Essay about i dont know

Submitted By Elizabeth-Baebae
Words: 440
Pages: 2

"Ethos" refers to the writer's "ethics," which means a writer’s authority or character to deal with a topic. Some questions to consider: o Does the writer seem trustworthy? o Does the writer seem knowledgeable and reasonable? o What comparisons does the writer make to other people, places, or events within the text to establish authority? For example, Dr. King’s “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” would be less effective if Dr. King had not experienced life as an African American male. His experiences and testimony bring creditability and merit to the topic of equality. "Pathos" refers to the argument's "emotional appeals" or the text’s ability to establish a “relationship” with an audience This does not mean (necessarily) how well the text makes one “cry,” but how the text moves a reader
(prefix “e” means with+motion=emotion). Many times this appeal is how a writer will make an argument "matter" to readers. Advertisements do it all the time. Perhaps a writer will offer an anecdote to illustrate suffering or appeal to readers as parents concerned for their children. Some questions to consider: o Does the writer appeal to your emotions—feelings of sadness, pride, fear, being young, anger, patriotism, love, justice? o How does the writer/text try to establish a relationship or common ground with the reader? o What circumstances can we as an audience relate to? For example, movies instill pathos with their characters so the audience will relate and understand their endeavors, struggles, and successes. With pathos, one relates to the characters because they become truly human with real emotions and real situations that we can understand and relate to i.e. a single parent raising children, someone going