Everyone must respond to this first prompt, but you are not required to comment on anyone else's reply (you're more than welcome to, of course).
After reading about Pathos and Ethos in your textbook, consider Fight Club. Throughout this unit, we'll analyze the rhetoric of a number of different texts, but we'll be particularly looking at the rhetoric of the film Fight Club as well as how Tyler Durden himself functions as a rhetorician.
How does Tyler persuade the Narrator and the Fight Club and Project Mayhem members to follow him? What kind of rhetorical methods does he employ? How does he use Pathos and Ethos? Why do you think he's successful?
You don't necessarily need to go back and watch the film; just write about what comes to mind. We'll discuss your answers in class.