Rhetorical Analysis Of John F. Kennedy's Speech

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As President John F. Kennedy condemns companies for raising steel prices in his speech, he also appeals to the sacrifice and collective responsibility in order to rally up the audience towards the ostensible cause of outrage. From the beginning, John F. Kennedy, includes himself in the aggrieved society of everyday Americans by using first person “we” (7). The sacrifices of “185 million Americans” (20) are burdened by him as well. Even though Kennedy has sided with them he then brings into account a privileged group of steel executives and separates them from the others. He places them in a U.S versus steel executives standpoint, which critically justifies the contempt and righteous indignation that Kennedy throws upon the steel companies.
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