Rhetorical Analysis Of The Atomic Bomb

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Shown above is former U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe together at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Many significant aspects litter this event, including the date in which the picture had been taken, considering he was the first standing U.S. President to visit in decades, along with the moral purpose of the photograph which helps Obama convey his underlying message to any audience. The thousands of lives and lasting infrastructural damage induced by the atomic bomb truly sorrows Barack and his sympathy and remorse is apparent. Barack Obama’s visit depicted by this photograph conveys his message to an audience that may not fully understand the scope or degree of the use of a nuclear …show more content…

The image above depicts subtle and obvious signs of compassion, remorse, and signs of a brighter future that pulls at the heartstrings of any audience. As one would looks at this photo, the first thing that they may notice is the way Barack is showing his utmost remorse and sorrow by the way he is connecting to the Japanese Prime Minister with his gestures. Barrack is able to appeal to the audience as his obvious showcase of sincere apology opens the hearts of others to legitimately feel compassion towards the catastrophe that took place. Seeing this one on one connection between the two, knowing the dreadful past, and but now are together remorsefully reminiscing, really takes effect on viewers. Additionally, a subtle aspect with the alignment of colors and components has a very powerful message to ultimately persuade any audience. For example, in the back of the image, is an old building that barely survived the blast, and with a darker color than the rest of the photo, symbolizing the dark past. While looking farther away from that building, the colors get more vibrant until finally reaching Barack and Shinzo Abe, symbolizing the bright present and future. Using pathos, Barack Obama is able to appeal to the audience so that they will understand that there is no good that comes from using nuclear

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