Summary Of A Whisper Of Aids By Mary Fisher

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Pain is hard to be spoken: especially that of a woman who also share her experience and creates a movement. One such woman, Mary Fisher, wrote “A Whisper of Aids,” spoken in 1992 at the Republican National Convention, reaching out for awareness for people with the disease and eventually became the face of the campaign. Fisher builds her speech with credibility and beliefs, appeals with emotion to get the attention of her audience, and also uses facts and statistics to embellish her argument. All of these methods, also referred to as Logos, Pathos, and Ethos, adhere to Fisher’s monologue and makes her point sound more valuable. To begin with, Mary Fisher explains her argument by mentioning facts and statistics, also known as Logos. She mentions, …show more content…

She points out, “This is not a distant threat. It is a present danger. The rate of infection is increasing fastest among women and children” (Fisher 2). Fisher combines actuality with information that she knows to enhance her speech and her issue as a whole. Rodriguez2 Secondly, Fisher utilizes Pathos by grabbing at her audience with emotional statements Fisher commences to articulate her speech, showing her pain by mentioning the problems that she has at home while dealing with her illness. Fisher resonates, “Though I am white and a mother, I am one with a black infant struggling with tubes in a Philadelphia hospital” (Fisher 2). By mentioning this, she appeals to the audience to feel pity or sorrow and take her issue into more consideration. She emphasizes her point again of those who are affected by the disease that they are just like anyone else. She expresses, “Each of them is exactly what God made: a person; not evil, deserving of our judgment; not victims, longing for our pity -- people, ready for support and worthy of compassion” (Fisher 3). She conveys her point with this method In the same way, Fisher supports her element with her own beliefs and

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