He stated himself that “not what kind of church i believed in -for that should only be important to me -but what kind of america i believe in.” Just because he was catholic did not mean he had to do anything a specific way. Many people might of thought that just because he had a religion he had to put it first but to him the country was more important. “At that time, many Protestants questioned whether Kennedy’s Roman Catholic faith would allow him to make decisions of vital importance to the country independent of the Vatican.”(Mckenzie 2). He believed in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute.
Have you ever listened to a speech fully but only remembered a few keywords or phrases? If so, it was most likely because the author employed rhetorical devices to put emphasis on said keywords and phrases. Using a mix of these techniques, he makes his purpose clear for delivering his speech: to ensure that the American people know that he will not be influenced by the Catholic Church during his presidency. During the Address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association speech, Kennedy suggested that he believed in an America where church was separated from state, where there is no religious intolerance, and where no outside religious commands shall influence politicians. The organization of ideas used allows Kennedy to address America as a whole and then further target the election. In addition, Kennedy used formal, literal, and simple language to deepen and build the seriousness of his message and his rapport with the audience.
In his Inaugural Address, John F. Kennedy was quoted to say, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” (Eidenmuller). By saying this statement, Kennedy portrayed his beliefs on how to make America succeed. Kennedy attempted to convince Americans unity of their nation as a whole, rather than individual groups, would better our nation overall. John F. Kennedy tried to convey his concepts to the people of the United States by way of ethos, logos, and pathos. These three concepts are ways Kennedy ventured to appeal to his audience.
In 1962, in the midst of the international space race, steel prices in the U.S. began to rise. In this speech delivered by John F. Kennedy, he claims that there is no justification for these increasing steel prices through the use of logos and pathos.
The Inaugural speech by John F. Kennedy is a landmark type of speech that was given to the American populace in order to inspire confidence and to provoke them to take immediate action. His speech made extensive use of rhetorical devices in order to successfully express his goals. His stylistic devices include antithesis, parallelism, and varying structure flows in order to attract attention and to show what his service will accomplish. Kennedy details “a new generation of Americans” by contrasting old and new with his antithesis. He states, “Symbolizes an end as well as a beginning” and “signifies renewal as well as change” in order to do so. This connects the younger generation of Americans and the older generation. He unites them under one goal and one purpose by using antithesis, ignoring their differences, and prepares them for what’s there to come in the future.
In 1945, World War Two ended with the unconditional surrender of the Japanese Empire. In 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was formed by ten European nations, the United States of America, and Canada in order to organize a united front against the Soviet threat. In 1955, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Albania, Bulgaria, and the Soviet Union signed the Warsaw Pact as a communist counter to the capitalist NATO. In 1961, in the midst of a heated cold war, John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) stood in front of the nation and delivered his inaugural address as the 35th president of the United States of America (USA). He stood in front of a nation
In 1961, during the Cold War, John F. Kennedy addressed not only America, but all nations in his inaugural address. As the 35th president to be sworn into office, Kennedy was the first Catholic and youngest president to be elected. When giving his speech, he provided his audience with reassurance for the future to come, even with so much change. Throughout his speech, Kennedy relies on the use of antithesis to provide a sense of unity to the public.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) and John F. Kennedy (JFK) were both innovative and transformative presidents in their respective times. Both Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” speech and Kennedy’s inaugural address were powerful and persuasive. However, Roosevelts speech supported freedom, had a historical context of World War II (WWII), and had a purpose of persuading the United States to join the Soviet Union in WWII, whereas Kenney’s speech also supported freedom, had a historical context of being involved in the Cold War, and its purpose was to gain more freedom while also trying to end the threat of war and nuclear destruction.
In the 2012 presidential election, Mitt Romney was voted to be the Republican candidate running against the returning Democratic candidate and President of the United States, Barack Obama. Romney was doing well in the polls, but ended up a few electoral votes shy of winning the presidency. A number of factors played a role in Governor Romney’s defeat, but was it his religious beliefs that proved to be his ultimate character flaw in the eyes of the American public? According to a Gallup poll in 2011, it might have been. The poll reveals that 22 percent of registered voters in the United States would be reluctant to vote for a Mormon man to represent the country as president (Saad 2011).
As a devout Catholic and Christian, Kennedy recognizes the power and responsibility man has been given was granted by God. Through the appeal to religious pathos, JFK elicits in the audience a need to recognize him as the President, thus effectually uniting the nation. JFK addresses America in saying, “…The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God” (Paragraph 3). Appealing to the audience, JFK is reassuring
The Tragedy of Macbeth is a play by William Shakespeare set in Scotland about a murderous and vehement king who spirals on a path of destruction as he suffers from the consequences of determining his own fate. The predominant theme portrayed throughout the play is honor vs. loyalty. This is represented through the identification, actions, and quotes of numerous characters.
“Thou canst not say I did it: never shake Thy gory locks at me.” Macbeth (3.4.63-64) This shows that when deciding to have Banquo murdered, Macbeth suffered from inner conflicts that stopped him from believing in himself. Nonetheless, the Macbeths were not the only ones suffering from inner conflicts. Macduff was another character that had inner conflicts. Primarily, Macduff’s inner conflict revolved around his trip to England. In doing so, he would be leaving his family defenseless, but in turn, he would be able to fight against Macbeth. This inner conflict results in Macduff leaving his family as it was more important to save Scotland which results in a better life for his family. “I pray you, school yourself; but, for your husband, He is noble, wise, judicious, and best knows The fits o’ the season.” Macbeth (4.2.18-20) A combination of the internal conflicts that the Macbeth’s faced and the conflict that Macduff faced shows that Shakespeare understands the impacts of inner struggles on the
This can be seen from Macduff’s quote, “Up, up, and see The great doom’s image! Malcom! Banquo! As from your graves rise up, and walk like sprites, to countenance this horror!” The play progresses and Macduff finds out that Macbeth was the one who killed his king. In Act 3, Scene 4 Macduff skips the banquet, and begins his plan to uproot Macbeth from the throne. Macduff flees to England to join an army that would later bring the downfall to Macbeth. However, Macduff may not have predicted the ruthless and vile individual that Macbeth had become. Macbeth decides to kill Macduff’s wife and children. Macbeth performs this act for two reasons, the first of which is to enact revenge towards Macduff, who has left to join an army who is against Macbeth’s regime. The second of which is to discourage anyone else who may want to desert him. He says in Act 4, Scene 1 that he will have the Macduff castle sized and his family killed to set an example for anyone, “That trace him in his line.” In a sense Macduff betrayed his own family by fleeing to seek help for Macbeth’s downfall. His family were the ones who were eventually punished for Macduff’s betrayal. Although, should his flight be considered an act of betrayal to his own family? A common theme within Macbeth is the contrast between fate and freewill. Macduff’s flight may appear to be an act of selfishness, protecting his own life rather than his families. Yet, Macduff vanquishes Macbeth and restores the crown to it’s natural order. Did Macduff have a choice to leave his family or was it fate that he was to dethrone
Morality plays a large role in defining identity. Shakespeare uses Macbeth to question the impact of morality in shaping Macbeth’s identity. Shakespeare accomplishes this through defining Macbeth’s original character, expressing how Macbeth’s changes morally, and examining the effects of this moral change on Macbeth’s identity. Initially, Shakespeare accomplishes this through establishing an original state of morality for Macbeth. Subsequently, Shakespeare highlights the decay of Macbeth’s morality as the story progresses. Lastly, he enjoins the audience to question how Macbeth’s identity has changed because of morality. In short, Macbeth explores how morality shapes the identity of man.
John F Kennedy was a level headed, determined and well accomplished person. During his short-lived presidency, he had to take on challenges like no other and did it with sophistication and grace. From conflicts involving other countries, like Vietnam, to the Civil Rights Movement that directly affected our own country, Kennedy continued to take each problem day by day until there was an overall improvement or resolution. It would be safe to say that he is one of the more progressive presidents our country has ever seen.