George W. Bush’s “9/11 Address to the Nation” was a speech given after the tragic event that occurred on September 11th. He addressed this speech to the people of America on the night of the tragic event, highlighting how Americas freedom was attacked. Bush sent out special forces to find out who was responsible for this, so they can give them the punishment they deserve. The speech was to commemorate the lives lost in the incident, as well as to show that the United States is a strong, bright country. In the speech president Bush used metaphor to compare how the United States is a strong country.
Cronkite has to announce devastating events on the air. Another thing that Walter Cronkite announces about the Vietnam War is that one of the lieutenants is missing. The lieutenant happens to be Mrs. Baker’s husband, Lieutenant Baker. I will be exploring the topics of Walter Cronkite on the news, the greatest and hardest things Walter had to announce on the air, and his legacy. News Anchoring Walter Cronkite was a news anchor
It seems American media has tried to justify many mass shootings, to mental health. It is in the way our society ties these connections that it shows not only our politics, biases, and blind spots but also what it does for those troubled individuals, that acts alone (Metzl, "Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American Firearms"). It is hard to turn on a news and not hear about the topic of guns, with multiple mass shooting and the push for gun control, mental health is frivolously thrown around for political gain. When people associate extreme violence with mental health and read about murder trials defendants "not guilty by reason of insanity” it is understandable people do not want to be associated with this image. It
Dr. King also uses metaphors to bring a meaning out of the Vietnam war. Dr.Kings tells: "The oceans of history are made turbulent by the ever-rising tides of hate. History is cluttered with the wreckage of nations and individuals that pursued this self-defeating path of hate" (425-427). Furthermore, Dr. King uses metaphors to let the audience look at a new idea by relating it to something in their everyday lives. The use of metaphors helps Dr.King show people his beliefs on a deeper
Football fans can call Colin Kaepernicks’ protest treacherous, heroic, or oxymoronic. What really matter is the massage that Colin Kaepernick set behind his protest. Kaepernicks’ protest may have offended many, but it was the right thing to do. Whether Kaepernick protest is loved or hated, the one thing that is true is that it brought more attention on the issue of police brutality. Kaepernicks’ form of protest was not a protest against our American Soldiers, but a protest that stressed on our countries internal issue with police brutality.
In April 1999, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel addresses the President, First Lady, several members of the government, and the American public with a speech titled “The Perils of Indifference.” He provides examples of indifference during World War II. Similarly, he reasons why indifference in the future has the potential to cause disaster. As the country turns its back on people, a multitude of victims suffer. Wiesel feels the responsibility to spread awareness as he personally felt the effects of indifference. His use of rhetorical appeals and his ability to evoke emotion in other people and persuade them to change their perspective or actions are what cause his speech to be powerful.
President Obama’s “Statement on the Orlando, Florida Shooting” and President Trump’s “Remarks on Las Vegas Shooting” were the speeches that were analyzed. The purpose of these speeches were to call attention to the terrible massacres that occurred in the U.S. The devices found in the two speeches were allusion, anaphora, kairos, repetition, and metaphor. The two speeches contained similar devices, such as repetition and anaphora, however President Trump used metaphor and the persuasive appeal, Pathos, in order to get his point across and President Obama used allusion and kairos in order to get his point across. The purpose of President Obama’s speech was to acknowledge a shooting in a club in Orlando, Florida.
Films and the myth of military war reveal the conflict American soldiers experience with society’s subscribed roles of masculinity during the Vietnam War era. Vietnam War films made during 1986 and 1989 tell stories not only about the war experience, but narratives that reveal societal perceptions of masculinity relevant to the eighties. According to Michael Klein in Hanoi to Hollywood, “Liberal and radical Vietnam-era-coming-home films provide a range of sympathetic portraits of the problem of rehabilitation that challenge mainstream American constructions of masculinity….” (Klein, 22). Representations of masculinity in films serve a dual purpose: they reveal forms of masculinity present in culture while simultaneously playing a part
In this introduction, he shows how the media have affected the result of election. He also mentioned that Fox news director who directed election news is Bush’s cousin. This detail implied to audiences the ambiguous in the way media influent people’s decision and result of the election. Then he continues to show objecting the result and a protest in Bush’s inauguration day. At this point, he remarks to viewers that this is a controversial presidency.
As it is discussed in discussion part, the view on the war drastically altered in American public after visualization of real combat conditions by TV and newspaper coverage. It also influenced veterans’ financial and medical status in a negative way which eventually increased social tensions in the society. However, its greatest impact was the fact that it had given significant momentum to the civil rights movement. The study focused on only abovementioned aspects. Apparently, it would be beneficial to investigate from other perspectives as
I am Not a Crook: The 37th President Leading up to the 1972 Presidential election, President Richard Nixon wanted to defeat his opponents with a landslide victory. This desire allowed him and his staff to bend and even break the law of the United States, adding to this the President was becoming increasingly paranoid due to a large amount of leaks from his office to the media. This caused President Nixon to install listing devices in the White House, but after the leak of documents know as the Pentagon Papers, the break in of the of the Democratic National Committee, DNC, the cover up that fallowed the break in, and the deleting of eight-teen minutes of taped recorded conservation brought to light a darker side to the President. This scandal
What is the connection between one of the texts we read and your I-Cubed topic? How were you inspired by the text? The connection between the book, The Things They Carried and Veteran Poverty is evident: There is a large correlation to the physical and mental aspects of war that have plagued U.S. veterans from returning to normal lives. In the book, the Vietnam War is explored and the stories of the men are displayed as though we were there to witness them. This shows just how real and how traumatizing these events can be.
Her works “Are Cops Racist?” of 2003 and “The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society” of 2000 contain ideas similar to those expressed in “The War on Cops.” The powerful stance Mac Donald takes on certain themes expressed throughout “The War on Cops” direct the reader’s understanding towards the flaws of America’s governmental systems, revealing the backstory and complexity of racism and criminal justice behind our “war on cops.” To begin, Mac Donald notes one of the many shortcomings of the Obama administration, of which she addresses frequently throughout the book. She criticizes the acknowledgements of police racism and the bias in the criminal justice system made by President Barack Obama on national television, stating “In doing so, he