a vampire could be killed was to drive a stake through their heart and have the

A vampire could be killed was to drive a stake

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a vampire could be killed was to drive a stake through their heart and have the body burned; that is exactly what they did. The village of Medvegja continued to dig up graves to find vampires and this piece describes their findings. Barber’s attempt to get readers to believe in vampires was written from a ethos and logic viewpoint and induction was used in order to come to these findings. While all three of the rhetoric styles were used ethos and logic were definitely the most prominent throughout the paper. Barber demonstrates ethos throughout the paper based on his
expertise on the subject. This paper is full of facts and information that may or may not be true, but it is there and there is a lot of it that makes sense based on the time period it was written in. Barber gives off the impression that he really did his research on the topic and knows what he is talking about. Logic is also very present throughout the article. When Paole’s body was dug up the article stated “ … they found that he was quite complete and undecayed…” (Barber). In 1973, people had never studied what happens to the body after decaying and the effects of burying someone in different environments. If the village was in a place that snowed and Paole was buried in winter his body could have very well froze and that explains why it did not decay. People in 1973 did not take this and many other reasons as to why he was not decaying as a factor because they simply just did not know. The information in the article is what is true to the best of anyone’s knowledge at the time it was written.

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