Nicole’s excellent post that links to study that covers not only Lloyd Bitzer’s and Richard Vatz’s work on the rhetorical situation, but gives us an additional option with Barbara Biesecker’s canonical work on it as well.
Would a rhetorical situation be as sweet if it it existed on it’s own? Or do events demand a response from us, to make our own ideals and injustices more transparent to others. A third option; we are all just speaking in persuasive circles, trying to-do one another with our wit and clear understanding of rhetoric. The headache is strong in this one.
Circles are ever present in the debate on which side of rhetoric one falls. There’s a perforated circle that allows social situations and experiences into your reality, if you fall on the side of Richard Vatz. On the other, a closed circle (walled, or bordered, one might say) on the side of Lloyd Bitzer. Class discussions on which stance we feel is most like our own mentality of rhetoric are lead in circles. I feel like it clears up for one second, but as soon as I look…
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