By talking about the fellow soldiers who died at Gettysburg, Lincoln appeals to the pathos of his listeners. Arguments to persuade are intended to provoke action. Abraham used pathos to move his listeners, the soldiers who survived the recent battle at Gettysburg, in paragraph three "that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall
Abraham Lincoln also wanted to convey that the lives lost at the Battle of Gettysburg were not lost in vain and would serve a greater purpose. He was able to accurately sum up the situation in a concise speech that he believed was not that good. The only important thing was that the message would be remembered. Abraham Lincoln’s own words, “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here”, show that he did not expect his words to have the lasting impression that they did (abrahamlincolnonline.org). The words that Abraham Lincoln spoke so long ago still apply to modern situations.
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass were heroic men who fought for freedom and liberty. Abraham Lincoln was heroic because during the Civil War he was fighting to keep the union together, for freedom, and liberty. In a sermon for Lincoln’s funeral Phineas D. Gurley stated that; “ He is dead; but the cause he so ardently loved… not for himself only, not for us, but for all people in their coming generations, till time shall be no more-that cause survives his fall, and will survive it”(SB, p. 68). The cause that Lincoln fought for was not just unique to the Civil War era but timeless. In addition, what also made him heroic was that he pursued freedom and liberty for people of all race, “From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object
It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth (Lincoln).” The first line of the paragraph empowers the audience to take inspiration from the deeds of the dead and continue the struggle for
John did not have to go to war, but he felt it was his duty to do so, just like Alcott did not have to care for the dying soldier, but did so out of compassion. When her story culminates at the end of John’s life, Alcott discloses that she was “. . .glad that, through its touch, the presence of human sympathy, perhaps, had lightened that hard hour” (3). Even in the misery of her patient’s death, Alcott found
It was a wakeup call to basically the entire country to come together and remember those who fought in the war. This also resembled the prize of freedom. In the document D it says,” But, in larger sense, we can not dedicate - we can not consecrate – we can not hallow – this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.” Another example states,” That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, of the people, shall not perish from the earth.” Again, this was a wakeup call for the entire country. People didn’t really know what was happening in the war.
Unlike “Conscientious Objector”, “Flander’s Fields” is spoken from the point of view of dead soldiers. The soldiers want the people they have left behind to carry on in their absence and continue fighting the good fight. Although the message of this poem may be inspiring, it can be discounted because we have no knowledge of what the afterlife is like or what the dead may think. “Conscientious Objector” is the more inspiring poem because it is the tale of human courage against a seemingly unstoppable force, and sometimes a little courage is all people need in
Pathos is not only the only appeal there is also logos in this speech. In The Gettysburg, Lincoln appeals to logos by stressing the significance of liberty, freedom and equality. He also hopes to honor the soldiers who fought bravely in the battle of Gettysburg. In the Address, he also wrote," That government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from earth.” By reminding the people that those who fought will not be forgotten, he hopes to give himself more
Gettysburg was the battlefield that had the largest number of casualties in which Lincoln wanted to dedicate as a “final resting place” to all the fallen soldiers. In his speech, Lincoln explained why the Civil War was necessary and that the country was made so that all men were created equal. This, however, is not how the country was being governed and it must change. Lincoln expressed that the soldiers should be given great honor for all they have fought. He continues to say that the real dedication is to the people who still remain.
Abraham Lincoln for example used words ‘devotion’, ‘honored’, ‘hallow’ and ‘nobly’ to praise the soldiers. He also used an allusion in his speech. ‘All men are created equal’ is an allusion that he used from the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence was very important for his audience, because it symbolized freedom and equality. Those were things they were fighting for.
In The Killer Angles, a strong leader during the American Civil War named Joshua Chamberlain was considered one of the most heroic generals for the Union Army. As I read the novel I cherish Chamberlain because he performs my leadership and thoughts of how I inspire people to recover. It is apparent that Chamberlain does not lack charisma and loyalty toward his soldiers. The leader must show he understands and fulfills the needs of his soldiers. For example, Chamberlain’s men understood he couldn’t control having to continue their march after a long day, but he showed he was willing to suffer along with them.