Logical + Psychological Persuasive
Factors: An Aristotelian
future will resemble the past”; “When one party to a
power struggle loses the confidence of its allies, its enemies
grow”; “Quid pro quo”
of life and freedom from bondage are
primary goods for man”; “Betraying allies and letting down
friends is assumed to be an evil”; Policies endorsed by the
people they are supposed to help are said to be better
States of Feelings (Psychological)
Confidence + Anger
Characterological + Stylistic
System + Ethos
of America vs political gains
Peace, peace, peace
Right way versus easy way
Stylistic Elements (Tone)
Analysis: Effectiveness of Hill’s
Extremely in-depth, thorough + original
Citations directly from Rhetoric
Concessions to provide subjectivity included
Dense + lengthy
Necessary evils perhaps
THE POWER OF SADDAM
GARY W. BROWN
Chris Killeen + Gabriella Gonzalez
Author + Essay
Gary W. Brown
Author uses neoAristotelian criticism to
examine the context in
which the speeches
were presented and
measure the success
of Hussein’s rhetoric
for the intended
Context of Essay
The readers (our personal) context when
approaching the essay (we’re approaching the
topic with Western Ideologies, but Brown is
Understand the cultural context (historical
context about the speeches)
Purpose of the essay:
was Hussein’s rhetoric viewed from the
perspective of his own people or of the people
of Iraq’s neighboring nations?
Application of the 5 Canons
Koran, Traditional Arab tribal laws, Arab unity against “evil western
quotes from Koran, praise of strength and courage of Iraqis against
air raids. Tell Iraq’s people they will be victorious. Criticize the west,
and plea for other Arabs to help
Classic Arabic dialect is used for authoritative, diplomatic and
voice is dynamic, energetic, and passionate.
Was the method of criticism used clearly
context contains: The Rhetor, the
occasion, and the audience.
Brown made links between Saddam’s
rhetorical efforts, past, and character.
What Knowledge Has Been
It is a good or a poor example?
Did the speech evoke the intended response
from the intended audience?
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.