Ethos, Logos and Pathos Essay examples

1005 Words Oct 8th, 2012 5 Pages
Reverend Charles Caleb Colton, a writer of pros and poetry, once said, “Corruption is like a ball of snow, once its set a rolling, it must increase”. Once corruption has started, there is so many people involved, greed sets in, and it’s so big of a problem it is so hard to stop it or leave it alone, and once you’re in too deep it’s difficult to get out. Under those circumstances, a book called “Animal Farm”, by George Orwell, was an allegory. It was published on the heels of World War II in England in 1945 and in the United States in 1946. The book was written during the war as a cautionary short story in order to expose the dangers presented by Stalinism and Totalitarian Government. With this intention, the pigs on Animal Farm used the …show more content…
In the mode of Ethos, Chapter 2 states that Napoleon is scary looking and that the other animals would fear him or be intimidated, “Napoleon was a large, rather fierce-looking Berkshire Boar; the only one of those on the farm”. The description of the pigs in Chapter 3 usually summarizes that they’re the more smart and educated ones. While the other animals are not all that up there, “As for the pigs, they could already read and write perfectly”. In the last piece of evidence for Ethos, the pigs started killing the animals that they believed were betraying the farm. The pigs did this to show control and authority of what they have over the farm in Chapter 8, “No animal shall kill any other animal, and though no one cared to mention it in the hearing of the pigs and dogs, it was felt that the killings which had taken place did not square with this”. The descriptive literature showed how each animal was potrayed, and that’s how the reader found the evidence for Ethos.
Introducing the final mode of Persuasion, in Chapter 9, Squealer used the mode of logos as a basic lie to persuade the animals the van that took Boxer away, was really a hospital veterinarian van but had not yet been painted the words that read “Horse Slaughter-House”, “The van ad previously been property of the Knacker, and had been bought by the veterinary surgeon who had not yet painted the old name out”. Secondly the saying “Four legs good, two legs bad” had been throughout a bunch of

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