Reagan’s melancholic yet optimistic tone uplifts the nation. Reagan’s uses diction in his speech to create his optimistic tone. “We’re still pioneers. They the member of the Challenger crew, were pioneers” (4). Reagan explains that everyone will do something that is new, which makes everyone a Pioneer. Even though the seven astronauts did not make it to the moon, Reagan gives them credit as if they took footsteps outside earth. Reagan’s diction created a melancholic tone showing his empathy for their bravery and optimistic tone that turns the tragedy into something more than a disaster. “They wished to serve, and they did. They served all of us” (3). Reagan composes the seven astronauts are known for trying the journey and not for the tragedy.
Christopher Reeve once said “ A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacle” meaning that a hero is someone who does not give up and perseveres no matter how hard things get. They keep trying and keep going to get to their goal. Many people have shown these qualities whether it was a fireman a teacher a greek goddess or even a postman.These qualities make a great hero because they do things many people would find impossible. Most people would give up when it gets hard but it takes someone heroic to get passed these obstacles and to make the impossible, possible. One of these people being benjamin franklin.He showed this characteristic
The documents of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission that had landed the first humans to the moon have appeals to ethos, logos, and pathos and are effective in achieving its purpose. These documents were composed by different sources appealing to the audience and its use of ethos, logos, and pathos and how they each comply to make the documents potent to its purpose.
Delivered on January 28, 1986, Ronald Reagan’s speech addressing the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster was a plausible proof of the possibility to communicate various ideas during a tough situation effectively and efficiently. In a speech that lasted less than five minutes, Ronald Reagan managed to express his thoughts verbally and attempt to persuade his audience through a eulogy, a speech characterized by its epideictic occasion, which had been infused with a deliberative content that did not conflict with the core of the speech.
One minute and thirteen seconds. The last entry on the flight transcript: LOSS OF ALL DATA. On January 28, 1986, the Challenger Space Shuttle exploded 73 seconds into its flight. Aboard were five astronauts, one of whom, Christa McAuliffe, was ready to become the first school teacher in space. Sadly, none of the five survived. Later that night President Ronald Reagan came on air to give the State of the Union address and talk on the tragedy that had just unfolded. Through this speech President Reagan consoles the families of those who lost their lives, the American schoolchildren, and the American public as a whole. He also gives this speech to reassure America of the viability of the NASA program and the light in the future. By the use of rhetorical skill, including analogy, strong emotional appeals, and his position of power, President Reagan manages to convince America that despite the tragedy the benefits of keeping a space exploration program greatly outweigh the losses.
Another one of Kennedy's influential accomplishments was getting a man on the moon. According to A New Frontier Kennedy made many speeches that committed America, which was falling behind in the space race, to the cause of getting a man on the moon. He also added 7-9 billion dollars to funding the expedition. Furthermore Kennedy inspired many of his fellow Americans behind his cause and influenced many people to join him. By doing all of these acts Kennedy not only help get a man on the moon, but he also restored American prestige across the
Armstrong and Aldrin were the first people to ever step foot on the moon. They accomplished a dangerous job that people thought was unachievable. In the speech it states, “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 a mother Earth that dared send two of her sons into the unknown.” Not only would their families mourn, the nation would mourn to because of their success in landing on the moon and being able to achieve something that hasn’t been done. This shows that President Nixon had this speech prepared in case the mission had gone wrong. The speech is effective because the audience understands and are able to connect with what the President is
On January 28, 1986, President Ronald Reagan addresses a speech to American citizens about the Challenger Shuttle Disaster. He uses rhetorical devices to covey his grief and support the victims’ families, along with curing the pain that fall upon the Americans. President Ronald Reagan takes his words to show his grief and to show how he and the American citizens have been affected by the calamity.
When Ronald Regan addressed the United States only hours after the Shuttle Challenger disaster you could tell that he was mourning the loss of the seven heroes. “But even before the smoke cleared 30 years ago today, one man just as shocked as everyone else by the tragedy — President Ronald Reagan — had the unenviable job of explaining it to the country. On a day, no less, that he was to be the center of a ritual marked on every commander in chief’s calendar since the Woodrow Wilson administration: the State of the Union address.” (Moyer, 2016) Ronald Regan was originally supposed to report on the State of the Union but due to the incident that happened earlier that morning Reagan decided against it. In Reagan’s address he states that himself and Nancy’s hearts are heavy after they watched the Challenger space shuttle accident. He then goes on to reflect back on the only other space accident that happened nineteen years ago, almost to the day. In that accident we lost three astronauts on the
On January 28th, 1986, Ronald Reagan, the president of the United States at the time, in his speech, entitled “Challenger Disaster,” addressed the Challenger Disaster. He supported this claim by first mourning over the tragedy, then he promoted NASA, also he tried to make sense of this calamity, and finally he informed the audience that the seven astronauts will never be forgotten and as a country we will be forever thankful for their service. Through Reagan’s use of tone, rhetorical analysis, and rhetorical tools he effectively persuaded America to mourn and appreciate the lives of the seven astronauts loss and to convince American people to continue their support for NASA and move forward as a country.
The rhetorical situation of advertisement establishes ethos with the logo and text of the US Department of Transportation. By doing this, people simply passing by can establish a connection to the advertisement, leading them to be interested in what it has to say. The advertisement does a tremendous job appealing to pathos in the picture, and even the description of the picture. With the text, “I was looking out for other cars. I didn’t see the mother and child in the crosswalk.” The reader can only imagine what might had happened in that situation, causing them to take a silent oath to always pay attention when driving a vehicle. Finally, the advertisement appeals to logos with the text, “Stop for Pedestrians.” The person who views the advertisement takes an
American actor Christopher Reeve once quoted, "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles" (Brainy Quote). Not only did he play a hero as Superman, he truly became one in his personal life. After becoming a quadriplegic Reeve became a spokesperson for people with spinal cord injuries. A hero is a person one admires because of the qualities and selfless actions they exemplify to overcome adversity and inspire others. Heroism is apparent in literature, history, and in our own life. In Suzanne Collins book The Hunger Games, the heroic character of Katniss Everdeen is an example of strength and perseverance against death. Baseball legend Jackie Robinson became a hero when
In order to accomplish his purpose, the writer of this speech used diction and tone to show sorrow for the families of the men and women whose lives were lost on the Columbia and organized the speech by talking about how the lives lost will not affect moving forward in space advances. The writer expresses his grief for the family by using “great sadness” and naming the seven astronauts who died on this mission. While setting a tone of grief for these astronauts families, George W. Bush also organizes the speech by talking about how the men and women knew the risks of their travel. He first explains his feelings of loss and mourning for the men and women who lost their lives, but also says that this tragedy will not be a setback for space travel.
He goes on to describe that the reason the Soviets are ahead of the US because they had a more concentrated effort on getting into space before the United States got involved. He also concluded that the United States more supplies. This meant that if the United States put enough effort into the country’s space program we could surpass Russia. With the threat of communism haunting the United States and the pressure from the country to beat the Soviets Kennedy knew this was the perfect opportunity to get a win for the US. For this reason, on May 25, 1961, he asked the Congress for finical support on accelerating the program and declares that the country will get a man on the moon by the end of the decade. As always, he uses his public speaking skills to unify the country under his cause and persuade them to put efforts in so the Country gets a man on the moon. His dreams end up coming true even though he never got to see it. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong, an American, is the first man to ever take a step on the moon. Due to his early on efforts, he gave the county the needed push to beat the Soviets and give our country a confidence
“If you can tell me who your heroes are, I can tell you how you are going to turn out. It is really important to have the right heroes.” – Warren Buffet. Many people are looking for heroes in wrong places, and misunderstanding the term hero itself. Strength, bravery, courage, and honesty are the things most people think when the name hero pops. Doing a brave task, being a doctor, being a rich person, or even having a certain name does not make you a hero. It is very hard to describe a hero but a simple description of a true hero is a person that is being true to himself, does things that has to be done no matter what the circumstances are, never afraid to do what is right, and gives the best sincerely. In my point of view, true heroes exist in our world, and they are needed to protect us from the society we are living in and ourselves.