Ethos Pathos Logos In Blade Runner

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The creative piece presented was written to respond to major themes developed in the film Blade Runner (1982). One of these themes presented is the moral issue regarding the creation of synthetic humans. To address this the topic question “The real or synthetic: do we even care?” was utilised.

This theme is continuously prevalent in the film as the Replicant protagonists’ fight a profound battle to establish themselves as more than slaves for mankind, as it is “Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave” (Scott, 1982). They essentially, “want more life” (Scott, 1982). To fight for the chance to live under no false pretence that they are human unless their life can be extended, as they “wanted…the same answers the rest of us want. Where did I come from? Where am I going? How long have I got?” (Scott, 1982). Each of these elements was taken into consideration went forming the blog presented in the creative piece and thus, the aim of my creative piece
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Pathos “means to persuade an audience by appealing to their emotions” (Bernanke, 2010). The language allowed for pathos as it was emotive, seen through the rhetorical questions, which reflected the vulnerability, sensitivity and fear of the author and thus, replicants as a whole. The overarching theme of a morally questionable issue enhances the personalisation of the reader. This is because the target audience was Replicants and thus, the theme speaks to the issues they are subjected to. Lastly, pathos is illustrated in the creative piece through the personalised stories, which aim to, along with the rhetorical questions, evoke an emotional…show more content…
This is evident in the conclusion of each post ending with a take on the question that corresponds to the theme of the
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