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Genevieve mc nally's denver rhetor- finaldraft

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Denver Rhetor. My analysis of an artifact.

Denver Rhetor. My analysis of an artifact.

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  • 1. The Initial Audience: Oblivious<br />What did I do: I held up a sign on the side of the road that said, “War is not the answer”<br />From this I did a Rhetorical Analysis. I figured out why holding a sign with simple writing got different emotional response, than holding up a sign with a disturbing photo on it. Because of this emotional response difference, it allowed me to understand why the organization held up War is not the answer signs, trying to speak to the oblivious. <br />My presentation:<br />I created a diorama because I felt that I could fully fit all the complicated aspects of my Rhetorical Analysis into one simple yet complex masterpiece.<br />City1: <br />City 2:<br /> <br />War Torn Country<br />With this project I decided to depict the two different ways in which the oblivious would react to the two different signs, both in hope of revealing the same message. That message being war is bad. The two signs looked very different. This was on purpose. I wanted to reveal the emotions of the oblivious. This is why there are people with emotional faces on the walls facing the signs. <br />It is important to understand that in order to persuade, one must connect with the audience. This is why the two signs have different emotions. The signs are getting a different reaction from the same type of audience. It is just one sign is more up front while the other is just there, being the constant reminder. This is the goal of the FCNL, which is the organization that creates the signs, which say, “War is not the Answer.” They do not believe in war, they want to spread awareness and support for their cause. They do not want to create a ruckus on the streets with shocking photos of war. They just want to be the constant reminder on the side of the road each weekend. Just there to calmly and quietly, let the oblivious pass by the familiar sign. Eventually the hope is that this sign will become so familiar that it causes someone to think about the topic at hand<br />The signs are the source of news. The source that allows those who are oblivious within the perfect towns to have a source of what is going on the outside world. <br />I built a war torn country on the outsides of these two perfect towns. This was to depict how both signs were bringing knowledge of this outer war town world into the peaceful oblivious towns. The goal of signs are to teach or to suggest an idea. Without signs there would be no knowledge of the outside world, reaching the oblivious. Nor would there be a constant reminder that such awful events do take place even though the events are not taking place within the little oblivious perfect towns. <br />I wanted to make sure that my audience is aware of what they were missing when they live their daily lives, and how they too will react as the people in my perfect towns do to the different signs. It is time to stop ignoring the constant signs that every weekend reminds us that there are others out there suffering. We should go out and help, and stop being oblivious.<br />As a whole my project 1 teaches the following:<br /> Knowledge is taught through the familiar. Signs are familiar objects. The oblivious look at signs. Thus the signs, which the oblivious look at, teach them. And depending on how a sign is depicted, the oblivious express emotion. Emotion ignites reaction within the oblivious minds. Ultimately causing the oblivious minds to embed the knowledge of the sign and emotion within them. Thus they learn. <br />Other Pictures:<br /> <br />