On September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush gave a speech that instilled hope and redemption in the hearts of the American people. Using ethos and pathos, he delivered words of encouragement after a terrible tragedy.
In both events of Pearl Harbor and 9/11 had a damaging effect on our country. We were terrified and frightened for what could happen next. Pearl Harbor occurred on December 7, 1941 at the Hawaiian territory. 9/11 occurred on September 11, 2001 at New York City. The Pearl Harbor attack was caused from a feud we were having with Japan. 9/11 on the other hand was a terrorist attack towards our country. President Roosevelt gave a speech from the attack of Pearl Harbor. The speech was “Day of Infamy speech”. President Bush also presented the nation a speech after 9/11. The speech was known as “Address to the nation on September 11 attacks the oval office”.
For example, the speech begins with stating the terrible tragedy that had occurred, allowing grief. However, as the speech continues, Bush emphasizes on the bravery of the heroes and states that their legacy will only further the cause that they were all hoping to contribute to. Finally, Bush presents scripture, in order to soothe the families and force them to look into the future of God’s greater purpose. With the organization of his speech, George W. Bush, successfully conveys open feelings of grief in a consoling manner while also encouraging the audience to look to the
In the introduction of Bush’s speech, he describes the despicable acts of terror our country witnessed that day. Bush shows his compassion for those affected by the attacks. He knew he could not repair what had been done, but he knew we could fight back. The speech focuses on the fact that these terrorist attacks were out of pure evil. Bush wanted to make sure that America, along with the rest of the world, still had a fight and a drive in them. He wanted us to feel safe and protected. As he continues on, the American people hear what he has done and what will be done to
The Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation by Franklin Delano Roosevelt was delivered on December 8, 1941 in Washington, D.C., a day after one of America’s largest tragedies. The bombing of Pearl Harbor is an event that is unforgettable and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s speech in response to this shocking attack is one of the most significant speeches of all time. The significance of the speech is the fact that America joined into the fighting of World War II, something the Americans didn’t want to do at first. This speech has a stark resemblance to the speech George W. Bush gave after the terrorist attacks of The Twin Towers in New York City, an equally shocking event. FDR’s use of ethos, logos, and pathos was extremely effective in spurring
Namely, all of the major distinguishable components of his speech, as arranged in chronological order, begin rather wistfully, then evolve hopefully. This is especially evident in the speech’s introduction, whereby Bush re-introduces and emphasizes the ramifications of the events of September 11: “After all that has just passed, all the lives taken, and all the possibilities and hopes that died with them, it is natural to wonder if America’s future is one of fear. Some speak of an age of terror” (Bush, 2001). Effectively, despite the inevitable sadness and anxiety that is paired with the dreadful day, the speaker carries on with strength of heart and of mind. Overall, his speech is somewhat contemplative and reminiscent, while simultaneously of a progressive standpoint. In addition, Bush’s speech is highly persuasive of the American people to take action and move forward, through effort, courage, and liberty. The facts that lay before the American nation and its people immediately following September 11, 2001 had been harrowing at the least, and life-sapping at worst. Yet, President Bush manages to maintain a resilient tone throughout the
President George W. Bush gave a speech titled “9/11 Address to the Nation,” where he reassures the nation of our country’s strength and even calls it the “brightest beacon for freedom.” This event was a suicide bombing of the World Trade Center where approximately 3,000 people were killed and nearly 6,000 more were injured. Although it was one of the worst attacks in American history, it unified the nation in more ways than one. This speech was made even more important after a tragedy like 9/11 because the nation had been frightened by these acts of terror and was in need of the inspiration of our most powerful leader: the commander-in-chief. Throughout this speech, Bush uses rhetorical devices such as pathos, analogy, epithet, and asyndeton
Considering the state that the country was in after the attacks, the presentation of this speech may have seemed an almost necessary thing to do for the president. However, the use of rhetoric goes above and beyond the basic presidential speech, it enables a connection with the American people on a personal level. Overall, we will never forget the events of that day, but we will especially remember how we pulled together as a nation, and how President Bush’s speech aided that feeling of
In his “9/11 Address to the Nation” the 43rd President of the United States of America, George W. Bush assures that America will not be affected by the unruly and evil attacks carried out on September 11th, 2001. The President drafted this speech to resist the impending fear and questioning that American citizens around the country would soon be consumed by. Because 9/11 was the most impactful, yet devastating terrorist attack on the United States to date, Bush was not able to derive his thoughts from others’ ideas and speeches, thus he was forced to dig deep and extract the emotions and thoughts aroused by the “despicable acts.” Much like any great leader, President Bush wanted to stress the importance of instilling a sense of pride and resilience in the country and fellow countrymen and women to come together and remain as one. As the head of the “brightest beacon of freedom and opportunity” President George W. Bush declares that the United States of America will “remain strong” and appear unaffected as the country continues to build and rebound from the senseless acts of terrorism and hate.
Bush made his speech on September 11, 2001 he spoke outright to America. He spoke to citizens, victims, families that have lost their loved ones and military families that have their life on the line. Bush gave his country strength when there was a dire need for it. His speech was filled with rhetorical devices that brought peace to the chaos that riddled the country. Bush’s use of anaphora, homily and antithesis gave faith, wisdom and harmony to the country. Bush grabbed the reader by the shoulders, reassured them and restored their faith in one speech. Bush ensures that America will rise again and stand taller than ever
In President Bush’s speech to the public on the night of September eleventh 2001 he showed that his point of view was from the perspective that he was trying the comfort the American public. In the first part of his speech he showed and supported this when he said, “These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed.
Clinton advises the citizens, “When there is talk of hatred, let us stand up and talk against it. When there is talk of violence, let us stand up and talk against it,” (Clinton 11) because actively opposing acts of hate will aid in halting terrorism. His call to action is stated in the form of an anaphora because, in a cohesive structure, his ideas are clear to the frantic American citizens. By uttering his overarching purpose in an understandable fashion, the audience will better receive his message, and the effects are significant. Throughout the speech, empathy and trust are reestablished in Clinton which results in an united American population helping each other get through tough
September 11, 2001 is a day that will be remembered in American history forever. This day was one of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil. More than 3,000 innocent people lost their lives that day. George W Bush had been president of the Untied States for less than a year at the time of the attacks. He was faced with the difficult task that evenings of letting the world know what took place that day, and help the American people through a day of shock and disbelief. In a time of unspeakable evil, George W bush addresses that nation using rhetorical appeals; together with the history of American ideas to reassure and untie not only Americans, but the world to stand together and fight back on the war of terrorism.
Bush began to change the United States. Three days after these attacks George W. Bush stood at Ground Zero where the twin towers were still smoking and spoke to our country with peace. He spoke to first responders and firefighters that they were all in the country's prayers. Bush spoke from the heart on that day with a combination of gratitude towards the rescue workers, defiance toward the terrorists and with pride that they would bring justice to the evil doers. He started what began to be called the Global War on Terrorism. The U.S. government increased military operations, economic measures and political pressure on groups they accused of being terrorists, as well as the governments and countries they belonged too. October 2001 is when the first military action initiated by George began, in which NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) invaded Afghanistan in order to remove the Taliban,(which held the Al-Qaeda) and to capture Al-Qaeda forces. Bush’s administration also created the Department of Homeland Security. Soon after Congress passed Aviation and Transportation Security Act which we still use to this day. He helped shape our governmental forces to become stronger. George W. Bush show’s what a real hero is by all that he did during his time in office. This paper showed one specific time where he was a hero to our country, using his strength, dignity, and faith that our country would make it through such terrible
This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace.” Those are the inspiring words of president George W. Bush in his 9/11 address after the horrific terrorist attacks on the American citizens. The address was given on 9/11/01, and Bush was assuring the American people that something is being done about the attacks and that they were not left unnoticed. Bush’s address was highly effective even though it relied predominantly on the aid of ethos and pathos, and logos was primarily overlooked.