Former prime minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher honors Ronald Reagan by writing a eulogy for his funeral. Thatcher’s purpose for writing this eulogy was to honor and remember Ronald Reagan for his accomplishments and change he brought as a president. Thatcher adopts an admirable tone by provoking the reader’s emotions and her word choices used throughout her eulogy. Thatcher’s eulogy starts off with her praising Reagan describing him as an overall great American. Thatcher states, “We have lost a great president, a great American, and a great man, and I have lost a dear friend.” The word great being repeated through this powerful statement, provokes the audience’s emotions by making a connection with the audience.
Margaret Thatcher, the British Prime Minister at the time, gave a eulogy to the grieving American people in honor of the late Ronald Reagan on June 11th, 2004. In her speech, Thatcher used rhetorical techniques to show the strength and principles of Reagan and project those values onto the American people. To project the ideas of strength and firm ideals, Thatcher used repetition, elevated syntax and the tone of optimism and sincerity to convey her message. In the beginning of the speech, Thatcher used repetition to show what Reagan had accomplished in his lifetime. The author repeated the word ‘to’ and a verb to show the vastness of his reach.
The influences of Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in the Cold War When Ronald Reagan took over the White House, the end of the Cold War not only along way off, it actually looked like the USSR was winning. Gorbachev and Reagan signed several treaties during Reagan 's second term and granted the production of nuclear arms in both countries. Relations with the Soviet Union improved, but Reagan still attacked Communists throughout the rest of the world. During his presidency, the United States also sent peacekeeping forces to Lebanon and bombed the terrorist-supporting country of Libya. In 1984, the people elected President Reagan to serve a second term in the White House.
By using these rhetorical devices, he states key phrases more than once to create an urgency and therefore grab listener’s attention. To present his main points he will put into action during his presidency, Reagan uses logos on several occasions in his speech. Logically structured sentences that show his stance on the old government and a renewed one helps the audience to better understand why he believes what he does. For example, Reagan states, “Those who do work are denied a fair
The speech conducted by former President Ronald Reagan titled “Evil Empire” was to address the National Association of Evangelicals. The speeches main topic is to focus on the evil that is among us. Former President Reagan conducted this speech at the time Congress was debating on a resolution for nuclear freeze. The speech’s main point is to inform and give hope to Christians to make sure America stays a free and great country. Reagan states, "Not until I went into the churches of America and hurt her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the greatness and the genius of America.
Novelist, Oprah Winfrey, in her eulogy, A Final Goodbye, discusses what Rosa Parks meant for her. Winfrey's purpose is to give thanks to Rosa Parks for what she did for the colored men and woman. Winfrey adopts a proud tone in order to appeal to similar feelings she and colored people experienced in the past and still to this day. Winfrey uses rhetorical strategy of pathos that takes the audience into understanding and feeling strong emotions towards the death of an honorable and brave woman, Rosa Parks. Winfrey takes pathos in a very emotional way, explaining to the audience that Parks was a hero to her and to many colored people.
First, World War 1 and 2 show how the president has to deal with other countries to make sure everyone in our country is safe. Also, if it weren’t for our presidents in the World Wars, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Next, the Cold War was a war for powers and our presidents helped us so much by giving us a lot of power in the west. People don’t realize how our presidents have evolved over the ages to become more known and more powerful to make sure that the United States of America is a happy place to live. Also, Iran and Afghanistan also known as ISIS, are miserable terrorists, and this falls under the president’s job to make sure that they don’t come into the United States.
Michelle Obama gave a speech regarding the allegations made against Donald Trump and his treatment toward women. She was speaking for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire when she gave an emotionally overflowing speech to a crowd of Clinton supporters, who were mainly women. While she charms the crowd on an emotional level, Michelle Obama makes a connection to the hearts and minds of her listeners in order to demonstrate the connection between the women and herself. Her speech was highly admired as a result of her use of pathos, diction, and the way she made everyone feel easily relatable to her. Michelle Obama does not fail to jump right into the hot topic that she wants to discuss, Donald Trump’s scandal.
Trump has encouraged mainly his supporters to act out vocally and physically which is becoming increasingly concerning. A president is supposed to be a authoritative figure whom stops racism instead of spreading it. However, the president has far lower power than imagined. It is vital that the state intervene in situations like so to prevent such racism by implementing new laws that correspond with the every growing power of social media and advertisements. President Trump is utterly disliked by a huge number of people worldwide, there has also been a petition sign by thirty thousand Irish people voting against his visit to
Inspiring Truth According to biography.com, “Winston Churchill was born to an aristocratic family in 1874, Winston Churchill served in the British military and worked as a writer before going into politics. After becoming prime minister in 1940, he helped lead a successful Allied strategy with the U.S. and Soviet Union during WWII to defeat the Axis powers and craft post-war peace. Elected prime minister again in 1951, he introduced key domestic reforms. Churchill died at age 90 in 1965” (1). During the World War ll, Churchill proposed a speech to Parliament signifying a new policy that will need to be put into place so that the British can win the war.
The Cold War was a time when the world powers, the US and the USSR, made many technological advancements from weapons to space travel. Ronald Reagan was the US president that ended the tensions between the US and the USSR. On June 11, 2004, the former prime minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher, presented Reagan’s eulogy at his funeral. In her eulogy viewed by thousands worldwide, she depicts Reagan as a great man whose accomplishments united a torn nation and pulled the nation out of the Cold War. Within Thatcher’s eulogy for Reagan, she portrays his success and greatness.