more emotional effect on the reader because they’re the last words their minds process, and thus more bound to resonate with them. After a paragraph that specifically described Trump and Cruz supporters as small-minded and vicious, “shivers” is likely to produce a sense of alertness and possibly fear. Therefore, the word “shivers”, used as both evidence and to build pathos, Bruni appeals to the readers emotions, reinforcing the terrifying truth that there are individuals in America fully supporting Trump and Cruz.
In an effort to appeal to pathos, Bruni effectively uses sentence structure to question the reader’s values and cue the audience to Trump and Cruz’s absurd behavior. Forming a question can build pathos and inform the reader at the …show more content…
For Bruni, the way he decided to gain credibility in his opinionated piece was to quote other credible writers. He quotes The Time’s Jennifer Steinhauer, who writes Cruz was “so unpopular that at one point not a single Republican senator would support his demand for a roll-call vote.” This offers another view on the subject, and also adds credibility to Bruni’s argument that even other Republicans don’t particularly like Cruz. Citing a specific example adds a factual element to the argument that it otherwise would not have if Bruni decided not to include it. Furthermore, evidence is further utilized through statistics when Bruni references a Gallup survey that revealed, despite the Republican senator’s resentment of Cruz, 61% of Republican voters approved of Cruz, and that overall he had the best rating of all Republicans. As these statistics serve as evidence, they help validate the logic behind Bruni’s wish to educate the reader on the reality of Trump and Cruz. In this reality, a significant number of voters approve of Cruz, despite members of his own party disapproving. Thus, Bruni uses evidence to show that most Republicans themselves appose Cruz, and then statistics to prove the frightening fact that this doesn’t matter to certain voters, while simultaneously appealing to ethos by establishing
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84) that point to the use of stealth campaigns. The account of each not only puts evidence behind her argument, the reader later discovers that these accounts go against the viewpoint she argues in her conclusion, adding depth to her argument: she states what critics think on the outside, later going into statistical analysis for the rest of the chapter to prove them wrong. Data primarily consists of table charts pulled from a survey and two case studies. The surveys, as outlined in Appendix A of the book, were taken from randomly selected school districts around the nation, and the case studies, also outlined in Appendix A, were from Fairfax County, Virginia, and Garrett County, Maryland, both counties with conservative Christians on the school board (pp. 176). The survey pool selected by Deckman is well rounded; she took into account small vs. large school districts, districts with no elections, candidates who ran unopposed, candidates with incorrect home addresses, and candidates who did not respond to the survey (pp. 176).
During a GOP debate Republican Senator,Ted Cruz, attempted to use a diversionary tactic of answering a question,with a question, in order to draw attention from the real issue. In the media this sort of behavior is considered a red herring fallacy which attempts to hide weakness in a argument by not addressing the issue.
Kelly followed up asking Cruz why “doesn’t make sense" to draft women in combat. “It risks putting women in an unsafe situation,” Cruz said. “If you are dealing with a 200 pound jihadist, the idea that we would be forcibly take our daughters and put them in the position of close combat doesn’t make sense. The job of our war fighters is to defeat the enemy not to be a cauldron for social experiments or political correctness.”
In his article he uses some logos, but I don’t think there is much in it. He has an example of what Democrats and Republicans are in most people’s minds. This is the only logic I think Brooks uses in the article. The is also pathos in his article, but to me, there is only pathos is you agree with one side. The descriptions are a way of giving emotions.
David Brooks utilizes the rhetorical devices of Logos, Ethos, and Pathos to build his argument that disrespecting American values is counterproductive. First, Brooks uses the Rhetorical device of Pathos to appeal to the emotions of the reader. He says that “Over the centuries, this civic religion fired a fervent desire for change”(Par. 6). Brooks uses the word “fervent” in his writing, because it appeals to the emotions of the reader, It expresses the extent of the desire for change. This is known as pathos.
(Collinson, Reston 2). These diction filled phrases help the audience understand the state of the Republican Party due to the negative connotation. The negative connotation allows the readers to understand the tiff that is occurring within the party and why many Republicans are worried about its future. The article describes the party as divided and using emotion-charged diction to support the claim allows the audience to connect with the
So what is the moral of the story with regard to presidential and congressional elections? Well we just need to fix what information is more widely available. Of course you can tell that there is tones of information on the current presidential candidates. There is so much of this info that lately its just been silly and childish information. Maybe if they covered Congressional election and Presidential election the same then maybe there would be all this silly useless information out there about these presidential candidates.
In Ruben Navarrette’s opinion piece in the USA Today, “Don’t be a 100 percent-er”, she discusses the partisanship involved in two major American political issues, guns and abortion. The beliefs of most people of these two political debates mostly coincide with their political party, with Democrats being on the side for gun control and be pro-choice, while Republicans are on the side of less gun control and be pro-life. Navarrette argues that this partisanship, these contrasting views with no grey in between, is fracturing the country, and politics is not about absolutes. She goes on to describe that there are people in the United States, including the author herself, that have beliefs in this grey area, and that going more to the fringes is
When arguing for racial equality, James Farmer Jr. quotes St.Augustine, “An unjust law is no law at all.” He claims that just laws are meant to protect all citizens; whereas, unjust laws that discriminate Negroes are not laws to be followed, thus raising awareness of racial discrimination by using emotional and logical appeals. In The Great Debaters, Henry Lowe appeals to the audience’s emotions during a debate about Negro integration into state universities. To challenge his opponent’s claim that the South isn 't ready to integrate Negroes into universities, he affirms that if change wasn’t forcefully brought upon the South, Negroes would “still be in chains,” which is an allusion to slavery. With this point, he is able to raise awareness of
Introduction Hook: I never knew that one day, one idea could have such a big impact. That one thing could change the history, set up the rest of the country to follow suit with this specific topic, and things that need a change in general. Background: Over 50 years ago, on March 7, 1965, now known as bloody Sunday, segregation was still prevalent. At the time it was not allowed for blacks to vote at the time.
The ability for people to look at a situation from a different perspective is vital in today’s globalized society. Diversity is the most important, core attribute we each share that gives us the ability to assess new situations through our diverse backgrounds and upbringings. Unlike Patrick J. Buchanan’s argument in his essay titled “Deconstructing America,” diversity is a necessity in America’s culture as opposed to the burden it is described as. Conversely, Fredrickson 's essay titled “Models of American Ethnic Relations: A Historical Perspective,” illustrated a more precise version of American history that disproves Buchanan’s ethnocentric ideologies. Buchanan speaks of diversity on a narrow, one-way street.
Pathos (emotional) is the Greek word for ‘suffering’ or ‘experience’. This is used to persuade the readers/listeners through appealing to their emotions. The language used affects the audience’s emotional response; this can be used to strengthen your argument. The writers try to develop and emotional connection with the readers.
Authors know this and they use these words to c persuade the reader. Authors have been using these technique of pathos throughout the years. They use this in controversial topics or political criticism to make their statement stronger. This can be seen as far as back in the days of slavery and women standing up for themselves to have their voices heard. Both authors, Frederick Douglass and Elizabeth Stanton use the rhetorical appeal of pathos in their writing which contributes to the effectiveness of their argument by appealing to the readers emotion.
TED Talks allow for people all over the world to learn about different ideas from speeches that have either been recorded and posted online or are performed live in global conferences. There are many different topics that are discussed in the videos on the webpages of TED Talks, but one that is particularly controversial is that of the impact of technology on social interaction and intimacy. Sherry Turkle, Stefana Broadbent and Monica Lewinsky are three intelligent women who have spoken about this topic in TED Talks. “Connected, but Alone?” is the title of Sherry Turkle’s speech that she performed at a TED Talks conference. In “Connected, but Alone?”, Turkle uses a variety of rhetorical strategies to help convey her opinion on the social effects
Several pollsters, both private and public, at the beginning of the electoral cycle propose a series of polls in order to understand which personalities of a certain party are more or less known by the general public. Oftentimes this is done either by the party, or by the candidate itself, in order to understand the actual chances of victory in the long term and how to plan and run a successful electoral campaign. Even if the early polls, which have been matter of discussion in this dissertation, were not asking plainly about name recognition, the suspect that an un-informed respondent used to pick the most common name among the ones proposed is highly present. Name recognition, however,