Rhetorical Analysis Of Chevrolet's 'A Boy And His Dog'

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The commercial published by Chevrolet in 2014 is an exceptional advertisement. This commercial advertises the Chevy Silverado truck. However, this commercial does not only influence the audience to purchase a truck but; the advertisement portrays a life lesson that every person should know and practice. The commercial by Chevrolet titled, “A Boy and His Dog,” is extremely effective and persuasive to the audience through emotion, ethics, and logical situations. This commercial draws on the viewers emotional well-being through the dialogue of the characters. The first words said in the commercial are, " Never give up on the ones that you care about and, always remember the good things." That statement is strong and will immediately catch the reader 's attention. The little boy also said, “I looked everywhere. The more I…show more content…
The last way the writer persuades the audience to make the commercial effective is through logical reasoning and well-thought-out situations. The writer did not exaggerate advertising. However, the writer used a logical situation that would keep the audience’s attention and allow them to see the product multiple times within the commercial. For example, if the writer of the commercial stood in a room and said buy our Chevy truck there would not be many people interested in the product. However, the writer used a logical situation, a dog and a young boy, to interest the audience and keep them guessing what the commercial is about. In conclusion, the Chevrolet Silverado commercial “A Boy and His Dog” is an extremely effective commercial. The writers use of emotional persuasion, ethics, and logical situations create an advertisement that develops a relationship between the viewer and the product. It is an excellent balance of persuasion and entertaining throughout the entire commercial that creates an interesting and effective advertising campaign. It is this type of persuasive commercial that exemplifies an effective use of rhetorical

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