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How Do Other People Influence Our Behavior?

- How do other people influence our behaviour. The public may influence our behaviour though social influence in two different ways, the first is normative influence which is “an influence to conform to the positive expectations of others” (Cohen 1964). This is shown by Asch where the participant’s task was to compare the length of the lines by matching the standard line with three comparisons, one of which was clearly obvious the correct answer this is known as an unambiguous task. Asch found that when the majority of the confederate said the wrong answer the minority who was the participant also gave the wrong answer knowing it wasn’t correct (Asch 1956) this shows how they changed their ans...   [tags: persuasive communication, conformity]

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An Analysis of President Obama’s 2008 Victory Speech

- The origin of my essay is the victory speech of Barack Obama in 2008. The essay is an attempt to illustrate the correlation between discourse and politics in varies of aspects and perspectives. I hope the reader can enhance the skills of persuasive power in discourse. Since in the political views, nothing is coincident. We can use the persuasive power to assure the thing is going to the right track of your plan. I found there are varies persuasive appeals in the victory’s speech. Language is powerful....   [tags: language, persuasive, power, skills]

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Self-Analysis Essay of a Writer

- My portfolio absolutely reflects my understanding of persuasive writing. Persuasive writing focuses on the ability to formulate an essay that takes an argumentative stance, but takes the opposition into consideration as well. My portfolio also represents the goals and objectives of persuasive writing. The essays I have written for this course demonstrate that I have certainly developed my critical thinking skills, and developed, or better yet, mastered my communication and personal responsibility skills; but, because of my occasional lack of analysis and issues with word choice, my writing process is not perfected....   [tags: portfolio, persuasive writing]

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Corpal Punishment

- Every parent(s) encountered an experience where their child becomes ruthless and act in a disorderly way. There are times when the child acts that way to gain attention from their parent(s) or because they “feel” like it and wants to be in control. For instance, let’s say you, who are the parent, decide to go to Wal-Mart with your child. While you are in Wal-Mart, your child comes across a toy that he/she wants badly. You already know you will not have enough money to buy the toy so you find a way to explain it in a way he/she will understand....   [tags: persuasive]

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Youth Work And Youth Provision Services Are Vital To Dealing Drug Misuse By Our Youth

- Introduction Our youth are the most creative, energetic, motivated, expressive people within our society, but that presents challenging problems. The fact that they often bored and feel misunderstood plays a big role in how they make choices in life, yet they have interests, passions, and inspirations and yearn for an environment and facilities in which they can express themselves while releasing their excessive energy. In situations where these facilities are limited or unavailable, our youth are left to find their own ways to vent their frustrations, usually through behaviours that challenge our communities and society like the misuse of alcohol and illicit drugs....   [tags: persuasive ]

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Leonard Peltier Should be Released from Prison

- Leonard Peltier is currently serving time in the Leavenworth federal penitentiary for the shooting deaths of two Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) agents. According to FBI documents, at around 11:50 A.M. on June 26th, 1975, agents Jack Color and Ron Williams were supposedly searching for Jimmy Eagle, a thief wanted for stealing a pair of cowboy boots. The agents encroached on the Jumping Bull Compound in Oglala, South Dakota of the Pine Ridge reservation, in two separate vehicles that no one could recognize (Incident)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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Support for the Current Placement of the Confederate Flag in South Carolina

- Support for the Current Placement of the Confederate Flag in South Carolina There is an old saying that says you can please all of the people some of the time, or you can please some of the people all of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time. Never is this truer than in the state of South Carolina as it pertains to the flying of the Confederate Battle Flag. It is obvious at this point that no solution will make everyone in the state happy, but a compromise does need to be made that can satisfy a majority of the people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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An Argument Against High Salaries in Major League Baseball

- An Argument Against High Salaries in Major League Baseball Twenty-five million dollars made per year. Over one hundred fifty-four thousand dollars made per game. Over forty-seven thousand dollars earned per at bat. Sounds a little ridiculous, does it not. That is what current Texas Ranger shortstop Alex Rodriguez earns to play the game of baseball (azcentral.com). Baseball is a game that children have been playing in schoolyards and fields for the past one hundred years. It may not be a game anymore....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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Human Reproductive Cloning Should be Banned

- Human Reproductive Cloning Should be Banned The issues concerning human reproductive cloning are shrouded in controversy, perhaps overshadowing the true advantages of cloning technology. Therapeutic cloning, which is often misunderstood as reproductive cloning, is less controversial than the latter as it does not involve the creating of an individual being. Instead, vital stem cells are extracted from human embryos, in order to generate tissues and organs for transplant. The goal of this process is strictly to harvest stem cells, resulting in the creation of “cloned organs”, which can be used to treat heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and cancer....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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Kelly and Sale: Persuasive Or Pointless?

- Kelly and Sale: Persuasive Or Pointless. Unarguably, since technology has been introduced, it has had profound effects, permeating not only onto society, but our entire ecological system. To categorize the effects of technology as predominantly beneficial or detrimental, as Kevin Kelly and Kirkpatrick Sale claim in their interview, is difficult. "Interview With The Luddite" captures and vividly illustrates their seemingly pointless and underdeveloped ideas. Kelly, protechnology, and Sale, a contemporary neo-Luddite, discuss many technological issues, including the automation of the labor force, oral tradition, literacy, and civilization....   [tags: Kelly Sale Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Persuasive Speech: Marijuana Should Be Legal

- General Purpose: Speech to Persuade Specific Purpose: To get my audience to be pro on legalizing marijuana Thesis Statement: Marijuana isn't harmful and should be legalized Organizational Pattern: Cause and Effect To the AIDS or cancer patient, marijuana is the plant that fights nausea and appetite loss. To the nutritionist, its seed is second only to the soybean in nutritional value and is a source of cooking oil and vitamins. To the paper or cloth manufacturer, it is the plant that provided much of our paper and clothing for hundreds of years and produces four times more fiber per acre than trees....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech ]

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Persuasive Techniques Used in Poetry

- Persuasive Techniques Used in Poetry Compare the persuasive techniques used in the poems. Say which poems you feel are the most effective and Why. Persuading poets have been writing poems on love, lust and nature since the beginning of time. The 7 poems that are analysed here range from the 16th-19th centuries. These poems are all written by men arguing and persuading the effects of love. In “To virgins”, it appears that Robert Herrick uses small amounts of natural imagery to persuade virgins and to stress the fast passing of time....   [tags: Poetry Poems Writing Literature Essays]

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Persuasive Speech: Don't Be Persuaded by Subliminal Advertising

- PURPOSE: To persuade my audience to refuse to be persuaded by subliminal advertising I.     ATTENTION Who here has seen the movie "Fight Club". If you have, you have been exposed to a thing called subliminal messaging. Let me show you a short clip from the movie. [show clip] Okay, raise your hand if you saw the image flash on the screen. For those of you who didn't see it, here it is in slow-motion. [show the image] I noticed three other instances just like that one. That's not even all; there's lots more to watch out for in that movie....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Speech: We Must Take a Stand Against Hate Crimes

- It was October 6, 1998 when he was lured from the bar that cold, fateful night. His skull was smashed with a pistol butt as he was lashed to a fence, left for dead in near freezing temperatures. Nearly eighteen hours later he was found by passersby and taken to a hospital where he remained in a coma for several days until slowly slipping away. At his funeral, picketers carried signs saying, "God Hates Fags" and "Fags Deserve to Die." Matthew Sheppard is one of the thousands of victims who have suffered from the form of violence known as hate crimes....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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No Needles: Why Vaccination Proponents' Persuasive Methods are Counterintuitive

- It’s hard to imagine a world without vaccines—a world where “getting sick” had the potential to be fatal (or at least cause irreparable damage to one’s body). In this world, diseases robbed millions of bright-eyed children of their lives. Thankfully, though, with the development of vaccines, populations have grown larger and healthier over the past century. Sadly, despite the improved longevity of our species, many people are still undecided about—or vehemently against—childhood vaccination. They claim that vaccinations are dangerous and responsible for autism and other conditions....   [tags: health, misinformation]

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Comparing the Persuasive Techniques Used in Two Charity Fundraising Advertisements

- Comparing the Persuasive Techniques Used in Two Charity Fundraising Advertisements The hardest thing for any charity is to raise money. There is only one way to do this, that is to persuade people to part with their money and donate it to a good cause. The “ Bhopal Medical Appeal” and “Save The Children” advertisements are two examples of this. Both of these advertisements come from “ The Observer” a broadsheet newspaper. Consequently it is assumed that the target audience is those of a higher education and people who more likely to actually read the advertisement....   [tags: Papers]

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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Visuals as a Persuasive Tool for War

- A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Visuals as a Persuasive Tool for War Nations all over the world constantly utilize various forms of media to rally support amongst its own people. Manuscripts, newspapers and radios were and still are of the many mediums through which political figures connect and communicate with civilians. Especially during a time of war, the government sets as one of its highest priorities, the goal of keeping its people adequately informed and behind their nation’s cause....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Persuasive Tactics in Marketing

- Table of Contents page <ol> <li value="1">0 Explanation of the two tactics 2 <li value="2">0 The effectiveness of social proof 2 <li value="2">1 Circumstances when effective 3 <li value="2">2 Circumstances when ineffective 4 <li value="2">3 Persuadee when effective 4 <li value="2">4 Persuadee when ineffective 5 <li value="2">5 Persuader when effective 5 <li value="2">6 Persuader when ineffective 6 <li value="2">7 Conclusion of Social Proof 7 <li value="3">0 The effectiveness of scarcity 7 <li value="3">1 Circumstances when effective 7 <li value="3">2 Circumstances when ineffective 8 <li val...   [tags: Marketing]

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Othello Persuasive Essay

- Two individuals may be the best of friends but when one individual is taken in by jealousy over the other he or she will do anything in his or her power to ruin the other individual’s life; this is where the dilemma arises. William Shakespeare, the playwright of Othello portrays a story about a highly honoured character Othello who is the general of the state of Venice. Iago portrays himself as very loyal and true friend to Othello while his other side is much more ruthless and cruel towards the general....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Marge Piercy’s Persuasive Diction

- Marge Piercy is an accredited American writer and poet. Her works include poems such as “Barbie Doll” and “A Work of Artifice” that focus on society’s treatment of women, as well as poems which speak to more broad social issues. The vast majority of her poems speak to qualities that she deems virtuous. Many of the ideals she values stem from her childhood and past experiences; those same ideals are reflected in her poems which clearly show her passion for the feminist and civil rights movements....   [tags: writer and poet]

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Persuasive Essay: The United States is not The Greatest Country in The World

- The United States is not the greatest country in the world. However, for a very long time, people have believed that the United States tops the list. This is because of the classic lifestyle and technological advancements portrayed in our daily media. The United States is portrayed as a country of peace and optimum harmony. Consequently, we get the impression that United States is the best place to be. The younger generation seems to enjoy life to the fullest with almost no regrets. After all, most of us can drive a car at the age of 16; compare that to other countries at 18....   [tags: fast food, obesity, hollywood]

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Death Penalty: Capital Punishment and Violent Crime

- Capital Punishment and Violent Crime Hypothesis Most Americans are pro-death penalty, even though they don't really believe that it is an effective deterrent to violent crime. Those who are pro-death penalty will remain so, even if faced with the best arguments of anti-death penalty activists and told to assume the arguments were absolutely true. Violent crime Violent crime is a major problem in the United States. According to the ACLU, the violent crime rate rose sixty-one percent nationwide over the last two decades, making America one of the most dangerous countries in the industrialized world to live in....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Reparations to Descendants of Slaves Should Have Ceased Long Ago

- Reparations to Descendants of Slaves Should Have Ceased Long Ago In this day and time the world is heavily concerned with political and social corrective ness, thus everyone is catered too and no money changes hands. The idea and arguments of paying reparations to the descendants of slaves has been in the American media and courthouses since the English barrister James Grahame published a groundbreaking book in 1850 setting the first claim for reparations in the United States. It is no surprise that these allegations arose so soon after the abolishing of slavery at the culmination of the Civil War....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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A Non-Pacifist Argument Against Capital Punishment

- A Non-Pacifist Argument Against Capital Punishment ABSTRACT: In this paper I present a moral argument against capital punishment that does not depend upon the claim that all killing is immoral. The argument is directed primarily against non-philosophers in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Oddly, the moral argument against capital punishment has not been effective in the United States despite the biblical injunction against killing. Religious supporters of the death penalty often invoke a presumed distinction between ‘killing’ and ‘murdering’ and avow that God forbade the latter but not the former....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]

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Patriotism: Use with Caution

- Patriotism: Use with Caution Patriotism has a different face for everyone. Some follow it blindly, some reject and oppose it, some stand indifferent, and others choose to follow it cautiously. Patriotism is also now a challenge for multi-cultural societies because the back bone of social unity can no longer be merely similarities in ethnicity, culture, or religion. In this essay, I shall state the risks of following patriotism blindly and the risks involved in rejecting patriotism completely....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument]

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Equal Rights for ALL Americans

- Marriage has always been a sacred agreement between a man and woman. However, as times have changed, our ideas involving marriage are forced to change with the times. Our country has developed throughout the years to enforce the belief that all Americans should be granted equal rights no matter what their skin color or cultural background. Granting gays the right to marry would simply be giving all people equal rights in the issue of marriage. When it comes to the issue of gay marriage, Americans have many different views....   [tags: Gay Marriage, argumentative, persuasive]

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Lowering the Drinking Age Would Reduce Tragedies and Secrets

- ... Since it is illegal to drink under the age of 21 people who do, do it in secret and leave it unmonitored by other adults. This is especially popular among college students. According to the American Journal of Public Health, published by Georges C. Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association (APHA), College students are more likely to participate in heavy drinking then those who are not in college. “2 in 5 [college] students nationally engaging in binge drinking on at least 1 occasion in the past 2 weeks.” Regardless of their age people will still drink....   [tags: persuasive speech outline, ]

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The Education System Must Be Redesigned

- During the first three decades of the twentieth century, the progressive era had catapulted curriculum theory into a field of scientific inquiry. Its structure had been differentiated and the curriculum content had been expanded. All changes were created to meet the demands of a newly industrialized and urbanized civilization, and as a result “scientific management” became the guide for the development and implementation of the new curriculum. Franklin Bobbitt, one of the 19th century front-runners of scientific curriculum, stated that if the scientific procedures utilized in factories could increase productivity and efficiency, the same procedures could be used to improve curriculum (Flind...   [tags: persuasive]

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Abercrombie and Fitch and the Moral Degradation of America

- Abercrombie and Fitch and the Moral Degradation of America This past month I made my last visit to the popular teenage/college student retail store Abercrombie and Fitch. Finishing up some back to school shopping, I was on a quest for jeans, and I knew the place to get them. My last two favorite pairs were from Abercrombie and Fitch, and I was planning on buying the same kind once again. Happy and relieved that I would not spend the afternoon ransacking the mall for one pair of jeans, I entered the store to the pulsating beat of techno dance music....   [tags: Agumentative Persuasive]

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American Society Needs Affirmative Action

- American Society Needs Affirmative Action         Affirmative action has been the subject of increasing debate and tension in American society. However, the debate over affirmative action has become ensnared in rhetoric that pits equality of opportunity against the equality of results. The debate has been more emotional than intellectual, and has generated more tension than shed light on the issue. Participants in the debate have over examined the ethical and moral issues that affirmative action raises while forgetting to scrutinize the system that has created the need for them....   [tags: argumentative persuasive]

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Grazing Versus Ecosystem Conservation: Managed Grazing Techniques Must be Implemented

- Grazing Versus Ecosystem Conservation: Managed Grazing Techniques Must be Implemented One of the major issues confronting western America is that of environmental conservation and protection versus agricultural essentials and needs. This issue includes the environmentalists' fight against herbicides and pesticides, reservoirs for irrigation water, and livestock grazing on public land. The controversy that this essay confronts will be that of the desire to use public land for livestock grazing versus the importance of preserving the rangeland ecosystem....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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Biological Weapons and Biological Warfare

- Biological Weapons and Biological Warfare Thesis: Biological Warfare is morally and inhumanely wrong, It is the wrongful killing of men, women, and children. It should be stopped no matter what the circumstances are. I. Introduction into the bad effects of biological warfare through some examples. a. Example of single affect of biological warfare b. Example of a country using Biological Warfare II. Definition of Biological Warfare a. Biological Warfare Agents i. Micro-Organisms ii. Toxins b....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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Student Financial Assistance

- Student Financial Assistance George W. Bush said education is “the great lifting mechanism of an egalitarian society.” He means, education is the great equalizer amongst individuals in a society established on equality. Unfortunately, access to education is not always as equal, nor are we living in an egalitarian society. In 1965, congress passed legislation, namely the Higher Education Act of 1965, in order to diminish the distance between students and the reality of higher education. Despite their seemingly positive intentions, the office of Student Financial Assistance has evolved into a very unpopular entity of the executive branch....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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The Fraud of Modern Psychiatry

- The Fraud of Modern Psychiatry The word "psychology" is the combination of two terms - study (ology) and soul (psyche), or mind. The derivation of the word from Latin gives it this clear and obvious meaning: The study of the soul or mind. This meaning has been altered over the years until today, this is not what the word means at all. The subject of psychology, as studied in colleges and universities, currently has very little to do with the mind, and absolutely nothing to do with the soul or spirit....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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The Impact of the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club on the City of Montreal

- The Impact of the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club on the City of Montreal A sports team is vital to a large city such as Montreal. A sports team may have positive or negative impacts on a city. The team that will be focused on is the Montreal Canadiens. Despite the poor seasons that the team has recently endured, the Montreal Canadiens are still one of the most winningest franchises in all of sports. The team’s long history as a winning organization has made the city of Montreal reputable....   [tags: Persuasive Essays]

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The Persuasive Power of Television in the 1960’s

- ... According to McLuhan, unlike previous forms of mass media, television initiated physiological changes within the left and right hemispheres of the brain (McLuhan 87). The left hemisphere is responsible for active linear and quantitative processing related to reading and computations. However, the left-brain processing is quickly overshadowed by the right brain stimulating images, movement, and sound of a television. Furthermore, it is well accepted that the limbic regions located in the right brain are responsible for emotion and automatic response at a primal level....   [tags: mass media entertainment and influence]

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The Boom of Persuasive Totalitarianism in Europe's Damaged Nations

- ... Totalitarianism, in general, was characterized by a strong opposition to democracy and a belief in dictatorships. During the early-twentieth century, democracy had suffered from noticeable failure in some parts of Europe. This failure had been attributed to inexperienced leadership, incompetent or absent parliament, and a strongly damaged national economy. After World War I, and later on, after the Great Depression, frustrated Europeans quickly turned to antidemocratic leaders who offered simple explanations and phenomenal solutions for their damaged societies....   [tags: USSR, post world war I]

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Coursework on advance HCI

- In the first part of this coursework it will be argued that the study of Kaptein et al. [1] on means based adaptive persuasive systems is an interesting piece of research that could formulate new questions and hypotheses in the area of adapted persuasive systems. The argument will be developed through a critical review of the Kaptein et al. paper, discussing in turn its theoretical origins, research methodologies, main findings, and design implications. To begin with, the authors suggest that the large differences in individual responses to persuasive strategies will, in due course, lead to systems that rely heavily on persuasion profiles....   [tags: adaptive persuasive systems]

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No to Legalization of Marijuana

- Marijuana should not be legalized because it will increase health issues, its use will rise rather than decline, and taxation will result in economic failure. In recent years, however, society has become very moderate, and this is why society’s views can be swayed by the benefits of legalization. Nowadays, legalizing marijuana is not that big of a deal as it was in the 60’s and 70’s when hippies and peace organizations were advocating for marijuana use. However, if marijuana is legalized it has been said that it might be the gateway drug to legalizing all illegal drugs....   [tags: persuasive]

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Beowulf Deserving of Honor

- One’s outcome and outlook on life are determined by the many decisions that one must make throughout their lifetime. In the epic of Beowulf, the reader is introduced to a man, named Beowulf, who is later crowned as King of the Geats, reigning for fifty years. Throughout the poem, Beowulf seems to exhibit characteristics, long before he is King, that lead the reader to believe Beowulf will be a successful and impressionable king. Beowulf displays four key characteristics, courage, strength, knowledge, and respect/trust, which are extremely important to the plot, as well as for the life of the Geats, the Danes, and Beowulf’s true identity....   [tags: persuasive]

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