Barsoum_RJ_FCTA_CH4_02-05-08 - manipulate visuals to...

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-1Clayton Barsoum English 1302 Reading Journal February 5, 2008 Barnet, Sylvan and Hugo Bedau. From Critical Thinking to Argument: Second Edition . Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2008. In the fourth chapter of FCTA the authors discuss the use of images and visuals in argument. They explain that most images use pathos to move their audiences outside of reasonable and scientific thinking. Pictures, advertisements, cartoons, graphs, headings, and design all contribute to any argument as a visual persuasion. They make the reader look outside boring written statistics and argument to be moved by their emotions and feelings. Understanding this, many people
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Unformatted text preview: manipulate visuals to something simple yet powerful that more people will be affected by: emotions. You can easily see how these visuals are used everyday when the campaign advertisements shows the candidate holding a baby or standing defiantly in front of a picture of war or disaster. The discussion of how cartoons manipulate their characters and offer no counterargument remind me think of how children are so easily influenced and how much they watch cartoons. It makes me wonder if some of the benevolent children’s cartoons use manipulation of their visuals to install their beliefs and values into the children....
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course ENGL 1312 taught by Professor Jacobs during the Spring '08 term at UT Arlington.

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