“ With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace amoung ourselves and with all nations.” Throughout Lincoln’s speech his main point is unity. He understands the importance of helping individuals, but he wants the individuals to heal the nation. If enemies can help each other heal, then there is no longer conflict, only solutions. Also, he wants the nation to bind together for the injured people’s families and to help the families who lost someone to the war and are having a hard time. His diction emphasizes all the compassion and empathy he wants the audience to feel.
President Obama follows this event with a speech, its goal being to inform the American people of the death of the man who had caused the death of so many loved ones, and achieves this by using rhetorical devices such as parallel structure and appeals to emotion. In the beginning of President Obama’s speech announcing the death of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, he reminds the American people of the tragic events that took place on the morning of 9/11, when “nearly 3,000 citizens were taken from us.” The purpose of Obama painting this image back into people’s heads was to remind the American people of the severity of this tragedy and that this nationwide grief was caused by Osama bin Laden, and he gets this message across so well due to the use of appeal to emotion by stimulating feelings and make possible connections or sympathy towards the victims. He does so by creating an image of things such as “the empty seat
Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control. Four passenger airlines, all of which departed from airports in the northeastern United States bound for California, were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda members. One plane hit the Pentagon just outside of Washington D.C., the second plane crashed in a field in Pennslyvania, and the last two planes crashed into the Twin Towers. Within one hour and 42 minutes both 110 story towers were completely on the ground, with debris filling the air and fires starting to spread. Numerous other buildings at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan were destroyed or badly damaged.
He then saw how the Cratchit’s deal with Tiny Tim’s death. They all loved him so dearly and miss him while, Scrooge had no family to miss him. Tiny Tim’s life also partially depend on Scrooge’s actions. If Scrooge helped the Cratchit’s out the Cratchit’s could probably afford better treatment. After he saw this scene he questioned, “Are these the shadows of things that will be, or the shadows of things that may be only?” The spirit signaled will be and Scrooge was terrified.
He juxtaposes alternatives to the previously mentioned and dreaded scenarios and punishments. Contrarily, he states “[Christ] stands in the door calling and crying with a loud voice to poor sinners” (129). Bringing upon the common idea of God’s acceptance, Edwards appeals to ethos in his final paragraph inserting cheerful thoughts. He establishes juxtaposition, comparing “sins in his own blood, and … hope of the glory of God” (129). Comparing the Devil-like blood with sins sparking the capable ability to reach the hope of God brings a sense of chance and possibility to the audience.
In On My First Sonne the poem begins with a declaration. The very first word he writes is ‘Farewell,’ this suggests that he has completely accepted the death of his son. During the poem Jonson, at no point, is denying the death of his son, but rather trying to convince himself that perhaps it was for the better. He writes about how he envies him because he escaped the world where ‘fleshes rage.’ This shows once again the strength of his religious faith. Jonson sees the hope in the situation and has faith in God’s decision which highlights how the theme of death is immensely tied in with religion and
The Gettysburg Address was intended to be an argument to persuade. Abraham Lincoln was inspiring his troops because morale was low after the Battle of Gettysburg. They need motivation to keep fighting. Lincoln used logos by explaining that because people gave their lives defending what they believed in, the living should finish the job the dead started. By talking about the fellow soldiers who died at Gettysburg, Lincoln appeals to the pathos of his listeners.
He appeals to the audiences emotions in this speech by paying homage for the soldiers in the civil war, implying “that from these honored dead we take increased devotion … that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain” (Lincoln, 1863). Lincoln does this to emphasize the greatness of these soldiers, dying so that everyone can be equal, ending slavery and uniting the country. By saying this, it hit the audiences emotionally, making them feel mournful and sympathy towards the soldiers, especially those who had a family member fighting in that war. Moving to the last sentence in the last paragraph, Lincoln’s tone changes from a mournful tone to a more enthusiastic and hopeful tone suggesting, “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” (Lincoln, 1863). Lincoln has used anaphora in the phrase “government of the people, by the people, for the people” to give the audience a sense of hope and victory.
In extreme ordeals and circumstances, humanity has been known to unite out of underlying loyalty to their kind, setting aside any personal self-centered ways. Whether it may be because of death, natural disaster, or diversified tragedy, humanity has been known to join in unison and show loyalty towards one another during these hardships. Although we may be self-absorbed during many periods of our lives, we all feel compassion, and all generate immense loyalty to our kind. So, would you let a loved one suffer? Or would you showcase your loyalty to them, putting them before you in times of adversity?
Seventy-three seconds after liftoff, “… the shuttle exploded in a forking plume of smoke and fire”(CT), as the people below watched their loved ones in their final moments. The astronauts that boarded the space shuttle Challenger on that cold morning took a huge risk by proceeding with the launch, despite the unfavorable weather conditions. Almost 30 years later, the Challenger tragedy is still a memorable event to this day. Everyone should take risks because they would never know the rewards or consequences, unless they try. Feeling a sense of pride after taking a big risk is a reward in itself.