In short, President Barack Obama gave a Commemoration Speech during his presidential campaign at Brown Chapel in Selma, Alabama on Selma Voting Rights March. His speech was powerful and he will go down as one of the greatest President to give speeches. Therefore, in this assignment I will discuss Aristotle’s three ways of persuasion. First, his speech was in a church and his audience was people who regularly attend churches and they usually have respect for their Pastors or guest Preachers because of their qualification. He used the first step of Aristotle three steps known as ethos which is determined through the character of the speaker (Excelsior College, n.d., para 2). Therefore, Mr. Obama nailed the ethos step by gaining credibility with the audience by, stating to the members of the church that, he got a letter from a friend of some of yours named Reverend Otis Moss Jr. in Cleveland, and his son, Otis Moss III is the Pastor at my church and that he got an letter of encouragement from him saying how proud he was that he had announced his Presidential run and encourage him to stay true to his ideas (American Rhetoric, 2007). …show more content…
The term pathos can be defined as, “by appealing to the emotions of the listener (Excelsior College, n.d., para 2).Finally, in his speech he easily accomplish the third part known as pathos because he use well-chosen words and gave images that appeal to the audience (Excelsior College, n.d). For the most part, in accomplishing this task he inform the crowd how their march prepared the way for him by stating, “It is because they marched that I got the kind of education I got, a law degree, a seat in the Illinois senate and ultimately in the United States
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Another instance of pathos involves the father persona that Obama exhibits in his speech. He connects with the audience on an emotional level as he talks about parenthood and all of the duties that parents have in caring for their children. He also talks about the duty that parents have to protect and care for their children. This is intending to draw emotion from the parents in the audience as they imagine their own child. Obama then states that we cannot keep them safe without the help of others.
In this speech, like many speeches given by past Presidents there are multiple rhetorical proofs being used. In this speech President Reagan is trying to spark emotion within the audience; a pathos rhetoric. For example, he stated “But in the West today, we see a free world that has achieved a level of prosperity and well-being unprecedented in all human history.” President Reagan is sparking empowerment and emotion in the audience by telling them what they are capable of. He does this while relying on a logical or logos rhetoric to convince the audience of his point.
Vargas 1 Ronald Reagan: America’s Leading Man Ronald Reagan, only movie actor to become president, was recognized for his conservative republicanism, fervent anticommunism, policies contributing to demise of the Soviet Union, appealing personal style, skilled as an orator which earned him the title “Great Communicator” (Britannica). However, Reagan did not get this recognition easily, he worked vigorously to obtain it. Reagan attained his start in politics in a televised 1964 address, in it he makes a sweeping critique of liberalism, big government, and federal payments (Encyclopedia). In this speech, known as “A Time for Choosing” Reagan used logos, pathos, and mood to invoke people’s feelings about making the right choice when choosing
President Trump’s State of the Union address discusses many of the United State’s most disputed topics, such as immigration. Though the address possesses its supporters, it also contains critics. The Washington Examiner titles its headline, “Trump won on immigration... the media ignored it” by Eddie Scarry, a supporter of President Trump’s State of the Union address. This article first discusses how President Trump communicates a story of a family who lost their two daughters because an illegal immigrant murdered them.
In our unit Rhetoric and Politics, we learned about ethos, pathos, and logos. We also learned about logical fallacies and political platforms. It was very interesting to learn about and now I see these devices all the time when looking at advertisements. In order to learn about advertisements we got to watch a lot of video advertisements. After watching and breaking down advertisements and the specific thoughts, mechanics, and fallacies advertisers use to motivate us to buy products, we got to make our own video.
Perhaps the saddest thing that can ever happen to any friendship is to acknowledge a friend’s death. However, in 1968, when the death of Martin Luther King shocks the world, Robert Kennedy has to quickly control his hopelessness of losing a close friend and release the depressing news of a freedom fighter’s fall. In a chaotic time with intense racism and unstable society, Robert Kennedy’s speech successfully pacifies the world and reduces the possible conflicts with his deliberate use of a powerful speech that unified the world and at the same time remember Martin Luther King’s achievement. In Remarks on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert Kennedy effectively uses ethos, pathos, and parallelism to create strong bonds of unity as Americans and encourage
In 1972, Shirley Chisholm stood before thousands of people and presented her presidential bid declaration speech. Chisholm uses all three of Aristotle’s persuasive appeals. Throughout Chisholm’s speech, she used logos, pathos and ethos. Logos is the appeal to logic in which reasoning and facts comes into play. Then pathos is the appeal to emotions in which she uses words to pull and the heart strings of her audience.
President Kennedy has always been a good speaker and knows his ways with words. With the problem of the raise of steel prices, from 1962, he carefully chooses his words to appeal to the people's minds and opinions. He uses rhetoric techniques like ethos and pathos, but also uses tone, diction, and logos to help appeal to ethos. President Kennedy starts off by appealing to ethos using tones and examples of the daily lives of everyone.
we have recently read two passages, both about tragedies that America has faced. The two speakers that present themselves are Bill Clinton and Robert F Kennedy, they both came out to talk about a recent event that has happened. Each one of them go in depth by using ethos, pathos, and logos. With that they create a bond With the audience so that they feel like they're not alone. To start off, the bombing of the Oklahoma federal building was a tragic event, but Bill Clinton suggests that we shouldn't be filled with hatred instead we should get over and it and work on healing and building ourselves back up.
“Pathos is a technical term from Greek rhetoric: the ability to stir intense emotion and total participation on the aesthetic and affective levels” (Garlini 83). Drawing emotion from his audience by recalling the people who fought bravely before them, Lincoln really pulls at the heartstrings of his listeners. “It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced” (Lincoln). Reminding the audience that these people died for us, we need to fight for them. Or in other words, “you’re a coward if you run away”, Lincoln gives his audience somewhat of an ultimatum.
The third proof that is apparent from the start of Obama's speech is pathos. Obama uses several instances of pathos to persuade his audience by appealing to their emotions (ethospathoslogos.com). As mentioned previously, Obama starts his speech off with a bible verse scripture. He utilizes oraculum which is the “quoting of God's words or commandments” (lanham). After this scripture he remembers the children who lost their lives by saying, “we gather here in memory of twenty beautiful children and six remarkable adults.
On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a famous speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and freedom, this speech was called “I have a dream.” This speech was focused on ending racism and equal rights for African Americans during the civil rights movement. He displays a great amount of pathos, logos, and ethos in his speech. Martin Luther King Jr. displays pathos by targeting the audience’s emotion by talking about his American dream that could also be other peoples too. He shows logos by giving a sense of hope to the people that better things will come in time.
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
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.).
After the decisive defeat of Germany in World War II, the country had divided into East and West Germany during the Cold War. East and West Germany soon became the center of growing political tension between the two superb superpowers, the United States and the USSR. In June of 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the united states, stepped into the West Berlin and deliberately delivered his memorable “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech near the Berlin Wall. Meanwhile, his compelling speech aroused a tremendous acclamation of the immense crowd which overwhelmed the president. The speech was considered one of the best speeches of the world because it was inundated with both rhetorical appeals and devices throughout the entire speech.