Rhetorical Analysis Of Oprah Winfrey: Me Too

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Oprah Winfrey: #Me Too “Me too.” It is hard to believe that this little two-word phrase would be a tool used in shifting the balance of conversation that we as America have about the subject of sexual assault. Recently there has been a campaign in Hollywood where women are standing in solidarity with other women who have been sexually harassed in the industry. “Me too” was the hashtag assigned to this movement/campaign and has been typed on various social media outlets by many celebrities, as well as people all over the world. This movement first started around early October 2017, when a Hollywood film producer by the name of Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual misconduct over a span of his entire career with women he had employed. Following this, a whole new string of allegations arose from other women and men who finally spoke up about the same thing happening to them in their careers. This exposed a lot of other well-known people in Hollywood. The Golden Globes, held on January…show more content…
In conclusion, Oprah Winfrey’s speech does an amazing job of using the Rhetorical Appeals to be effective to her audience. Her Ethos is established before she even takes the stage to make her speech. Her Pathos is woven in and out by using, stories and vivid imagery as well as the overall tone of the topic of sexual harassment. Although her logos are not relied on as heavily as the other two, it leaves room for the audience to bring their own thought, feelings, and experiences to the table to develop a logical underpinning for themselves. A lot of her rhetoric is layered to include a mixture of multiple appeals at the same time. This age of media allows us the privilege of actually being able to watch the audience respond as well as see the social commentary all over the Internet. Regardless of whether you were invested in the subject, or had your own opinion, it would be hard to say that Oprah Winfrey’s speech was not effective to her audience. It is indeed very

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