Aristotle's Argumentative Essay

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Arguments have been around ever since the first humans talked to each other. Aristotle figured out how to improve an argument by appealing to three key factors: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos. This helped make arguments be more persuasive and affective to the audience. However, over the years, arguments have been less affective due to fallacies that causes faulty reasoning and misleading truths. First, lets go over Aristotle’s three key factors to a persuasive argument starting with Ethos. Bill Nye is a world-renowned scientist and even hosted a science show to kids. Was award several honorary doctor of science degrees from numerous Institutes. On Earth day 2017, he made an argument about climate change and how we all need to do our part to “save the world”. He uses Ethos to convey his message because he is a scientist talking about science. People look up to him and he uses that to help him …show more content…
On December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked and caused America’s involvement in World War 2. Franklin D. Roosevelt gave a speech addressing the American people about the event that had taken on that day. One sentence he said, “I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost” (Roosevelt), he says this to convey his sympathy for the American people. Then, goes on tell the American people that he will do something about the attack on Pearl Harbor, and pursues Congress to declare war on Japan.
Lastly, the final Aristotle factor is logos. It is probably the most used and deals with logic to argue the point. Blake Ellison wrote an article about the which video game was better, Call of Duty or Battlefield, and he used logos to prove his point. He argued that because Call of Duty sold more units than Battlefield, that Call of Duty was a better game. He even went so far to get the rates of the games and compared the score to each other. This shows how to use logos to pursue an