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Rhetorical Devices in Pop Culture

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Sarah Pina

on 25 November 2013

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Transcript of Rhetorical Devices in Pop Culture

Logical appeal
Facts, stats, and reliable information to support a claim
Evidence from a murder case
A baseball players stats
Rhetorical Devices in Pop Culture
Emotional appeal
To invoke sympathy in the audience
Pride, fear, shame, desire, outrage, comfort, hope, etc.
Animal Cruelty Commerical
Nixon Checkers Speech
How do writers use rhetorical devices to help viewers and readers relate to the characters and create more complex and versatile characters?
Harry Potter
Other examples
Follow the spiders
Harry's name in the goblet
Opening the locket
Ethical appeal
A characters attempt to develop their own character
Intelligence, confidence, credibility, trustworthiness, and fellowship
Qualifications of professionals

Considered problems the trio had logically, researched the situation, and always figured out a solution.
Was often the voice of reason.
"I'm going to bed before either of you come up with another brilliant idea to get us killed, or worse, expelled."
Polyjuice potion
Basilisk in the pipes
Charms around the tent and the infinitely large bag
Often let his emotions control him
Doesn't always act rationally
Made emotional fans more investe in character and franchise
understood Rons emotions and actions
His sense of Morality
At this time of the story, Hogwarts has been overrun and all the students are fighting with the Death Eaters. Harry is surrendering in order to save them.
Uses his experience to make moral decisions
Puts his friends above himself
Forming Dumbledore's Army
Sacrificing himself for the good of the many
Of all the things that could make him happy, he only sees his family alive and well in the Mirror of Erised
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