Does Society Need a Defence Against Eloquence? Essay

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It is commonly believed that society is in dire need of a defence against eloquence. Eloquence is more often than not used to further an agenda. The key function of eloquence for any sort of agenda is to manipulate, sell, or persuade an audience or individual. Eloquence can be abused to oppress or censor the liberties of the public, and individuals as shown in romans in Britain’ A story form the justice games by ‘geoffery robertson’ as well as ‘trials of Oz’ – another Robertson story from the justice games. A form of eloquence is rhetoric speaking. This is showcased in ‘farenheight 911’ - Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. ‘RHETORIC’- The art of making life less believable; the calculated use of language, not to alarm but to do full harm to our busy minds and properly dispose our listeners to a pain they have never dreamed of. The context of what can be known establishes that love and indifference are forms of language, but the wise addition of punctuation allows us to believe that there are other harms - the dash gives the reader the clear signal they are coming. One can indeed try to obtain a particular result either by the use of violence or by speech aimed at securing the adherence of minds. This is shown in the justice games ‘trials of oz’ when Leary questions Anderson extensively to where Anderson feels he is ahead of the game and then Leary breaking out and shouting. “Making Rupert bear fuck?!” … this statement is taken by surprise by the audience and Anderson and because the statement is fairly crass and risqué the effect of it is significant, making it feel as though ‘making Rupert bear fuck’ is the worst act to commit. It is in terms of this alternative that the

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