The following powerpoint talks about the RIP. The document is my Rip Project Rough Draft. The Exorcists are the book.
This is an example of the RIP Essay Paper Body Paragraph:
RIP Essay Body Paragraph Example
In my Fyre Festival film review I used pathos by engaging my audience’s love and hate for a popular media figure, and I also created sympathy for the laborers to show them how the scam portrayed had more significant consequences than those associated with the disgruntled concert attendees. In my opening paragraph, I hyperbolicly blamed Kendall Jenner for the Fyre fiasco, writing that “Kendall Jenner in particular is to blame because she represents all that is bad and despicable and unforgivable about mindless American consumerism.” I used the phrase “all that is bad and despicable” to effectively exaggerate to an absurd degree so that my audience would detect sarcasm and glean that such a position is absurd. Those in my audience who like, idealize, or even idolize this public figure would be alienated by a scathing critique of her. So by mocking an extreme critique of her, I am keeping them on my argumentative side, and ensuring they remain open to my message about the problematic nature of superficial appearances camouflaging more nefarious motives like greed. In contrast to appealing to the positive affection some of the audience has for Jenner, I also appealed to those who dislike her and see her as a problematic representation of a cultural trend toward superficiality. I reinforce their animus toward her by using the phrase “she’s for sure to blame for that Pepsi cringe-fest.” By using this reference to the Pepsi ad Jenner starred in, I am stoking this type of reader’s judgment toward her as a cultural figure who reinforces superficiality and a distorted image of reality, the same way the Pepsi ad distorted a complex social problem like police brutality. My emotional appeals were not limited to the love and hate attached to a popular public figure, as I also created sympathy for the unfortunately anonymous workers who were cheated out of their wages. I wanted to ensure that my audience was able to sympathize with those who faced some of the most dire consequences associated with the festival, writing that everyone was to blame “except the laborers who worked around the clock and never got paid, [and] who got little screen time, even less consideration, and no chance to have their voice heard.” By using rhetorical parallelism in this sentence, I linked the lack of “screen time” with having no voice, and so shifted the sentiment from just an opportunity to be in the film to the film acting as a part of the problem these workers faced. By implicating the film itself in the workers’ suffering, I am creating sympathy in my own audience and they are more likely to believe my message that the film was unsuccessful and instead be persuaded by my own message. By using multiple forms of pathos, including the affection and animus toward Jenner as well as the empathy toward the workers, I am moving my audience to accept the message that the Fyre Festival was not simply about one unethical incident but a facet of human nature that fuels all scams.