Sadly, none of the five survived. Later that night President Ronald Reagan came on air to give the State of the Union address and talk on the tragedy that had just unfolded. Through this speech President Reagan consoles the families of those who lost their lives, the American schoolchildren, and the American public as a whole. He also gives this speech to reassure America of the viability of the NASA program and the light in the future. By the use of rhetorical skill, including analogy, strong emotional appeals, and his position of power, President Reagan manages to convince America that despite the tragedy the benefits of keeping a space exploration program greatly outweigh the losses.
Speeches for the Fallen: Pericles vs. Reagan Countless events throughout history have led to the much appreciated sacrifices of fellow humans, and one way for the community to honor this is to speak about it. Speeches such as Pericles’ Funeral Oration and Ronald Reagan’s Address to the Nation on the Explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger have been influenced by the same ideas and structures that created a lasting effect on their audiences. Both men talk about very grave subjects: honoring men and women lost performing their duties. Pericles addressed the loss of Athenian soldiers to battles against Sparta in ancient Greek times, while Ronald Reagan gave an on-the-spot speech over the relatively recent loss of astronauts during NASA’s Challenger mission. The speeches should have made a serious and
And tonight, I’ve made up my mind. One of us will fly to Mars!” (p. 1). To explain this quote, Fiorello basically proves Bramante wrong, when Bramante is talking of how there is no earthly way that he is able to go to space, and then he talks of how he has saved up enough money already, and it’s guaranteed that one of his family is going to Mars. “Maria looked at her husband. “What have you done?” she said.
Knowledgeable of his audience and being mindful that Americans across the nation are watching him being broadcasted, Reagan delivers his address in the oval office, with personal pictures of his family directly behind him. “Today is a day for mourning and remembering. Nancy and I are pained to the core by the tragedy,” in his first few lines of his speech, Reagan and his wife empathize with the nation over the loss of the seven heroes. He goes more in depth lising off the names of each casualty, further personalizing his speech to those families and loved ones who were affected by the tragedy. Reagan intrigues his audience to continue listening by declaring how “daring and brave” those heroes were.
He begins to recall how grateful America founder’s were when they first reached the land. He agrees that this moment was one of the most “thrilling” events in history and knows that every immigrant thinks it when they are close to America’s shores. At this moment, Cahan knows his journey is nearly over, and is wondering about how he would feel upon his first gaze at the country. When Cahan’s ship finally arrives at Sandy Hook, his tone becomes one of joy and amazement. He immediately notices that America is as wondrous as he had hoped for it to be.
Differently, Mark Watney’s crew trusts him and focuses on their new sole purpose: saving their fellow crewmember. Once Watney’s comrades learns that he is alive, they risk their lives to rescue their friend. The astronauts of the Hermes vote whether to extend their mission by 533 sols and travel back to Mars to retrieve Watney or to stay on track and leave their comrade; of course, they choose to save him because they are a team (The Martian). Watney’s fellow crewmembers show their loyalty by endangering their lives to save his because they have shared jokes, tears, and forgiveness; they have a closer bond. This relationship propels Mark Watney’s adventure from a book to a popular American
Hal is artificial intelligence at its finest because he is unable to make mistakes. Hals job on the space vessel Discovery 1, is to run virtually everything on the ship and assist the human astronaut David and the rest of the discovery’s crew with task. The remarkable thing about Hal is that he denies he is capable of error but develops emotions that drive him to kill off most of the crew. In this moment Hal delivers a very arrogant quote by saying with a soothing tone, “I don 't want to insist on it, Dave, but I am incapable of making an error” (2001, A Space Odyssey). The end of Hal is by the hands of the hero astronaut David, and Hal admits to his recent errors and ends up begging for his life.
Events such as the colonization of Jamestown show the curiosity and courage of human beings throughout all of the years of their existence. Jamestown was a colony that shouldn’t have happened, after the English saw what happened to the Roanoke colony that had mysteriously disappeared. The English showed their courage by trying again with Jamestown. This isn’t the first event that shows the curiosity and bravery of humans. Events such as the moon landing and the first airplane at Kitty Hawk show the sheer mettle of humans.
Even though his flock members detest him for being different, he doesn’t deter from his ambition. Finally one day he gets his breakthrough and becomes the first gull to reach the terminal velocity at 214 m.ph. and later flies the first acrobatics . In his excitement he runs to tell his flock that, “…there’s a reason to live! We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill.
Back on land, the people share in the speaker's admiration and cheer the ship into the harbor. I understand the end results of his admirable actions: he's steered through rough seas and sacrificed his life to ensure the safety of the ship. (2) patriotism : "O Captain! My Captain!," Whitman celebrates the bond that patriotism creates between the average citizen and the leader of the people. The captain is portrayed as a patriot who has risked his life in some mission for the people on shore.