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February 28, 2008 Communication class notes Rhetoric An example of rhetoric that happens a lot in college is people trying to persuade their friends to come out with them at night. This often starts out with the question, “are you going out tonight?” or “what are you doing tonight?” if the answer is ever “no” or “work” or “just hanging out and watching a movie or something” the persuasive rhetoric is moments away from beginning. Classic peer pressure is the route that most people take in this situation. The friend who is going out usually likes to tell their friend who is staying in that they are “so lame” and “tonight is going to be so much fun.” Or maybe even “so and so who you really like is going to come out with us tonight.” The person trying to go out will usually go out. Ethos obviously not really there, because though they may have their friends need to have fun in mind, they probably don't have their best academic interests in mind Pathos the need to belong emotionally… not wanting to miss out
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course COM 100 taught by Professor Chesner during the Spring '08 term at Wake Forest.

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