Aristotle's Use Of Pathos In Anti-Smoking Commercials

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Aristotle had a method of persuading people that toyed with their emotions, this was one of the three Aristotelian Appeals called Pathos. Commercials are notorious for using pathos in order to make a viewer feel terrible about a situation, that in reality has no effect on that individual. In this response, the example used to explain Pathos will be an anti-smoking commercial. The commercial portrays a child walking into an airport with his mother and the more then disappears, for what we assume to go smoke, the child begins to cry for the fact he is no longer with his mother anymore. The first sign of pathos being used within this commercial would be when the mother disappears, leaving the boy completely alone in an airport while sad music
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