How Does Atticus Use Rhetorical Appeals In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Racism is one of the most influential concepts that drive people to make the worst of decisions. Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird” (TKM), uses rhetorical appeals in an attempt to save a black man from being falsely convicted. I believe that the movie version of Atticus’s closing statement was more convincing than the book version. This essay will discuss the rhetorical appeals used both in the book and movie; and why the movie’s version was more effective. First, in the book, the whole of the closing statement was two paragraphs long and lacked narration. TKM says, “I noticed Atticus was sweating” This is all the narration we receive from Scout as Atticus finishes up his argument. It lacked the details such as his facial expression or
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