Before the Flood Discussion (Film Leanardo Dicaprio)


Question Description

After watching Before the Flood and completing the Before the Flood Pre-screening & Screening Activities, complete the following:

  • In 2-3 paragraphs (~400-600 words) create an analytical response that:
    • Introduces the film, the filmmaker & narrator, discusses the filmmakers’ overall argumentative purpose, and intended audience
    • Identifies and analyzes at least 2 major claims made throughout the film and evaluates how the filmmakers use rhetorical appeals and rhetorical strategies to support their claims. Your response should be supported with at least 2 direct quotations, paraphrase or summary with proper citations from the film in each paragraph
    • Avoid simply naming the appeals -- logos, pathos, ethos -- in your response. Your task here is to discuss HOW they work by analyzing the rhetorical strategies used to achieve the appeals.
    • You should not use "I". When you discuss how the appeals work, focus on the viewer or audience reaction.

Please be sure to properly introduce/integrate & cite any quotations used using MLA format.

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