Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth is a documentary film on global warming. Global warming by definition is an increase in the earth’s atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate. Al Gore vividly illustrates the image of a future earth if Global Warming continues at its rapid pace. He paints this image through his persuasive point if view, enthusiastic mood, and use of juxtaposition.
In An Inconvenient Truth Al Gore uses many different styles to approach his topic of global warming. He uses persuasive diction. Through his diction you can tell he is informed on his point of view. Gore wants his listeners to believe global warming is more than just a theory. He uses persuasion to get his listeners to do something to decrease global warming. Gore does this by relating to his audience. He shows his personal life by telling stories of his life. He tells the sad story of his son to appeal to the emotional side of his audience. Gore also tells the story of the life he had living on his farm to keep to film interesting.
Al Gore lightens his speech with his enthusiastic mood. He appeals to his audience by showing his personal life. Gore tells stories about his son, his life before politics, and even his political career. He also uses a lot of humor. In the beginning of the film he shows a humorous video about the meaning of global warming. This makes his point easier for his audience to put in perspective. Gore does this in many ways throughout his film.
Al Gore uses a lot of juxtaposition in his film. He uses a lot of statistics, graphs, charts, and any visual representative he can. One of the major points in his film is the comparison of China and the United States. China and the United States both have the same problem with global warming, yet China has done something about it. Al Gore shows the audience a line graph of how global warming has decreased in China but it’s still rising at an even faster rate in the U.S. He then shows the...
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