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The Art of Persuasion: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos
Transcript of The Art of Persuasion: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos
: The Art of Persuasion
Studied the art of persuasion
Three rhetorical appeals
The credibility and ethics behind the argument
Must provide proof of credibility and reliability
What does this person know about the topic/issue?"
"Why should I trust this person?"
The emotional aspects of the issue
Focuses on the audience's passion
is part of human nature
Language is very effective (emotional-charged vocabulary)
"Destroyed" vs. "Hurt"
"Madly in love" vs. "Like"
"Vivacious" vs. "Happy"
Which rhetorical appeal is implemented?
Ethos Example #1
Ethos Example #2
Pathos Example #1
Pathos Example #2
The logic and reason behind the argument
Present evidence and support
Logos Example #1
Logos Example #2
With a partner, come up with an example of an advertisement that you have seen that uses ethos.
With a partner, discuss the effectiveness of the McDonald's advertisement. How did you feel after watching it? Why? Are you more likely to support McDonald's after watching?
With your table, compile a list of companies/industries that often include logos in their advertisements. Provide at least one specific example (one that you have seen).