About the Author
Discussion of Research
Ethos, Pathos, Logos
Black establish's ethos throughout the book with his reliable resources and structure/flow of the book. He provides the readers with resourceful arguments that make him more trustable. Using his other books as he research and being a journalist in high school, and a advocate for this topic credits his credibility.
The use of pathos is built by Black's research of the corporations and their benefits. The role of General Motors with the petroleum and the millions of dollars donated by Rockefeller Foundation builds the scheme of the investigation for all American citizens. Could "our people" really help Hitler? He explains this through the rising climax with the examples listed above. This helps the argument of the readers and for them to think... "could this be a valid statement?"
To understand the investigation Black uses his resources such as his book and other resources such as FBI top cases and excerpts from different Museums and Universities. These credible resources provide both sides of the investigation. Appealing to their emotions by pulling them in he gives examples of the jews that are suffering these consequences.
Occasion- The occasion is after the Holocaust when the word slips from different investigation and research through the FBI. But during the book Black discusses how Carnegie, Ford, Rockefeller Foundation, IBM, and many other companies that supported this ordeal.
Audience- The audience can be anyone who wants to be this book. But primarily people who will be interested in the Holocaust and the use of American connections through famous corporations.
Purpose- Nazi Nexus was written to inform people that the Holocaust was not all of Hitlers fault, he had many known businesses such as IBM and other's to help the rise of Hitler. Many of the activities of these corporation continued through the war. It explains how the Rockefeller Foundation gives millions of dollars to the German institutions devoted to genetics, this served as racism as they were trying to scientifically build humans.
Subject- The subject of this book is to inform and explain the corporation usage during the Holocaust.
Tone- Edwin Black's tone throughout the book is formal. He gives you an images of different scenes throughout the Holocaust that gives you chills to think about. How Americans contributed money and their knowledge to kill other's who are innocent.
DIDLS- page 14- beginning
Images- Using very little imagery words in this excerpt I come up with a image myself. I see a corporation working hard to suit Ford's needs and helping contribute to the war, this image in my mind of a big factory with people working and their boss screaming, this is a hurtful image knowing that Americans were contributing to Hitlers plans
Details- The author has specifically pointed out that it is "Ford" and that Hitler is making a profit from his corporation that many do not know is taking place. That Ford's pre-game works were just waiting to be distributed. He gives many examples to help the reader understand the slight things that are important.
Language- His language through this excerpt is contrasting. He has many words that I know but some that some people may stumble upon when reading through the book. This makes the excerpt more complex but still easy enough were the reader can still fluidly understand.
Syntax- Sentence are in subject-verb order to help the reader understand. Sentences are varied some long and some short, the beginning are compound-complex and they get shorter as the paragraph proceeds,
DIDLS- page 88- Middle
Images-The imagery that pops into my head would be a actually running race, super men and woman also come to mind when reading this paragraph, the thought of the genetically breeding different humans was what was set on their minds. This shows the master mind of Hitler and the many different things he can think of with just a little help from Americans.
Details- Black has used mutation and genetic varieties of words to catch the audience's attention to what was happening during this period of research.
Language- The language is mortifying to me because of the things I am exposed to during this paragraph, how they are constructing people medically how Hitler wants them to look. The carelessness of words used to describe Hitlers word is wistful.
Syntax-The sentences are structure easily for this excerpt for the understanding topic. If he would have made these sentences complex many would be stuck and wouldn't understand what was happening.
DIDLS- page 128- ending
Diction- Blacks diction is easily understood. He explains different types of books and does not use manycomplex words because of the book publishing he is explaining. He is just trying to get his ideas, research, and point across of the book titles that is used.
Images- The sensory images are visions of jews by saying "catalogued by numbers and scheduled by precise calculations, were herded into trains..." these simple imagery words are substantial when you have these images in your head.
Details- The author specifically included details of the jews and how they were put into their trains to help the readers better understand and picture the scene.
Language- The use of parallelism to help the flow of the paragraph helps the reader and gets Black's point across easier when listing different types of books.
Syntax- He uses various sentence structures to keep the attention of the readers during this excerpt. He used describing words and different rhetorical devices such as parallelism to benefit the reader.
Anaphora is used several times to show emphasis on the beginning "Opel employees were encouraged to maintain membership in the Motor Corps. Furthermore, Opel cars and trucks were loaned without charge to the local storm trooper contingents stationed near company headquarters at Russelshiem, Germany" (Page 105-106) This is expands the informational details in the situation.