Rhetorical Devices In The Film Rocky

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“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows… It will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it… Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life” said Rocky. A world class boxer in the movie Rocky. One day he was talking to his son about boxing and gave a speech that went down in history. The speech took place in the 6th and last Rocky movie. It happens when his son tells him that he shouldn’t fight Dixon. Blaming all his personal failures on Rockys “celebrity shadow.” So he tells him that he can’t blame other people for his failures. This made his son walk away and not talk to him. The tone of the speech is frustrating. He shows how the world “it’s a very mean and nasty place” and how his son keeps “looking for something to blame.” In the speech Rocky said many things that show Logos. For example he said “You stopped being you. You let people stick a finger in your face and tell you you’re no…show more content…
For example he said “You ain’t gonna believe this, but you used to fit right here.” as he holds his palm up in the air. It shows how he has known his son since birth. When he could fit into the palm of his hand. He also said “I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.” this shows his credibility because Rocky is a boxer. He knows about being beat to the ground and not being able to get up unless he tried. He also said “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place.” This shows his credibility because it shows how he has had his ups and downs. His times when the world was “sunshine and rainbows” and great and times when it was “a mean and nasty place.” When he had hard times like his son. He said “But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” because he was a boxer. If a boxer couldn’t take this hits it didn't matter if he could

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