As almost everyone else is stating, For My Wife is clearly a large appeal to pathos. I would also argue that there is quite a bit of ethos as well (mainly the governmental support that Charlene garnered) but very little logos. This is not to say that there was none, but I saw few glimpses of it as the movie was made to be primarily an appeal to emotions. To be specific, the over-arcing theme of the movie is based off of the appeal of Charlene's wife's death, and all that she encountered on her journey to speaking with the governor. Personally, I feel that the screening was very effective in invoking emotion-- but for me it was not about the support of gay rights, it was the empathy I felt for Charlene and her situation. It should breed empathy for people, not rights. The homosexual community is looking for acceptance in the community, and they are not going to find it in gaining rights. Take the civil rights movement for example. Even though African-Americans fought for and received rights, widespread discrimination still exists. This just goes to show that their is a much bigger issue here, and it has nothing to do with rights, it has everything to do with how people treat other people. We are all guilty of some degree of discrimination, and we all need to step up to prevent it from happening; to everyone, regardless of race, gender, or their set of beliefs.
For My Wife Response
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