kozol reads gives a pitiful and sad feeling. By stating this, it acts on the reader’s emotional state which creates a sense of wanting to resolve the problem of
Ever since the earliest form of writing and speech, there has always been three ways to catch the reader's eye, and keep the interested in the point and or essay your betraying. Ethos, Pathos, and Logos. Many of you may be unfamiliar for this type of writing, but as you read further, you will be surprised how often these things are really used in everything that you read, one of these are used. It’s one of the many little things that are in this world you don’t notice, until someone one opens your eyes to see a much bigger picture.
Paul Krugman’s humorous rhetoric both entertains and informs the reader towards America’s consistent uneducated assumptions of other countries. He opens with a critical approach of the Republican Candidate, Jeb Bush and his comment about French work weeks. Krugman immediately shot down Bush’s argument and referred him as “french toast”, in order to describe the weight of the outcome on his campaign in a joking manner. He inserts an interjection and utilizes common speech to convey straight messages about his possible political standing in the presidential race and elaborates on how groundless his statements were about the French work ethic. Krugman’s sour critique then moves onto yet another Republican, Ben Carson. Although there weren’t any
In this example Lennon plays with our sympathy, telling stories of how Roberto was one of two hundred prisoners that were trying to get accepted into the college program that only seats twenty three. He ends with a quote from his mother “How you think is how you act”(Lennon 3). This saying by his mother, is comparing the inmates attitudes going into jail and how if educated how they can change when coming out. In this argument by John J. Lennon he uses a variety of pathos, logos and ethos writing methods in order to try and persuade the readers to agree with adding more college courses for inmates. Although the argument is very well written Lennon’s use of egos, pathos and logos are lacking. Which in turn allows the readers to not be persuaded towards his goal of increasing the amount of classes offered in
Lars Eighner uses the appeal of ethos the most prominently in his book to prove he is credible, followed by an appeal logos by applying logic and pathos using stories.
..., the use of literary techniques including irony, characterization and theme convey the author’s purpose and enhance Into The Wild. The author accomplished his purpose of telling the true story of Chris McCandless. He was an eccentric, unpredictable man that led a very interesting life. His life deserved a tribute as truthful and respectful as Jon Krakauer’s. Through his use of literary techniques, the author creates an intense, and emotional piece of literature that captures the hearts of most of its readers. Irony, characterization, and theme all play a vital role in the creation of such a renowned work of art. “Sensational…[Krakauer] is such a good reporter that we come as close as we probably ever can to another person’s heart and soul” (Men’s Journal).