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Burke’s Pentad 1

Burke’s Pentad 1 - action • How does that...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 3/1/11 Burke’s Pentad A Grammar of Motives Rountree (1998)
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3/1/11 “Motive” An explanation for action That shapes interpretation of action
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3/1/11 A Grammar of Motives We describe the world in terms of act = what took place; scene = the background of the act ( the situation ) agent = person or kind of person who performed the act agency = the " means or instruments " used (xv)
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3/1/11 “Ratio” What term is most prominent? How does that ratio (master relation) determine the discourse about the action
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Unformatted text preview: action • How does that set up a reality and exclude others? • What terms and “terministic” systems flow from the perspective of 3/1/11 “Pentadic Ratios” • Relationships among the elements • Implicit/explicit causality among the terms • Show the structure of an “action” • Create a grammar in which the action 3/1/11 3/1/11 Pentadic Diagram for terror(-ism, -ists) • Bush’s ratio • Chomsky’s ratio • “Fear” ratio...
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