Rhetorical Devices Used In Breaking Bad

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As AMC’s groundbreaking hit, Breaking Bad, continues, the relationships among the characters grow in complexity and new antagonists, the Salamanca cousins, are introduced. In season three episode seven, the Salamanca cousins have found a new target: Hank Schrader. The episode titled “One Minute” parallels two scenes each where the characters have one minute (reword) as a flashback is used to explore the complexity of the twins and the dire consequences for Hank and the Salamanca cousins. Thesis: Hank is framed as a sympathetic figure because… whereas the cousins are perceived… due to Latino stereotypes. Silence is used to take away their agency, not looked at as individuals depicted as twins through in wardrobe & are in sync, we know they are brothers Breaking Bad purposefully sets up…show more content…
The show provides a background for the twins where sympathy should be evoked as they were born into the Juárez Cartel. Breaking Bad provides an in-depth look at the twin’s lives, as well as the cold cut which implements a flashback. The boys are pre-teen as they upset their Tio, Hector, as they fight over a toy. This scene provides reasoning behind the twin’s actions and motives. The cold cut raises the question that the twins never really had a chance as they were destined to work for the cartel, and later become hitmen. Hector emphasizes the importance of family and this is a value the twins have carried with them into their adult lives. They seek revenge against Hank to both quench their bloodthirst for the murder of their cousin, Tuco, and maintain a civil relationship with the cartel’s business partners up north. This is a ruse put in place as Gus hits the cartel hard as he eliminates the twin and Don Eladio in the subsequent episode. Marco drowns, flashback used to flash-forward (pops head off toy to his head popped
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