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WRTG 3040 Logical Fallacies In this entertaining cartoon, from the New York Times, equivocation is used to elicit a response from the reader. The cartoon pictures a jail cell with two men appearing to be cellmates sitting adjacent to each other. The first character is an overweight man with a scruffy looking beard, balding hair and he appears to be overweight. He seems to be a stereotyped small time crook. There are scratches on the wall behind this man that seem to imply that he has been keeping tracking of how long he has been there or possibly of how long until his sentence is served. The other man in the jail cell is quite the opposite of the first. The second man seems to be clean shaven, bald headed and physically fit. The second man does not have a stereotypical look of a criminal and one wonders why he might be present. In the dialogue bubble above the second mans head it states “they found some dirt on me,” which seems to be an ordinary reason why a person would be in Jail. The equivocation is apparent when the caption “ the tragic downfall of
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2008 for the course WRTG 3040 taught by Professor Macarthur during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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