A Rhetorical Analysis Of The Ring

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As I delved into writing a story in meeting a potential psychopath, I realized that it categorizes itself as a thriller. I presented a character that seems similar to a horror icon from a popular Japanese novel known as The Ring by Koji Suzuki. In doing so, I felt the need to reflect on my rhetorical choices, analyze how I presented certain aspects, and evaluate how successful I was in achieving my goals in making of this story. Explaining these topics will show how I accomplished creating a narrative involving a psychopath. There were some important aspects to consider in my rhetorical choices, especially the significance of the information I shared and the choices I made in deciding how I created my psychopath, narrator, and setting. When…show more content…
When I presented each character, I hoped to evoke certain emotions for my readers. In considering the girl that I left unnamed on purpose, I wanted readers to feel a sense of fear from her. I left her without a name to make her seem mysterious. I hoped that my readers would give her nicknames, such as “The Choker” or “White Ghost” as they read. These names are potential ones that could have been added within my story. In characterizing her as someone who likes to strangle lives and was able to stealthily get away with it, I believed this detail made her seem horrifying. It is probably to the point where even the readers hope they do not meet her in reality. For my protagonist, I wanted her to be a dynamic character, or someone that overcomes a weakness and changes. Instead of remaining as a person that goes the safe route consistently, she became someone that is stronger. She took a risk that became a significant experience for her. With this in mind, I wanted my readers to feel proud and supportive of Sakura as my protagonist. As they read her thoughts, such as the moments where she froze from being verbally trapped in the psychopathic girl’s house, I wanted readers to hope that my protagonist will be able to escape. I also wanted them to feel proud that she was able to take this extreme risk and made it out alive. The Japanese family members were supportive characters that I felt were necessary to complete the story. If it weren’t for Takeji to contact the police, all of their lives would have ended quite soon, which could have turned the story into an unfortunate ending. Doing this strategy was to make sure readers found a happy conclusion, rather than another disappointing story. It also established that Sakura overcome her weakness and stayed alive. Although my rhetorical analysis was quite significant, my evaluation of my own story is important as

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