My Monster Boyfriend” | Lindsay Ellis

We are going to be watching two video essays this week by YouTubers that cover the subject of monsters.
The first video we are going to be watching a video essay by YouTuber Lindsay Ellis instead of a TED talk. (I really enjoy watching her work, and she does impeccable research.) This video directly correlates with our work on the research paper about Monsters. Many of the claims Ellis makes directly relate to theses from Cohen’s chapter. After you have watched the short video, respond to the following questions:
What is Ellis’ thesis or main argument?
What does Ellis use to back up her claims? What kind of examples does she share with her audience?
Does Ellis try to appeal to your logic, your emotions or both? Think about the big three rhetorical strategies (ethos, pathos, logos) and discuss: Does Ellis effectively appeal to her audience? (Remember to use specific examples.)
What connections or parallels can you make between Cohen’s chapter, Rabin’s article, the stories we read this week, and Ellis’ video?
What was your biggest takeaway or AHA moment from this Talk? What interested you or surprised you the most?
https://youtu.be/YesMWAxqJ60

Sample Solution

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