President Bush and Prime Minister Blair also had to use their speeches to turn the world from terrorism to a more positive course. To achieve this goal, both Bush and Blair had to employ tone and rhetorical strategies in order to appeal to their audiences. The tone of a piece of writing is often seen as the attitude the author has towards a particular subject or audience, and it is shown through the diction or viewpoint of the writer on a particular subject. It can affect different people in varying ways like making people feel sad or devastated. The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, were some of the most devastating events that have ever taken place on United States soil.
How much freedom is enough? In the “American Flag Stands for Tolerance”, someone burns the American flag, and is prosecuted for it, but the Supreme Court’s decision fell on the man’s favor. The purpose of the author was to convince people that the Supreme Court made the right decision. The first method to convince people the author uses is a comparison to introduce a worst-case scenario into his argument. The author compares this case in the US to China’s soldiers firing upon protesters several times in the essay.
In President Bush’s speech to the public on the night of September eleventh 2001 he showed that his point of view was from the perspective that he was trying the comfort the American public. In the first part of his speech he showed and supported this when he said, “These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed.
Have you ever read an article that made you so mad you just had to go blow off some steam? Yeah me too, I was asked to read two articles about privilege, and I was surprised to find myself getting irritated the farther I read. I know what you’re going to say, “Well it’s because you agreed with what was being said” or “Well that’s a natural reaction to this controversy.” But honestly it wasn’t anything like that. The two articles are all about privilege, the first one that I read was written by Tal Fortgang called “Why I’ll Never Apologize for my White Male Privilege,” and the second was written by Briana Payton called “Dear Privileged at Princeton: You. Are.
During the american revolution lots of people started to feel discouraged about wining the war. During this time people were hurting, scaried and ready to give up. This time period was very fragel due to all the emotions, Yes when Thomas Paine came out with the Crisis No.1 he did not baby it by using pathos one of the most effective persuasive writing techniques. In Crisis No. 1 paine shows paine shows pathos right in the begining of the speech.
People’s memories are greatly affected by preconceptions and the emotions that come with them. When one’s memories are challenged the response is that they must be right, and everyone else must be wrong. Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson shows this example when during his show “Cosmos” where he inaccurately uses a quote from two different speeches of President George Bush’s to express a science of how stars were named. The quote was implying prejudice tendencies in Mr. Bush right after 9/11, and when Dr. Tyson was confronted of his misinterpretation his overconfidence of his memories he instantly configured that the confronters were incorrect. After evidence proved of his misconception, he admitted to his mistake and publicly apologized.
This is showcased in how she responds to the Iranian Hostage Crisis. As the American sentiment toward Iranians became hostile with the production of hateful bumper stickers and t-shirts, Dumas justifies their beliefs and actions. She realized that Americans watched the news to learn about other parts of the world, and that the coverage was mostly the worst qualities of each country. The news broadcasted the American hostages in Iran and how brutal the captors were, which portrayed Iran in a negative light. Dumas understood the American hostility towards the Iranians and didn’t fault them for it.
After the horrific events that happened on september 11th, 2001, a wave of patriotism swept over the nation. Whenever news reporters tried to report on anything that wasn 't completely for the war on terror, they were considered unpatriotic and hurting the effort to stop terrorism for good. Pressures to report an official story and the consequences of using unverified facts lead the country to believe that some of the justifications for certain actions against terrorism were correct. When people found out that facts weren’t being reported, this made the public question all of the stories in the news. A certain trust in the government was also lost.
I was shocked when I read Democracy in America, written by Alexis De Tocqueville and published by Signet Classic. He predicted so many of the problems the American government has had, yet we could not see them ourselves. In some ways, I found his predictions to be uncanny. However, he lost some credibility with me when her said our “principle instrument was freedom.”(pg 20) While I agree with many of Tocqueville’s predictions about democracy, I disagree with his assessment of American’s using freedom as their guiding
People start to place stock in this "truth" especially when it 's reinforced by the law, guideline, the military and especially in the media trusted by society.The Bush organization is blameworthy of executing purposeful publicity. After September 11, 2001 individuals were worried about the possibility that that they would turn into the following casualties of terrorism. Hedge sustained this trepidation by making subjects feel that the terrorists debilitated American, as well as world peace. The Bush organization pushed for making the safeguard the most obvious