Rhetorical Analysis Of Solitary Nation

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Solitary Nation Documentary
Solitary prison does not only make a prisoner commit more crimes but also have devastating psychological effects on the individual. In the Solitary Nation film, the prisoner narrates on his ordeal having been out in prison for arson. The prisoner describes the solitary cell as being buried alive and being at a place where no one wants you (Edge). This essay analyzes the rhetorical strategies employed in this documentary and their effectiveness in the observer's mind.
Solitary confinement worsens the behavior of the inmates. The fifty four minutes film reveals that about 80,000 inmates in America alone live in isolation (Edge). The isolation was initiated to make the prisons safe and also punish the inmates. There is an evidence of an inmate earnestly trying to open his cell’s door to no avail. Another one
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Ronald Joncas, an inmate in the documentary, notes that it is illogical to expect the inmates to behave as humans yet they are treated like animals while in jail (Edge). The idleness in the cells prompts the prisoners to do the craziest of things including cutting and even sacking their ball, such an inmate may end up crazy after the jail term, and the prison, therefore, fails in its objective which is correcting the behavior (Edge). The filmmaker aims to draw the attention of the federal government and the state of the prisons in America. Solitary cells should be minimally used so that they serve as a corrective measure and not making the inmates worse. The information is accurate because it is based on real life experiences. In 2014, a prisoner that had been released from the solitary confinement stabbed a fellow inmate eighty-seven times and killed him. The prison wardens, however, feel that the isolation ensures that the most dangerous prisoners do not harm others which open a Pandora box on the same
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