Rhetorical Analysis Persuasion is the result of the combination of components driving an audience to support a position. While some techniques are effective, they can be misused, misguided, and misunderstood, generating a lack of application to society. Following the foundations of persuasion, one must develop their own credibility, use logic, and emotions. In Kobutsu Malone’s article “Narcissism and Spiritual Materialism: The New Age Legacy”, there is a noticeable lack of the rhetorical strategies, ethos, pathos, and logos, belittling the persuasive effectiveness, as well as the poor utilization of kairos and style reducing the strength of his overall argument. Within the article Malone expresses his desire for the New Age to stop materializing
His reason and imagination don’t work as parts of a unified sensibility. Imagination makes him more frightened and less heroic. He regains his long-lost heroism only in the end fighting against fear and with a complete realization of
It all comes down to just one particular fear which is not fitting in. This is called conformity; it is going along with a group and modeling your response to theirs on the way. People are afraid to state their own opinions and speak their minds which only results on them following someone else’s ideas even if they do not agree with it.
It is linked to a constant state of disappointment. Anomie is a condition in which social and moral terms are confused, unclear, or not present. This lack of norms leads to abnormal behavior. No regulation means that people feel unguided in the choices they have to make. When society itself seems to have fallen apart, survivors of disasters may not know how to begin to put their lives back together.
Torture cannot be justified, even at the cost of forbidding the use of torture in rare cases that involve obtaining information in which it might be morally justified. This is because the information and the technique itself is inaccurate and unreliable. Martin Robbins makes a strong argument on how torture doesn’t work in the text “Does Torture Work?”. Robbins points out that when one is in extreme pain, they will say anything that the “interrogator wants to hear” and make up lies “to get the pain to stop” (Robbins 1). Thus, this technique yields unreliable results.
(Paul A M Van Lange, Arie W Kruglanski, E Tory Higgins, 2011) Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) started as the Theory of Reasoned Action in 1980 to forecast an individual's intention to engage in a behavior at a specific time and place. The theory was made to explain all behaviors over which people have the ability to exert self-control. The main component of this model is behavioral intention; behavioral intentions are influenced by the attitude about the likelihood that the behavior will have the expected outcome and the subjective evaluation of the risks and benefits of that outcome. The TPB has been used successfully to predict and explain a wide range of health behaviors and intentions including smoking, drinking, health services utilization, breastfeeding, and substance use, among others. The TPB states that behavioral achievement depends on both motivation (intention) and ability (behavioral
Beyond the psychological,a blind obedience or adherence to the ways of the preceding generation also leads to puzzling and hypocritical behaviour; behaviour punctuated by it’s uselessness. So it is a self-imposed handicap in vision and an innate sense of insecurity which make humanity glom onto particularly useless paradigms. Therefore, it seems to me that if humanity is to escape this quandary of hypocritical behaviour then all it requires is the exertion of it’s mental faculties to counter irrational fears and inane tradition.The panacea,as ever, seems to be the application of our generous Grey