Big Fish Ethos Pathos Logos Analysis

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Katelin Garchow
English 111
October 19, 2015
Professor Delong
Pathos, Ethos, and Logos.
The purpose of the movie Big Fish is to show that trying to find the truth behind things is a fool’s errand. Behind every great story is some truth and sometimes the truth is better left untouched because it will be a disappointment. In the movie this is shown by Edward Bloom’s young son, Will. Will tries very hard to find out what truth his father's tales have only being led to accept the fantastic stories as they are. The audience for this movie would be directed towards a more adult audience or those who would be skeptical of truth in tall tales. The first example of ethos is that the director is Tim Burton. Tim Burton is known for doing weird things but is a well-known director so he is reputable. The second example of ethos is the producers Columbia pictures. They are an affiliate with Sony Pictures Entertainment and have been founded since 1924, so again they
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The director wants the audience to question whether or not Edward Bloom is just spitting lies or if it's the truth. Will, the son, is the fool searching for the bitter truth between the lies his father has shown him through a rose colored lens. The next example of logos within the movie is when the producers have Jenny ask Edward to come back to Specter. This was because it foreshadows his return to Specter later in life to help the city become what it once was. Showing the great town of specter in shambles was to evoke a feeling that Edward Bloom is selfless in giving his money to help save the town he enjoyed so much. The third and last example of logos is when Will, his wife, and his mother Sandra, were going through his father's belongings and find the letter that said Edward bloom was dead. This began to foreshadow Will accepting his father's stories as truth. That piece of paper was enough proof to show Will and the audience that behind tall tales is some
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