ENG124 Ethos, Pathos and Logos in the Serie Futurama

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Choose a film or a series of episodes from a television show that focuses on aliens (Extraterrestrial Life). You will craft a total of 4 paragraphs.

  • Paragraph #1: Summarize the film or series of episodes, briefly, in your own words.
  • Paragraph #2: Analyze examples of ethos.
  • Paragraph #3: Analyze examples of pathos.
  • Paragraph #4: Analyze examples of logos.

Be as specific as possible when describing what was happening and why you think that particular appeal was being used. Your whole critical response should be about 400-800 words. You will submit a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file to this Canvas link, which checks for plagiarism, so be sure you are not using the Internet for "help" when crafting your summary or analysis paragraphs. Remember to MLA format your document.

Below is a list of possible films or TV shows to check out. Try Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Go, the Internet (free streaming can be found on YouTube and other places if you dig around), or, in a pinch, you can rent something.


  • Alien (1979)
  • Alien: Covenant (2017)
  • Aliens (1986)
  • Annihilation (2018)
  • Arrival (2016)
  • Avatar (2009)
  • E.T. (1982)
  • Independence Day (1996)
  • Prometheus (2012)
  • Signs (2002)
  • War of the Worlds (2005)

TV Shows (Aim for 2-4 episodes):

  • Colony
  • Futurama
  • Lost in Space
  • The Orville
  • Roswell
  • Star Trek (any iterations work, but The Original Series with Spock is a classic)
  • X-Files

English 124 Martin |1 Ethos, Pathos, Logos Whenever you read an argument you must ask yourself, “is this persuasive? And if so, to whom?” There are several ways to appeal to an audience. Among them are appealing to logos, ethos, and pathos. These appeals are prevalent in almost all arguments. To Develop or Appeal to ETHOS (character, ethics) How an author builds credibility & trustworthiness. To Appeal to PATHOS (emotion) Words or passages an author uses to activate emotions. Ways to Develop ETHOS • • • • • • • • • Author’s profession / background Author’s publication Appears sincere, fair minded, knowledgeable Concedes to the opposition Morally / ethically likeable Appropriate language for audience and subject Appropriate vocabulary Correct grammar Professional format Effect on Audience Helps reader to see the author as reliable, trustworthy, competent, and credible. The reader might respect the author or his/her views. How to Talk About It Through his use of scientific terminology, the author builds his ethos by appearing knowledgeable. The author’s ethos is effectively developed as readers see that he is sympathetic to the struggles minorities face. To Appeal to LOGOS (logic, reasoning) The argument itself; the reasoning the author uses. Types of Pathos Appeals • • • • • • Emotionally loaded language Vivid descriptions Emotional examples Anecdotes, testimonies, or Narratives about emotional experiences or events Figurative language Emotional tone (humor, sarcasm, disappointment, excitement, etc.) Effect on Audience Evokes an emotional response. Persuasion by emotion. (usually evoking fear, sympathy, empathy, anger,) How to Talk About It Types of LOGOS Appeals • • • • • • • • • • Theories / scientific facts Indicated meanings or reasons (because…) Analogies Definitions Factual data & statistics Quotations Citations from experts & authorities Informed opinions Examples (real life examples) Personal anecdotes Effect on Audience Evokes a cognitive, rational response. Readers get a sense of, “Oh, that makes sense,” or “Hmm, that really doesn’t prove anything.” How to Talk About It When referencing 9/11, the author is appealing to pathos. Here, he is eliciting both sadness and anger from his readers. The author appeals to logos by defining relevant terms and then supports his claim with numerous citations from authorities. The author’s description of the child with cancer was a very persuasive pathos appeal. The author’s logos appeals of statistics and expert testimony are very convincing. English 124 Martin |2
MLA Formatting Basics General Guidelines • Type your paper, and when printing, use clean, white 8.5 x 11-inch paper. • Double-space the text of your paper, including the Heading. o If using Microsoft Word, access the spacing through the Paragraph tab, select “Double” spacing, check the box that says “Don’t add space between paragraphs of the same style,” and make sure the spacing is 0 pt both before and after. o If using Google Docs, go to Line spacing, select Custom spacing, and type in 2 for line spacing and 0 pts both before and after for paragraph spacing. • Use Times New Roman or Arial 12 point font. Arial font is easier to read than Times New Roman and is preferred for this course. • Include one space after periods or other punctuation marks. • Set the margins of your document to 1 inch on all sides. o If using Microsoft Word, go to Page Layout→Margins, and make sure it says 1” for Top, Bottom, Left, and Right. o If using Google Docs, go to File→Page setup, and make sure it says 1 for Top, Bottom, Left, and Right. • Indent each new paragraph by pressing the “Tab” button once. Formatting the First Page of Your Paper • In the upper left-hand corner of the first page, list your name, your instructor's name, the course, and the date. This is called the Heading. For this particular class, I ask that you include the Word Count as a 5th line in the Header. This Word Count should not include the heading, the title, or the Works Cited page. • After the word count, hit Enter once, and center your title. Do not underline/bold/italicize your title or put it in quotation marks. Use Title Case, which means you do not capitalize prepositions or articles unless they are the first or last word of the title. Use quotation marks and underlining or italics when referring to other works in your title, just as you would in your text, e.g., • Only hit enter once after your title, not multiple times, before you begin the first line of the text. (And don’t forget to indent with each new paragraph break). • Create a header in the upper right-hand corner that includes your last name, followed by a space with a page number one-half inch from the top and flush with the right margin. Use the Page Number function rather than manually entering the page numbers to avoid page number repetition. o If using Microsoft Word, go to “Insert,” and under the “Header & Footer,” area, select Page Number→Top of Page→Plain Number 3. You will need to add your last name in front of the page number and change the font size and style so it’s the same as the rest of the paper. o If using Google Docs, select Insert→Header and page number→Page number. Then, select the top left option. You will need to add your last name in front of the page number and change the font size and style so it’s the same as the rest of the paper. Sample 1 Student Sample Professor Sample English 2 February 2019 Word Count: 235 Critical Response #1: Logos, Pathos, & Ethos Appeals in Futurama Start typing here (do not hit the Enter key multiple times after your title—just once). Also, remember to hit the “Tab” key once each time you start a new paragraph. Note that you should also only hit the “Enter” key once between each new paragraph. When creating a heading, first, include your full name as it appears on your instructor’s roster. Second, include your instructor’s full name. Third, include the course name and number. Fourth, pay attention to the date format above. Note that there is no comma, and with MLA format, the day comes before the month. Fifth, in English 124, I ask that you indicate the word count, which should not include the heading, the title, or the Works Cited page (if you have one)—just the main text of your assignment. Simply highlight the main text of your assignment with your cursor, and the accurate word count should appear at the bottom left side of your document (Microsoft Word). Finally, while you should center your title, do not use bold or underlining. However, use italics for titles of longer works, such as books, newspapers, television shows, and films. In addition, use quotation marks for titles of shorter works, such as short stories, song titles, articles, etc. Finally, be as clear as possible in your title so that the instructor knows what assignment you are turning in. Take a look above at an example of a clear title for a homework assignment in this course.

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Ethos, Pathos and Logos in the Serie Futurama
In the episodes of Futurama, a series of elements that constitute a concept of life
outside of as we know it is shown. In the first episode, Fry and Lila are fighting space
pirates while Bender in his eagerness to continue sleeping gets into a capsule for a
missile, which will be the next weapon used by Fry and Lila. Then Bender is thrown into
the void of the universe in which he is doomed to wander throughout eternity until he
reaches a galaxy that communicates by binary language. In the second episode, Fry in
the quest to save the company that is in bankruptcy proposes to a guy to direct it, who
with a series of tricks deceives everyone...

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