Ethos, Pathos and Logos Monday
Finish watching The Joy Luck Club. Answer essential questions:
1 a) How does your gender benefit you? b) How does it pose a problem?
2 a) How does your race benefit you? b) How does it pose a problem?
3) How important are family history and geographic history in shaping one’s culture?
Homework: Answer these essential questions based on the characters in the JLC.
(If you have an alternate assignment, relate the questions to the characters in your texts.)
Ethos, Pathos and Logos are 3 persuasive appeals (rhetorical strategies). Ethos appeals to one’s credibility and trust of an argument. Pathos appeals to one’s emotions– good or bad. Logos provides evidence or facts to support an argument.
Relate the mother-daughter relationships and arguments in The Joy Luck Club to either of the rhetorical strategies above.
Read “On the Subway” by Sharon Olds (on last week’s blog) and Black Men and Public Space by Brent Staples. How does family, race, and gender play a role that differs from the characters in The Joy Luck Club.