Thursday, August 03, 2006

Nikhil and Sherry

D-503's persuasiveness is very eneffective to his Alien audience:

Using Aristotle's Ethos- D has Character flaws that make it hard to convince people that the One State is a good place to live.

Phronesis (practical wisdom or common sense)- D's common sense and is lost after his encounters with I330
Arete (moral virtue)- D begins having a firm grasp on what he believes is right or wrong and what should be done when others break the laws but when he meets I330 he his moral virtues are lost.

Eunoia (goodwill towards audience)- D talks about how freedom and imagination are barbarian and unsophisticated. His audience is unknown so if his Alien audience still practices freedom they may be offended.


Blogger Nikhil said...

I really enjoyed this- lol

But for real, it is good that you isolated which specific rhetorical tools you are going to define and support in your claims. The claim that D-503 was not persuasive seems to be supported by the examples you have given-- happy writing and have a great weekend-

12:09 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

I think you have very good claims especially the last one. I never really thought of that one. But it looks like you have a good argument and I'm sure that you will be able to find evidence for those claims easily.

12:24 PM  

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