These people have made the choice in their lives to serve their country and honor their country because it truly means something to them. They made the choice to leave everything behind them, and fight for others so that they don’t have to. They made the choice to risk their lives so that their country could be saved. Again, freedom comes at the price of the lives of people. It is not free and has to be earned.
"The Gettysburg Address", a speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln, conveys its purpose through the usage of parallelism, repitition, and imagery. Those three rhetorical devices persuade the audience that respect and honor needs to be shown for those who died fighting for freedom for America. Parallelism is used to emphasize that the ones who are already dead are the ones who made the country what it is today. Lincoln states "But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate- we can not consecrate- we can not hallow- this ground." Lincoln is proving his point by being redundant with "we cannot".
Abraham Lincoln was significant because of his role as the leader who protected the Union throughout the Civil War. He remained president throughout what was a difficult time period for our nation, his plans for the Reconstruction period were brought to a halt when he was assassinated in Ford’s Theatre 1865. His Emancipation Proclamation altered the atmosphere towards the war and the lives of African Americans, the purpose of the war was changed. Lincoln had other speeches that still remain important today such as the Gettysburg, he intended to join the North and South once again after the war but he never finished his work. The Civil War was important because it cleared the differential tension between the North and South due to opinions.
In “The Gettysburg Address”, Abraham Lincoln explains how the nation wasn’t created for nothing. That it was created for the “proposition that all men are created equal” (Lincoln paragraph 1). Without all men being created equal than the nation wouldn’t be any better than the Southern states. The founding fathers of the United States deliberately made the state into a nation to make it free and equal for all. “Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure” (Lincoln paragraph 2).
Freedom is often taken for granted in America. Most of us go on about our day, not thinking about what would happen if we didn’t have soldiers overseas fighting for our country. Brian Eigenberger was one of those soldiers that helped protect our country from. He is a hero that does not get recognized for the risks he took for the United States. Characteristics that are displayed in heroes are also displayed in Brian Eigenberger.
Lincoln did many actions that would put his life in danger. Lincoln cared about the overall good of the country. He would sacrifice his life if he thought it would help America. Lincoln would have done everything in his power to help bring the north and south back to gather after the Civil War. His focus was not the racial issues that separated America, but the separation was what Lincoln was concerned with.
At the time, O’Brien thought it was in his best interests to avoid the war. O’Brien did not completely support it, and even though he would let down his hometown, he felt it in the end it was his own choice. O’Brien thought he was being the real man that he is when he flees because he stands up for what he believes in. When he opposes the war, O’Brien feels justified by his own morals. O’Brien works hard at the lodge in which he resides so he can earn the money to
He reminded the people that the soldiers sacrificed their lives for the sake of our country, for our freedom. He reminded them of how this nation started, and that the soldiers died so we preserve and keep what our forefathers worked so hard for. His speech was to motivate the audience, and honor those who lost their lives. “The Inaugural Address”
In a state of turmoil, unification is essential for a country to successfully move forward under one power. In his Second Inaugural Address, United States President Abraham Lincoln mentions the destruction created after the Civil War but also the peace that will come for the future of the country. Abraham Lincoln attempts to unite the American people after the Civil War through the use of confidently hopeful tone, the appeal to emotions, and the use of Biblical references. Throughout the Inaugural Address, Lincoln maintains a confidently hopeful tone towards the United States citizens to ensure there would ultimately be unity. He states in a flashback that “four years ago all thoughts were anxiously directed to an impending civil war.” This is to mainly contrast the mindset the citizens of the United States have with the one he has.
for the people shall not perish from the earth (1).” He gives the audience a confidence and hope of a new future. He exposes the audience to a feeling of obligation and appreciation towards the people who gave up their lives for freedom. Finally, Lincoln uses a logos appeal in his “Gettysburg Address.” His opening statement, “Fourscore and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal (1),” illustrates the logic behind why these men were fighting. They were struggling to gain liberty and equality in a broken nation. Logically, it only makes sense that if the people before them died for these causes, then continuing to fight is completely justified and noble.
Osewoudt’s reasons for killing are not heroic reasons, just a reason for him to continue living and to serve a purpose. “Dorbeck has made a new man of me, he thought”(97). Osewoudt wanted a meaning to his life and he believed his actions portrayed him as a soldier fighting for the right cause… “I had no skilled, no ambition. “It wasn’t until I met Dorbeck that I felt I wanted something “(204). Osewoudt’s uncle called him a coward because he believed it was his responsibility to protect his wife and mother, and instead, he just selfishly decided to look after himself(112).
Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America is a biography that tells the life and success of Abraham Lincoln. At the beginning it talks about his life and how rough he grew up. As Lincoln grew up he wanted to learn to read and write because he was ashamed that his father couldn 't. Lincoln learning to read and write was a key factor to help him win the election and become as successful as he was. Even as a young child Lincoln claims to naturally be anti-salvory ( page 281).
It was given after the Civil War almost as a way to retsore the nation. In the speech Abraham starts off by saying “ Four score and seven years ago” which is significant because that was when the Declaration of Independence was signed and when the colonies gained their freedom fromGreat Britain. He then goes on to say that the founding fathers bulit the nation on liberty and equality for all men, but years later they are fighting to see if its true. He uses atlleration to honor the fallen soliders by saying, “The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.” To conclude, Abraham Lincoln was a hero to many people but to others he was a man with a questionable motive. To Hofstader he was a man that used his “unfortuante upbringings” as a way to advanced his politcal