Rhetorical Analysis Of George W Bush Speech On 9/11

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George W Bush Address to the Nation September 11, 2001: Rhetorical Analysis 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.…show more content…
They needed reassurance that their country was safe, how they could help, and why did this happen. Americans wanted to know that they would be secure, and that there would be justice for these attacks. They need George Bush, their president to assure them of this. The President had the task that day of letting the nation know what took place during the attacks. In order to do this, he needed to show the world that America is still strong, but he also needed to appeal to the emotions of his audience. It was important that Bush use rhetorical appeals such as ethos, pathos, and logos in his address to the nation. He also needed to use the hope and history on which America was built on to unite the
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