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Published on November 16, 2008

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MOTIVES

THE MAKINGS OF A MASTERMIND Kenneth Burke May 5, 1897 to November 19, 1993 American literary theorist and philosopher College dropout Ohio State U = 1 semester Columbia U = 1 year (vs. faculty invite) Achievements: Dial Award (1928). Distinguished literary service Guggenheim Fellowship (1935) “ The Dial” Mag’s Editor (1923) and Music Critic (1927-1929) “ The Nation” Music Critic (1934-1936) No one philosophy but influenced by: Shakespeare, Aristotle, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Nietzsche

May 5, 1897 to November 19, 1993

American literary theorist and philosopher

College dropout

Ohio State U = 1 semester

Columbia U = 1 year (vs. faculty invite)

Achievements:

Dial Award (1928). Distinguished literary

service

Guggenheim Fellowship (1935)

“ The Dial” Mag’s Editor (1923) and

Music Critic (1927-1929)

“ The Nation” Music Critic (1934-1936)

No one philosophy but influenced by:

Shakespeare, Aristotle, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Nietzsche

THE MAKINGS OF A THEORY Language “ What is involved when + Drama = Life & why they are doing it.” we say what ppl are doing Dramatic Pentad

BEHIND THE SCENES... YOU learn & are limited only by what you see. The STORY a slice of life w/pearls of wisdom PENTADIC ANALYSIS A Theory (way/tool) to get the story. It is finite.

The PENTADIC ANALYSIS 1. ACT : What happened; What is going on? 2. SCENE : Where is the Act happening? Background Situation or Setting of an Act? 3. AGENT : Who is involved in the action? What are the roles? 4. AGENCY : How do the agent/s act? By what tools or means? 5. PURPOSE : Why do the agents act? What do they want?

“ ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE...” And Understand: Your worldview Motivation of people Basis of conflicts Empathy and identification + and – points of cooperation Use the DRAMATIC PENTAD in: Rhetoric (persuasive comm.) Analysis (criticism & study) Relationships (develop rapports)

Your worldview

Motivation of people

Basis of conflicts

Empathy and identification

+ and – points of cooperation

Use the DRAMATIC PENTAD in:

Rhetoric (persuasive comm.)

Analysis (criticism & study)

Relationships (develop rapports)

Thank you. 

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