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1 “Greed is Good” Gordon Gekko from the movie Wall Street (1987)

2 The Rhetorical Situation  Speaker: The fictional character Gordon Gekko (played by Michael Douglass), who works as one of the most powerful stockbrokers on Wallstreet  Audience: fictional audience of the shareholders of Tedlar Paper—real audience of movie-goers (has real-life, broader implications)

3 The Rhetorical Situation  Context: 1980s New York financial district (the setting of the movie)—at a time when some men were getting VERY rich by investing both legally and illegally  Purpose: In the movie—to convince shareholders of Tedlar Paper to revolt against the 33 company VPS; to a broader audience—to highlight the disturbing rationale of hyper-rich investors  Message: Greed is an evolutionary impulse that drives all progress in society.

4  Well, ladies and gentlemen, we're not here to indulge in fantasy, but in political and economic reality. America has become a second-rate power. Its trade deficit and its fiscal deficit are at nightmare proportions. Now, in the days of the free market, when our country was a top industrial power, there was accountability to the stockholder. The Carnegies, the Mellons, the men that built this great industrial empire, made sure of it because it was their money at stake. Today, management has no stake in the company  connotative diction jargon specific diction

5  Well, ladies and gentlemen, we're not here to indulge in fantasy, but in political and economic reality. America has become a second-rate power. Its trade deficit and its fiscal deficit are at nightmare proportions. Now, in the days of the free market, when our country was a top industrial power, there was accountability to the stockholder. The Carnegies, the Mellons, the men that built this great industrial empire, made sure of it because it was their money at stake. Today, management has no stake in the company  declarative periodic appositive phrase

6 Insert additional slides  This PowerPoint is missing 2 additional excerpts from the speech


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