Blackfish Rhetorical Analysis

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Blackfish is a 2013 movie directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite it concerns an orca named Tilikum which is held at SeaWorld. The movie speaks of the present incarcerated killer whales living at the SeaWorld Park. The film uses many forms of rhetorical strategies, such as pathos, ethos, and logos to positively persuade the audience of their argument. Ethos, Pathos, and Logos are three persuasion tools used both in Julius Caesar and in Blackfish. Ethos is persuading through the character of the author. Pathos is convincing through the attraction of the reader's emotions. Logos is the persuasion through logic. In Julius Caesar, Mark Antony uses these strategies to turn the Roman crowd against the conspirators with a very convincing speech. Also, in …show more content…

This certainly gives the movie more trustworthiness because its easier for the spectators trust the previous trainers opinion, because they are sharing their experience. in Julius Caesar, during Mark Antonys speech, his first line of the speech is the most persuasive in the usage of ethos “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!” This shows how he demands to tell the people of Rome in a hospitable way. Moreover, there was usage of rhetorical irony when Antony throughout his speech was continuously saying “And Brutus is an honorable man.” This questioning was aimed to see the ethos of Brutus Now comparing pathos which is the appeal to …show more content…

In Julius Caesar, Antony uses pathos in his speech saying that "Caesar was my friend, faithful and just to me.” This shows that Caesar was a man who was trustworthy and therefore, unjust to kill. Now comparing logos, the appeal to

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