He wanted us to work together to make a difference. In his famous speech, The Inaugural Address, he said, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country,” which revealed the need for cooperation and sacrifice (history). Kennedy said that the hard things bring our a person's best skills, and to not be afraid, because we will never give up. He wanted real peace, equal rights for all men and women, no matter what color, what race, that would last forever. He said that our nation would never be free unless all of its citizens were free
In the play Julius Caesar, speeches are essential, they influence each through their play of words. I believe that words can hold more power than any weapon and can be shown throughout much of history. Words can do many more things than any weapon, they cause fear, or they can cause inspiration. This is shown in the play when Cassius influences Brutus to join the conspiracy with his way of words and the letters he gave him. Even though weapons can be used to create fear, words can
RFK connected with his audience as a way to prove he’s on their side. RFK assured, “I can also feel in my own heart the same kind of feeling.” RFK outright told the audience he can relate to their grief. RFK continued, “I had a member of my family killed, but he was killed by a white man.” Similar to MLK’s death, JFK was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, a white man. This use of logos and ethos showed the audience how RFK could really understand how this affected them, because he had already experienced it. Throughout the speech, RFK refers to everyone as, “we”.
Antony’s speech begins with him using verbal irony to deconstruct Brutus’ argument as well as a mix of logos and pathos to appeal to as many as possible. Throughout his speech, he also uses visual aids and figurative and physical language, as well as logos, ethos, and pathos to turn the hearts of as many men as possible. Antony is a master at knowing his audience, something that Brutus lacked. This is the reason Antony was able to turn the hearts of the Romans. Antony was closer with the plebeians than Brutus.
Throughout his speech Creon was able to effectively achieve his purpose of convincing his audience to agree with his decision on not burying Polyneices with the use of contrasting diction. In order to convince his audience that his way of ruling is the correct way Creon uses the rhetorical device of contrasting diction in his speech. This is done when Creon announced, “Eteocles, who died as a man should die, fighting for his country, is to be buried with full military honors, with a ceremony that is usual when the greatest heroes die…”. When talking about Eteocles and his honorary death, Creon uses words with a positive diction such as “honors, ceremony, and greatest heroes”, each of these words are linked to the positive connotation of a man with honor and great dignity. On the other hand, when speaking of Polyneices, Creon turns to the use of negative diction.
United States president, George Bush, in his nation-wide speech, “9/11 Address”, establishes himself as an American citizen as well. Which encounters to make his speech powerful in many of the people’s eyes. As president, Bush is influencing Americans and terrorist by letting them know with warning and threat they will regret what they have done. Bush’s speech makes the audience feel rapport with the citizens as the following was quoted, “..we stand together to win the war against terrorism..”, “I ask for prayers for all who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered.” While observing Bush’s speech he sees himself as one of the own citizens and not as the superior president. Bush is efficiently damaged and affected in the same circumstances.
Kennedy’s political stance was based off of his Christian moral and beliefs. John F. Kennedy’s assassination had a major effect on the American people that he influenced and his death will forever be remembered as one of the biggest losses in American
People like us.” “What do you learn, ‘people like us’? “People who were good, “Tyler said. “People who weren’t weak.” (260) Similar to the thoughts of his mother Elizabeth, Tyler has strong beliefs that everyone has a purpose in life and God will erase those who are not worthy or deserve to live. We notice a change in the Prophets character as he becomes more and more invested and influenced by the religious group. In fact, he manages to take complete control and convinces everyone in the airport that they will be safe.
He expresses this by stating,”Unfortunately...the prince Eteocles and Polyneices, have killed each other...I, as next blood, have… full power of… throne...no traitor is honored...whoever shows by word or deed...shall have...my reverence when he is dead.” Creon is informing the people of Thebes not only that he has been crown king fairly but also that whoever goes against the law that was enforced will suffer the consequences. He uses fear as a way for the people of Thebes to understand that he is serious about what he says. He does not directly tell the consequence but people know that it is
Still he fascinates both the televised audience and members of congress "I interpret the will of the congress and of the people" furnishes the audience with understandings that Roosevelt is a tenacious president who will let the U.S." gain the inevitable triumph." Unquestionably Roosevelt's will and motivation in order to bring together the nation and take vengeance for the "dastardly attack by Japan." Thus Roosevelt uses this time to let everyone know that the U.S. will go into war if the congress agrees to this, as the action made by Japan was an act of war. This outflows a multitude of emotions all through American soil; the tranquilizing tone the president exudes soothes the country of American knowing that their sorrow is welcomed and comprehensible. Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "Pearl Harbor Speech", associates with the horrific attack put on the United States during early December.
He uses ethos when he speaks, “To the families of the fallen, the nation shares in your grief.” By saying this, he lets the families know that the whole nation is right beside you. Obama further employs ethos when he states, “they’ve now passed it onto us.” These victims died and now the country has to continue their work. We have to continue to overcome the racial barriers and prejudices. Obama uses logos when talking about how the nation should continue their lives after this tragedy. He says, ““it would be a betrayal of everything Reverend Pinckney stood for, I believe, if we allow ourselves to slip into a comfortable silence again.” He goes on to state, “That’s what we so often do to avoid uncomfortable truths about the prejudice that still infects our society.” This is a call to action by the president for the nation to not forget about this incident.
On the day of Nov.22 1963 our president was assassinated.The assassination of John F. Kennedy was unjust because his main goal and main priority was to have an ara of peace in the United States. He helped pass The Civil Rights Act. He played a hero role in the United States. Although many people feared a catholic president, he didn’t let his religion get in the way of what kind of America he believed in. John F. Kennedy contributed greatly to this nation.
It is giving your life, and sacrificing yourself for your country. Justin McCurry writes, “In the newly formed kamikaze, Tokyo’s military leaders envisioned a dedicated unit of ideologically conditioned warriors willing to die a glorious death for their empire.” (McCurry). McCurry is explaining how the Kamikaze Japanese soldiers would commit suicide, by smashing their plane into U.S ships or planes. They believed this to be the highest degree of honor on the grounds that they were helping Japan win the war, and therefore saving lives of their entire country. General MacArthur said, “The American man-of-arms [...] one of the world’s noblest figures.” (MacArthur).
On Malcolm’s trip to Mecca he realized that everyone can live peacefully together, they just need to put their differences behind them. He realized that under their skin they were the same. He didn’t need to be violent to get his point across. He could get the job done by being peaceful. Malcolm X’s assassination was unjust because he was helping those that were around him by ending racism.