Rhetoric Techniques In The Sci-Fi Film

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Although the Sci-Fi short story by Ted Chiang and film adaptation, Arrival, share similarities in terms of their plot, they differentiate in terms of their intended audience and application of rhetorical techniques. Contrary to the short story, the film utilized an environment of hostility by including foreign countries that are on a competitive quest to decipher the alien’s language. For instance, in the film, China was ready to launch an attack against the foreign intruders; however, Louise Banks prevents General Shang’s belligerent intentions by reciting his wife’s last words. This source of drama and hostility is, quite evidently, directed towards the general audience that are intersected in an action packed Sci-Fi movie while, on top of

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