Introduction On September 4th, 2012, the First Lady Michelle Obama gave a speech about the values of the American Dream. Within her speech she talks about her past and how she shares the same values as the president of the United States of America - her husband, Barack Obama. She talks about why she is proud to be an American and why being the First Lady has changed her life forever. A main focus in the speech is how The American Dream is partly about working to not only make one's own life better, but also to work in order for children and grandchildren of the future to have better opportunities. Viewpoints Within the speech delivered by the first lady of the United States there are numerus viewpoints presented in her Speech, mainly about Michelle Obamas "previous life" and the virtues she was taught by her parents. The first lady talks about her old life with love and passion. She talks about taking her kids to "Saturdays at soccer games" and spending "Sundays at grandma's house.". Michelle Obama later on talks about how she was afraid that the new life of being the first lady would change her family's life. But then mentions that she learned the values of "honesty, integrity, dignity, decency, gratitude and humility" and that if she …show more content…
The primary receiver of this speech would be all American citizen, as she talks about the American dream and having to work hard to get somewhere in life. The secondary receiver would be the rest of the world, since this is a worldwide known
Clinton attempts to use propaganda, empathy, and logic to present her point, that women to her audience, and succeeds at it. Overall, the speech is balanced in its argument style and use of rhetoric, such as the factors mentioned above. At this point, Clinton was not a New York senator yet, but only First Lady, yet she used her position to go to conferences, such as this conference, and speak out for women’s rights, as they are the same as human
In Barbara Bush’s speech at the Wellesley college commencement in 1990. I believe that her main ideas are to remind the students that success is not defined by social expectations by unique personal goals when listening to her speech! I also feel that she is warning us on labeling others that we don’t know much about, that when she starts to talk about Alice Walker the famous writer of (The Color Purple) Bush also used demographic, the audiences gender age, and cultured, psychographic analysis which focuses on their beliefs values and life experiences and situational analysis, which also focuses on the setting and mood of the audience. Now with her examples she uses a story by Robert Fulghum about a young pastor finding himself in charge of
She does a great job of explaining her point to her audience by repeating her main point over and over again. However, this speech was given twenty years ago, nothing was changed. At the time when Clinton gave her speech, it may not have been appreciated that much by the society. However, she mentioned this speech again in 2008, and this time, many more people came to know the reality of how women are being treated in other countries. Her speech was also considered influential in women’s rights movement.
The American Dream is so essential to our country as it is an honor to reach your goals and make it a reality. The American Dream is the national ethos that people’s lives would be better and more abundant with many opportunities. The American Dream was more accessible to attain back in the days, however, changed over the years. Although the “American Dream” is still possible, many people, minorities are affected by the lack of improvement in social mobility in our society. The American Dream is still alive by being able to live a middle-class lifestyle and by obtaining it through perseverance and hard-work.
In the beginning, Thatcher was sincere and used her personal experiences to show he had a “grace of a deeper kind” (23). By being sincere, Thatcher built her effectiveness and her ability to sympathetic. By the end of the speech, her tone switched to optimistic. While the rest of her speech was emotional and sincere, the last paragraph shows the hope for the future of the country, even through they have lost an exceptional former president. In the last sentence of the speech, Thatcher states that American stands for “freedom and opportunity for ordinary people” (98).
Coretta Scott King alongside her late husband, Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated the greater part of her life to fighting for justice and racial equality. Even after the death of her husband, she would continue her journey in seeking justice for those who were being oppressed. Following her husband’s assassination, Coretta Scott King would fulfill some of the speaking invitations that her husband had accepted prior to his death. In her “10 Commandments on Vietnam” speech, Coretta Scott King uses the ideas of her husband as a platform for what she believes still needs to be accomplished. Coretta Scott King uses this ceremonial address for persuasion by honoring the memory of her husband Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and advocating for her audience
The 44th and first African American President, Barack Obama, in his Inaugural Address, promotes a call to action. Obama’s purpose is to express his gratitude for his opportunity to become president and discuss his plans for economic advancement. In order to reach the American people of the U.S., Obama adopts a serious and thought-provoking tone to urge them to support his plans for advancement. During this time of economic crisis, Obama clearly conveys to the American people through his use of metaphor, allusion, and anaphora, that it is time to take a stand and make a change in America.
The essence of the speech relies on Chisholm’s fundamental ability and her own personal
No matter who you are or where you have come from, you have undoubtedly heard of the American Dream. The idea that no matter who you are or where you have come from, you can do whatever it is you desire in America. What was once one the main driving forces for immigrants to flock to the new world, has slowly changed over the years, but still holds its value in the eyes of those who are looking for a promising new place to live. The American dream might not hold the same awe inspiring sound that it once did, but for many generations before ours it was a beacon of hope that helped build the foundation that the United States was built on. And, still, today the American dream might not be as achievable as it once was, but it is still an important
Barack Obama’s win for President in 2009 was a historical moment for the United States. His inaugural speech was much anticipated, because this was going to set the tone for his presidency. His speech told the American people that improving the economy is one of his priorities, but there were also other areas he would like to improve like healthcare and the education system. This was a speech that was meant to persuade the American public to take action for them to rise as a nation again, and for them to put their trust into him. His message addressed a couple of specific points like his gratefulness to the American people, the different crises America is facing, how America will overcome these crises, replying to his cynics, addressing the world, and then he reminded America again to be brave like they’ve always been to overcome the hard times (5 Speechwriting Lessons from Obama's Inaugural Speech, (n.d.).
In his exclusive essay for Glamour, titled “President Obama Says, “This Is What a Feminist Looks Like”, former president Barack Obama shares his views as a feminist, as well as how it has impacted his life as a son, husband, father, and president. He states how growing up with a single mother, supporting his wife, and raising two daughters has inspired and formed his views as a feminist. Throughout his life, he has seen the progress of women’s role in society enhance over time and he claims that right now is an “extraordinary time to be a woman”. Though there is still room for improvement on women 's rights, our country has made great progress in the act of women’s rights, according to Obama. During his presidency, he admits that he was working on creating policies to further the equality of women and their rights.
In his inaugural speech given on January 20, 2001, George W. Bush address the country for the first time after being sworn in as the 43rd president of the United States. Millions of people from around the world tuned in to watch the president give his address. The people who voted for and against him are both wanting to hear what the president has to say. George W. Bush gives an effective inaugural address by using biblical allusions, collaborative language, and an anaphora in order to unite the country after a contentious election. Bush used biblical allusions to appeal mostly to the evangelicals who were listening to his speech.
This speech occurred in New Hampshire. In this paper, I’ll provide some information of the speech, discuss the main issues she addressed, and analyze the profound message of her speech. The former First Lady of the United States Michelle
His speech is similar to the one he gave in 2008 and contains repetition and conveys his political views. We notice how Obama opens his sentence with the same words such as: “We want”, “You’ll hear” and “That’s”. His speech is followed by the ideas about the USA, Americans or what the future holds for them. The first rhetorical device used by Barack Obama in his speech is an Anaphora. He starts his sentences with the same lines.