Rhetorical Analysis Of Lovato's Mental Illnesses

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Likewise, when speaking about her own personal experiences with different mental illnesses, Lovato uses a softer tone to connect to the audience on an emotional level. Lovato’s personal anecdotes with her mental illnesses spoke to the audience about what she calls her “darkest times”. “During my darkest times, I didn’t know why I was alive and I definitely didn’t like myself. I had very low periods that were so emotionally draining that I couldn’t find the strength to crawl out of bed in the morning. I was withdrawn, disconnected, and very angry” (Lovato). By expressing the pain which she felt when battling with bipolar disorder, depression, and eating disorders, Lovato is creating an environment in which the audience can possibly relate to.
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