In the Charlie Chaplin film, The Great Dictator, the method of persuasion pathos is used multiple times. Pathos is an extremely effective way to control, or persuade someone to do something. Pathos is when you use someone's emotions to bring an event or topic to their attention. A few examples of pathos in the movie are when the storm troopers stormed into Hannah’s home and attempted to capture her and her family, and when Hynkel is not fazed by the many deaths of his people during the testing of new technology.
The first example of pathos used in the movie takes place when Hynkel is testing new technology. His men are extremely dedicated to impress their dictator, so much so that they kill
themselves testing technology. One man is shot