Rhetorical Analysis Of JFK Gone To The Moon Speech

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Rhetorical Analysis on JFK Gone to the Moon Speech The Gone to the Moon Speech was written by John F. Kennedy and announced on the day of May 25, 1961. The speech was given the title Gone to the Moon because Kennedy wanted the first man to be sent to the moon and surface the moon in achievement. It was the foundational standpoint for technology to advance. JFK uses logos, ethos, and pathos to relay his statement in a unique way to connect with the audience. It was the “official” start of the era of new technology. Ethos is showed when JFK is looked at by the audience as one of the best liked U.S. presidents. He could handle many situations in the past, like the Cuban Missile Crisis. John F. Kennedy was trying to introduce new technologies to the United States and that speech delivered just what he wanted. President John F Kennedy was addressing the public from Rice University to get funding for NASA and the space program. It wasn’t just about funding though, it was also about getting to the moon and placing a man there, getting past the boundaries and having further in-depth knowledge of our solar system. Kennedy’s …show more content…

The speech accomplished what it was after because NASA got a man on the moon in 1969, but JFK never got to see the event. Even though he never saw the event, any speech can be compared to his “We Chose to go to the Moon” because every speech has a purpose and uses rhetorical components in some way that benefits the speaker. Pathos, ethos, and logos were used so that the audience gets the speaker what he/she wants. That was the same as what Kennedy did through his speech. At the end of the speech Kennedy again, talks about how people spent money on tobacco products instead of the space program. Therefore, when you listen to any speech, listen for rhetorical components. Kennedy describes situations and talks to the

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