American Sniper Analysis

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American Sniper is a true story adapted from a book called “The Memoir of Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle.” This movie is directed by Clint Eastwood and the date of it being released in theaters was on January 16th 2015. Basically, this movie is about a Texan man, Chris Kyle, who dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but then he decided to join the Navy SEALs after seeing the TV coverage of the 1998 attacks on the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. Therefore, he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying his wife, Taya, Kyle and the other team members were called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle had killed 160 terrorists during all four tours in Iraq. However, Kyle’s struggle is not with this mission, but about his relationship with his…show more content…
The first type of reasoning is inductive reasoning. The first inductive reasoning found in this movie was shown in the scene where Kyle met his wife, Taya for the first time at the bar. In this scene, Taya assumed that Kyle must have the same negative attitudes such as arrogant and self-centered just like the other members of SEALs because he was one of them. This is clearly an inductive reasoning because it was based on someone’s opinion and thought. All the nine critical reading standards which are clarity, accuracy, precision, relevance, depth, breadth, logic, significance and fairness are not being applied in this situation. There is also a logical fallacy in this situation which is hasty generalization. Hasty generalization is a statement that asserts all or most things of a certain kind have a certain quality or characteristic. Taya drew a conclusion that all Navy SEALs had the negative attitudes in themselves just because her brother-in-law was like…show more content…
The first deductive reasoning is when Kyle was trying to convince his wife that he was healthy and in the pink of health. However, when the doctor checked his blood pressure, it was 170/110 which showed that it was really high and he suffered from high blood pressure. Therefore, he was unhealthy and not well as it had been proven by the medical check-up done by the expert. This is a valid argument as it fulfills all the nine standards of critical thinking. The result of his health condition was definitely precise and accurate as it was specific and gave details on the condition of his blood pressure. Thus, the conclusion for this situation is

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