Arist_Rhetorica_II

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Unformatted text preview: will and to do. By ages I mean youth, the prime of life, and old age. By fortune I mean birth, wealth, power, and their opposites - in fact, good fortune and ill fortune. To begin with the Youthful type of character. Young men have strong passions, and tend to http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/rhetoric.2.ii.html Seite 17 von 20 The Internet Classics Archive | Rhetoric by Aristotle 01.09.12 23:10 gratify them indiscriminately. Of the bodily desires, it is the sexual by which they are most swayed and in which they show absence of self - control. They are changeable and fickle in their desires, which are violent while they last, but quickly over: their impulses are keen but not deep - rooted, and are like sick people's attacks of hunger and thirst. They are hot tempered, and quick- tempered, and apt to give way to their anger; bad temper often gets the better of them, for owing to their love of honour they cannot bear being slighted, and are indignant if they imagine themselves unfairly treated. While they love honour, they love victory still more; for youth is ea...
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