Comparing Aristotle's Rhetoric, Ethos, And Logos

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Aristotle is a Greek philosopher who was born some time around 384 BC in the city Stagira, which is in the Greece kingdom of Macedonia, and he died in 322 BC (Wikipedia). Aristotle was a well known philosopher, in fact he was such a well known philosopher that he was given some nicknames from the Ancient Greek people for his modesty. When Aristotle was younger (17-18) he, “...joined Platos Academy in Athens and remained there until the age of thirty-seven” (Wikipedia). At the Academy Aristotle was a great student, but wasn't the best because he was concern of the way they scrutinized philosophical issues and the way world works, and it's not just the perfect forms and realm of ideas that matter, regarding their theory of ideas (Gradesaver).…show more content…
Aristotle thought that rhetoric, which means an art of using language to persuade, would get an audience to understand a point. Actors, and people who present speeches, or debates would use rhetoric which had 3 main persuasive methods, Ethos, Pathos, and Logos. With ethos you'd use creditability as a speaker. For example when a toothpaste commercial would say something like, “ 98% of dentist suggested Tom’s for toothpaste because it's safe for you teeth.” And the commercial would be getting credit from the dentist. But when using pathos the speaker would show emotion towards the audience like if a little girl was trying to get her parents to buy her ice cream, she'd use pathos by crying or showing emotion by saying something to make her audience (her parents) feel bad for her to buy the ice cream. Logos is when the speaker is using basic logic to convey a message or point to an audience as a form of persuasion; logos is a great tool of persuasion because when someone can prove an argument with logic and it sounds reasonable the audience is easier to convince. If I said, “It's a fact that smoking causes
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