The movie Waiting for “Superman” is conducted in an effective and efficient manner which gave supported facts throughout the film. This documentary follows Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily who are all from different families, in different areas, and shows what they must go through in hopes for a better education. In addition to following each child, the viewer will see how some kids must got through what’s called “The lottery” in order to be admitted into a school of higher education. The director of the film, Davis Guggenheim, argues that America’s schools are in desperate need of attention in order to improve our education system. Guggenheim supports this with the use of logos, ethos, pathos, and visual rhetoric throughout the film. Guggenheim uses logos in conjunction with juxtaposition to provide a fine argument over the fact that America’s public school system is significantly failing in numerous areas. Guggenheim supports this argument with numerous statistics throughout the film. One statistic given is “when students in America were tested in reading, most scored between 20-35% of grade level” (Guggenheim). With that stat alone, Guggenheim really puts into perspective how bad students are lacking general proficiencies in school. Another given fact is the amount the United Sates spends to send a someone to prison for 4 years, vs a student to private school for 13 years. “The cost for one prisoner is approximately $33,000 per year, and average sentence…
Christophers Reeve’s actions in the movie Superman were not as heroic as his actions after the terrible accident that changed his life. In mean sure, it is very heroic to risk your life to save millions of people from an evil villain. Though what Reeve did after his accident that left him paralyzed is something totally different.
Reeve had a great life as an actor before the accident. He became famous after playing Superman, everyone loved him! He was a star and all seemed well for him. When he…
Rhetoric is something most people know how to use but do not use on purpose. Forms of rhetoric can be used through spoken, written, or body language. As a child two of the first forms of rhetoric one learns are to smile in response to a positive stimulus and to cry when upset. Rhetoric is a way of communicating to get a point across, with some impressive effect. It is most commonly used as a way to manipulate, or persuade people. Rhetoric makes communication easier…
“Superman And Me”
Rhetorical Knowledge: The Writer’s Situation and Rhetoric
I think that Alexie was writing to a general audience. You can argue that he was writing to the Native American students to try and inspire them, but I think that he is writing to anyone who feels and has experienced some sort of stereotype.
I do think that he wrote this to inspire Native American children to do their best and to break the misconceptions about them. I also think he wrote this…
14 February 2014
Superman Research Project
"Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall
buildings in a single bound.” Power within oneself is driven by a force of self determination.
Putting society before himself, superman wanted to change his label as just a “hero.” Robert
Alfred Gough conveyed different perspectives on their ideal superman.
Adventures of Superman
produced by Robert Maxwell, created a dramatic realistic version of…
Honors English II, Period 2
11 Feb 2015
Julius Caesar: Rhetoric Devices
A commercial about starving children in Africa are very persuasive. They appeal
to a person’s emotions by showing a young African child who is struggling to live. They
use the rhetoric strategy of pathos. Rhetoric is the persuasive argument using appeals
based on logos, pathos, and ethos.
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar,
Shakespeare, is a tragedy and shows wonderful examples of this…
Superman is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by DC Comics, and is considered an American cultural icon. Superman was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, high school students living in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1933; the character was sold to Detective Comics, Inc. (later DC Comics) in 1938. Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938) and subsequently appeared in various radio serials, television programs, films, newspaper…
"Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound...It's Superman!” is a quote almost anybody in the world can recognize. This phrase is used to talk about “The Man of Steel”. Superman is most particularly known because he has some of the most amazing super powers of any super hero known to man. Though superman is seen by society because of his super powers, his heroic nature truly trumps his powers through the interaction with society…
Superman is an American fictional character, a comic book superhero who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. He is widely considered a national cultural icon. Superman was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, high school students living in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1933; the character was sold to Detective Comics, Inc. (later DC Comics) in 1938. Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938) and subsequently appeared in various radio serials, television…
Children’s era speech in Newyork, Newyork on March 30, 1925 to a group at a birth control conference. She began a lifelong research in efforts to birth control. She was excited to share her research with the people. Her speech contains all three rhetoric forms but it mainly deals with logos and pathos. Her speech deals with the results of over population and the lack of options women are faced with such as birth control.
She begins her speech talking about a garden and how much work and affection…