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An Inconvenient Trust Rhetorical Analysis

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  • on September 21, 2014
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In the movie: An Inconvenient Truth, all of the rhetorical devices were used in order to increase the efficiency of the purpose of the movie, which is to convince and to inform the audience about the serious effects of global warming. He used logos, appealing to logic and statistics, ethos, appealing to ethics and morality, and pathos, appealing to emotions and feelings. He established ethos through visual elements, audio track, and through written text. He appealed to logos through expert testimony, quantitative data, inductive reasoning, and deductive reasoning. He also appealed to pathos through visual elements, audio track, personal anecdote, and through humor.

From the beginning, I strongly got the impression that Al Gore was a rich and important person. The visual elements, the audio track, and through written text, he constantly appealed through ethos, suggesting his power and trustworthiness. This was a very important part of the movie, because ethos eliminates any skepticism from the audience as to whether the argument is credible or not. Al Gore proves himself trustworthy by informing the audience about his trips to the North Pole and South Pole. Finally, he appeals through ethos though his defiantly negative view of the devastating effect the global warming is causing on the Earth.

Without any doubt, ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ is a science movie, so Al Gore filled in the necessity of a science movie through presenting scientific evidence, data, and reasoning for every argument he makes. Thus, logos played a great role in filling the necessities. He not only gave the audience factual information, but also makes sure the audience of all age understands it by including animated cartoons, graphs, and pictures. He also uses the quote of Mark Twain to appeal to logos through expert testimony, which supported his argument and gave evidence. Among the pictures and graphics that Al Gore used, he used the first picture of the Earth taken by Apollo in 1968...

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