In fact, another big reason was how he kept talking about the audience in his prayer, mostly by constantly making their sons sound like heroes and sympathizing with the families of those “heroes”. This lead them to believe that he knew what they were going through and made them believe that what their sons were doing was important for the world. Some examples of him making their sons sound like heroes are “Our sons, pride of our nation…” and “They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and goodwill among all Thy people...Thy heroic servants…”(Theodore Roosevelt, online). One example of him sympathizing with his audience is ”And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be…”(Theodore Roosevelt, online) Overall, it can be shown that Theodore Roosevelt’s D-Day speech was an amazing speech because of reasons ranging from making the war seem like it was a “holy crusade” that God wanted them to win to simply sympathizing with the audience and relating to
Or in other words, “you’re a coward if you run away”, Lincoln gives his audience somewhat of an ultimatum. Not only does Lincoln push for the representation of the previous soldiers, but he is also pushing to save the great nation the thought that “all men were created equal”. Lincoln pulls at the human condition that everyone wants to belong and builds hope in the men and woman that are not yet free. By creating an emotional tie to his audience, Lincoln can connect to them on the most intimate level and gain their trust. Making his speech strong and worthy of
Rhetorical Analysis Exercise #4 Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, designed to motivate his audience to work together, fight for what’s right, and honor the fallen soldiers, uses repetition and antitheses to emphasize the importance of winning the war. Throughout the speech, Lincoln repeats many words to reiterate his ideas. His repetition of “we” unifies the audience, which helps them unite against their enemies. They are motivated by his words to work together and honor the men who have lost their lives here by winning the war. Lincoln also repeats “nation” many times in the address.
In other words, he wanted the people to feel good about their troops and what they need in life. Moreover, Patrick appeals to pathos when he begins up how the acts of Britain have not left him feeling mistreated and inferior, but a lot of people as well. Also, Henry shows that immediate action is needed and his famous last sentence, “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!”, shows that the audience that he is in this until death.
In this excerpt from Daniel Webster’s address to the loss during the Battle at Bunker Hill, he talks about very emotional and joyful issues. Because of this he alters his tone to sound loving towards his fellow people by appealing to ethos and logos and giving them a sense of hope. He uses specific word choice and vocabulary to keep the piece sounding sophisticated and appropriate for the situation. From the beginning of the excerpt to the end he continues to use a very complex and elaborate sentence structure that also adds to the sophistication of his speech. In the opening paragraph, one of the first things that Webster mentions is the reason why everyone is there.
The emotion and determination that Henry used was a great way to influence the public to go to war. Pathos was Henry's best form of persuasion in his “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech because it helped convince the Convention to go fight against the British in 1776. Speaking to people who love their country about the good and bad incomes and outcomes of the war was their biggest motivation. As I asked before, how effective could it be to emotionally persuade your peers to fight? By the looks of Henry's achievement, it was very
Through the point of view, the feelings of admiration and empathy are brought out for Lieutenant Cross, and it conveys the theme that war weighs heavily on a soldier. The story has a “moral”, which teaches the reader about the struggles during war. The total omniscient point of view is best for this story because it gets the author’s point across and shows multiple views of war. Through the point of view, it gives a realistic view of battle, and it creates a deep admiration and respect for veterans by showing the struggles of all the
Kennedy often sets himself equal to his audience, as if saying that he is no better than anybody else, gaining their respect and support. For example in Kennedy’s inaugural speech, he states, “ United there is little we cannot do in a host of cooperative ventures.” In this Kennedy is placing himself in the same category as his audience and saying that he needs them, just as much as they need him. Another example of Kennedy setting himself equal to his audience is, “ In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course.” In this statement, John F. Kennedy is saying that the people of America, united, have more power than him. Lastly Kennedy states, “ My fellow citizens of the world; ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.” In this famous quote from Kennedy’s inaugural speech, he says that together, the people of America can do
The most effective way to do this is by using pathos. So he uses powerful sentences such as “America was targeted for attack because we’re the biggest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world.’’ , “Terrorist attacks can shatter steel , but they cannot dent the of American resolve.” He also uses the word “our” many times in order to cause a feelings of unity among the nation. He then tells what has already been done to help solve the problem of 9/11. By doing this he gives a sense of relief to his audience. Finally he quotes Psalms 23 in order to give one last word of encouragement.
A significant amount of being a hero involves physically fighting. One could say since Achilleus is fighting and presenting a hope of victory for the Argives then he is portrayed as more heroic. However, hero’s are praised for their selflessness in battle and their good hearts, not acting on anger and revenge. Patroklos sets a good example of a hero, with such empathy for his countrymen he says, “… such grief has fallen upon the Achaians. For all those who were before the bravest in battle are lying up among the ships with arrow or spear wounds” (XVI 22), and then pleading with Achilleus to let him go into battle.