Rhetoric in Atticus' Closing Argument

Rhetoric in Atticus Closing Argument Chapter 20 To Kill a Mockingbird What is rhetoric? Hint: What is the purpose of a rhetorical question? How many times have I told you not to do that? The art or study of using language effectively and persuasively

Rhetoric Appeal of ETHOS Appeal of PATHOS Appeal of LOGOS

Types of Rhetorical Appeal Ethos - Credibility A way of convincing an audience based on the character of the writer/speaker It says in effect: Im a great guy so you

should believe what Im telling you. Example: I am a husband, a father, and a taxpayer. Ive served faithfully for 20 years on the school board. I deserve your vote for city council. Ethos Pathos Emotions

A way of convincing an audience based on appealing to their emotions Such an appeal attempts to persuade by stirring up the emotions of the audience and attempts to create any number of emotions, including: fear, sadness, contentment, joy, and pride. Example:

Feed the Children television commercials use pathetic appeal by showcasing images of deprived, starving children in order to get you to contribute monetary donations. Pathos Logos - Logic A

way of convincing an audience based on the use of reasoning, facts, and statistics Example: A Chevrolet advertisement that provides performance data on the vehicle being marketed is making a logical appeal. Logos We will watch 2 short Pedigree Commercial

First time, you will just watch Second time, you will write the rhetorical appeals and how they were use Ex: Ethos The veterinarian is a credible source to recommend Pedigree dog food http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAxOtp4vDJ

Q http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH3pA29MG5 k As you reread Atticus closing argument (pgs. 271-275) Identify the rhetorical appeals being used and how they are used Example: The state has not produced one

iota of medical evidence to the effect that the crime Tom Robinson is charged with ever took place (Lee 271). -Logos No factual evidence to convict Tom Rhetorical Appeal is Atticus Closing Robinson Argument

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