Al Gore's Rhetoric Analysis

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Former United States Vice President Al Gore was rewarded the Nobel Peace Prize on October 12, 2007. On December 10, 2007, he delivered his Nobel Peace Prize lecture in Norway, Olson in which he emphasized to the audience the issue of global warming and how it is gradually affecting the Earth. In addition, Gore made several suggestions to the audience outlining the steps that can be taken in order to eradicate or lessen the global warming crisis. By using neo-Aristotelian criticism, I will examine the influence of Al Gore on not only Americans but on all groups present at his Nobel Peace lecture. I will proceed by examining the context in which the speech was presented, analyzing the speech by applying the five canons of rhetoric, and assessing…show more content…
The purpose of Al Gore's campaign was to increase responsiveness regarding the hazards of global climate change and warming. This concept was later turned into a documentary, An inconvenient truth, which eventually won the Oscar award. Analysis of Gore’s Rhetoric I will now examine Gore’s rhetoric by applying the five canons of rhetoric to the Nobel Peace Prize lecture. I will examine how Gore used (1) invention; (2) organization; (3) style; (4) memory; and (5) delivery in order to create a lecture so powerful that is still remembered even to this day. Invention The ongoing issue of global warming has become a serious crisis that needs to be addressed in order to attain worldwide understanding and, with time, worldwide assistance. Al Gore chose to talk about global warming in his Nobel Peace Prize lecture because not only is it a great opportunity to bring awareness but it is also powerful position with a diverse audience containing people from all over the world. In his speech, Gore introduced logos when he stated that it is humanity's innate responsibility to put an end to the climate crisis and urged our planet’s world leaders to take immediate steps to attain control over the amount of global warming Earth is

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