Grant-Davie opens his writing with numerous definitions of a rhetorical situation. He then says that these definitions do not grasp the complexity of rhetorical situations. To fully understand a rhetorical situation, he suggests an analysis of the exigence, recognizing that rhetors and audience are both a part of a rhetorical situation, and that there may be multiple rhetors or audience. Grant-Davie then stated the four constituents in rhetorical situations that are exigence, rhetors, audiences, and constraints.
Content: Miller is stating that the townspeople typically have respect for other members of society who have spent a considerable amount of time in Salem. However, many of the villagers did not have that type of advantage, and as a result, people were constantly accusing each other which undoubtedly paved the way for the Salem Witch Trials to take place.
Audiences are the receivers of messages. Typically, companies or organizations are “pushing” information out to audiences – disseminating material without the goal of listening in return. A common example is when companies issue news releases. They have information about an event, an acquisition or a policy decision that is important for their audiences to know, but they most likely are not looking for those audiences to weigh in at the time of release – just like Jerry Seinfeld. He is telling us his jokes and humorous observations. He is not intending for – or wanting, I’m pretty sure – those of us in the audience to give him feedback from our auditorium seats. Our job as the audience is to observe the performance, not to participate in
After watching multiple television shows, I noticed a connection of deviant behavior portrayed within fictional television. For example, the Dexter show. The Dexter show is about a man that is a blood analyst for the Metrolina police Department. Who has a family, yet is a serial killer at night targeting proper traders that has never been caught for their crimes by the law. For instance, in episode “Hello, Dexter Morgan”. I noticed that Dexter embedded himself in a man name Arthur’s life who is also known as the Trinity killer. The Trinity killer is a murder that target four people that remind him of his family’s deaths every year. While Deba Morgan a detective at Metrolina police and sister of Dexter Morgan try to get the true about who shoot her and her detective boyfriend. Deba realized a connection between the woman shooter has with the suspect murder in her case that she is the Trinity’s
There is not a minute in the day where a news broadcast is not being televised. For twenty-four hours, the same repetitive and monotonous information is delivered by different news anchors. Even though they report nothing new, Americans will still watch for hours upon hours. The large majority of these television broadcasts deliver stressful and generally upsetting news, but in no way, is this a deterrent to the viewer. The American obsession with spectatorship is a phenomenon created by the inaccessibility of timely and relevant knowledge. This oddly leads to an increase in the demand and likeability of terror. In her piece “Great to Watch”, Maggie Nelson explores the origins of this fascination with horror and gives an
The argument can be made that, instead of appealing to the lowest common denominator in the public, at least some media should give the more informed and critical segment of the people what it wants (Lazere 305). The people are considered to be the largest segment of the audience and that should be enough evidence for the media members to make the news tailor made for the viewing public. When confronted with said evidence, most media members blame it on education. “One professional consultant who pioneered these formats justified them by claiming, “People who watch television the most are unread, uneducated, untraveled and unable to concentrate on single subjects more than a minute or two.” (Lazere 306). I guess that’s a polite way to say,
Popular culture is a combination of ideas, images and an array of people’s perspective to what they define as being the mainstream of a given culture. Over the years, this widely misinterpreted phenomenon has been heavily influenced by today’s mass media that permeates the everyday lives of society by altering our attitudes and perceptions towards certain topics. Subsequently, upon reading Anolik’s article titled, “How OJ Simpson Killed Pop Culture”, I second guessed myself to the sense that how can one individual disrupt an entire culture? Even though the article is about a famous football player who was allegedly charged for the murder of his ex-wife. Nevertheless, after constructive analysis of the article, one now can understand the author’s
1. What is the intended audience for the book? Who is the author writing for? Who does the author expect to read the book?
The article 'Did Trump Win the NFL Fight?', by Scott Jennings, informs readers about Donald Trump's fight against NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem. The article also resembles the ignorance of Donald Trump's actions. Although the main subject of the passage is to inform readers, a side subject is found in the passage. The text also contains information regarding the Democratic party. In conclusion, the Democratic party is losing votes because of the ignorance displayed in their actions. The audience of a certain passage accommodates the attracted spectators. Therefore, the article's audience contains those who play football, are into politics, or are involved in the NFL. If this specific article is found online, the audience
Audience- His audience is directed at the people within the generation that he specifically talks about repetitively throughout the novel. He informs the audience of a second-perspective look on how each generation reacts or acts when presented a circumstance of facing the reality of outcomes concerning modern day media.
Bitzer’s article discusses the rhetorical situation. A rhetorical situation does not mean merely understanding the context in which the speech is located. This mean that it does not refer to the setting in which the communication between speaker, audience, subject, and purpose takes place. A work is rhetorical because it is a response to a situation of a certain kind. A rhetorical situation contains three parts. One of those parts is the exigence. This is something that is waiting to be done. It is the reason. According to Bitzer not all exigences are rhetorical. The second part is the audience. The audience involves only those individuals who are capable of being swayed by discourse and of being mediators of change. Bitzer states that the
In their respective articles, Mar and Oatley(2008) and Tan(2008) offer diverse insights into the significance of various forms of media. Although the articles take different approaches on this topic, with Mar and Oatley focusing on the function of fiction and Tan providing an overview of the entertainment experience, both articles
Media are platforms of mass communication that can be categorized as either new of traditional media, with new media being forms of communication that make use of technologies such as the Internet, and traditional media being more conventional forms of media such as newspapers. Media, primarily new media, is getting more popular and influential, especially in today’s day and age since we are exposed to it a lot more than in the past and also since media is more easily accessible now. The media can shape our behaviours, perceptions and opinions, and it is important to know how people are influenced and impacted by it. The media can influence someone’s perception of social reality, or perceptions of beauty or even influence people’s behaviours and habits and therefore, the media does shape who we are.
The Uses and Gratification theory by Elihu Katz came into existence when the theorist concocted the idea that individuals utilize the media to their advantage. The point of view rose in the mid 1970 's as Katz and his two associates, Jay Blumler and Michael Gurevitch kept on extending the thought. The theory was contemporary since it repudiated more seasoned perspectives that expected the gathering of people was an inactive gathering. The Uses and Gratifications Approach sees the gathering of people as dynamic, implying that they effectively search out particular media and substance to accomplish certain outcomes or delights that fulfill their own needs.
Blumler and Katz’s ‘Uses and Gratification theory’ (1974) suggests that media users play an active role in choosing and using the media. This theory shifted the focus from what media do to the people to what people do with the media, thus it’s an audience centric theory.