Titleless

In: Other Topics

Submitted By tlawson757
Words 329
Pages 2
English 15 sec 209
Rhetorical Situation Handout:

“Rhetoric is the art of observing in any given situation the available means of persuasion.”
--Aristotle

Some terms to become familiar with over next few classes

* Opportunity for Change
The problem—the thing that tugs you into the conversation, inspires you to respond, to speak, write, etc.. The attitude, action, or opinion you want to change.

* Purpose
Ask yourself: What can I accomplish with rhetoric? How can I use words to respond effectively to this opportunity?

* Rhetorical Audience
Those persons who are capable of being influenced by your addition to the discourse, of being changed or influenced to bring about change.
Questions to consider: Who is your audience? What are they like? What opinions do they hold? What are their feelings about this opportunity to resolve a problem, to make a change? How will they react to your message?

* Fitting Response 1. Addresses the opportunity for change 2. Is appropriate in content, tone, and timing 3. Is delivered in an appropriate medium 4. Reaches, satisfies, and maybe even changes the actions, opinions, or attitudes of the intended audience

* Considerations for Composing a Fitting Response
Available means of persuasion:
The physical material used for delivering the information, the place from which the writer creates and sends the information . . .And (most importantly in this case) the elements of the presentation itself—persuasive strategies/rhetorical appeals, the use of evidence or authority, conventions of style, and the rhetorical methods of development.

* Rhetorical Appeals (briefly, we’ll be talking about these more next week, and coming back to them repeatedly throughout the course)
Ethos: The ethical appeal of the writer’s credibility
Logos: The logical appeal of a reasonable, well-supported…...

Similar Documents

Chinua Achebe

...becomes too deep in his ideology of masculinity which later causes his own tragic demise. The focus of this essay is to discuss the contribution of the various settings in the development of Okonkwo and its relevance in today's society. This novel is partitioned into three main parts which deal with three remarkably different settings. These are Umofia, Mbanta and the Umofia in change respectively. In the first part, which is in Umofia, Achebe offered an understanding of Okonkwo's nature who lived in fear of becoming like his father. Achebe furthered on providing precise characteristics of his father who was notorious for his unmanly behaviour and therefore died in dispute. He had always been associated with agbala; woman and titleless(pg 13). Through this, the reader's are privileged with the significant event that occurred in Okonkwo's course of life in which he grew up in in criticism. This experience has been essential in the formation of his character where he had always been haunted by the actions of his father and attempted to adopt totally opposite characteristics of his father. Although he managed to attain a position of wealth and prestige in his clan, he was always dazed by the fear of being regarded to his father, an emasculated figure that he associated with women. In effort to avoid this, he associated masculinity with aggression- the only emotion that he allowed himself to display. This is discovered in a few events in the novel such as when......

Words: 1512 - Pages: 7

Reading a Novel in 1950-2000

...all he had taken titles and had shown incredible prowess in two inter-tribal wars. (8) Moreover, Okonkwo, “[A] man of action, a man of war,” is “the first to bring home a human head” in “Umuofia’s latest war” (10). As the above passage suggests, male success in Umuofia is measured in martial ability and farming prowess – expressed in the number of titles, wives, and barns of yams one possesses – and not in cowries (a form a currency), or in family status alone. The novel repeatedly emphasizes the Igbo’s meritocratic, rather than hereditary, social system; in Umuofia “a man was judged according to his worth and not according to the worth of his father” (8). This is fortunate for Okonkwo, who inherits nothing from his profligate and titleless father (8) and who achieves financial success only because of his tireless efforts as a share-cropper for another farmer. “With a father like Unoka, Okonkwo did not have the start in life which many young men had,” we learn; “He neither inherited a barn nor a title, nor even a young wife” (18). Indeed, Anyone who knew [Okonkwo’s] grim struggle against poverty and misfortune could not say he had been lucky. If ever a man deserved his success, that man was Okonkwo. At an early age he had achieved fame as the greatest wrestler in all the land. That was not luck. At the most one could say that his chi or personal god was good. But the Ibo people have a proverb that when a man says yes his chi says yes also. Okonkwo said yes very......

Words: 123617 - Pages: 495

Approfondisci | Télécharger ! | Cardfight!! Vanguard (2018) Episode 13 English Sub