How is pathos used in literature?
Pathos offers a way for the audience to relate to the subject through commonly held emotions. And by experiencing this emotion, the reader begins to develop his or her own emotional response: sympathy, horror, and anger. The student has helped the reader connect to his argument through the effective use of pathos.
What is the meaning of pathos in English literature?
The Greek word pathos means suffering, experience, or emotion. It was borrowed into English in the 16th century, and for English speakers, the term usually refers to the emotions produced by tragedy or a depiction of tragedy.
What is a real life example of pathos?
Pathos examples in everyday life include: A teenager tries to convince his parents to buy him a new car by saying if they cared about their child’s safety they’d upgrade him. A man at the car dealership implores the salesman to offer the best price on a new car because he needs to support his young family
What are the 3 characteristics of pathos?
Empathy, sympathy and pathetic are derived from pathos.