When criticizing the apology speech by Tiger Woods we need to look at a few subjects that help explain the reason for the situation. To accomplish this task we need to know who Tiger Woods is, to whom he was addressing, and why this speech was delivered. This way a rhetorical criticism of the speech can be developed.
A tragic hero is one who has achieved great success, whether it be personal, professional, or both. Through their success this person has managed to catch the attention of the public. They have a good image, a clean slate, but fail to maintain that, by an action or event that completely changes what everyone thinks of them as a person. Tiger Woods is a modern day tragic hero, because of his incredible athletic achievements in golf, he was a hero, however he failed to maintain a good reputation in the eye of the public due to him possessing egotistical and lustful characteristics.
On February 19, 2010 Tiger woods, a well-known golfer, took to the stand in front of a small group of family members, cameras, and media personalities. The subject of the press conference was to apologize for the cheating spree that he went on while married to Elin Nordegren. Woods took to the stand bearing multiple pieces of paper which he read directly from. During the speech he carried no pity for himself but at the same time asked the media to respect his privacy and allow him to make the changes needed in his life. From that moment on, the criticism, mockery, and foolish jokes began to surround Woods and his family.
A tragic hero, one who has achieved great success whether it be personal or professional. They have managed to catch the attention of the public. They have a good image, a clean slate but fails to maintain that. By an action or event that completely change what everyone thinks of them as a person. Tiger Woods is a modern day tragic hero, he became a hero through his incredible athletic achievements in golf, he failed to stay good in the eye of the public due to him possessing egotistical and lustful characteristics.
According to Krakauer, who wrote the book of Chris McCandless’ life “Into The Wild”, Chris McCandless was a nonconformist that wasn't a good fit into society, within his own mind, and searching for himself out in the wilderness, from what I can perceive. I believe he had found what he was looking for right before his passing in the wild. He was always adventuring out when he was younger, by instinct. His parents were never really there with him or for him in a mental figurative way. He always believed the answers to everything was in the wild and in nature. All these attributes, whether good or bad, brought him to this conclusion of his life.
Deanna met Brett Favre while growing up in Kiln; they had attended school together since early childhood, and began dating in high school during her sophomore and Favre's freshman year. After graduating from high school in 1986, she attended community college in Poplarville on a basketball scholarship, subsequently transferring to the University of Southern Mississippi to finish her degree. At age 20, Deanna became pregnant and gave birth to Favre's daughter, Brittany Nicole, on February 6, 1989. As a single mother, she put herself through college while working various jobs, including working for a collection agency. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in December 1994 with a degree in exercise science. She moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin to live with Favre in 1995. Their relationship was strained during this time, which may have been related to Favre's newfound fame as an NFL quarterback and his addiction to Vicodin. Deanna said that Favre often ignored her and Brittany, describing him as “oud, rough, and often hateful.” Deanna said she considered leaving Favre but worried that his addiction might become worse if she left. Favre, with Deanna at his side, publicly announced his addiction on May 14, 1996. Following his recovery, he credited Deanna as the reason he overcame the addiction. During his recovery, Favre proposed to Deanna. She was uncertain at first, but agreed when he went to get a marriage license and she was told
What would it be like to win over ten major golf championships? Bobby jones was born on March 17, 1902. Jones grew up in atlanta georgia, where he would go watch club pro’s at the East Lake Golf Club. He would try to imitate the swing of the club pro’s. At an early age, Jones was known for being a golf prodigy who quickly grew into one of the greatest golfers and created the masters tournament that increased competition in the sport.
When Owens returned back to the United States, he wasn’t congratulated properly. The President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, didn’t even congratulate him or even meet with him after his success at the 1936 Olympic Games. Jesse Owens didn’t get recognized for his success until 1976, when President General Ford awarded him with the Medal of Freedom. Even when Owens returned to his native country, he still couldn’t sit in the front of the bus and he had to enter the bus in the back door. He also couldn’t live where he wanted, he wasn’t invited to shake hands with Adolf Hitler, and he didn’t get invited to the white house either. Jesse Owens smoked up to a pack of cigarettes a day for most of his life and he eventually died of lung cancer on March 31, 1980. (Jesse)
Pete Rose, a voracious competitor, once said “Somebody's gotta win and somebody's gotta lose and I believe in letting the other guy lose.” Regardless of popular belief, Pete Rose is a role model that loved to win. Not only did he love to win but he loved to work and show everyone that he wanted it more than any other guy on the ball field. Pete Rose grew up in Cincinnati Ohio. Harry Rose, also known as "Big Pete", was not only father to Pete Rose but was a boxer, a semipro football player and a hometown hero. Rose credited his father as the model that gave him such a strong competitive nature, an insane desire to win and ultimately credited him for his beliefs and viewpoints whether positive or negative. Although some view Rose as a cheating
“The Detroit baseball team is a pack of Tigers.” What meaning does the sentence have, and how can it have that meaning?
“ You miss 100% of the shots you never take”( Wayne Gretzky). Wayne Gretzky, also known as The Great One, was born to be an athlete. Wayne Gretzky played his first NHL game when he was seventeen years old and played for twenty one years until he was thirty seven. He was so good that people from all over the world would come and watch him play. Because Gretzky accomplished so many things in his early life, won many awards because of his stats, and played on so many teams which he helped them succeed, Wayne Gretzky is the greatest NHL player
Many people would consider golf to be a game rather than a sport. Golfers do not have to be great athletes or in terrific physical condition. Golf is accessible to most people and it does not require a team (most times), so it seems to be a game. Golf does require skill, practice, and athleticism, the same as other sports. Pro golfers practice often, are in great physical condition and make a living from golfing. Golf draws many spectators per year. Golf meets the definition of a sport because it takes skill and practice to be a great golfer, and meets the large majority of definitions.
American basketball star Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York. Jordan left college after his junior year to join the NBA. Drafted by the Chicago Bulls, he helped the team make it to the playoffs. For his efforts there, Jordan received the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. With five regular-season MVPs and three All-Star MVPs, Jordan became the most decorated player in the NBA. The effect of Jordan’s game was so profound that the league changed its rules to make the games more enjoyable. This translated in outlawing defensive contact when a player is in the perimeter, which in turn allowed players to relentlessly attack the lane and score on spectacular layups or dunks in a manner similar to what Jordan popularized.
I began to take golf lessons in the 5th grade. At the time, I stereotyped all golfers as rich and lazy people with too much time on their hands, respecting them the least of all sportsmen. It was the cop-out sport that did not require much effort or physical ability, played by pretentious folk who wanted to appear sportsy without putting in the effort. Simply put, the game was unprofessional. Some of these convictions were based on my knowledge that it was one of the only sports in which players hit a stationary ball and walk, while some even had the audacity to smoke, drink, or drive golf carts during play. Furthermore, it is not a contact sport, and does not call for stellar reflexes such as jumping, dodging or catching. To add insult to