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AnInconvenientTruth

AnInconvenientTruth - Jeffrey Regan Truth or Lies Dr...

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Jeffrey Regan Truth or Lies Dr. Blackwell An Inconvenient Truth Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth uses a variety of methods to convince his viewers that a change in lifestyle is necessary to stop global warming. These methods include the persuasive techniques of ethos, pathos, eironos, and logos, which are commingled throughout the movie to involve the viewers’ emotions and reason. It is my belief that all of the above techniques are inherently, and perhaps subtly, involve the use of pathos through the very nature of the topic. Dictionary.com defines pathos as, “the quality or power in an actual life experience or in literature, music, speech, or other forms of expression, of evoking a feeling of pity or compassion.” One must ask then that doesn’t the movie in its entirety not evoke the feeling of compassion or pity. The movie’s main purpose is to persuade the viewer to change their environmentally harmful lifestyles to a more “Earth friendly” way of life in order slow down global warming. Compassion, as defined by dictionary.com is, “Deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it.” In the case of An Inconvenient Truth
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