Old Major’s speech more effectively addresses the need for equality by angering the animals and showing the state of oppression they were in because of the inexcusable things Mr.Jones had done. Since anger is an emotion that can drive anyone to do anything, the animals came together to rebel and fought against their abusive owners because of their fury. Since Old Major appeals to the notion of equality by using many different types of rhetorical strategies, the animals are convinced that their sense of equality is nonexistent and that they have to rally together to create their perfect utopia. While Martin Luther King, Jr. had similar strategies in his speech, Old Major was able to make a stronger argument because of the anger he created.
The speech given by Alfred M. Green in Philadelphia in April 1861 contains a dynamic and potent message calling African Americans to enlist in the Union Army. Green uses emotional diction, appeals to patriotism, and the authority of religion to persuade African Americans to join his cause. His effective use of pathos and ethos also contribute to his argument.
In life people try to comfort others in times of grieving. Leonard Pitts comforts his readers in his article, “We will go forward from this moment ” by trying to make since of the 9/11 attack. Pitts uses emotion and logic to persuade the Americans that the terrorists can do what they want to America, but America is tough enough to handle it.
Dr. Martin Luther King and Frederick Roosevelt are both strong powered speakers of equal rights. These two amazing people have talked and fought for equal rights of every human being. With that, they’ve both have similarities in their amazing speeches letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King and four freedoms speech by Roosevelt. In 1963, MLK wrote a remarkable letter to the clergyman following his arrest In Birmingham. Whereas in 1941, Roosevelt published a speech to Congress on the state of the union. These two remarkable pieces of writing share common themes of rights and Freedom such as injustice, tone, and allusion in America.
I believe in the speech Patrick Henry reached ehis goal from the help use of his rhetorical techniques he uses throughout his speech. Authors that use many different kinds of rhetorical techniques often have a better speeches and prove their point with more evidence and well written thought out information. Patrick henry uses metaphor, logos, ethos, to persuade the Virginia lawmakers and citizens to go to war.
Tragedies, they will happen without a hint of awareness but they cannot be stopped or answered for. When they do occur it leads people to shock and grief. However tragedies brings forth something that gives people unity, hope, and direction. This something is called a leader and throughout history many people have embodied this quality. There are many instances where people have stood up an embodied this quality. For instance G.W. Busch during 9-11 and Abraham Lincoln with the Gettysburg Address. These two occasions might be different in many ways but they share a person rising to an opportunity to provide inspirational words for the people. Specifically, we can look at Ronald Reagan and how he rises to an occasion and unifies people while providing direction in a speech about the tragic “Challenger” event.
In the general orders document the African Americans had no say in the recruitment process. I think the flyers appealed to the colored people simply because they talked about freedom and most colored people couldn't read or write so they probably couldn't comprehend the entire flyer and possibly based what they did off of what others told them. To an extent they weren't free still. In the document, it says “Three or more field officers will be detailed as Inspectors to supervise the organization of colored troops at such points as may be indicated by the War Department in the Northern and Western States.” (General Orders)
Though it was a failure, the battle that the Fifty-fourth had fought and the courage and determination that they exhibited was an inspiration to other African Americans. The Fifty-fourth had proven that they were just as capable as any other soldier and were “among the bravest of the brave in fighting for the Union.” The experiment in having African Americans fight in the Civil War had proven their abilities and was successful. By the end of the Civil War, “almost 200,000 black soldiers and sailors had fought for the Union and freedom.” Their fight for equal pay and participation in the Civil War resulted in the first time in American history that African Americans were being treated as equals before the law, even if it was only military law. By volunteering to fight in a war that was not required of them to participate in, they demonstrated their display of determination and fearlessness. Glory brilliantly encaptures the tale of the first African American soldiers in the Civil War, recounting their display of bravery and
“...GIVE ME LIBERTY, OR GIVE ME DEATH!” (Henry 92). Freedom is a right that every living human being deserves and needs; however, in the early years of America, this right was withheld from a copious amount of people because of the prejudice, judgemental, and immoral atmosphere of an America that ironically fought for its own freedom from Great Britain. Although some people were outspoken enough to bravely insist upon change, the change requested always transpired slower than molasses. Nevertheless, the persuasion and rhetoric in powerful speeches such as those from passionate speakers: Frederick Douglass, Thomas Paine, and Patrick Henry, compelled their stubborn country to truly think deeper and take action concerning the elephant in the room.
Robert Gould Shaw was an officer in the Federal Army during the civil war, who leads the US Civil War’s first all-black volunteer company, known as the Massachusetts “Fighting” Fifty-fourth, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates. The black volunteer company filled with band of ex slaves, servants and other volunteers face the adversity of a racist Union Army, having troubles to prove themselves worthy of their government issued
Now that Green has engaged his audience he focuses on his main purpose which is persuading his fellow African Americans to fight for the Union Army, he now shifts to an authoritative tone, to remind that it's “our duty”to defend the country. And consistently repeats “Let us” to show that he is one of them and the time has come to “take up the sword” and “defend the rights” of African Americans. This implies that Alfred Green is including himself along with the million of enslaved blacks to courageously join the fight to freedom. Green demands his audience to help him “overthrow” the government who threatened them all into slavery. However,Alfred M. Green appeals to patriotism by declaring that there should be “justice and equality for all
James M. McPherson’s For Cause & Comrades analyzes and discusses the different reasons why men fought and died in the Civil War. McPherson uses the journals and letters of 1076 soldiers, 647 from the Union army and 429 from the Confederacy. Using these first-hand accounts of the war, McPherson aims to answer the question of how and why soldiers participated in the war. McPherson’s thesis contends that “Duty and honor were indeed powerful motivating forces. They had to be, for some other traditional reasons that have caused men to fight in organized armies had little relevance in the Civil War” (5-6). McPherson then supplements his thesis by borrowing three major themes from historian John A. Lynn: “initial motivation” or why men choose to
In March of 1983, Ronald Reagan and the United States are involved in a conflict with the USSR. The USSR was planting missiles in Europe and taking control of smaller countries around the USSR. Ronald Reagan and the United States felt threatened with the actions the USSR did. This would prove to be a crucial part in history, because the USSR was large enough to continue conquering smaller countries around them and building more missiles that would threaten the United States even more. On March 8, Ronald Reagan delivers a memorable speech to try and persuade the USSR to pull out the missiles they have in Europe and tell the USSR the United States is not afraid of the actions they are taking. Eventually Reagan’s speech worked, because in 1987 the USSR agreed to pull out all medium level missiles in Central and Eastern Europe, which ended up causing a collapse of communism as well. Because of this even Ronald Reagan was able to stitch his name in history of one of the most important speeches made all time.
In the speech “What to the American Slave is Your 4th of July” by Frederick Douglass, the idea of “us vs. them” is frequently displayed in Douglass’s choice of diction to disassociate the slaves from the celebrations of the white people on Independence Day . “What have I to do with your national independence?” inquired Douglass of the white bodies in his crowd. By specifying the 4th of July as being [theirs], Douglass emphasizes that the holiday is for white people and not the slaves. A division is therefore drawn between the black slaves and the white community on this day. Douglass asserts that natural rights, “justice, liberty, prosperity, and independence,” are ones “shared by you, not by me.” He uses the words “you” and “me” to draw the