General Douglas MacArthur was one of the bravest and most commanding general the United States has ever had. Douglas MacArthur was a military general who led troops in WWII and Korea. His Thayer Award Acceptance Address given at West Point Military School went through ethos, logos and militaristic diction to commemorate and entrust the new West Point Cadets who would one day lead our country. To change the speech to a different audience, one would have to use more pathos and common diction to make the speech have a different feel and audience, but maintain the same message.
This past October, I was able to go visit some very neat memorials in Washington D.C. There were three memorials that really stood out to me that I wanted to share in this Even Review project. I will cover what those three memorials are, when they took place, a brief summary of what it’s about, and why taking this class has influenced my awareness of these experiences. The first even was the Vietnam War Memorial.
In the "Gettysburg Adress" written by Abraham Lincoln in November 19, 1863, Lincoln uses the rhetorical devices alliteration, allusion, and diction to make his speech memorable to all the American Citizens. Lincoln uses diction to emphasize his point in writing the speech. Some diction he uses is Nobly, Endure, Detract, and Perish. Lincoln uses Nobly and Endure to emphasize the position of the soldiers and the nation. Furthermore, Lincoln also uses Detract and Perish to try and give imagery to the citizens so that they may understand the position The Great Civil War brought upon themselves.
Essay question - Research any two individuals or groups who served in the Vietnam War. What was their role and contribution? Why is it important to honour their service and remember this part of Australia’s wartime history? The role of Royal Australian Engineers (RAE) during the Vietnam War involved conducting vital work that prevented thousands of fatalities and made certain equipment available to the troops to utilise.
McCaines essay impacted my understanding of the word patriotism by giving me a first person point of view of his struggle in Vietnam. Although my definition for patriotism was just "Loyalness and Nationalism" after reading John Mccaines essay the definition of the word Patriotism developed. The way that John Mccaines essay developed my definition for the word Patriotism is by adding mike 's perspective of when he was a prisoner of war. In the essay "Never Forget Their Duty" Mike sews an American Flag inside of his Shirt, so that they can say the National Anthem. That demonstrated how loyal they were to their country, which takes part in the definition of Patriotism.
Should unknown fallen American soldiers be properly honored? Yes. Should Americans have a symbolic element to remember the unknown fallen soldiers? Yes, and that is why the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was built.
The effects of war resonate throughout a nation numerous years after the guns go silent and the peace treaties have been signed. One only has to look at the service members of past conflicts to comprehend the effect war has on those involved and our society in general. Our nation honors the sacrifices of the fallen as well as the survivors of past conflicts through museums, monuments, and memorials. Given the origin of these commemorations, they can carry a far greater significant meaning than anyone could ever possibly understand. Through the use of imagery, Komunyakaa illustrates the notion that the Vietnam Memorial is a connection between the fallen and the living that are in its presence.
In the midst of the Vietnam War remained culture, stories and devastation. This terrible time for the country created more than just power for the U.S.A but also generated some of the items that help individuals get through everyday life. The items would include things like MIA/POW bracelets, dog tags-- the common choice-- etc. These bracelets were made to resemble the honor of the ones missing soldiers. The symbol of hope that people wear shapes our culture, the small piece of metal shows that the loved ones of the missing veterans have strength.
Have you ever thought about people fighting in a war? Not how that war ended up doing, but each individual fighting. Some people are drafted into a war, and forced to fight for the side their put into. But the hero, Nicholas Lopez fought willingly to save the country that he just moved to. My great-grandfather, was a hero because he fought in world war 2, after many other hardships in his life.
The first important theme in the foreword to The Killer Angels is how the objective of the army was to draw The Union Army out into the open where it can be destroyed. Although many of the men could not read or write, they all share common customs and a common faith in following a victorious leader that lead the march. Second important theme in the foreword was the description to the major characters in the armies. This book takes place during the Battle of Gettysburg so it describes the men of the troops for both Confederate and The Union. For example, James Longstreet a Lieutenant General was on the first of the new soldiers that had sensed the birth of the new war machine.
A perfect example of these Apaches was the Mescalero Apaches which helped the American military achieve its goals during the war. The devotion and commitment that the Native Americans showcases paints the image of a community that overlooked past resentments and disappointments. They would have opted to count themselves as a minority group but instead approached the battleground in full force. It is this evident that the Native Americans understood the benefits of defending one’s own land in times of crisis. When the Pearl Harbor was attacked, a population of 5,000 Native Americans was active in the battleground.
Abraham Lincoln wrote “The Gettysburg Address” to remind the audience that they’re fighting the war to unite the nation and give equality to everyone. He uses rhetorical appeals to develop and support his purpose. Throughout his speech, he uses ethos by alluding to the Declaration of Independence, an example being in the first paragraph when he states, “all men are created equal”. By using ethos, he establishes that he is credible by referencing a trusted document that supports his purpose of equality. Another way he develops his purpose is by using logos when he claims that it’s “fitting and proper” that they should dedicate part of the battlefield to the people who died fighting (2).
The Washington Memorial is a magnificent work of architecture. This monument was built as a tribute to George Washington, the first President of the United States of America. It is also a sign of the advancement our country has made. This monument is located in the District of Columbia, in Washington DC. It was designed by Robert Mills and construction was finished in 1884, which makes it almost 133 years old.
Around the world people memorialize great hero’s, express great sorrow for those lost in battle, and celebrate the triumphs that had built the ground and infrastructure from one nation to the next; monuments are constructed to remember our past. Yet, monuments cannot be constructed out of nothing ,great goes into planning, paying, and research that goes into making sure correct homage is paid those who are due. If one wishes to build a memorial a few things must be taken into consideration,making sure the monument honors or recognizes an important person or event, the design of the building including shape and size,and lastly the monument is placed in an acceptable location based on the subject matter. The most important factor in building a monument is making something that people will recognize and feel an attachment to.