This quote drove the feeling of united colonies deeper into the listeners of the convention, bringing up strong emotions, drawing heavily on pathos. This however was not the only time pathos was used in this speech. At the very end of this improvised diction Patrick Henry delivered one final line that opened the eyes of many and awoke a passion so prominent that it resonates in the minds of young Americans to this day. In saying “Give me liberty, or give me death” (Henry). Mr. Henry demonstrated an almost perfect use of pathos the author was able to exploit the deep desire for freedom in the men of the colonies, therefore assimilating a continental army.
He gradually builds ethos through a logically constructed structure and address the concern of every patriots and everyone who loves freedom. In this speech, Kennedy successfully established the legacy of unifying people around the world to fight for liberty. His inaugural speech no doubt reflects Kennedy administration’s future foreign policies. The positive actions for liberty that Kennedy encourages citizens to do also foreshadows tensions in Cuba and Vietnam later on. Regardless the ideology behind it, this speech is still an eloquent
He states in the first paragraph words such as “patriotism,” “very worthy gentlemen,” and “great responsibility” to persuade the leaders to join in the fight. Toward the end of his speech he presents that “we are not weak” and “this is no peace, the war is actually begun” to give his final effort of motivation
At a similar time, the author implies that American’ reasoning skills were much unfit due to the overwhelming power of mass media that bombarded the consciousness of American citizens with terrible news and even additional terrible forecasts regarding the longer term of the USA (Gore, 2007). In addition to context, the military initiated by the Bush administration were amply supported by Americans shortly after
Theodore Roosevelt’s speech “National Duties” calls for nationalism and unity, as it says that each individual must work hard and that individuals must work together. Furthermore, it works to motivate our nation by using two ideas – what a nation may leave behind and how a nation should conduct itself. The speech itself, although given while he was Vice President, accurately describes what his actions as president were, whether it be regarding nationalism, personal matters, or foreign diplomacy. His ideology of how a nation should act, seen in the phrase “speaking softly and carrying a big stick” works to motivate many, including our current military, because it focuses on civility backed with power. This idea of leadership style, combined with looking at what Theodore Roosevelt did during his presidency, is very similar to Trump’s way of leading our nation, although they came into office with different political experience.
The rhetoric of the 1968 election and the year following set in motion Richard Nixon’s rise to power which led to the end of the Vietnam War, this was accomplished effectively and within the first four years of his presidency through the promises made and his ability to accomplish them. During the election of 1968, Nixon campaigned heavily on ending the war quickly while still saving American lives, he said this vaguely never setting forth a plan on how his administration would end the war. “Denying he had a surefire, ‘Magical Formula’ or a ‘Push Button Technique’, to achieve peace, he tried to avoid the political trap of a concrete plan.” Had Nixon campaigned on a set plan he would have boxed himself into a corner because it would have stuck his administration with going just one route and any deviation could have hurt his presidency. ‘I never
He encourages the fight by saying “we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight!”. Emphasizing that “we” must fight gives assurance that he is able to create an impact. Having control of fighting and speaking with an enthusiastic voice brings unity when coming from an authority figure. With speaking directly to the president and his trusted people, he wants to give a message
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 my opinion, the “Commencement Address” by John F. Kennedy is the most powerful message about war (or peace). This selection is the most powerful message because he is expressing how peace is possible, but it’s mankind that is keeping us from truly having it. What is causing war is what man created. He is also expressing how genuine peace must be the result of many nations, through many actions. And how peace should be a process meeting the challenge of each new generation.
As a conclusion, both Roosevelt and Kennedy’s speech have impressive ideas of the meaning of the word “freedom”. They both present their main concerns, what they want to accomplish, and how the people and the country is going to help. Roosevelt’s speech gives basic human rights that he believes every person should be entitled to, whereas Kennedy’s speech he talks more to other nations and about what he pledges to them. As said in the above paragraphs the historical context, and the purpose also helped with the structure of the their speeches.
pilots, soldiers and anybody else in the military can be a patriot. in fact there probably the greatest patriots we have. They fight for us, our country and most importantly our freedoms. if we did not have our freedoms then we could go back to everybody being or servant sto others and not being equal. D. Martin Luther King has shaped America into something we today know as normal but things in the past they would look at us like were crazy.