Obama Ethos Pathos Logos

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Obama once said, ‘We did not come to fear the future. We came to shape it.’ America is struggling to pick a perfect president to lead them into the next four years. Someone who can change thing for the better. Obama builds an argument to persuade his audience by using all three rhetorical appeals. The first appeal used is his speech is logos. For example, in the speech “Obama's closing statement” the author argues that he already has experience in being president. In his speech Obama says, “Over the last four years we've made real progress digging our way out of policies that gave us two prolonged wars, record deficits and the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.” “(www.polite.com).” This means, that president obama wants to remind the American people about the obstacles he has helped to overcome. This is important because it shows the American people all the good he’s done and how he uses logos to appeal to his audience. The third appeal used is ethos. In the article the Obama shows that he has been experience from his previous years if being in charge. In the article Obama quoted, “As Commander in Chief, I will maintain the strongest military in the world, keep faith with our troops and go after those who would do us harm.” This means, Obama wants us to trust that the military will take good care of us if …show more content…

In the article the author points out that even though we’ve struggled, we always find a way to bounce back. Obama quoted, “And we've been through tough times but we always bounce back because of our character, because we pull together and if I have the privilege of being your president for another four years, I promise you I will always listen to your voices.” This means Obama is promises that he will listen and make sure that America is the greatest nation on earth. This is important because it shows that we can go through hard times and still make things better. This is why he used pathos to appeal to his

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