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Kevin Xu 40022416 The use of Persuasion When arranged for a group with different personalities, people must find an effective way of working as an effective communication team (Watzlawick, Beavin and Jackson, 1968). People will find that sometimes they will be in trouble because of some obstacles, for example, members have different opinions. However, people have to use different communication skills to convince others. In the movie Twelve Angry men, twelve jurors who are in one room and trying to convince with one another whether a young boy is responsible for his father’s death. The film shows different communication skills with different modifications, such as pathos, ethos, and logos. Pathos is to persuade others through emotion. In the movie, pathos has been used many times. For example, juror 9 said that the witness might lie. The witness is an old man. He is quiet, afraid, insignificant, and have nothing in his life. So even if the testimony was quoted once, it was very important to him. Perhaps he didn't mean to lie,
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