Humans’ actions and thoughts are complex, many people spend their lives researching why people act in certain ways. In the TED Talk ‘Why we do what we do’, Tony Robbins, motivational speaker and life coach, helps people understand the reasons behind their actions in order to show how they can reach their full potential and use it to help and understand others. The rhetorical and speaking strategies used in his speech aided him in his effort to reach his audience. The ethos and pathos were very strong and bolstered his message, but his attempt at being logical did not improve the quality of his speech, and affected the extent his audience will take his message to heart. At the very beginning of Robbins’ speech, he establishes his credibility and takes hold of the audience's emotions in order to push his message into the minds of his audience.
Lincoln’s use of diction is very informative, he uses uniquely uses big words which he mixes with quotes, imagery and other things to strengthen his statements. Through his diction he better supports his facts; and not
And because of his confidence and credibility, the audience was very engaged and responsive. David McCullough Jr., in my opinion, achieved his purpose for the speech. I believe that even though he was humorous and joyful at some points in his speech, he made sure that the students understand the seriousness of the future they have planned. If I were to give him a grade, he would absolutely get an
Wiesel is able to use pathos by telling the story of his childhood, which therefore amplifies the use of emotion in the crowd. “We felt that to be abandoned by God was worse than to be punished by Him. Better an unjust God than an indifferent one. For us to be ignored by God was a harsher punishment than to be a victim of His anger...”. When Wiesel presents his childhood memories the crowds’ atmosphere takes an explicit change from being condescending to apologetic.
His made references to the Angels throughout his performance as if promoting the idea of pre-destination. His grandfather’s name was Angel and the marriage clerk’s name was Angel Lopez which I thought he was kind of implying a divine destiny. Miller’s choice to tell his story and to keep his story simple really made it effective for me, and examples of this is in the way he dresses and his speech and tempo, which I discussed earlier. His story was very entertaining but also gave me a moment to reflect on the serious nature of the issue. I think the fact that it was funny allowed the story to have sort of a natural flow which helped the story come alive.
In addition, Capote grabs the attention of the readers by effectively using diction and details to help engage more readers to the text. Capote utilizes diction to give a new image towards Dick and Perry, the two characters playing the criminal role. Capote gives a new dimension towards Perry by saying “I loved my father but there were times when this love and affection I had for him drained from my heart like wasted water. Whenever he would not try to understand my problems. Give me a little consideration & voice & responsibility.
In the last chapter, he says, "I sort of miss everybody I told about" (214). When he was at the school, he kept his individual identity by trying to be different from others and he despised other people. However, at the end of the story, he misses everybody he mentioned. It represents that his way of expressing his identity and his thoughts are a little bit changed. And the
It is evident that the audience is having fun from the laughter in the auditorium. Robinson clearly understands his skill and has perfected the art winning the audience without stuffing them with unnecessary, boring information. This rhetorical strategy is effective since it allows the audience to resonate with Robinson as a human being and view his message from his
This related to many people of the time because many were searching for ways to take their mind of the seriousness of the time. While Ignatow turned to poetry, some turned to reading his poems as an outlet from the struggles of their lives. In Ignatow’s earlier years, he mainly focused on the “evils of business and having to earn a living” (Smith). Many critics assume this hatred in the beginning of his career stemmed from his childhood experiences. As explained by himself in an interview, Ignatow’s childhood was dominated by his “parents’ anxieties about the family business” (“David Ignatow”).
This was Wrentmore’s doing because you could tell he had a vision for this scene in particular because it seemed very crisp and well rehearsed. The actors played it perfect with the excessively long pauses in their awkward small talk that the crowd was laughing through the entire scene. It appeared that Wrentmore instructed the actors, to keep their pauses longer than natural to heighten the awkward tension in the scene, which made it
Some positive things about Brian was that I could believe what he was saying based on his posture, his speech and what information was on his PowerPoint slides. On the other hand, I sensed that he was a little too excited for presentation and was speeding through his presentation to where some of us couldn’t write down as many notes as we wanted
“America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.”’(King, 1) This is an argument that made sense. Of course Ethos because he is the one who is credible for his speech. He also used pathos because the entertained the young audience in his crowd. The devices he made was appropriate and appealing to the audience. “With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, knowing that we will be free one day.”(King, 3) This made an argument because it shows and explains how they will be stop being segregated when they get their rights.
Pathos is implemented in the essay when the author talks about gay marriage, tapping into the audience’s values and beliefs along with emotions. He also plays with emotions talking about the injustices in society and fighting corporate America, giving readers a sense of patriotism. Graham redefines terms in the text that make his bias seem more reliable, along with using loaded language to give additional sentiment. Ethos is not established until the end of the article, where there is a box showing the author’s long list of experience, making him seem more