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Skrattet i sprickorna: En retorisk studie av hur enthymem skapas i doxa
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Rhetoric.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Cracks of laughter : A rhetorical study of how enthymem is created in doxa (English)
Abstract [en]

Kent Wisti is a new phenomenon who is successful in social media with his satire drawings. With a softly approach Wisti is questioning the opinions and reactions to current events. The aim of the research is to examine ways and means Wisti uses to form opinions. Today it is difficult to debate about sensitive topics because of the fear of not being considered politically correct, a racist or tied to the opinions that we do not want to be associated with. By examining the topos used and how Wisti speaks about racism and immigration I can thereby discern how Wisti creates enthymem. Therefore I examine the question: How is enthymem created in Kent Wistis drawings? This, in turn, I examine by studying how different topos are used to create enthymem. The research is based on Maria Wolrath Söderbergs method for topos, where I stake on the concepts of points for discussion, bases for discussion and operations for discussion to thereby examine how enthymem are created. The results clearly show that Wisti leaves much implicitly requiring the reader to become a co-creator of enthymem and hence their own convictions. This demands that the readers are well informed of the topics and have similar thought patterns to Wisti in order to fully understand the message. Wisti argues against including prejudices and racism through flaws in various doxa. There are contradictions between what we say and what we do, or between which we want to be and who we are. Doxa is simply something that binds together our decisions and actions with our thinking and reasoning. If these elements do not match, a persons overall impression ruptures.  

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2016. , p. 42
Keyword [en]
Rhetoric, topos, doxa, enthymem, satire, retorik, satir, humor, ironi, Kent Wisti
Keyword [sv]
Retorik, humor, ironi, wisti, satir, entymem, doxa, topos
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Humanities and the Arts Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33705OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-33705DiVA, id: diva2:1157396
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Rhetoric
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2017-11-17 Created: 2017-11-15 Last updated: 2017-11-17Bibliographically approved

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