We think too much, and feel too little
More than machinery, we need humanity
More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness
Without these qualities life will be violent
And all will be lost
Humanity is immediately criticized, but the critique is warranted. Chaplin’s use of pathos to call his audience to action is outstanding.
He uses phrases such as we think too much and feel too little to conjure up feelings of remorse regarding the current state of affairs in the human population.
When the audience is faced with this judgment and experiences these emotions, it immediately begins looking for ways to reverse the opinion.
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