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Rhetorical Devices Used In Projecting Humanitarian Issues Relative To Nonviolence Gleaned From The Selected Speeches Of Mahatma Gandhi

Volume 3 - Issue 9, September 2019 Edition
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Thi Thu Huong Le, Maria Luisa A. Valdez
Ethos, Humanitarian Issues, Logos, Mahatma Gandhi, Nonviolence, Pathos, Rhetorical Devices, Speeches of Mahatma Gandhi
Diverse disciplines with distinctive strategies and theoretical orientations have squared off the multi-level and multi-dimensional theory of nonviolence. Nowadays, people worldwide saw a remarkable number of humanitarian crises relative to nonviolence as well as the supporters who have been on the ground continuously working and helping people to survive despite unimaginable circumstances. Relative to this, writers use literature and language as channel in projecting their advocacies, philosophy and rhetorical style. This study is an analysis of the rhetorical devices used in projecting the humanitarian issues relative to nonviolence gleaned from the selected works of Mahatma Gandhi with the end view of identifying the teachings that may be drawn from the analysis which shall benefit the Filipino and Vietnamese students. Results of the analysis showed that the representative literary works of Mahatma Gandhi may be considered as a socio-philosophical document of his time showing the humanitarian issues in India and South Africa. Gandhi employed rhetorical devices such as ethos, pathos and logos in the selected literary pieces to project humanitarian issues and to give a deeper meaning to the concept of nonviolence. Filipino and Vietnamese students can glean teachings on nonviolence from the representative literary works of Mahatma Gandhi and imbibe his spirit and carry forward his legacy by practicing his nonviolent principle.
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