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Unformatted text preview: based on their similarity of divine madness. This was particularly interesting to us because love and rhetoric are such seemingly different entities that it didn’t seem likely to compare them to each other but when Weaver laid out his argument throughout the essay, we ended up really liking the comparison. When Weaver mentioned the Charioteer Myth of Socrates’ second speech, he wrote about how the rhetorician leads those who listen in the direction of good by giving impulse, particularly through figuration. So with the help of the myth that Socrates told in his speech, he was able to move the audience to good. This was an interesting perspective to take because Weaver also mentioned earlier in his speech that knowledge of the truth does not equate to persuasion. So this point was particularly emphasized with the myth because although the story of the Charioteer was a myth, it was still able to persuade the audience and ultimately lead them to good....
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course COMS 330 taught by Professor Duffy during the Spring '09 term at Cal Poly.
- Spring '09