8 thoughts on “Invitational Rhetoric – Summary of Final Paper

  1. Hi Melinda! I thought you did an awesome job on your digital presentation of of equipment for living is shown throughout the film, Because of Winn-Dixie, through invitational rhetoric. I though the presentation was clear and concise but also gave much detail. I think that a lot of films share some type of theme or moral that audiences should be able to catch if they are pay attention. You did a great job showing how Opal uses invitational rhetoric through quality, immanent value and self-determination, in order to help others become better individuals. I think that adding some pictures of the characters or setting that the film took place in could really help viewers to get more of a feel to the film. You did a great job!

    -Jacquelyn

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  2. Hi Melinda! I thought you did an awesome job on your digital presentation of how equipment for living is shown throughout the film, Because of Winn-Dixie, through invitational rhetoric. I thought the presentation was clear and concise but also gave much detail. I think that a lot of films share some type of theme or moral that audiences should be able to catch if they are paying close attention. You did a great job showing how Opal uses invitational rhetoric through quality, immanent value and self-determination, in order to help others become better individuals. I think that adding some pictures of the characters or setting that the film took place in could really help viewers to get more of a feel to the film. You did a great job!

    -Jacquelyn

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  3. Hi Melinda,

    I very much enjoyed your digital presentation on how equipment for living is found in film, specifically the film Because of Winn Dixie. I have not seen the movie before, but you did an excellent job of providing enough details of the story and depictions of the characters to support your argument that the film provides equipment for living through invitational rhetoric. The organization of the presentation was very easy to follow along even though I have not seen the movie. I think you are correct on your ideas on how the study can be expanded to find additional data. Another thing you might consider in extending the research is to take into account the participants’ cultural and social backgrounds including data points on the they were raised. For example, find out if they were brought up in a low income family, middle class family, or high income family. In addition, looking at the participants’ educational backgrounds may be helpful. I think you did a great job overall and have certainly inspired me to watch this movie!

    – Charner

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  4. Melinda,

    I truly enjoyed watching your presentation! I feel that you really understood the both the move and the method and it seemed as if you had a deep personal connection with the project. You were very quick and to the point with no ‘fluffy’ which again shows that you knew what you were talking about and how to best present your project. The many specific references straight from the movie were very helpful for someone like me who has not watched this movie in a very long time. It helped the audience really connect with the presentation and understand the background.

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  5. Hi Melinda!

    Wonderful job on your digital presentation for your research on Because of Winn Dixie and invitational rhetoric. I found it particularly striking when you mention the heavy presence of media in our lives and how it might be difficult to sort out the messages, however they are always there. From what it sounds like, Because of Winn Dixie provides a great message to its audience and definite equipment for living. It sounds like it can be especially beneficial to a younger audience. I agree with your conclusion and see how this movie is successful in “influencing the audience and changing the viewers perspective”. While I’ve never seen the movie Because of Winn Dixie, it sounds like it might be a bit like the film Pollyanna, I’m sure I would enjoy it and walk away with a great message to share.

    Thank you for sharing your work through this great presentation!

    Best,
    Andrea

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