Apollo 11 Rhetorical Analysis

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The documents of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission that had landed the first humans to the moon have appeals to ethos, logos, and pathos and are effective in achieving its purpose. These documents were composed by different sources appealing to the audience and its use of ethos, logos, and pathos and how they each comply to make the documents potent to its purpose.

Document 2 is a speech written for president Richard Nixon in case if there was a moon disaster. This speech was addressed to US citizens to notify them that the astronauts unfortunately could not make it back. Nixon appeals to pathos by using a strong sense of adjectives to describe their hard work they have done throughout this journey. In the speech, Nixon remarks by calling them …show more content…

The following cartoon displays pathos by displaying an image of a watching the event of the moon la which seems to take place in the moon itself. The image is an example of pathos being used in the cartoon to make people have a certain connection with the illustrator. Additionally, it also shows the realistic image of people observing the event of the moon in their living rooms behind the screen. However, with people being involved in the event of the moon, they forget that at the time there was a drastic amount of poverty, prejudice, and mostly importantly war. At the the time of the moon exploration, the cold war was a big issue in the United States and not many civilians were concerned about it.

To sum up, the documents used for the mission of the moon were in fact effective. They all did an excellent job appealing to ethos, logos, and pathos. In addition, they all had a subject, occasion, audience, purpose, and its speaker. They demonstrated persuasiveness which would win over the audience because it had come from a reliable source like president richard nixon and news article london times. All in all, the sources had a great effectiveness to its intended

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