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And with those who do not return a favour, since such a slight is unjustifiable. Also with
those who reply with humorous levity when we are speaking seriously, for such behaviour
indicates contempt. And with those who treat us less well than they treat everybody else; it is
another mark of contempt that they should think we do not deserve what every one else
deserves. Forgetfulness, too, causes anger, as when our own names are forgotten, trifling as
this may be; since forgetfulness is felt to be another sign that we are being slighted; it is due
to negligence, and to neglect us is to slight us.
The persons with whom we feel anger, the frame of mind in which we feel it, and the
reasons why we feel it, have now all been set forth. Clearly the orator will have to speak so
as to bring his hearers into a frame of mind that will dispose them to anger, and to represent
his adversaries as open to such charges and possessed of such qualities as do make people
Since growing calm is the opposite of growing angry, and calmness the opposite of anger,
we must ascertain in what frames of mind men are calm, towards whom they feel c...
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