In the film, Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore provides his audience with appeals of ethos, pathos and logos throughout his documentary for the reasoning behind the massacre that took place at Columbine High School in 1999 and for American gun violence. Moore uses the appeal of ethos when he begins to give his own background history and when he interviews men who are knowledgeable about guns. We are given a home video scene of a young Michael with his first gun and his voice over stating “I couldn’t wait to get out and shoot up the neighborhood” and then going to some more home videos until we get to a photograph of Moore as a teenager, holding a
Moore suggests that by only choosing to televise violent stories the media has created a fear driven society. Moore conveys this through the collection of ludicrous media articles creating fear, such as “In an instant an escalator can mangle you or a loved one” Moore employs the sound of a rapid heart beat to metaphorically represent the fear in the american population. Moore undermines the views of the mass media and hyped blame culture through the use of montage displaying numerous media outlets blaming various external influences for the violence in America until they seem to reach the same conclusion; Marilyn Manson. The increasing speed in which the montage cuts between one clip to the next conveys the increasing hysteria of the American
The belief that America’s gun culture is a fundamental to the construction of their modern day society, is the topic of Michael Moore’s documentary film “Bowling for Columbine.” Guns, death and fear; three keywords that inspired The movie makes its points by manipulating and twiting the information that is fed to the viewer. Moore utilises deception as the primary tool of persuasion and effect in Bowling. A major theme in Bowling for Columbine is that the NRA is cold hearted towards the killings.
The political cartoon “Blood, Sweat, Tears” by Steve Breen focuses on the controversial topic of gun control in America. In order to emphasize the seriousness of taking action, Breen uses an emotional approach. He appeals to pathos to explain how these deaths have emotionally affected Americans throughout the country, and inform of how much effort the executive branch is putting in to limit the access of guns to the mentally ill. Breen utilizes a simplistic approach towards the details to gently remind his audience of the emotional impact that the gun shootings of the past few year have had on Americans.
His goal is warning people to not use lives in exchange for a perfect selfie. Newcome also uses other sources such as, “the article on Botox treatment called ours the ‘selfie culture’, “wsch6.com (8/30/15) reports on a car accident” and “Mac Slavo writes in sonsoflibertymedia.com (9/18/16) about a real “photo bomb” by a Syrian Jihadi” etc. (1) Using these sources helps to build Newcombe’s credibility by showing the facts that he collected from other experts and other expert ’s point is strongly support his claim.
Rest In Peace Mr. Pete Mr. Van Horn’s death stirred the pot even more. Our research shows that we think the people controlling the machines or the “aliens” wanted to teach the people on Maple Street that the only enemies are themselves.
Specifically, according to this theory Jim Jones began to mess around with the idea of a “Revolutionary Suicide”(Jonestown Massacre 3). For example, a member from The People’s Temple that escaped told about practicing suicide drills (Streissguth 1). Meanwhile, after the member told people about this a reporter and Congressman Leo Ryan went to investigate what was going on. He found that everything that was said was true such as the suicide drills, beatings, and many people asked for them to take them with them. Once Ryan decided to leave Jones found out and sent gunman to terminate Ryan and the reporter out of fear that the truth about Jonestown would be exposed.
The recent media footage of the destruction of innocent, young lives re-ignites the gun reform debate again, and what we as a community can do to prevent another tragedy. The outpourings of grief and horror are becoming all too frequent in our society. What has gone wrong? Why do human beings feel the need to express their anger and disappointment with their lives by resorting to such extreme violence? The ramifications of easily accessible firearms are like opening a Pandora's Box.
"It 's almost laughable to believe that the president 's proposal would deter them." This quote talks about the fact that even the most insane killer would still want to go to the school because they are already expecting to die. Every single mass shooter has either killed themselves or has gotten killed. In the following paragraphs, they go into detail of what could go wrong with teachers having guns. Again they are using pathos to help with this and get you on their side.
The term 'assault weapon ' was conjured up by anti-gun legislators to scare voters into thinking these firearms are something out of a horror movie… [T]he Colt AR-15 and Springfield M1A, both labeled 'assault weapons, ' are the rifles most used for marksmanship competitions in the United States.” “Gun Control - ProCon. Org.” Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted in the United States?, gun-control.procon.org/. Guns aren’t just used for hunting wild game, it is a sport. One of which my brother participates in, and is pretty darn good at it.
In the wake of the political crisis of 1975, the men with the assault rifles took the actions the of government much more harder than expected. The National Rifle Association of American (NRA) is an American profitless organization which supports gun rights. The modern NRA continues to educate people on gun competency and wellbeing. The government has been trying to take away the peoples rights to bear arms, which is clearly being depicted in this cartoon above. Illustrating the distraught and sadness of Americans in a political cartoon, Eugene Payne draws a large man who is resting while sucking his thumb with his weapon alongside him, however the word assault rifle is crossed out and it is altered by hunting rifle because the government is trying to take away the privilege to bear arms as it is demonstrated on the mans security blanket.
The United States president at the time was sending bombs to other countries, and gun control became a hot topic. While the government is hurting others, people still want to use Marilyn Manson as a scapegoat for what happened at Columbine. He says whatever he wants to say, and that scares people. It’s easier to flaunt his face around as the villain than to take initiative and try to help the kids who are suffering.
Kevorkian was tried in court with the whole world watching. This case gained so much attention because of the national airing of the suicide video on 60 minutes. In fact, Kevorkian wanted to be tried in court so everyone on Earth could hear about assisted suicide. The initial charge Dr. Kevorkian was being tried for was second degree murder. Prosecutors gave him this charge because this was one of the only times Kevorkian administered the lethal drugs himself (as opposed to the patient pressing the button on the Thanatron to release the deadly drugs).
Leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, Clarence Darrow, in his 1924 case appeal, A Plea for Mercy, defends his clients, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopald Jr., of murder. Darrow’s purpose was to persuade the audience, the judge and jury, into shortening the boy’s sentence because the terrible acts of war has tainted the nation. He exhibits an aggressive tone by using fear, allusions, and metaphors to bring justification to the boys by appealing to his audience. Darrow implements fear throughout the duration of his speech to persuade his audience to believe the state of our nation has paved way for two, very well off, boys to turn into murderers.
The beginning to me was to gain credibility by going back into the past using a personal experience of the day that he was liberated. He used this to show the audience that he is a credible source to talk about this subject. “Fifty-four years ago to the day, a young Jewish boy from a small town in the Carpathian Mountains woke up, not far from Goethe's beloved Weimar, in a place of eternal infamy called Buchenwald. He was finally free, but there was no joy in his heart. He thought there never would be again.