Radicalism and Rebellion

How to persuade people to believe new ideas


Usually a speech should be presented in a formal manner because this is what gets you good marks. But in real life if you want to make a point sometimes you have to present yourself differently. The key is knowing who your audience is and playing with their expectations.

Rhetorical Devices

There are three main ways that you can persuade people to believe your ideas:

Ethos - having an ethical background makes you believable

Pathos - making people feel the way you want them to

Logos - having an argument that is consistent


When there are really serious issues that you want to draw attention to, sometimes the best way to do this is satirically. If you make fun of something and show it as an extreme it can make people take more notice than if you talk about it seriously.