Rhetorical Analysis Of Drunk History

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An attribute to fame is building a connection. Without connecting no feeling can emerge and no impact can be made. This is relevant to artists, singers, and even writers. What makes a writer successful is the connection they establish with the reader. To do so, they have a great quantity of tools, but the preponderance is rhetorical appeals. In the videos, “Drunk History – Claudette Colvin and Rosa Parks”, “Drunk History – John Adams vs. Thomas Jefferson”, and “Breaking News: Some Bullshit Happening Somewhere”, the usage of logos, pathos and ethos varies, resulting in each video having a different impact. To begin with, the video “Claudette Colvin and Rosa Parks” by Comedy Central is very appealing. One of the most obvious rhetorical appeals instantly after watching the video is logos. The video goes in a chronological order of the Rosa Parks incident. In other words, the video was assemble in the order events occurred. This logical appeal allows the audience’s to have a sense of knowledge on what’s going on even if they do not know the whole Rosa Park story. As stated in the Reading The World: Third Edition, “we reach conclusion by applying a general fact that we know. . .” (652). Further, …show more content…
Thomas Jefferson”, the rhetorical appeals come within the characters. Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson used ethos in their favor during the campaign. They were both exceedingly credible, which was their main goal. Consequently, closely related came how they used pathos. Since they were remarkably credible they easily impacted the audience emotions. They did this by saying things that were not true about each other. Instead of targeting each other on political ground they took shots at each other on a personal level. To conclude, the result of this was in other words a perfect use of pathos by both candidates; they made the audience feel they should choose the other one simply because of the fallacies told by one

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