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COM 204 Rhetoric, Plato, and the Cave 22-Sep-09 Sample Thesis: This ad portrays drug dealers as vicious, insecure, strung-out manipulators Better Thesis: This ad, supposedly a public service message, also serves to shift blame for the drug problem away from the federal government. For Friday September 25 Find a chiasmus you think is interesting or clever; write it and its source down (gets you a 3) www.chiasmus.com On the same piece of paper (for a 4 or a 5), compose an original chiasmus Turn in both chiasmus examples FRIDAY o Has to make sense, have a new meaning “I try to manage my ____________, but my ______________ seems to manage me (time) “I try to control my __________, but my __________________ controls me. (expenses) In the near future, you don't live to play. .. you'll play to live. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1034032/ Tagline for the 2009 movie Gamer. Plato Birth, born into wealth about 2400 years ago
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Unformatted text preview: Teacher was Socrates Liked to employ Socratic methods (asking questions to move towards truth) Fond of Dialogue and Dialectic o Dialogue is the literary form with characters o Dialectic is a method to form truthask questions and get answers Inside the Cave COM 204 Rhetoric, Plato, and the Cave 22-Sep-09 An Allegoryevents in the story stand for something else World of Forms vs. World of Objects (Lived World) Journey of the soul from ignorance to knowledge Pop Culture Uses of the Cave (The Real vs. the Imaginary) Alice in Wonderland The Matrix The Truman Show The X-Files Vanilla Sky Joe Millionaire The Wizard of Oz Application to rhetoric from The Cave Rhetoric can never reveal the Forms, but only their reflections The contest of making out shadows is only the image of a skill, or a knack (as in the Gorgias )...
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