“Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men” – Plato

“Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men” – Plato

This very interesting quote outlines just how useful using rhetoric is when trying to persuade the reader. The writer uses tools that influence the viewers, such as logos, ethos, and pathos. Here Plato is informing the reader that in using rhetoric you are able to almost control and “rule” viewers. I think this is very interesting and convincing. It makes sense that appealing to ethics (ethos), emotion (pathos) and logic (logus) to allocate a response by either using an individuals character, emotional reasoning, or persuasion by reason. Also, this is very inline with the class topic and everyday discussions.

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