He comforted America with his sympathetic words, but also managed to bring forth fear to the terrorist. His speech that was broadcasted to the entire world highlighted everything America needed at this time of grief, and will forever be remembered. In the introduction of Bush’s speech, he describes the despicable acts of terror our country witnessed that day. Bush shows his compassion for those affected by the attacks. He knew he could not repair what had been done, but he knew we could fight back.
The Civil War did reduce a lot of antagonism and made the United States one nation, during the Civil War, many popular people, and battles rose up and became the hope of the people. These events took a huge role into bringing the world peace and freedom. The events caused the Nation to become more equal, more freedom, and protection. Abraham Lincoln’s first Inaugural Address was the most effective feeling to the people. He expressed his opinions to them about how he knew that their peace and personal security was endangered, his statement left people thinking.
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.). His speech had ethos, logos, and pathos throughout it, which is why it was a great persuasive message. According to Aristotle’s three speech situations, this speech used
He sticks to his goal of trying to prove that he is the luckiest man alive during the whole speech by giving several examples and explanations from his life. While communicating this point, he is also showing to the audience that there are many things to live for even when some negative things are happening. Overall, the most persuasive appeal used is pathos because it really makes the audience open up and believe what he is saying. Lou Gehrig’s farewell to baseball speech was about much more than just baseball. It showed people all throughout America that even when someone is going through something devastating, there are still a lot of things to remember to be thankful for.
Reagan intrigues his audience to continue listening by declaring how “daring and brave” those heroes were. The president continues to praise them and say “they wished to serve, and they did. They served all of us.” Sharing this line with the audience creates a nice transition from mourning over the loss, to the bright side of things of which is the cause they died
He believed that America could keep the space program going strong despite the recent tragic events. This speech was intended to inform America of the Challenge disaster. Reagan used specific pronouns to address the audience. He focused a lot on the individuals that lost someone due to this dismal occurrence. One thing that he said specifically to those close to the astronauts was, “Your loved ones were daring and brave, and they had that special grace” (3).
On January 20th, 1961 during President John F Kennedy inaugural address Kennedy persuades the audience that they should fight for equality and democracy around the world and inspired millions using antitheses, metaphors, and pathos. Kennedy's one most effective strategies used in the speech was the use of an antithesis’ to make his points seem like the obvious and best choice. An example of this would be when he says “... ask not what you country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." This is very effective because it shows the audience the best path possible. In addition it gives people a sense of duty to serve their country.
Obviously he is someone of importance with a good education, moral values, and credible if he is speaking in Washington D.C. in the White House to the President of the United States. This will influence listeners/readers right off the bat knowing he has credible knowledge if he is speaking to government officials directly whom most have a high level of respect for, they will be more willing knowing this. He is also a Holocaust survivor which may also grasps more attention. Intrinsic ethos is used greatly in this speech through the word choice he makes to create a powerful tone. He is very skilled in the way he uses his language choice and terminology.
The sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln, in his speech, The Gettysburg Address, describes the devotion that came from the war in Gettysburg, brings the nation together and giving hope and faith to the people encouraging for a better future that is to come. Lincoln’s purpose is to honor and admire all the soldiers who lost their lives fighting in the American civil war. He adopts an optimistic tone in order to appeal to nation’s emotions, of the many lost lives during the war and bringing light to the audience. President Abraham Lincoln was elected in 1861 to 1865 during the American Civil War meaning that he has the knowledge of the war making him qualified person to be giving the speech. Likewise, being elected during that time, being the
In some cases, these deeply-rooted values can cause trouble, as many Americans do not easily forget when they have been offended or made inferior to someone. But in the long run, the prominence of these tenets cannot be ignored. It is this American sense of pride and dignity that unites us all in times of strife and chaos. A sense of enduring comradery that trumps all has filled a fundamental position in the establishment of American society as we know it today. This comradery can be seen in the most famous terrorist attack of the twenty-first century: 9/11.