Rhetoric and Culture
This paper looks at the rhetoric of three different groups of peoples: Native Americans, Judeo-Christians, and ancient Greeks.
# 116434 | 2,200 words | 4 sources | APA | 2009 |
Published on Sep 25, 2009 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Communication (Language and Speech) , Religion and Theology (General) , Native-American Studies (General)
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In this article, the writer notes that the rhetoric of different cultures is essential to their history and understanding of their culture and how it evolved. The writer also points out that the study of rhetoric dates back about 2500 years. This paper focuses on the rhetoric of three different cultures: Native American, Judeo-Christian, and ancient Greece. The writer compares and contrasts the rhetoric of these groups and notes if there are any similarities or differences among them. A brief history of each group, that provides a better understanding of each group's culture, is also presented.
From the Paper:"Rhetoric is based largely on the principle of challenge and response. Great oratory is often needed during challenging times, as was the example of Logan and Dunmore. This principle is true for for all three rhetorics that are being discussed in this paper. Any type of threat to a culture, such as one that will affect the way of life, needs a response that involves great oratory. The Native Americans were threatened by the White settlers, which posed great rhetorical challenges attempting to persuade the settlers to fairness and compromise. The earliest report of Native Americans addressing the English settlers is that by Powhattan in 1609, which was written by Captain John Smith. "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Armstrong, Virginia. ed. (1971). I Have Spoken: American History Through the Voices of the Indians. Chicago: Swallow Press.
- Gross, Nicolas P. (1985). Amatory Persuasion in Antiquity: Studies in Theory and Practice. Newark: University of Delaware Press.
- Jones, Louis T. (1965). Aboniginal American Oratory; The Tradition of Eloquence Among the Indian of the United States. Los Angeles: Southwest Museum.
- Kennedy, George A. (1997). An Historical and Cross-Cultural Introduction. Oxford University Press.
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