English 111 OW
March 17, 2013
In the film, Fahrenheit 9/11 the Author Michael Moore uses pathos, ethos and logos. He uses these three as a tool to persuade his audience to believe that the Bush Administration was corrupt. He wants to convince his audience to agree with him that it was a corrupt election and was what led to the terrorist attack on the United States on September 11, 2001.
The Author used pathos by using language as a way to catch the audience’s attention and to persuade the audience. He did so by allowing the audience to feel his emotions and to agree with his beliefs on the terrorists attack on 9/11. The author wanted the audience to feel the sadness and anger they he felt he done this by the video while watching the video the screen goes completely black all you see is black but what you hear is horrible it’s a big bang sound knowing that sound you know it was the plane hitting one of the twin towers, people screaming you could definitely feel the emotion of sadness and anger sad because of how many people lost their loved ones that day, anger because of someone committing such a horrible act of crime! Later in the video is a lady giving an interview about her husband who lost his life due to the attack on 9/11.
The Author used ethos by showing the audience how credible he was he wanted the audience to see he was a trustworthy person and more credible than Bush was he done this by showing footage of Bush on vacation, and the footage of Bush on the day of the attacks to the United States. On the day of the attacks September 11, 2001 Bush was at a school reading to students in a class room after Bush received the news of the attacks he simply went back to reading to the class no facial expression, not a word just continued reading. This reaction helped Michael Moore convince the audience that Bush was not fit to be President of the United States nor was he a trust worthy person. Everyone has their own opinion on how that day...