Does this speaker establish his practical wisdom, his commitment to principles, and his sense of altruism? If so, what does he say to make these qualities apparent?
Hustling the Audience
In the speech below, identify any remarks that make either of the two forms of Ethical Appeal discussed in our lecture note for unit 2. Does this speaker establish his practical wisdom, his commitment to principles, and his sense of altruism? If so, what does he say to make these qualities apparent? Does he appear to take account of the values, desires, fears, or prejudices of his audience? Explain how exactly he does that. Make sure you discuss both forms of ethos in your Journal Assignment.
Once again, I’m looking for 3-4 paragraph mini-essays when I read your journals in this class. Each (body-) paragraph should concentrate on a single aspect of ethos and the ways that the orator has made an appeal to it.Alan Isaacman (Edward Norton) is the lawyer with the dubious honor of representing Larry Flynt, the infamous pornographer. In local and federal court (eventually in the Supreme Court) Isaacman is at pains to make convincing arguments that Flynt’s Hustler Magazine should not be censored. He uses a mixture of logical and ethical appeals, but given the unsavoriness of Hustler Magazine, it’s the ethical appeals that give him the most trouble and that are therefore the most interesting. How does one “ethically” defend a porn king? That’s what you’re going to explain in detail in this assignment.