This piece is a collection of interview by numerous individuals who experienced the event first hand. The article includes quotes and stories from individuals such as Kennedy’s daughter, his colleagues, and world famous poet Robert Frost. Those interviewed shared a variety of memories. Kennedy’s daughter Kathleen-- who was nine years old at the time-- remember’s being too short to see around the adults surrounding her, “I scooted up to see what I could on a small TV”. A few others included memory of the inclimate weather, cold and dreary. Poet Robert Frost spoke of being unable to read the poem he had prepared because of the blazing sun and as a result, had to recite another piece from memory. Brooklyn Rep. Eugene Keogh was one of many to take notice of JFK as the first Irish Catholic president to take office. Because most of the article is factual, personal narratives the style can be classified as an informative
“Scientists who spend years of their lives trying to find cures for diseases … The kid who stands alone instead of joining a gang, which would give him an instant identity … People who take risks despite fears.” After careful examination of the quote, it became apparent that one's everyday human beings can be heroes in their own way, for doing what is right, rather than doing what comes with a reward. Stone uses his imagery to clarify and clearly paint stories of heroism that those of many ages can relate to on a personal level, such as facing one’s fears. Also, Stone adds to his already extensive list of heroes by saying, one does not have to look far for inspiration to be a good person, they can look to friends and family. All in all, in the article “Where I Find my Heroes” written by Oliver Stone, Stone uses the rhetoric devices of examples and imagery to further explain his definition of heroes. Stone uses creative ways to help the reader follow his idea of a hero, such as evolving his writing with his ideas. Also, after reading this article, it became apparent that little gets credited to the heroes who did not make a household name out of
Heroes put others before themselves and will do anything to ensure that thing’s safety. Many people have either risked their lives or have loss their lives due to trying to save others. An example of this would be the man in the red bandana or Welles Crowther. Crowther was working in the twin towers as planes were crashing into them. Crowther could have ran away from the other people when the planes hit, but he chose not to spare himself, but to save others and sacrifice his own life. In the documentary, The Man in the Red Bandana, which talks about a common hero who gave up his life to save others, it states,” Instinct grabbed him and he immediately tried to save lives.’’ This quote shows how Crowther, by nature, helps people. Also how he
Debi Mazar is an actress who stated, “A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tried to give back as much as possible and help people. A hero to me is someone who saves people and who really, deeply cares.” Heroes are relevant to everyone, because at some point, everyone has had a hero. Sadly, today’s society degrades the meaning of the word “hero”. Heroes are an important aspect of life, but famous people are not always heroes. Scott LaBarge’s essay “Heroes: Why Heroes are Important” is well written because he effectively uses pathos, logos, and karios when explaining heroes to his audience.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Junior’s, speech at his inaugural address in 1961 is undeniably a masterpiece of the persuasive arts. Although the speech is short as such speeches go, and although its main persuasive device is pathos alone, the masterful skill with which Kennedy’s speech is written makes it one of the most moving and effective political speeches to date. Kennedy’s vivid use of diction and metaphor, as well as his extremely memorable syntax, are particularly strong and successful.
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present will certain to miss the future.” -John F. Kennedy
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
“Heroes represent the best of ourselves, respecting that we are human beings. A hero can be anyone from Gandhi to your classroom teacher, anyone who can show courage when faced with a problem. A hero is someone who is willing to help others in his or her best capacity (Martin).” Respectively, anyone can be a hero but heroes are classified as people with aspects including Faith, loyalty, modesty, courtesy, honor, and bravery. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines a hero as “a person who is admired for great or brave acts of fine qualities.” Bilbo and Sir Gawain have many aspects of a hero and they face similar experiences but their experiences also differ in many ways. Bilbo and Gawain’s stories compare and contrast in many ways including their background or experience, their approach, and their resolution but both heroes return back to their origin feeling heroic.
Every past and modern culture over the course of history, has its hero’s. A hero is a person or figure that others look up to and use as forms of protection. Many cherish the hero’s, they make up who we are today. The Anglo-Saxon hero, Beowulf, and the postmodern hero/hero’s, the soldiers, both show the traits of bravery, selflessness, and loyalty.
5. Identify an example of logos in the speech. Explain why it fits the parameters of logos.
The second half of the twentieth century would be a time of both turbulent and simple change for the world and the United States. Hippies would rise as well as dictators, and a wall. Presley and Lennon would change the world when Castro and Franco did. Cuba gained new allies, and so did the US. There was a war in Korea, and one in Vietnam. A president resigned for the very first time, and a terrifying disease struck the world. There was a new type of war that wasn’t fought with bullets, and the internet was breaking through. And during the second half of the twentieth century, a man named John Fitzgerald Kennedy would inspire an unknown, largely untested America as it went through some of the most hellish years of its existence.
Heroes in our society are revered and respected as Joseph Campbell reminds us: “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself” (Joseph Campbell). Heroes exist in all societies and throughout history. Maybe they are not always on the news or from the movies, but their words and their actions never fail to resonate across their feats. A hero gives of himself and dedicates himself to causes which better others and their society unlike individuals who are self serving, greedy, and cruel.
John F. Kennedy won the 1960 US presidency election by a small margin as the youngest and the only Roman Catholic president in history. In the peak of the cold war, Kennedy delivered the most influential inaugural address of all time, in which he inspires and unites people listening, watching or reading his speech around the world. I believe Kennedy successfully establishes his legacy of encouraging people to take positive actions for liberty through his inaugural address with the efficient use of ethos, logos and pathos.
John F. Kennedy delivers one of the most passionate and cogent speeches ever given in American history on January 20, 1961. With the trepidation of nuclear war and communism, leaving Americans restless, JFK conveys a calming wave as he delivers his Inaugural speech as the 35th president of the US. Although; JFK’s speech was one of the shortest and simple, it manages to win countless hearts of various people around the world due to an exceptional use of rhetorical and persuasive strategies.
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.