Specifically, 1776 the year we gained our independence from Great Britain. He reminds us where we came from and how we as people joined together in the past to defeat a common enemy. Abraham Lincoln reminds us that we came from a king that showed no mercy towards us Americans. President Lincoln takes time to show honor for all of those who fought in battle and got wounded or killed. “The Gettysburg Address” is specifically made up to this point in time in our nation’s gruesome history.
After the 9/11 attacks, America was devastated and distraught. America was in need of a leader. We needed someone to take us in and protect us, to make us feel safe again. George W. Bush (our president at this time) acted as our protector. He comforted America with his sympathetic words, but also managed to bring forth fear to the terrorist.
Specifically, “Mrs. Nakamura lay indoors with Myeko. They both continued sick, and Mrs. Nakamura vaguely sensed that their trouble was caused by the bomb...” (John Hersey 40). The conflict is also observed when the hundreds of thousands of lives lost the day of the bombing. Family members, friends, loved ones lost their lives.
He changed the direction of the speech from negative to positive. This same paragraph ended with the statements that the American country is strong. A great people has been moved to defend a great nation. This would shape Bush’s foreign policy for the rest of his term as president. He used the sadness of 9/11 to try
The poet conveys this theme by describing the point of view of a soldier who witnessed the death of a comrade, killed by poisoned gas. “His hanging face, like a devil 's sick of sin; If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood; Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs” This description creates a feeling of revulsion felt by the reader and presents an insiders perspective of war which they undoubtedly hadn’t experienced. The poems serves as a description of the horrors of war in the hopes that the reader will change their viewpoint on the notion of soldiers being humiliated and forced to serve in the army. This purpose is explicitly clear in the last few lines, “My friend, you would not tell with such high zest; To children ardent for some desperate glory, The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est; Pro patria mori”. The angry and horrific tone of the poem also helps to convey
President Obama follows this event with a speech, its goal being to inform the American people of the death of the man who had caused the death of so many loved ones, and achieves this by using rhetorical devices such as parallel structure and appeals to emotion. In the beginning of President Obama’s speech announcing the death of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, he reminds the American people of the tragic events that took place on the morning of 9/11, when “nearly 3,000 citizens were taken from us.” The purpose of Obama painting this image back into people’s heads was to remind the American people of the severity of this tragedy and that this nationwide grief was caused by Osama bin Laden, and he gets this message across so well due to the use of appeal to emotion by stimulating feelings and make possible connections or sympathy towards the victims. He does so by creating an image of things such as “the empty seat
When George W. Bush delivered his “Freedom at War with Fear” speech at the Congress on Sept 20th, 2001, America has just suffered from the single deadliest terrorist attack on US soil. Apart from the intention of establishing himself as a capable leader in times of crisis, Bush’s speech dealt primarily with how terrorism has trampled the very core of American values and how America should respond accordingly. Knowing that Americans were already raged about being attacked on their homeland (“our grief has turned to anger”) and the fact that many demanded actions (“and anger to resolution”), Bush’s general purposes was “strengthening commitment”; more specifically, to strengthen citizens’ and congressmen’s commitment to a long-term war on terror “until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated”. Throughout his speech, Bush extensively used common knowledge – universal beliefs and values shared by people of different cultural and religious background1 – to support his argument. He mentioned freedom, a value held highly by most Americans, thirteen times during the speech.
children thrown into flames. This shows us the horrific slaughter house of new-born babies or children being killed and witnessed by million other Jews and it is too horrible and not human like to be true. "never shall I forget" brings sadness, tragic emotions and change in faith. His faith was slaughtered before him with all the terror that was happening in the camps, even though he was still trying to survive he only did it for his dad he did not know what would happen to him or if he will survive the holocaust his faith was just
The list goes on and on. The term war also reminds us of how it spilt families apart and actually lead a lot of people to live in fear and depression because of the affects it had on people. war also reminds us of how many people actually passed on before us and how it absolutely wrecked people
Seeing my teacher (Mr Joe Webster) the most inspirational person I know break down and cry, along with many of my peers was a life changing experience like coming to Count Me In. I have tried to capture the pain my school community has felt in this message, but I don't think I ever could adequately describe this school's
In 1999, President Bill Clinton held a conference to shed light on mental illness and the stigma that surrounds it. Likewise, Haynie makes a point to expose the effect the media has on the public with its biased portrayal of the negative side of veterans and their connection to mental illness. The public’s opinion is formed by how the media covers a story. It just goes to show that when the media is biased in mentioning service members and how dangerous they can be, it leaves the public with only a violent image regarding veterans. In the coverage of Itzcoatl Ocampo’s case, some news stations revealed his connection to the marines or the fact that he is a veteran before properly identifying him.
Dr. Patrick Miller gave an amazing and interesting speech on the issue of the Confederate flag and monuments. The presenter went through the history of what the Confederate flag once stood for and how it became a symbol that affects minorities today. I really like how he was able to relate everything that was occurring in modern times. Something that surprised me is the vast amount of monuments that are still stand to this very day. Dr. Miller told the audience the great lengths people have gone to remove anything that is related to the Confederacy, for example, the many schools in the south were renamed after Obama since they were originally named after Confederate fugues, such as: Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis.
We once were blind to it, but because of this tragedy, we now see. Another utilization of pathos that truly hits home to the audience is when the president says, “the countless more whose lives are forever changed, the survivors crippled, the children traumatized and fearful every day as they walk to school, the husband who will never feel his wife’s warm touch…” This shows how the loved ones of the victims lives will never be the same, and how the shooting will incite fear into the
After this horrible act of terrorism the president of the United States gave a speech addressing the nation. This speech, George W. Bush’s 9/11 Address to the Nation, was remarkable for its use of metaphors, anaphoras, and allusions. George W. Bush’s use of metaphors gave hope and determination to the citizens of America.
The documentary, “Fahrenheit 9/11” by Michael Moore criticises the Bush Government and highlights what on Moore’s views on government corruption, and misleading information after the September 9/11 attacks on the US. He does this through various visual devices including photographs, interviews and documents. My visual representation is of a mirror which reflects Moore’s message that The film starts off with Moore’s voiceover, “Was it all just a dream?”, accompanied with footage of the election taking place. In the following scenes, Moore presents shots of various news stations reporting of AL Gore’s election victory, which turns out to be incorrect and depicts their embarrassed retractions that George W Bush had actually won. Moore’s intent