Rhetorical Analysis Of Barack Obama's Speech On Inequality

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Inequality has been acknowledged by many as inequality has plagued our human society for hundred if not thousands of years. Obama in his speech addressed the people of the country about the inequality and dangers that this country has faced in the past and problems that the country will possibly face in the future. Obama will Include speaking about how inequality has affected the country and the people of the country many years ago and the problem that has yet to be fixed today. This analysis of Barack Obama’s speech on inequality is to find out the purpose and effectiveness of Obama’s speech about how he speaks of inequality and how he can address the nation. In the beginning of Obama’s speech, he starts with the use of pathos because Obama’s speech…show more content…
Obama went into reasoning how the past was filled with inequality that is affecting many people as the top ten percent rich takes more than a third of the country's riches and housing while the poor are not advancing at all. And comparing now to today how the gap between rich and poor has increasingly grown. Back to ethos, Obama refers to the pope saying that the economy is more important and appears in the news even though two points were just lost in the stock market. But that if an elderly person died nothing was announced considering human life less than the economy. And then starts to say that increasing inequality because those born without anything is expected to climb up to the top when they have nothing to support himself up. While the top 20 percent already is going to be always on the 2 to 3 top chance of staying on top. The fact that there are still children born into the wealthiest nation in the world is quite saddening. Knowing many of those children won't be able to escape the poverty due to the lack of funding to help them get out of where they are born into. Our poverty level is comparable to countries like

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