This speech is full of bias, fallacies and rhetorical devices.

From the very sta rt of this speech, Kane uses bias against the governor Jim W. Gettys. The campai gner says rid the politics of this state of the evil domination of Boss Jim Getty s. This is showing that Kane is using political bias. The campaigner makes Kane o ut to be the ally for the common man. The campaigner clearly has an argument but no facts to support his claim. With one purpose only: to point out and make public the dishonesty, the downright villainy of Boss Jim W. Gettys. This statement is bias and uses the rhetorical d evice Hyperbole. Some would say that it is an exaggeration. I had no campaign promises, because until a few weeks ago I had no hope of being elected. This is an argument that has no facts to support it. Now however, I have something more than hope. And Jim Gettys Jim Gettys has somet hing less than a chance. This is an argument that has no supporting facts and it is also the fallacy Ad Hominen. The working man The working man and the slum child know they can expect my best e fforts in their interests. This statement is ethnic bias. I also think it is the rhetorical device Paradox. The decent, ordinary citizens know that I ll do everything in my power to protect t he underprivileged, the underpaid, and the underfed. This statement is the rhetor ical device Alliteration. I also feel that this statement continues the ethnic b ias. Well, I d make my promises now if I weren t too busy arranging to keep them. This stat ement is the rhetorical device Paradox. I am not sure of what rhetorical device it would be but I am pretty sure that ma king promises is a rhetorical device of some sort. ________________________________________________________________________________ _____ The speakers intent is to show the public the corruption that has been introduc ed to the public by Jim Gettys and prove that he can do a better job as a govern or to help the public. I believe that Kane s example of an argument was when he informs the public that h e will make a promise to help the working man, the slum child, ordinary citizens, the underprivileged, the underpaid, and the underfed as opposed to what Jim Gett ys has been offering to the people. Charles Foster Kane s counter argument is that after elected he promises to help t he working man, the slum child, ordin ... at these people need him to rescue the political state of the government. Moreover, Kane uses several fallacies in his speech. He begins his speech by sim ultaneously using the poisoning the well fallacy and a personal attack ad homine m to address the issues that he has with Jim Gettys. He opens his speech by usin g the poisoning the well fallacy, which attempts to discredit what a person migh t say in advance by saying unflattering things about the person. Kane attempts t o discredit anything that Gettys would have to say by relating unfavorable infor mation about him. Kane calls Gettys a dishonest person. In the same opening statem ent, Kane uses a personal attack ad hominem to critique Gettys character, rather than crit ... One rhetorical device is to shift himself from third person (when referring to h imself as having not chance) to first person during the speech (when he promises to prosecute Gettys when elected). Instead of bragging directly, he makes up cl aims about how the poor and the working class respect and support him. One of hi s fallacies is to assume he will win and Gettys will be convicted of a crime. Is strikes me as an effective campaign speech, but devoid of substance. ______________________________________________________________________________ One rhetorical device is to shift himself from third person (when referring to h imself as having not chance) to first person during the speech (when he promises to prosecute Gettys when elected). Instead of bragging directly, he makes up cl

One of hi s fallacies is to assume he will win and Gettys will be convicted of a crime. . but devoid of substance.aims about how the poor and the working class respect and support him. Is strikes me as an effective campaign speech.

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