Rhetorical Analysis Of Happy

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Mrs. Henson
ENG 102-820
14 April 2016
A Rhetorical Analysis of Happy
Roko Belic the filmmaker of the documentary “Happy” that incorporates multiple people from people worldwide in order to promote the claim to the audience which is that anybody can achieve happiness. By including vaious stories of people with tragic or painfulaituatons and showing how they were able to overcome their struggles , it shows the audience that there are no barriers that prevent the audience from their pursuit to happiness. The documentary aims to target the American audience who is struggint o obtain happiness who believe tha they are unable to achieve happiness because of prior experiences. In presenting people origionating from radically different locations …show more content…

Lyubomisky explains that happiness is determined through three major sources; genetics determines a great majority of an individuals set happiness level at approximately fifty percent of it. Ten percent is based on income, social status, and location of living. Finally fouty percent of a person’s response through actions and activities that individuals choose to engage in are what determine an individual’s happiness. This chart stresses to the audience that money does not guarantee happiness by any means. However, the fiml fails to explain how the specialist, Sonja Lyubomisky was able to form such a chart through her reaserach on …show more content…

Initially she is only introduced in profile as she describes her wonderful life as a memorable mother blessed with looks, love and a strong marriage. She retells the story of a signigicant point of her life, where she was sharing a dispute with her sister-in-law and how she was accidentally run over by a vehicle, that the audience is finally exposed to her face for the very first time. The audience is a shock, especially in contrast with her one beutifu face that they saw prior to the incident. The audience feels guilt as Moody shares her struggle with docrse, suicide and depression as she slowly recovers from multiple surgeries that lead her to become physically instable. A professor of physchology, Richard Davinson, explains the process in which Melisa Moddy was able to recover from her accident through his reasoning “no pleasure without pain”. He explains that naturally an individual must undergoe various emotions in order if the indivual wants to become conscious of experiencing happiness. As the professorexplains, humans must experience pain on oreer to make the distinction to recognize happiness. Once again the director, cleverl fails to correlate how the scientists were able to conclude to such results without necessarily presenting factual data, but do present the next emotionally-charged stoty in order to evoke one’s emotions and not

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