Essay about `` 180 `` By Ray Comfort

903 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
Ray Comfort, an evangelist, created a film entitled, “180”. The film depicts Comforts engagement with random passer-by in which he asks a serious of questions regarding the Holocaust, abortion, and Jesus Christ. This essay attempts to analyze Comforts use of the rhetorical appeals in regards to his argumentation.
Keywords: Holocaust, abortion, ethos, logos, pathos America is an easily divided nation, especially when it comes to political stances. Often people seem not to even consider the implication of their vote. In his film, “180”, Ray Comfort poses questions aimed at changing people’s votes. Ray Comfort is a New Zealand born American Christian evangelist. He is also the founder of Living Waters Publications, and has written numerous books. In the documentary, Comfort successfully compares the Holocaust to America’s rising abortion epidemic while using ethos, logos, and pathos build an engaging argument.
The documentary interview begins with Comfort questioning several people at random. The first question he asks is if they know how Adolph Hitler is. The results are shocking; only a diminutive percentage of the people Comfort questioned knew who the ruthless criminal was. Comfort then asks his interviewees about what they personally would do in scenarios related to the Holocaust. After the questions about the genocide come to an end he asks a question that seems off topic; Comfort asks for their input on abortion. Most of the interviewees claim to be pro-choice;…

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