Michael Moore's Film Capitalism: A Love Story

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In the Michael Moore's movie Capitalism: A Love Story, there is great use of pathos. An example of pathos would be, In the film the author highlights the idea that the concept of the so-called American dream embodied in the limitless devotion to capitalism and how it was responsible for the economic decline. Considerable deterioration of life conditions of average Americans and global crisis, Michael Moore asserts that capitalism presented by deceitful politicians. As the ideal social order that allows everyone to realize one’s desires and potential turned out to be an powerful weapon. That weapon made possible a situation when less of 1% of the American population accommodates its financial resources and in this way they rob others and earn money on their grieves.…show more content…
As one of the critics mentioned in her review “Watching the film, I felt like Michael had climbed inside my head, made a list of all the things that have been obsessing me for the last 12 months, and brought them horrifyingly to life. It’s one thing to know these things are happening; it’s another to see them happening in front of your eyes” (Huffington 2009). Being a skillful director Michael Moore applies several strategies of persuasion in his film. It is generally known that there are two persuasion models. The first one is known as the now-classic Yale model. This model focuses on the interplay among the message, the channel of communication, the source, and the target of the message. Richard Perloff in his work “The Dynamics of Persuasion” (2010) states that the main characteristics of the source of communication are authority, credibility, and social attractiveness. It is necessary to admit that all these three features are represented in the
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