Albert Einstein Peace In The Atomic Era Rhetorical Analysis

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Rhetorical Analysis of “Peace in the Atomic Era” The military gives people a sense of protection, which is important, but how much is too much? On February 19, 1950, Albert Einstein gave a speech at Princeton University titled “Peace in the Atomic Era”. In the speech he was discussing his opinion on what he stated was the “most important political question”. He constructed a well argument which persuaded his audience that security through ordnance isn’t a way to achieve peace throughout the nations, but collaboration is. In his speech Einstein used multiple persuasive techniques to support his argument, such as logos, pathos, and rhetorical questions. In his speech, Einstein used logos which supplies information to the more logical side of people. He used a lot of facts and provided the audience with possible outcomes or current situations that the overuse of weaponry have resulted in. “The armament race between the U.S.A and the U.S.S.R., originally supposed to be preventive measure assumes hysterical character. On both sides, the means to mass destruction are perfected”. As a result of this quote, his audience began to acknowledge that with both sides rapidly trying to advance their technology, more destruction was brought to their nation than intended. He …show more content…

While delivering his message he used multiple approaches to talk the audience into joining his peaceful protest against the battles between nations. The first technique was logos, which attracted the people who think more logically. Next he used pathos which appealed more to the passionate side of things. His last means of persuasion were rhetorical questions. By applying these simple rhetorical devices, Einstein both got his point across in a sophisticated manner and influenced others to join his

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