Neil Armstrong Ethos Pathos Logos

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The greatest moment of time during the presidency of Nixon was the Apollo 11 lunar landing. Neil Armstrong the first man to ever take a step on moon said these words as he took the first steps, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” In all four of the Apollo 11 sources each one appeals to a literary device, ethos, pathos and logos.
In source A written by an anonymous writer of The Times speaks about the lunar landing to tell those who missed what happened. This source appeals to ethos and pathos because the credibility of the facts and the feeling after the announcement that Armstrong has taken the first steps. It talks about what Armstrong does while he is on the moon, “Armstrong then spent the next few minutes taking …show more content…

The purpose of the speech was to mourn if anything would have happened to the astronauts. The source appeals to pathos because of the emotion that the audience and the speaker feel when it is being given. For example, President Nixon would have said “They will be mourned by their families and friends; they will be mourned by their nation; they will be mourned by the people of the world; they will be mourned by Mother Earth that dared send two of her sons into the unknown”. The audience begins to feel mournful for what has happened. This source also has a connection to source A, they are both appealed to pathos. One has the emotion of unhappiness and the other is happiness. The text is very effective in achieving its purpose because of all of the emotion that is put into it. The emotion of the speech shows that the text appeals to …show more content…

The purpose was put the philosophy of objectivism out into the world. Rand’s commentary appeals to logos because of her rational ideas towards the launch and the landing. It appeals to logos because of her idea that the Apollo 11 wasn’t political. She states that it isn’t political in her commentary, “The fundamental significance of Apollo 11’s triumph is not political; it is philosophical; specifically, moral-epistemological”. In her opinion the Apollo 11 success wasn’t a political statement it was a philosophical one. She later backs it up with reasoning and logic later in her commentary. This article has a connection with source A because of the opinions in the end of the source. The source is very effective in achieving its goal to show her opinion on the Apollo 11. The logic and rational ideas in the text show the appeal to logos in Rand’s

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