In his news conference, John F. Kennedy utilizes juxtaposition and parallelism to support his idea that with the decline of huge companies, the price of things is going to start to increase significantly for Americans. The first rhetorical strategy Kennedy uses in his news conference is juxtaposition to show that with the decline in workers and the decline in profit will create an increase in prices around the country. This is shown when he says "when we are devoting our energies to economic recovery and stability, when we are asking Reservists to leave their homes and families for months on end, and servicemen to risk their lives- and four were killed in the last two days in Viet Nam- and asking union members to hold down their wage requests, …show more content…
Kennedy says in his news conference," If this rise in the cost of steel is imitated by the rest of the industry, instead of rescinded, it would increase the cost of homes, autos, appliances, and most other items for every American family. It would increase the cost of machinery and tools to every American businessman and farmer. It would seriously handicap our efforts to prevent an inflationary spiral from eating up the pensions of our older citizens, and our new gains in purchasing power"(line 23-31) This shows that when the decline of the companies it will seriously handicap the American people due to the large increase in prices. This is also shown in, "And it would surely handicap our efforts to induce other industries and unions adopt responsible price and wage policies"(line 43-45) This shows that it would seriously hurt Americans. Kennedy says more about how the prices are going to have a devastating increase in price, which is going to lead to competition in foreign markets as people are not going to buy our products if they are more expensive than other countries, this is shown in "how more efficiency and better prices could be obtained, reducing prices in this industry in recognition of lower costs, their unusually good labor contract, their foreign competition and their increase in production and profits
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In 1962, President John F. Kennedy, a strong advocate for secure prices and wages, held a news conference regarding the inflation of steel prices and how it has impacted the American people. In order to achieve his purpose of convincing steel companies to reduce prices, JFK utilizes the rhetorical devices of anaphora, logos and pathos. During his speech, Kennedy appealed mostly to the logos by furnishing statistics to persuade the companies to stop elevating the prices of steel. An example of this is in line fifty five where he states, "Steel output per man is rising so fast that labor costs per ton of steel can actually be expected to decline in the next twelve months. " This indicates how significantly the prices of steel were raised and
Robert Francis Kennedy had just finished his victorious speech for his run for president on June 5th , 1968 ; Robert wouldn't walk out the Ambassador Hotel alive. The assassination of Robert Kennedy was unjust because he opposed segregation, he was against the Vietnam War ; but some believe he mistreated the Palestinians. Robert sometimes called Bobby opposed segregation just like his brother and former president John Kennedy. After John was elected president he made Robert attorney general and with this power he would use the federal government to help bring an end to segregation. Bobby would send out 500 plus troops to assure of the Freedom Riders safety from angry whites.
Kennedy uses a concern tone to make the audience trust him; furthermore, John F. Kennedy persuades the audience to act against the steel cost by striving to relate the issue to the audience. In paragraph three, John F. Kennedy starts describing how the increase in the cost of steel will affect all of America. He reminds the audience that it is not only the people who buys steel who are affected, but rather anyone who buys “homes, autos, appliances, and most other items” would also be affected since the cost of those items will increase. Since the audience will also be affected by the increase in steel price, they can relate to the problem; therefore, they will agree with John F. Kennedy and try to find ways to change the increase of steel price. By acknowledging that the increase in steel prices will affect the audience and that the older citizens will not be able to pay for the high prices of steel-based products, John F. Kennedy conveys that he is concerned about the audience.
The series of essays in the novel “Profiles in Courage” by John F. Kennedy all demonstrate the single, truly rare character trait of courage through the actions of senators. The story of Edmund G. Ross undoubtedly portrays courage by his collected and determined demeanor in voting to avoid national corruption through a single phrase. Kennedy, through writing, is able to tell the brave story of Ross in the role of the shy, weak, underdog senator who makes a single decision that would destroy his political life, but save America from corruption. In “Profiles in Courage”, John F. Kennedy successfully uses his structures of his ideas and his detail placement of descriptive phrases, and words which set the tone and rhetorical devices that persuades the
John F. Kennedy, also known as JFK, is perhaps the most-loved president in American history. Our 35th President of the United States served from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. Although he was young and did not get to serve his full term he accomplished many great things. All these documents embody the beginning of an admirable presidency and the commencement of a new hope for a nation gone forlorn. Kennedy served at the pinnacle of the Cold War and spent a large fragment of his presidency focusing on managing relations with the Soviet Union.
When explaining this relationship Kennedy states, “it would surely handicap our efforts to induce other industries and unions to adopt responsible price and wage policies”. Kennedy shows that the raise in steel prices goes against what he has been trying to implement as president. By pointing out the negative effects the raise in steel prices will have on American citizens and American industry, Kennedy is able to show his audience that he is not okay, and does agree with the steel corporation’s increased steel prices. This enables Kennedy to relate to his audience, and to let them know that he is on there side and is not in favor with the corporation’s decisions to raise the prices of
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. Whilst attempting to convince and create reason for steel companies to reduce their prices, JFK employs the use of logic-best argumentation in order to convey his message. However, at times, because his audience isn't merely citizens of the country but also executives of the steel companies, the line between pathos and logos is subtle, for he appeals to the emotions general American public through the use of verifiable data.
President Kennedy starts off his speech by accusing the steel companies of not caring about public and customer interest. To capture America 's attention Kennedy speaks about events that he knows are touchy to the American public to feel resent towards the steel companies. Said events are used to make the American public feel like victims that are already giving all that they receive and the steel companies just want to take more. Furthermore, basic economics tells you that if you raise the price of one inelastic good the price of other goods will escalate.
By using pathos, people can begin to fathom what they would be sacrificing. “… it would increase the cost of homes, autos, appliances, and most other items for every American family.” Though he lists how the steel prices would affect their everyday and business lives, later in his speech, Kennedy states that the labor costs per ton of steel are actually expected to decline. Americans may be sad or angry at what they are giving up, but Kennedy assures them that there may be lighter times coming ahead and there are possible safeguards to protect the public
Robert Kennedy’s speech was given during a campaign rally in 1968, he broke the news to a crowd of supporters that MLK had been killed. This speech was analyzed through a PDF copy of the text. The purpose of RFK’s speech is to inform the audience of MLK’s death, create a sense of comfort and calmness. RFK includes a quote from the poet Aeschylus
However, in parts of his speech Kennedy talks about how certain groups in the nation are working to help the people of America. For example in line 92 Kennedy talks about the Department of Defense. He talks about what they’re doing to figure out why the prices of steel are rising so quickly and what needs to be done to protect the public interest. By using positive and negative words Kennedy is able to make his opinion clear. The audience is able to see Kennedy’s negative opinion on the rising steel prices and his positive opinion on what different organizations are doing to help with the current steel crisis.
Oziel Rios S. Nambiar English 1302. SP3 12 February 2018 Kennedy Inaugural Address Rhetorical Analysis On Friday, January of 1961, John Fitzgerald Kennedy delivered a speech to the citizens of the United States of America and the world. Kennedy made a speech that he knew would be remembered for many years to come even after his presidential term.
However, he has proven his strength and resourcefulness especially in his usage of stylistic devices such as antithesis, parallelism, pathos, and ethos, and these are his stylistic devices of strength he possesses. He easily uses them to gain his advantage from the audience and he is capable of fully expressing his message in a patriotic fashion. One of the examples of this usage of antithesis is when Kennedy is referring to “a new generation of Americans” where he flat-out, vividly shows the separation between the old and the new breed of Americans through this technique. He utilizes antithesis once more when he uses the lines, “Symbolizes an end as well as a beginning…….”. As well as, “signifies renewal as well as change….”
Kennedy begins his speech by detailing just how disrespectful to the American people the rise in steel prices is. He lists the war, the soldiers that risk their lives, the international crises, and yet steel companies are still selfish enough to disregard the American people. In paragraphs 2 and 3 he uses emotions, or pathos, to connect with his audience. He shows how the rise of steel prices would affect everyone, and he uses family to arouse feelings in his audience.