Lincoln's Ethos In The Gettysburg Address

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President Abraham Lincoln, in the Gettysburg Address, argues that all mankind should be

treated equally. America should dedicate honor to the fallen soldiers and the soldiers living should be

honored for the work they’ve done. He wants the soldiers unfinished work to be awarded because

there were still soldiers fighting in war. He argues that freedom shouldn't be taken from. Lincoln says "

The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did

here" meaning, just because one has deceased does not mean the war has ended, the living should still

continue what the dead can no longer do.

Lincoln appeals to his audience's ethos (values and beliefs)
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Another particularly part of the speech that caught my eyes is

towards the end when Lincoln says" The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have

consecrated it,far above our poor power to add or detract" to me he is showing honor for the soldiers

who fought for the country. Lincoln's speech is very powerful because he made a change. It is also still

remembered because it was a turning point in the civil war.

What was challenging in this assignment was being able to read in between lines, at some point

there were times I had to reread to get what he meant for example, the speech wasn’t just about the

war as I finally read it for the 20th time . Although the speech speaks for itself, there were some

confusing parts that I later understood. When I approached this assignment I knew that I was going to

have to dig in deep and understand the speech to be able to start my assignment. I really enjoyed

reading the Gettysburg address because, it's always great reading about events that happened in past

history and how they've changed the world. I felt the work I did was difficult but I pushed myself so

I would to be able to give an explanation on the what I was trying to
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